Louisa May Alcott's Green Tea Blend
Early in Little Women, while visiting a sick Laurie, Jo says that her sister Meg's blancmange is made "very nicely." Later, her own attempt turns out "lumpy" and accompanied by strawberries that were "not as ripe as they looked."
Our blend follows Meg's example and is almost, as Laurie says, "too pretty to [drink]." Combining almond and strawberry flavors, this blend brews to a delicious tea that is fruity and aromatic. It manages to be both sweet and light thanks to the Chunmee green tea base and the gentle floral notes added by the rose petals.
Ingredients: Green tea, apple pieces, flavoring, strawberry pieces and rose petals.
Directions: Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2-3 minutes
1 oz of loose tea makes approximately 10-12 cups of tea.
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“It’s half past three, everything must stop for tea”, there isn’t anything more British than their love for tea and the customs that follow it. There really isn’t a problem or an emotional issue that can’t be resolved with a spot of tea. Their quaint tea drinking traditions are a core part of Britishness and has its roots in time honored customs steeped in history.
Tea and Brits are a just like peaches and cream – a good fit, made perfect. There are quite a few English tea traditions, but we want to share a few quirky and interesting ones.