It’s a St. Patrick’s Day Special. And I know I wrote about Capital Teas last week, but the flavor I wanted to write about for this post falls in line with the holiday theme. And it’s so good. For more on this great company, you can check out last weeks discussion right here.
The Irish Rum Cream is the stuff of legend. This comes to us via the Gentleman’s Tea Sampler, that I also purchased when I visited their Micro Tea Bar at the Towson Town Center. And yes it tastes as incredible as it looks.
Aside from it being Irish and festive, what’s so good about it? Well for one, there’s coconut. And we’ve been hearing about all the positive benefits of coconut for some time now. The positive here is that it adds to the smell and the taste. The strawberry leaves and safflower complement each other well, making this black tea a highly caffeinated concoction. I am wired as I write this. I may not be going to sleep anytime soon!
To my pleasure and maybe to my disservice, I did have two cups. One is plenty. But I couldn’t help myself. This brought so much joy to my taste buds. The whole brewing process, that you can see pictured above, was a pleasure as well. The boiling water brought about such wonderful smells. It’s the first time I’ve had coconut in my tea, and it will not be the last. Why didn’t I have this sooner?
Maybe it’s appropriate and meant to be that my first exposure to this tea and these flavors takes place St. Patrick’s Day Week. My lucky green mug, which I’ve used before, is a necessity for this week. And as a special treat, I enjoyed my tea with some holiday themed sugar cookies!
The aforementioned caffeine along with the sugar rush has really got me going. I hope I get some sleep! If not, I could write I about this tea for hours. Have I painted a pretty enough picture for you?
No matter what you do for the holiday, be safe and look out for one another. And maybe enjoy this or another wonderful tea!
Take good care.