We got here quick didn’t we? It’s gonna be Summer soon. And for man the month of May signifies this. I’m good with that. But I’m also good with appreciating each day and time of year for what it is. I love this month so much. The outdoor events have already been making their triumphant returns but this is the month where it becomes a weekly, and sometimes daily thing. I also hope that means plenty of outdoor tea drinking, hot and cold.
The one I’m going to discuss today, can be drank either way. I’m assuming as such.
There are many teas I try that I never get a chance to write about. Either that, or they are stored in my memory bank, with a new note taken, for future use. The Pink Lemonade Herbal Tea from Eastern Shore Tea Company, which can be found at Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company (hope that doesn’t confuse you), is a gem to drink, a joy to watch steep, and a tea I thin even the non-tea drinkers would appreciate.
And the funny thing is this particular experience took place late last fall, but I wanted to wait for this time, this moment, and this part of the season to share it with you.
The setting was their Annapolis location. I’ve mentioned in the past how much I love our state capital, And even though their location is away from the heart of Downtown Annapolis, it still has its own aura and charm that always feel good and omnipresent when I visit.
And even though it was months ago I still think about this tea. Yeah it was that good. No, it’s nowhere near the best tea I, or most tea drinks, will ever have. But there’s something about it. It has a universal appeal. If you’re not a tea drinker, you may find this enjoyable anyways, especially in the warmer months. This will be perfect for any outdoor party, cookout, birthday, or any other event of celebration. And there will be much to celebrate.
I wish I had the opportunity to try this iced, but in a tea shoppe, they gave me some hot water (which I assume I asked for) and I just steeped a bag. And even that color will remind you of that perfect seasonal drink. It radiates.
Lemongrass and hibiscus flowers are the ingredients. You probably wouldn’t know it unless you looked at the label. It’s a naturally created pink lemonade that’s better than your fountain soda, or your artificially enhanced flavored drink on your grocers shelf.
When I look back at the picture above I’m reminded of the fact that I almost didn’t sip this tea. I almost didn’t sip a lot of teas. This also means that there’s still teas in this display and others that have seen been created, that I must and will get to sample.
That’s the charm of their stores. You may have a tea in mind off the bat but another one is just waiting for you to try. And that’s how I got to try the Pink Lemonade for the first, and what is still my only time. It was beautiful in so many ways. And the atmosphere is throwing down a gauntlet. Which one should I try next?
I forgot I had a sandwich with my tea. I do recall these beautiful flowers though. So while this was all taking place in autumn, it was a charming preview of where we are now. Time is accelerating my friends so whenever there is a chance to stop and appreciate the beauty of nature and life around us, we should do just that. I would say this tea is in that conversation. It’s been months but I’m salivating for another cup right now.
Here are some links if you’re interested in purchasing this or any of their teas. You can order online or stop by one of their stores if you’re in or visiting Maryland sometime soon. They do list a phone number as well. Yes some places still take phone orders!
And here’s a few of my past posts related to Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company.
Say the opportunity presents itself, and I do pour myself a glass of this (yes we’re talking iced) and it works out, I will do a follow-up to this post. But for now, I will feel nostalgic over a moment that may have been trivial at the time, but is now charming and endearing memory to me. Even if it is just tea, it’s those little things that make me happy.
I promise you this tea will make you happy.
Happy May to you!