Brenden sent me a sample of this with my order and also suggested it to prevent me getting sick.
I did not realize it was made with lapsang souchong until I had already steeped it for 4 1/2 minutes, oops. So this will be interesting because I am still not feeling like lapsang and I can be friends.
I do like the name of this. The most interesting part of the drive through the North Georgia mountains is this seemingly random pile of rocks where two highways meet. It’s the grave of Trahlyta, who drank from a nearby spring to maintain her beauty. She rejected a warrior’s courtship, so he kidnapped her and took her away to the west. She missed her home in the mountains so much, and he refused to let her go, and she ended up dying while still imprisoned by him.
But, she had asked to be buried back home, and today her grave still exists in this crossroads area. You leave a stone for good fortune, as she wanted to make people’s wishes come true, so they could be happy as she once was. The rocks are well over 5 feet high.
They’ve tried to move it a couple of times for road construction, but both times someone has died. There is a historical marker there now and everything.
Every time I want to stop and leave a stone but every time I have no idea where exactly I can park to be able to do so but it is intriguing enough to always drive by it.
As for this tea, now that I finally have the bravery to try it, I can handle this..kind of. The mint makes it a lot easier but it still has the aftertaste of what definitely tastes of leather and cigars. But, the mint makes it pretty drinkable! And its’ nice and soothing.