I enjoy drinking brewed tea. In my day-to-day life I consume mostly not caffeinated (not de-caffeinated!) teas from tea bags but on weekends or when having friends over I like making real tea. I’m not a tea snob, I do not read about teas even as much as I read about perfumes so I have no idea if teas that I like are amouages or britney spearses of the field. And I do not really care as long as I like how they smell, how they taste and how they look.
I knew nothing about the brand when one of my friends brought a couple of Golden Moon Tea’s tins as a gift – one with White tea (with an unexpectedly for a white tea well-defined taste) and one with black tea and vanilla (they do not carry it any longer but this one is the closest to the one I tried before). If you were to apply L’Artisan’s Tea for Two lightly, wait for couple of hours and then add Diptyque’s Eau Duelle you would get something close to how Madagascar (black tea) smells.
For a while I could buy those teas from Williams Sonoma and several upscale grocery stores but then they disappeared. I switched to other brands but kept reminiscing about those teas… until I thought of looking for them online (I know it sounds strange now but it all happened long before the verb “to google” was added to official dictionaries). I found company’s website, ordered their Tea Taster’s Sampler, decided which I liked most and since then I buy those from time to time.
My current favorites (in addition to the two mentioned above) are Honey Pear (the smell of Jo Malone’s English Pear & Freesia from the bottle) and Rose (the same exercise with Tea for Two and then add Jo Malone’s Red Roses and start sniffing immediately before it turns soapy).
Golden Moon Tea offers a variety of teas, not only flavored as my favorites mentioned above, so if you’re curious check them out. There is a promotion going on now – 15% off any purchase from their website with a coupon 15percent (exp. 4/14/2011). As somebody who follows their promotions I can confirm that this is a rare one, they have it several times a year so it might be good time to try some of their teas. S&H is $4.95 (free with $60 purchase).
Do you have favorite teas?
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