3 Day Event
Buy any two ‘regular’ sized teas and receive 20 grams of ‘Mourning Belle’ or ‘Penny Lane’ free. Which tea you receive will be chosen at random.
Ends 25th of September, 2013
|If someone says pretty please is there a chance of you making a batch of those Earl Grey Shortbreads with vegan-friendly ingredients?|
I can, indeed!
Rasputin blend—I drank most of it before I thought to get a picture…A quick review— apologies in advance for the typos, I suck at typing with my thumbs, and one of them is wounded (sliced it open trying to split a homemade bagel but that’s a tale for another time). Grey Brews Rasputin Blend, prepared with milk and two teaspoons of turbinado sugar. The aroma is predominantly orange, with a hint of clove and spices (the blend contains black tea, orange rind, allspice, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg). The spice and clove scent/flavor are well balanced and do not overpower the tea, the tea predominates without being sharp or bitter. I like a strong cup so I steeped it for the full 6 minutes as recommended, and I’d probably use a bit more and steep it just a little longer. After the first sip, subsequent sips reveal the smokiness beneath the top notes, which is very nice and adds a somewhat unexpected depth to the overall flavor. All in all, Rasputin is a well blended, unusual, and very satisfying cup of tea. I prefer milk and sugar with black tea usually, and this does take dairy and sugar well without being overpowered by them or made “too sweet.” I think this blend would also be quite nice without sweetener or dairy added, a complex and enjoyable cup. Like its namesake, it is well worth investigating. It’s the perfect cup for a fall evening, and I may have been very lucky to receive it, since I don’t see it in the current listings on The Moth’s Closet. I’m going to have to ration my supply until it’s available again, and I’ll definitely be ordering it again
Instead of offering ‘Sample Sets’, each tea’s individual listing now has three size option you can choose from.
The amount varies from tea to tea. There has also been a slight change in some pricing (most have lowered by at least $1.00).
Also, Fall is rapidly approaching which means the release of a special blend to celebrate. Depending on its popularity, it might stick around after Fall moves on to Winter.
Tea cookies and shortbreads will also be making their appearance in the shop again soon. However, rather than a simple side option to go with your tea in flavors like clove and caramel, the cookies will be tea flavored themselves this time.
The long spoken of gift wrap option will also finally be available in time for the Holidays.
Yerba Mate and charcoal roasted oolong come together to create a full cup woven through with the strong taste of bourbon vanilla. The smooth taste is complimented well by the mild hint of chicory found in the last note.
Smooth black tea cut with silver sprout green tea provides an excellent base for the sweet flavor of peach and the floral hints of lavender, marigold, and jasmine. A mellow cup, Whitman Blend is ideal for settling down with a book in the afternoon.