Received this sample from OMGsrsly and I have to say! I was a little put off by the idea, so I didn’t rush to try it or anything.
I love thyme, but I love it in my homemade soups and meat dishes. I didn’t think I’d love to drink it.
So I trepidatiously brewed it up earlier. Figured I loved La Naissance and surprisingly enjoyed Un Soir de France so who am I to have any kind of tea prejudice?
I admit, it was odd, and I felt odd that I kind of enjoyed it. It’s peachy and thymey, I find both pretty equal, though maybe less thyme would make that more of an accent than half the cup, which is how it is now, to me anyway.
It was smooth and fullbodied as these French teas always seem to be, and fresh tasting.
It would certainly never occur to me to put those two flavours together, but then again I’m no fancy French master tea blender – for more reasons than one. Including that I’m neither fancy nor French.
But, they work together, in a weird sort of way.
It’s almost like it was created on a dare – “I challenge you to put two absurdly mismatched flavours together to concoct a tasty tea!”
- “I accept that challenge… SHABAM! Drink your heart out.” Or however the French say “SHABAM!”
So, thank you to OMGsrsly for sending me something that it would otherwise never have occurred to me to try. Still not something I would need to own, but cool to taste!
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