Good morning! This week is a very special week. Not only is this week the final week of our Weekly Tea Spotlight (our weekly feature showcasing the blends from The Cosy Book Shoppe), but we are showcasing the blend that has to be the top, best, blend that we offer. This blend is so special to both of us, that I have decided to devote two separate posts to it.
You may recall in our Loose Leaf Tea: The Beginning post, we both touched on a loose leaf blend that “changed our lives”. If not, you can read the post HERE. This tea is very unique and absolutely delicious. It will make a tea lover out of just about anyone!
Tomorrow I will get into more of the standard spotlight post, but today Aleta and I both wrote little blurbs about this tea – including how it got the name (which I have purposely left out till the very end)!
Mia: Where do I begin? If you could blend happy, cozy, delicious and calm together with a hint of beauty, you would get this blend. From opening the tin to taking the final sip, this tea is perfection. Not only does it look beautiful, the taste is absolutely fantastic. It brings the drinker such a combination of peace and joy. Similar to smelling a comforting scent, or hugging a loved one, the blend instantly sets you at east. If you need an instant pick me up, this is absolutely the ONLY blend you’ll ever need. Comforting, calming, and a wonderful sense of beauty topped with a pearl sheen once steeped. Personally, I have a cup of this every day- I am that in love with the blend. The great thing about this blend in particular is that it is that not only does it force you to take a moment, it really inspires you to want to take a moment for yourself. To go back to a simpler time and let all the “busyness” fade away. To sit down with a cuppa and a book and relax. This blend reminds me of what I dream of The Cosy Book Shoppe to be and helped inspire some of the brand. It is truly special.
Aleta: If you could liquefy the word “beautiful” and add steam, you would have this tea. It is indescribably delicious…and every sense is awakened when you make a cup or pot of this tea! From the moment you open the tin and see the beautiful pearls and different colored petals, to the aroma wafting up from the tin…then scooping it into the tea strainer and adding hot water to watch all the tea leaves and petals “bloom” as they steep. The taste (obviously) is amazing. The sparkles are subtle but really fun…my daughter loves watching them swirl around in her mug before she adds milk. If you like Earl Grey you will love this. This tea is very special and I NEVER let myself run out of it. I also love to give it as a gift, because the “tea snobs” in my life have never had anything like it, and “tea newbies” get spoiled and totally addicted to loose-leaf tea when they try it. This is “la crème de la crème” of teas!
Origin of the Name: This blend took us days of back and forth and a whole bunch of other names before we could finally settle on a name—Treat Yourself. We wanted a name that would truly convey the feeling that you get while drinking it and we knew that it had to be special. Whether savoring a steaming of of it alone, or enjoying it with friends, this tea is truly a special treat.
Stay tuned to tomorrows post- there may be a very exciting twist to finish out our spotlight!