I created this blog to gush, rant and rave about my favourite beauty products, but if there's one thing I've discovered in the last year, it's that bloggers do love their writing 'stimulants' and I'm no exception! So I've decided to share the love and occasionally write about the other great obsession in my life, a good cup of tea.
Today's featured blend is a black tea from Majesteas, a local tea house in Leslieville in Toronto that features a wide variety of teas sourced from all over the world, but with a nod towards British tea pairings.
You know this place is serious the second you walk in, Majesteas has a large tea wall that dominates the store, featuring dozens of varieties of tea that all have jars available to smell and sample. The store currently features tea in 75g tins or 100g bags, but they occasionally make smaller sampler bags at the cash with specific pairings or promotions. They can also whip up a cuppa on the spot and sell a variety of tumblers and teaware to improve your steeping prowess at home!
Now, to the tea!
Buckingham Palace Garden Party
This was actually a tea my boyfriend chose when we were browsing there on the weekend, but it turned out to be exactly to my taste! I'm partial to a creative Earl Grey and this tea featured a flavour pairing I've not seen in an Earl Grey blend before - jasmine! I love jasmine tea, whether it's green, black or white, but I've never seen it used in an Earl Grey before. The result is an Earl Grey that still retains that bergamot that you crave, but cut with a slightly flowery note from the jasmine. I took mine black with some brown sugar and it was perfect; not too astringent and not too sweet. My boyfriend took it with milk and sugar and heartily agreed.
The best part of Majesteas? You don't have to be a Toronto local to take advantage of their inventory! You can buy Buckingham Palace Garden Party online, in addition to a number of their other popular teas. The next one I've got my eye on? Scottish Caramel Toffee Pu-Erh, one of the store's best sellers!