Just in time for Spring, I really needed this one. This most incredible pairing of tea and sweet treats was a gift from somewhere beyond.
I found myself strolling in the beautiful and enchanting town of Havre de Grace, with some intent of a tea sipping and corresponding review. Those reviews will I had come eventually and will be posted in time. What I’m about to talk about is a cosmic and genuine experience that I will attempt to put into words.
I had a few moments of hesitation. I wasn’t sure I even wanted to talk into the shoppe. Have you ever had that battle with yourself? It’s like a tennis match with the universe. There’s nothing to be afraid of. The unknown is a good thing. I think a lot of this has to do with getting out of my comfort zone. Alright, enough of the dramatics.
Wanda could not have been nicer. Before I could even ask what the store had available, I saw this iconic display of tea and other wonders. I mentioned I had a blog and she allowed me to take pictures. I’m grateful for that.
So to return the favor, I was all aboard getting some macarons and a tea to pair it with. Her suggestions were an organic lemon & white chocolate, Belgian chocolate with peppermint, among others. Beautiful right?
For the tea, Lavender Lace was recommended without a second thought. I took a sniff of the samples on display and I was floored. The lavender and spearmint hit the nose like a ton of bricks. I was floored. I was blown away. I was sold.
Wanda recommended I freeze the macarons if I wasn’t going to have them that day. But 3-4 days is when they should be eaten. Sage advice.
The experience brewing this was a joy. After the charming visit to the shoppe, the energy is going to resonate. I wanted this to be great. I know it would be. And thankfully it exceeded all my expectations. Wanda will never steer you wrong.
Upon opening the canister, I was reminded how beautiful this loose tea was. This is fine craftsmanship. The ingredients are shown below but the pictures should tell the story.
The cup itself was a gem. It rejuvenated me. And this is a tea that contains no caffeine. I’ve been feeling blah all week and this was what I needed. It’s an upper when necessary and at the same time, a cup to end the evening with. The lavender, cinnamon, and spearmint notes shined through during steeping as well as sipping. The consistency throughout was remarkable.
This was life transforming. This was a multiple step operation. If I never set foot into Les Petits Bisous; this post may never happen, these macarons may never be nibbled on, and it may take another not-so-probable sequence of events for this to transpire.
Life is so fascinating like that.
This will be revisited again. I feel enlightened and a better person after this one.