Attention fellow lovers of tea, I have something to tell you! I just received some new teas that I ordered from Island Tea Company and they are delicious! Island Tea Company is an awesome little company based in Washington. They used to have a tea shop on Whidbey Island (which I always really wanted to go to, but never got the chance), but it just recently closed and now they sell only online. Their teas are so lovely and yummy and very reasonably priced, and I don't know about you, but I would rather buy some tea from an independent company with wonderful customer service than big name brands at the store. Here are the teas I just bought:
Here are the individual teas and description taken from the website.
A full-flavored Chinese Black tea with a sweet, smoky note created by wood fires. This tea steeps up strong and bold, and is perfect with milk and sugar. Not as smoky as pine smoked Lapsang Souchong.
Let me tell you, they are not lying when they say this is smoky. Whoo boy I wish you could smell it. It is very strong, but I love it!
Rooibos blended with coconut bits and French lavender buds creates a soothing, gently sweet, caffeine free beverage. A perfect tea to enjoy in the evening, before bed, or anytime you need a touch of tranquility. Intriguing aroma and delicious flavor. Excellent hot or iced.
This one smells like a Mounds bar because of the coconut. I haven't tried it yet, but I know it will be yummy.
And last, but not least, the one I am most excited about.
Grandma's Pumpkin Pie
A yummy black tea with sweet spices, vanilla, dried pumpkin bits and a scattering of little orange pumpkin sprinkles. This is an absolutely delicious tea. Reminds us of pumpkin creme brulee! We enjoy it black, or with milk and a little sweetener. For a special presentation add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
This REALLY smells like pumpkin pie.....mmmm....it is sooo good. The tea is not as strong tasting as the smell, but it is just delicious. It is a seasonal tea, so give it a try before it is gone!
It goes perfectly with my festive tea pot!
So if you are interested you should buy some tea from them, the owner Dori, is so sweet (she responds to questions and writes personal notes of thanks) and right now is giving away a free sample of a tea of your choice (there is a list to choose from) with every purchase! The Peaceful Mind was the sample I chose. So head on over to the website, or check out the Island Tea Company Blog, and peruse with a cuppa to your hearts content.