It is a hard day, fellow steepsterites. Sandy and her two doggies that we have been keeping for her since June of 2010 are now officially moved out, gone, and headed for their next big adventure. The “clubhouse” is on the market. Sandy is the one who first introduced us to loose leaf tea, and who first drove me to Southern Season to discover the many kinds.
This is a day for Catherine’s embrace! Youngest has been pretty weepy since our early morning good-byes. I thought a nice cuppa would help cheer us all up.
Queen Catherine is such a versatile tea. The kids drink it with milk and sugar, but it is every bit as delicious plain, and as wonderful paired with afternoon tea snacks as it is for breakfast.
I had a refill from Harney and Sons but it is almost gone already. If you are ordering online you can just put in the notes that you already have a tin and they will send it vacuum sealed in a bag. They even sent me an extra ounce of the most expensive tea I ordered, and I am assuming that was a sort of gift for not using up a tin, like getting a bag discount at Whole Foods and SS when you bring your own. This tea is a cabinet staple for me.