Do you ever get in a tea-drinking rut? I do. Over Christmas, for instance, I drank lots of spiced-up, flavored teas, and while I thoroughly enjoyed them, the minute Christmas was over it seemed my palate wanted something simple, something different. I had saved this pretty new tin of tea, a Christmas gift from my friend Maureen, and then I remembered no, I am drinking the good stuff *first* this year!
This Bond Street English Afternoon Tea sounded like just the thing, and indeed its brisk, black taste was just what I was craving! No flavorings, no cinnamon or almond or orange—just good, black tea. I opened the tin and was greeted with a familiar woodsy scent that I knew meant this tea was fresh and would be tasty as well, and it was. And isn't the tin pretty? This side shows a vintage image of Fleet Street in London.
And this side shows the Bank of England and Royal Exchange circa 1900. It's a lovely tin, but best of all is that this English Tea Company tea is a delicious brew, and just what I needed as I step into this new year!