drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
1817 tasting notes

My best friend came over to have tea with me today. I wanted her to try this one because she likes green apple flavors and this one was strongly apple flavored to me. The rose was a more subtle aspect.

We served it with toast because I read something last night that I wanted to try. I saw someone recommend mixing unrefined coconut oil with honey as a toast spread, and a number of people commented that this was their favorite spread for toast. We decided to try it today since tea and toast are so very tea time! I have to say, it was delicious, tasted like cinnamon toast, and would probably also be good with a bit of cinnamon added!

When I opened the tea tin, my friend thought it smelled like strong perfume and she is very sensitive to that sort of thing. I decided to still make it, but cut the steep time to three minutes, and the most amazing thing happened. The green apple tea with a hint of rose became rose tea with a hint of green apple! And it is a lightly peppery rose flavor. I do not know if the steep time is what changed the taste so greatly, or if it was the food pairing that did it, but I do know this was my favorite way so far to steep it! My friend enjoyed it and said she would like to drink it again when she comes over.

GMathis, JacquelineM, and K S, keep an eye on your mailbox because I mailed your samples of this tea today!

OMGsrsly

I actually make my “cinnamon toast” by mixing 2 parts each coconut oil and honey to one part cinnamon (I love cinnamon though!). I spread that on my bread instead of spreading butter and then sprinkling cinnamon sugar. I prefer it this way because everything is more even, and I also get more cinnamon. :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Both the spread and the tea sound delightful!

ashmanra

I definitely want to try it with cinnamon!

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OMGsrsly

I actually make my “cinnamon toast” by mixing 2 parts each coconut oil and honey to one part cinnamon (I love cinnamon though!). I spread that on my bread instead of spreading butter and then sprinkling cinnamon sugar. I prefer it this way because everything is more even, and I also get more cinnamon. :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Both the spread and the tea sound delightful!

ashmanra

I definitely want to try it with cinnamon!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

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