I've always been primarily a coffee drinker, but with a soft spot for really good tea. I went through a phase loving anything green, and green with jasmine remains a favorite. I adore Earl Grey, and if you ever find Earl Grey with a touch of lavender, you really should give it a try. Anyway, I've grown to love tea more and more and have recently discovered an organic tea shop on Etsy called Desert Sage Natural. YAY for organic tea!
The tea pictured above is a ChariTea so a portion of the proceeds are donated to charity. I ordered a batch because I'm a sucker for charities, and the tea looked seriously delicious. Well, it is. I've just brewed myself a cup and it's every bit as good as I was hoping. Actually, scratch that. It is much better than I was hoping. Every rose tea I've had in the past had way too much rose flavor and way too little tea, but this blend is just right. The rose, vanilla, and calendula are definitely present, but what you get is the scent and traces of them with a superb black tea. If you like Earl Grey, jasmine pearls in your tea, or any other hint of floral/herbal based on the real flavor of tea, this will be your new favorite. I think it would make a fantastic gift, though there are tons of gift sets available too!
I also ordered a peppermint tea for my husband, who is a little slower to appreciate the world of tea. He approves--and that is quite the statement. The only problem I have with Desert Sage Natural is the dizzying selection because I don't know what to try next! This shop really has it all, just about everything you could imagine in the world of teas. I suppose that's not much of a problem though, right?