One of my latest tea perfume discoveries has been Nez Hong Kong Oolong by Maurice Roucel, one of my favorite perfumers. It’s a wonderful blend that manages to be warm, soothing, spicy and fresh through its development; it is working so well for me lately as a comforting daily scent.
As the weather warms, I’m looking forward to breaking out Annick Goutal’s bright, yet delicate L’lle au The; likewise Cartier’s L’Heuere Fougueuse, with its gorgeous aura of horses and hay, with a handful of tea thrown in for good measure. In previous months I have enjoyed warming up with L’Artisan’s oh-so-lovely Tea for Two.
So let’s skip over to sipping, shall we? Now that we’re in stay at home mode, for the most part, my tea drinking has increased considerably. It’s a most welcome, calming ritual each evening to brew several cups of tea for DH and myself as we watch TV or play Scrabble. I’ve been enjoying old favorites like Mariage Freres Marco Polo (green and red varieties), their Tea L’Opera, and my dwindling supply of discontinued Zhena’s Gypsy teas (red and green). I have to admit that even after several years, I’m still mourning the demise of the Teavana chain, loose-tea heaven. Sigh.
Anyhoo, we’re now brewing new (to me) blends from Teaping (Mao Feng green), Republic of Tea and Teavana (now only available in pre-packaged blends) which have recently joined our brewing rotation. I get most of my daily caffeine from AM coffee, so don’t drink black teas frequently, except for occasional chilly mornings (Earl Grey, and MF’s Wedding Imperiale and French Breakfast) and as a teatime treat with scones, etc.
What about you? What in the tea world are you sipping and/or sniffing?
Have a great week, everyone, and stay healthy and safe!