It's been on my "to do" list for a few weeks now to drive to the upscale city of Birmingham, MI, and I finally got there this week. Lido Gallery, located in Birmingham, is where a friend told me I could find some special teas.
Literary Collection [Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, and Walt Whitman].
Royal Collection [Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, and Napoleon Bonaparte].
Artist's Garden Collection [van Gogh, Bruegel, Klimt, Henri Rousseau, Monet, Gaugin, Hokusai, and Da Vinci].
Tea Notes Collection [Bach's Symphone in Strawberry - herbal, Beethoven's Honey Spice Sonata - herbal, Mozart's Almond Marzipan - green tea].
The Body, Mind & Spirit Collection is their largest with 11 tea selections.
The teas range from $13.50 per 2.25 oz. bag to $16.00. Mugs accompany each tea for $12.00 each.
Jane's Regency Rose Green Tea
Tea Description: "Green tea leaves flavored with garden rose petals evoke a proper cup of 'sense and sensibility.'"
I purchased this unique "sugar spoon" at the gallery for $3.50. It looks like a small ladle. I had never seen a sugar spoon shaped like this before. Have you?
In addition to rose petals, the tea also contains Egyptian calendula petals, chamomile flowers and sweet leaf. The tea leaves have a floral aroma both dry and wet, and a delicate floral taste. It needs no sweetening, and is a lovely dessert tea.
The Jane Austen mug has a quote on the reverse side: "We have all a better guide in ourselves if we would attend to it, than any other person can be." ~ from Mansfield Park
Lido gallery was a fun place to visit, and I will probably return for other teas.