Monday, April 28, 2014

Homemade tea blends

Over the past few months I've started to make my own tea blend. The one I go to the most is this one. The first tea I use is Mariage Freres' St. Valentine tea. Its' a black tea infused with bergamot oil, mallow and rose petals.  I love rose in my teas, but the mallow just puts it over the top with sweetness for me. So I mix it the Lapsang Souchong. Lapsang is a strong flavored black tea. The leaves are actually smoked to make the flavor more pronounced. Combined the sweet St. Valentine is dulled by the Lapsang and the Lapsang isn't as astringent.

So do you blend your own tea? What kinds to you combine?