Monday, September 21, 2009

Tea Choices

My daily cup of tea is Elmwood Inn's Mayor's Cup, a blend of Ceylon, Darjeeling and Assam.

In addition, today I drank a cup of Harney and Sons Decaffeinated Ceylon and and a cup of African Autumn, a rooibos (in the above photo). Belinda left a comment yesterday informing me of the overwhelming requests for decaf tea at her church teas. Thank you, Belinda, for letting me know that. I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss this with you if you would email me at teatimegrandama3atyahoodotcom, if you don't mind.

In Angela's comment, she called me a tea "purist." Isn't it amazing how well we get to know each other through the blog world?!? She has me pegged, as I choose to drink black tea and black tea blends (no flavors) with absolutely no added milk or sweetener. And, Angela, I will report on the teas and why I did or didn't choose particular teas for this event.

I'm open to any and all suggestions for choosing a tea to serve 200 ladies. And, I must admit, the flavored tea choices I served last year, Harney's Hot Cinnamon Spice and Harney's Paris were overwhelmingly successful.

Hmmm... maybe I should take the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" approach and serve the same thing again. However, on the other hand, should I take the golden opportunity to introduce another fine tea to many women who would not drink anything other than Lipton tea bags?


bennie and patsy said...

Good choice and happy fall to you today.

Marilyn Miller said...

I think have a flavored black tea and a decaf tea would be the way to go. I think Holly has talked on ATAA about a nice Harney autumn blended tea, just can't think of it at the moment.

Angela McRae said...

I would probably go with one of last year's (safe!) choices and then a decaf, too, like Marilyn said. And I'll look forward to reading more about your tea selections later!

Marlena said...

I am thrilled you are serving good teas! Kudos to you. Will pray for a huge success for you all

Anonymous said...

I say take the opportunity. Lipton tea bags? As long as they're able to see beyond that into the wonderful world of specialty tea waiting for them, it's only good for them that they take a look. Being a "tea purist" really is a most natural virtue. These days there's just no reason anymore to ignore how fresh tea is packaged and how available it is here in the US. --Teaternity

parTea lady said...

That Mayor's Cup sounds like a blend that I would really like. Maybe one black tea and one decaf flavored tea would please most - it's a hard choice.


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