Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Tea Care Package

Don't you love receiving surprises?  I received a postal delivery a few days ago from a sweet friend. When she was visiting Annapolis, Maryland recently she stopped at one of Capital Teas boutiques and bought two green teas and a tisane for me.  

She said she loved smelling the aromas of all the tea samples on the "sniffing wall," which the company states is a multi-sensory experience. Formed in 2007, the company has four locations in Maryland, two in Washington, D.C., and one in Virginia. I love their mission statement on their business card:  "The mission of Capital Teas is to educate people and inspire lives through the wonders of tea, one cup at a time."

I haven't visited Annapolis since I was in high school.  I would love to go back again and include a stop at Washington D.C. [have tea at the National Cathedral and tour the White House] and Mt. Vernon. Hmmm... D. C.'s 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival dates are March 20th - April 12th. I may have to give that some serious thought!

The two teas I received are organic green Cherry Blossom Rose, and Dragonwell, a full-bodied Chinese green tea.  

So far I've only sampled the Lemon Drop Fruit Tisane.  It smells just like candy lemon drops. Honeydew melon, apple pieces, hibiscus blossoms, and orange slices produce a wonderful citrus, lemon drop-like flavor.  It's perfect for late afternoon/evening enjoyment.

Close-up of the dry ingredients [left], and the infused ingredients [right].

Anytime hibiscus is an ingredient, the infusion will be a rich cranberry color.  The same friend who sent me the tea also gave me the lovely Wedgwood teacup [Wild Strawberry pattern], so it just seemed fitting that I should enjoy my fruit tisane in that cup.  Thanks for your thoughtfulness, Ruth!

Any readers a Capital Teas fan?  If so, what teas are your favorite?


  1. Those do sound delicious - I'm sure one taste is all it would take for me to become a Capitol Teas fan!

  2. What a wonderful gift from your friend -- and Cherry Blossom Rose sounds like a tea that ought to come from D.C., doesn't it? I've enjoyed Capital Teas' Caramel Toffee Puerh (odd-sounding combo, but it was great) and Watermelon Breeze. You have reminded me I should check out their website for new fall teas!

  3. Tea care packages are indeed the best!


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