After nearly a year of sipping old favorites, exploring new avenues, achieving many breakthroughs and receiving random packages of amazing teas with a request for review, I have managed to identify my favorite teas of the year. It is my distinct pleasure to announce An International Tea Moment’s picks for The Best Tea of 2009!
Best Black Tea: Mokalbari Estates
Best Black Tea Blend: Tangier
Best White Tea Blend: White Tiger
Best Oolong: Rose Violet Calendula
Best Green Tea Blend: Jaded Julip
Best Herbal Infusion: Andes Breeze
Today, I hosted an intimate event that included tea tastings of all the award-winning teas, a light luncheon, and tea schwag bags for all attendees. Stay tuned for the details on the event, including who was voted Fan Favorite at the event! Sneak peek:
Congratulations to all the Award Winners for 2009. And thank you to all my readers who have provided an overwhelming response to the drawing! I’ll be announcing the drawing winner tomorrow!
Filed under Drawings, Tea
Suitcases waiting to be packed. Conference calls to initiate. Laundry to start… and then fold… and then transport upstairs. Articles to write. The last of the Christmas cards to be dropped in the mail. And work. The last day of work.
The surprise packet in the mail. A gift. A reinvigorating blend. Andes Breeze. Even the name breathes life into my slowly waking mind and body. I inhale a zephyr of spearmint, chamomile (not too weedy), is that lemon? And what else… apples maybe. Something sweet. The first sip.
This golden infusion delivers a new burst of energy. My eyes are open now. My senses enlivened. Cinnamon. A finish with just a hint of sweetness – but not sugary sweet. Freshly sweet.
I think you have something here, My Tea Shelf. And I thank you!