Early in Little Women, while visiting a sick Laurie, Jo says that her sister Meg's blancmange is made "very nicely." Later, her own attempt turns out "lumpy" and accompanied by strawberries that were "not as ripe as they looked." Our blend follows Meg's example and is almost, as Laurie says, "too pretty to [drink]." Combining almond and strawberry flavors, this blend brews to a delicious tea that is fruity and aromatic. It manages to be both sweet and light thanks to the Chunmee green tea base and the gentle floral notes added by the rose petals.
Ingredients: Green tea, apple pieces, flavoring, strawberry pieces and rose petals.
Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2-3 minutes
4 Ounces of loose tea makes approximately 50 cups of tea.
Please note that the photo is shown for our 4oz tin. We are also offering this in a 4oz pkg size, which will come in one of our double lined bags labeled with the name of the tea.
A sampling of Alcott's works:
An Old-Fashioned Girl
Rose in Bloom
Check with your local bookstore for more titles or for recommendations for further reading.
||Delicious Tea in a Lovely Tin
|I read most, if not all, of Louisa May Alcott's books when I was younger. I have re-read many of them through the years and still have some of them on my bookshelves now. I chose this tea just to see if the flavor would live up to the books.
When I opened the silver tin, I was greeted with the sweetest, most comforting fragrance that just made me want to smile. I brewed a hot cup, closed my eyes and tasted this tea to see what thoughts it would bring forth. I immediately thought of an earlier, gentler time, the March home with the sisters and Marmee bustling about. Inside the home was a fragrance of a light strawberry almond cream dessert that invited the feeling of a festive gathering to be experienced. I drank more of the perfect blend and thought about Jo and her stories she brought to life in her home presentations. Whoever designed this tea definitely evoked Ms. Alcott's settings, events and characters.|
|- JUDY BINDNER, AR|
||A unique blend but needs adjusting to make it amazing...
|This tea seemed like a good tea to have around the holidays. I haven't read Little Women yet (it's around here somewhere) but it seems like a wintery book to me? At least what I know of the book suggests winter. Anyway, this tea is more summer than winter. It is fruity and fresh. The base is a Chunmee green with additional rose petals, apples and strawberries. I noticed many pieces of fruit in my infuser! I wouldn't say the flavors stand out with strictly apple or strawberry... it's more of a general fruit flavor. The rose notes are very light... more in the background. The description mentions an almond flavor and I wish it would have been more noticeable. But I'm very glad for the green base in this one. This is a delicious blend but I think it needs adjustments to make it a fantastic blend.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 30 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 25 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep|
||Ooh, this is so good
|Reminds me a little of an almond Italian soda, with just a hint of bitterness from the green tea. Looking forward to having some more!|
|- Johanna, MD|
||Lovely and Delicious !
|This tea was a surprising taste sensation, strawberry and almond are wonderful together. Just inhaling the fragrance of the tea in the tin before brewing made my mouth water. Thanks for making this blend, its become Another favorite!|
|- Tina Bradley, NH|
||Outstanding Tea Blend
|Excellent and flavorful blend of tea. The strawberry and almond are a perfect combination with the green tea.|
|- STACY POND, PA|