I’ll share the pictures of the high tea Andy and I went to on Saturday tomorrow. Today I wanted to tell you guys about something really cool that we found while we were wondering around the tea shop before hand. While there were tons of things to be seen, my gaze kept coming back to the display of bottles of Evy Tea by the register. I couldn’t figure out what they were. Yes, the packaging said “tea”, but it looked more like honey or perhaps some sort of infused wine. As we were settling up the check, I finally broke down and asked the owner. She told us they were special cold brewed tea blends, and she offered to let us try the three different flavors.
- Amber Oolong Tea with Rosemary & Orange Zest – As something to drink, I don’t think I’d want to have this particular blend again. I like Oolong just fine, and the orange zest was a nice complement to the flavor, but the rosemary, the rosemary was crazy strong. I do think this would be a great cooking liquid for savory foods. I told Andy that I thought it would be great to cook something like a pork roast in. He said he would gladly play taste tester since I don’t eat pork anymore.
- Decaf Green Tea with Fig & Pomegranate – This blend was delightfully earthy. A good strong green tea base that when paired with the fig and pomegranate resulted in a dark almost tabacco-y flavor. I think when I try this again I’d like it even better with a bit of sugar added.
- Moonlight White Tea with Apricot & Jasmine – Of the three, this was without a doubt my favorite. The base white tea was mild and allowed the delicate jasmine to shine. The apricot was strong and fruity, which was surprising because there wasn’t any sweetness in the overall flavor.
Andy and I joked that this is our version of wine tasting. We went home with a bottle each of the green tea and the white tea. We have a couple of friends who are tea enthusiasts as well, and we figured we could use them as a host or hostess gift the next time we had dinner together. Once again, just like wine 😉