It has to say something about a drink when I find myself craving a hot version of it yet outside it feels like it's a million degrees and 200% humidity. Air you can wear. Still, I have been drinking chai every night and it is amazingly comforting. It was impossible to walk by the Prana Chai booth at the World Tea Expo and not stop. Front and center they had an enormous bucket of their chai sitting out. That doesn't sound unusual except for the fact that their chai is a "wet" chai and it is coated in honey, so the huge pile of leaf was shimmering in the lights and the smallest stir with the scoop stuck in it started the leaf moving in an unctuous mass. It was pretty mesmerizing!
I took an awfully long time to write this blog post, and I owe Cup Above Tea a heartfelt apology for that. Now that I taste this tea I am kicking myself though, because it is spectacular. Actually, everything about this experience has been spectacular. I remember the day that the box arrived. I was having a challenging work day, and Alison managed to make every single step of my opening the package magical. I took pictures along the way to show you.
When it comes to travel I am a very odd person. When I plan the trip I am super excited. Then as the trip gets closer I start to dread it, no matter where I am going. I want to back out and just stay home. But once I get where I'm going I have a great time and am always glad that I went. This was exactly the case with the World Tea Expo. It was my first time attending and I wanted to back out right before I left. Now I am already planning my trip there next year!
The package that Freedom Superfoods' matcha arrived in was extra heavy duty foil. It was easy to open and I feel really positive about the pouch's ability to keep the matcha away from light and air. Right now it's available at Amazon for $24.97/100g, which seems to be a very competitive price.
I reviewed a tea from Tea Leaf Co some time ago (linked at the bottom), and it's time to do another one! I even got a special teacup that I was saving for their next review, since they are Canadian based. I have a few samples from them and I was torn between two for this review. I finally chose the one that had more caffeine, because Sunday morning.