Thursday, October 22, 2009
A new teacup for sampling new teas
Almost every time I go to my mom's for a visit, she sends me home with some kind of thrift store or garage sale treat she has picked up. (She does this for my sister and my nieces and nephew, too.) One of Saturday's treats was this teacup - literally a "tea" cup!
And happily for me, this week I received just the thing to try out in the new teacup, some samples mailed to me by a sweet tea friend. This cup is filled with Maeda-en Sencha green tea. I really enjoyed the rich, full flavor of this truly delicious tea, which had no bitterness or astringency. (Interestingly, another tea friend shared some of Harney's Sencha with me earlier this year, and it has become my favorite tea to drink at the office.)
But the yummy Maeda-en wasn't the only tea the USPS delivered. There are also samples of tea from Davidson's (Sun, Moon and Stars) as well as some Twinings teas (Winter Spice, Strawberry and Mango, Lemon Twist). All are new to me, and I will so enjoy savoring them in the days ahead!