The weather has been breaking and the teas that are coming into my life could not be more appropriate.
For this one we go back to a company that has provided some creative and inspiring flavors, The Spice & Tea Exchange. And it’s going to be a good one.
I’m grateful that this blog has reached my friends, including ones who don’t find tea to be the most fascinating of subjects. I had some pals recently travel to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and they thought to get me a specialty tea. And how about it, they found themselves at their Forth Worth location. It’s funny how life works out.
To my pleasant surprise, I was presented with their White Tropical Tea. This is something to behold. A lot of pictures are in this post and it may not be enough to capture this brilliance of this flavor. Oh my goodness I’m in love.
Pineapples, peaches, and passion fruit. Ah you can’t make that alliteration up ladies and gentlemen. I’m in heaven. As soon as I saw the packet I knew I was in for something special. Upon opening I was spot on.
The aromas of the aforementioned fruits blindsided me, and in the best way possible. I hope you can see the pineapple and peach pieces within the white tea. This is the equivalent of art. I would love to see the process of how this comes together. I’m getting goose bumps thinking about it as I write this.
You know when it looks this good, and smells this good, it’s almost a recipe for disappointment. Thankfully, the tea tasted and moved me in all areas.
Never was there any doubt I was going to love this. The brewing and steeping process always builds anticipation and excitement, maybe even for teas I’ve had on a regular basis. There’s just something about the journey.
Four minutes was the suggested steeping time and it’s as if the infuser knew that, because it plopped down in my cup as soon as the timer stopped. Yes I have a countdown clock. It’s just as exciting as it sounds.
In all seriousness, the color and the flavor matched if not exceeded what I hope to get and what I saw pre-brew. This was perfection. I can’t find any flaws and why should I? This is a tea that has so many strengths. I think it would be perfect heated or chilled, especially as we approach the warmer months.
Speaking of which, I had a little fun and paired my cup with some coconut chips and strips. I did no research to find a potential marriage of the food and beverage, but figure and island and summer theme would suffice.
I received a card with my sample pack. The owners wanted a mention and they’re going to get one. Thanks so much Mr. Jerry McBrayer and Mrs. Nancy McBrayer for being the long distance new friend to this blog. If i ever get the opportunity to visit, I’ll come by and say hello.
I find the location above these sample packs so charming. I’ve been to a few myself but mainly locally. And adding on to that, I see this chain is expanding rapidly. I don’t remember this many locations even a year ago. It’s good to see. This store is going to grow at an unstoppable and exponential rate. There is no ceiling.
I can’t wait to try another from this wonderful company. As the weather gets exciting and the skies are beauteous, I believe that will be happening.