It usually rains for days on end during the winter in Napa Valley. Most people don’t even call it winter, they refer to it as “the rainy season”. But we haven’t had a good rain all season, and today it’s very warm. It must be in the 60s and it’s just past 11 AM. There are blue-belly lizards out sunning themselves on the rocks. There’s no need to turn on the heat and the windows are open in my house. People are talking about drought this summer and the possibility of budbreak occurring soon, which isn’t supposed to happen until March. I’m trying not to worry too much about all of this, and to just enjoy the sunshine.
Anyway, about the tea…I don’t know what the heck I did wrong with this tea last time I brewed it. I had given this a dismal rating, but this time I didn’t even have to finish brewing it and just by the aroma I could tell this was going to be lovely. This has just wonderful florals and a beautiful muscatel aroma. It’s nutty, but not too much so. It’s citrusy, but not harsh. I’d definitely buy this again, and I’m glad to have been able to try it a second time!