When I first ever heard about Harrods, I immediately thought it’s one of the stores that I don’t think I would ever be good enough to enter or even allowed to be invited inside. Yes, I’m making more out of this than I have reason to. I assumed (and you know that whole cliche about assuming anything) that the clientele was VIP only and I would have to pay a steep fee to the bouncer just to get a chance to be allowed inside.
If you read here, my assumptions or presumptions weren’t that far off.
However, this is one of many preconceived notions I’m learning to let go, I think.
What I feel now is excitement. The store is one of those all in one places that feels like a throwback to when I was a kid. Why the change of heart? Because it’s best to focus on the positive. I’m saying this without actually ever being to the store or being to England, but the thought of getting lost in a store of this size excites me. It’s good to get lost sometimes. Wow, that sounded wrong. I meant that in the most positive ways of possible.
I may never visit Harrods and that’s ok. Well maybe. But thankfully some amazing friends were in London recently and brought me back something amazing. Can you guess what? Well this is a discussion of tea. I’m thrilled, ecstatic, and all those other classy words to share with you my experience with the Harrods Limited First Blend Tea.
This is a tea that carries a lot of weight on levels that I don’t even know where to begin. I’m going to do my best here.
First, that tin. Does that not just scream authentic? I want more collectors items in my life like this. And now I have another one. And already I’m cherishing this item without even having tried what’s inside.
Now onto the inside.
This loose leaf black tea has a scent, a look, and an aura of something bigger than most teas I’ve ever had. I think everything I said earlier and researched about has added to the worth of this tea. And it’s worth everything.
A tea of this caliber needed a proper treatment. I am grateful to have the assistance of some close friends to help infuse this gem of a tea. And in addition, my friends insisted on breaking out the fancy tea cups and tea plates to make this even more special.
I can’t articulate in words how special this was.
Unless my mind was deceiving me, there’s a lot of caffeine in this than I realized. But every bit of it was worth it.
No foods, no snacks, and no pastries of any sort were necessary. But I can only imagine an amazing scone or sweet treat would complement this iconic tea to a t.
My best good friend who helped me with the tea production told me that the freshness last two months after opening. I think 250g is a lot that we may go past two months but I’m going to savor any situation where this tea is served, either to me or two friends.
Tea is something special and it’s something to be appreciated with good friends and the best company possible.
From my dear friends who brought me the tea from across Atlantic to my dear friends who helped me prepared the tea over the weekend, is what makes this even all more the more magnificent.
An imported tea of this importance (ha) is wondrous on its own but I’m grateful that some of the people closest to me had a part in making this experience memorable and unforgettable as the tea itself.
This was stellar. Five stars and then some. Oh my goodness this was tea. I can’t think of that many better ways to spend a weekend afternoon by drinking an incredible tea of this stature and spending it with some awesome company. The sun being out always helps any occasion.
There may also be a video of this experience posted soon. Stay tuned for updates.
How I get back to writing about them will be presented to me in time. Maybe it’s a trip overseas or maybe it’s a gift from a friend. Either way I look forward to it and I’m so grateful for this experience.