This is a backlog, as I’ve been pretty busy at work all day.
After trying this tea for the first time yesterday evening, I was excited to take it to work in my timolino. In order to compensate for the extra water, I used an added perfect teaspoon of leaf, a bit more sugar, and the usual amount of cream. It resulted in a perfectly balanced mug, and I’m looking forward to taking it to work again. I really enjoy the added sharp hotness of the peppercorns, although they’re by no means overwhelming, and somehow seem to lose their effect as the tea cools. I also really like that the creamy white chocolate places this tea squarely outside the realm of your average peppermint tea. If I remember to pick some up, I bet this tea would be out of this world with a dash of vanilla creamer added to it! I felt all validated in my choice of tea as I left the house this morning, only to be greeted by a thin but indisputable layer of snow on the ground, crunching nicely beneath my boots. Some sort of crossover between snow and rain was falling from the sky, and I knew I’d chosen my tea perfectly. I was actually really disappointed when I finished my tea late this morning, as I found myself freezing and wanting more all afternoon. There will certainly be more of this in my future if I have anything to say about it!