I just finished wrestling with frozen pipes (all is well after hours of water running, heat raising, and blow drying!) AND I finished a paper yesterday which has a lot to do with my childhood, so I’m a bit of an emotional whirlwind right now. I figured, eh, why not drink a tea that always makes me want to cry from nostalgia and get real nice and upset!?
Strangely enough, this time the strawberry, cakey, childhood birthday taste didn’t make me too upset, because some new facets of the tea revealed themselves today. I used milk and agave instead of sugar and half and half, and I can really taste the floral aspect of this tea – specifically a rose taste. I’m really enjoying it! Also, in with the cake is a bit of a chocolate flavor, maybe you would say a cocoa powder flavor. Like a cake made with cocoa powder and not chocolate. It’s so faint that I keep saying to myself maybe it’s just the cakey flavor – no this tasted chocolatey – no, wait…
It’s so subtle, multifaceted, delicious, and beautiful. A most extraordinary flavored tea! Gosh I love the French.