So, I haven't blogged for a while, what with various things going on in my life (I just spent a weekend in Ireland and my boyfriend asked me to marry him yesterday- life has been a bit unexpected!) but I thought I should get back to the important things in life- namely, tea.
Tea is massive in Ireland and, as a gift to the couple who were putting my sister and I up, we decided to buy them some special tea from Harrod's- their special Heritage No. 18 Georgian Blend. We bought the teabags in a caddy and duly presented it at dinner time. Thankfully, John and Margaret loved it and we were served some with some little chocolates after our meal.
The tea went down a treat. It's a smooth blend of Darjeeling, Assam and Sri Lankan teas which, as you would expect from the Harrod's name (and price tag!) is utterly delicious. The combination of teas is harmonious and almost velvety on the tongue. The top note of Darjeeling is definitely noticable- in blends of this sort, the lighter flavour can be lost and the earthier flavour of Assam was a pleasant grounding taste, without being overly 'tacky' or 'sticky'.
An expensive treat which may be perfect as a Christmas present for a great-aunt, perhaps?