Mmmmmmmmm. This one tastes of cranberries and warmth. Wonderful with milk and sugar (and digestive biscuits). I could just picture being in Boston all bundled up in a tam and mittens and boots, stopping into Trident Booksellers to get a novel and sit in the cafe and read (and admire my vintage dress that I bought at Oona’s earlier in the day). Yes, I have fond memories of Boston :)
Ashmanra said that this is a more solitary tea (and Cranberry Autumn a more social one) and I couldn’t agree more. This is certainly the cozy one full of books and college campuses and window seats and wool, not the tromping through an apple orchard with your dear ones then baking a pie with them and making dinner too, chatting all the while (that’s Cranberry Autumn).
The flavored teas I best like are very evocative for me – they make me remember childhood, travel, seminal experiences, forevermoments. This tea is very very very evocative for me. Thank you Mr. Harney! and thank you ashmanra for sending me some! I love it!
I would go curl up and reread Leonard Cohen’s novel Beautiful Losers (the book I bought at Trident in Boston) but I am in the thick of Miss Read’s Thrush Green and can’t quite tear myself away!