Tea of the Week for October 1, 2018!
This tea marks the first tea for the month of October and the first tea in our collection of our first themed month which is - of course! - Harry Potter! I am a Harry Potter nerd, I've read each of the books at least 2 times (some of them, many more times than just 2) and I've watched all the movies countless times so it only makes sense to me to designate the first of our themed month program as Harry Potter Month!
The Firebolt broom was a significant object in the Harry Potter series as it was an anonymous Christmas gift (after his Nimbus 2000 was destroyed by the Whomping Willow) - from his godfather Sirius Black. No doubt it was a pretty sweet ride!
The tea base is a Wild Arbor Assamica grown in the Yunnan province - and it's appearance is actually what inspired me to create this blend and call it "Firebolt." When I first saw the leaf, my immediate thought was that the leaves looked like the bristles of a broom. Not the modern brooms with the plastic bristles or even one of the old corn bristle brooms like my gramma used to have - but one of those cool witch-y brooms with the brown, twig-like bristles (as well as the bristles on the Firebolt).
The Wild Arbor Assamica tea has a natural warmth (slight peppery tone) and has a sweet flavor with notes of roasted cacao and hints of flower. This profile seemed to lend itself well to the caramel and cream essence that I added to the tea (because, as I mentioned above, the Firebolt is a pretty sweet ride!) and to enhance those peppery notes, I added a little bit of Ceylon cinnamon (to give this firebolt some FIRE). But I wouldn't say that this is a spicy-hot cinnamon blend, I didn't want it to be - I wanted this to be more sweet than spicy - but there is enough cinnamon in there to offer a pleasing heat to the cup.
An awesome autumnal tea!
Taster size is approximately 12g
ingredients: black tea
organic ingredients: cinnamon, calendula petals & natural flavors