November 18, 2014
Chambre de Sucre collaborative teas
It's always a delight to receive tea in the post. Last evening a package from Lisa of Chambre de Sucre arrived filled with No. 17 Alex the Grey, No. 31 Serenity, 9th Street Blend, and blue stars of sugar. The 9th Street Blend was made exclusively for the Eileen Fisher Boutique on 9th Street. I like that the 9th Street Blend came in a bottle! Alex the Grey and Serenity were blended for the Chambre de Sucre x Free People collaboration.
I infused the Alex the Grey this morning. I assume the essential oil is bergamot but it did not overwhelm the Sencha or the herbal additions (orange peel, cornflowers, lemon peel, and safflower). If you are shy about Earl Grey, you might like Alex the Grey. I added a blue star to my second infusion and it was the perfect amount of sweetness.
The 9th Street Blend also has a green tea base (Guo Lu) but is blended with ginger, lemon grass, and lemon myrtle. I think it will be a perfect way to warm up after my morning errands. The wind chill is in the teens today!!