Hey Posse. Maybe in the past I’ve talked about my Tea Cupboard? Recently it was repurposed for Jin’s food containers and lunch packs. Suddenly we realised we had been hoarding tea and rarely using it. Quell HORROR! So, in response I’ve been trying to drink as much tea as possible, just to lower the ridiculous amount we have. Some of it was EXTREMELY out of date. We moved here about 7 years ago and up the back were teas that we brought with us. Yes, it’s a problem. one of the things that came to light was a canister of Shalimar Tea! I know, so cool. Originally I’d bought three canisters. One was used, one was gifted and the last one was put away. I don’t even know if they make it anymore.
Shalimar Tea by Guerlain
Above picture is my tea and coffee making station. I reckon more time is spent here than anywhere else in the kitchen.
Recently we had some mates over. They brought brunch and we supplied Shalimar Tea. It was bloody glam. We ate, chatted, laughed and every sip of tea was met with raptures. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to create special bonds and moments.
As soon as I sip my Shalimar Tea happy memories of hanging out in the Guerlain Champs E;ysees store basement cafe come flooding back. For the few years it was there Neela Vermeire and I would meet and spend an hour or so chatting, eating, drinking. It was a magical time in my life. Jin and I were only newly in love. We were discovering the world together, well I was rediscovering it through his eyes. The blog (Australian Perfume Junkies) was becoming something to be proud of and the industry was excited for us. It was a heady time.
Shalimar Tea is a black tea with a hint of citrus and vanilla added. Nothing over the top, just enough to give a gentle reminder of the fragrance. I add milk and sugar, it gives it a little extra sweetness and the lactones are slightly ice creamy.
Even the canister is gorgeous.
Here is a link back to one of the loveliest Shalimar Video Stories from around 2016.
Did you ever get to try Shalimar Tea or go to the Guerlain cafe?