Last night we went out for dinner with a friend we hadn’t seen for a long time. The food was alright, the tea was disappointing, but good company always makes a mediocre meal so much better. The hubby and I tend to prefer Japanese or Indian or other restaurants of the like, but the friend we were visiting with is a self-proclaimed fussy eater; we let him choose the eatery. I remember the last time he came to visit at our house, I offered him some tea, and when I showed him my cupboard of selections he said they all smelled like flowers –hahaha! He wanted a bagged Red Rose or Lipton, which I had none of, so he eventually settled on an earl grey Tazo that I acquired from some hotel. When I asked him what he thought, he took another sip and all he said was “flowers”. XD
So the restaurant he selected was The Cactus Club, which I tend to find is a bit hit and miss, with more misses than hits. But I was happy when the waitress brought over a tea menu for me. I needed something without caffeine, so I thought Mint was a wise choice. She brought over the hot water and the tea bag and I was pleased to find that it was something I hadn’t tried before. Unfortunately, the tea blend was just not my thing. The description on the back of the package says that the verbena leaves are balanced with a hint of mint, but it was not a nice balance at all. The mint was buried in verbena, and ironically, when our friend asked what I thought of the tea, it was my turn to say “flowers”.
I’m surprised at the higher ratings this tea has received so far; I guess it’s just not for me – meh!