I love a rainy Sunday, especially on a holiday weekend and even more so when the house is quiet. I wanted to choose something special for the occasion, before my solitude is shattered by the return of my 14-yr old stepdaughter. I’ll be honest, I’m much more suited to Cool Aunt, a role which I have relished for 25+ years for eleven wonderful children that are not mine. Stepmom is still a role I’m getting used to. Stepmom is a different kettle of fish entirely.
So here I am with about an hour to enjoy. I nearly went to tea I knew I would like, but instead I forced myself to drink one of the hundreds of untried teas I have amassed over the past several months due to multiple swaps and unfettered spending. This tea was generously provided by Liquid Proust in a recent swap. I had wanted to try Oriental Beauty for awhile; I mean, with a name like that, who wouldn’t? The aroma is lovely. Seriously, I would like an Oriental Beauty air freshener to spray all over my house. And it’s gorgeous to look at. Flavors: very floral upfront, slightly fruity, honey but not sweet, woodsy, a tad nutty, with a cooling aftertaste. There is something about this tea that is reminiscent of White2Tea’s Clover Patch. I think I might brew them side by side and see if there’s anything to that, or if I’m just mistaken and/or nuts.