I drank this on the way home from moving my daughter to her first apartment. She has been living with her grandmother for about three years, and it is possible my middle daughter may need to stay with Mima now because she falls, but oldest daughter had a very long commute and needed to move.
There is a Teavana near her new apartment and I have been in a few times. I met a very nice young man working there and gave him some tea for being so nice. He loves tea and there are several people in that shop who communicate their own enthusiasm yet don’t get pushy!
When he saw me today he ran out and gave me a big hug and told me he wanted to make me some tea on the house! Wow! He offered me lots of choices but I told him to pick since I have only had about seven total teas from there. He chose this one, and I am glad!
The aroma was so fruity with a high note that reminded me of grapes – nice, strong scent! It was a stressful day so I was glad of the distraction of such a wonderful aroma. The tea was very smooth with floral and fruity notes. Especially toward the end of the cup as the tea cooled I noticed a slight drying sensation, not a bad thing at all, just very cleansing.
All in all, this was a wonderful cup, sweetened by new friendship and kindness! This was a great tasting oolong. And the service was fantastic. My cup was doubled to keep my hand cool, which I assume they do with all hot teas, and I didn’t taste the cup like I did at Barnes and Noble.