I had this tea again as soon as I came home. This time, I used slightly less water and slightly more leaf. No cream, and a few pieces of rock sugar, and it was perfect. definitely a more delicate tea, both in the base tea as well as the floral notes. This will not boll you over with intensity or anything like that. And as with CaC, there’s enough creaminess for the tea to hold its own; even creamy tea drinkers like me don’t have to worry about adding any milk or cream (well, I know only very few people add it to white tea to begin with, but I’m inclined to add it to everything haha). It definitely has a very satisfying full, thick mouth feel all on its own though.
And with that, I’m off for a shower. I can’t articulate the extent of my relief at tomorrow being Friday, and not even because of anything to do with work. I’m just looking forward to sleeping in, having quiet time to recharge, linger over long, lazy breakfasts with my fiance, and very importantly, try new tea and fall in love with long-standing favourites all over again.
Oh oh oh! and a friend of mine is going to the UK and is going to bring me back a few teas to try from Mariage freres, so I’m pretty excited about that. I don’t even know if they do sample sizes—their site isn’t the most screen-reader friendly one in town, but I just told her to get me whatever size was their smallest while still allowing for at least four or five cups (I hope that was specific enough hahaa). Now, here’s to hoping she’ll remember and that I won’t feel compelled to send her all sorts of other e-mails with the underlying purpose of reminding her! haha.