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drank love song by Savoy Tea Co
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I like to shop at The Savoy Tea Co, taking advantage of their sample jars to choose teas by scent. This one smelled really good—like roses and strawberries. I brought it home and cold brewed it, putting the standard measure in a mason jar of cold water and leaving it in the fridge for 24 hours.

With the summer heating up, I’ve been doing a lot of cold brewing. I never much cared for sun tea—it always tastes rancid to me after moldering in the heat for a few hours— whereas cold brewed tea diffuses nicely and the flavors stay clean and fresh. This time of year I keep three mason jars of cold brews in my fridge, tisane or fruit water, black or green tea, and coffee, all cold brewed and ready to drink at a moment’s notice.

So today, the selection of tea was none other than Love Song. It tasted pretty much like it smelled, like Strawberries and Roses. There was a hint of the background tea but nothing bitter or astringent—It actually had a very smooth mouth feel. I didn‘t add any cream or sugar but didn‘t miss them either, it was quite good. In fact, I decided to have a second cup.

Mmmmm Strawberries and roses…Perhaps a little overbalanced on the strawberry side. I reflected that this could do with more rose flavor, just to make it fair. Shortly afterwards, I felt like a numbskull when I consulted the package and learned that there were no strawberries at all. Ah well, I‘ve heard roses and strawberries are related. It is also possible I was fooled by the passion fruit and apple flavoring. Or maybe I was just having olfactory hallucinations.

Either way, I like this tea and look forward to brewing up some more soon. It’s a nice refreshing drink for a summer day.

gmathis

Have you figured out (I keep meaning to ask when I’m in) if Savoy private-labels a particular wholesale brand of tea?

MsWhatsit

I asked if they do their own blends and they said no, they have them made. It does seem quite possible that they’re buying from the same source that other tea companies are using.

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gmathis

Have you figured out (I keep meaning to ask when I’m in) if Savoy private-labels a particular wholesale brand of tea?

MsWhatsit

I asked if they do their own blends and they said no, they have them made. It does seem quite possible that they’re buying from the same source that other tea companies are using.

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