The first time I ever had any Octavia Tea was during my recent trip to Wisconsin, where I discovered it being served at the Atrium Tea Room in Sheboygan Falls. There I enjoyed the Rooibos and Roses tea, but I also purchased a tin of Octavia's French Breakfast Tea to take home with me.
This is a black tea described as having notes of caramel and vanilla, and it sounded too tempting to pass up.
When I opened the tin, I was pleased to see its design. I realize it's always nice when tins have those inner seals to keep tea fresh, but some of them are so hard to open, I always seem to end up slinging loose tea around! You can see from the design of this one that it is much easier to get into. And the tea? I'm happy to report it was just delicious! The first time I had a cup, I brewed it for a full five minutes and found it too strong for my taste. In fact, I thought I detected the merest hint of Lapsang Souchong, and I was not happy. But I decided to try again, with a little less tea, a little shorter steeping time, and the result was the delicious caramel and vanilla taste advertised. A happy customer here!