When I lived in Rapid City, SD, over 25 years ago, I discovered a new business, a Tea House, and soon got hooked on one of their bulk teas. This addiction lasted only about a year, as these brave but foolish people had chosen the wrong city to introduce specialty teas and had to close shop.
The tea that I became hooked on was a spicy one with cinnamon and orange and other spices. I would open my tea jar and sniff the raw tea and get a high (yes, I admit it, I’m a cheap drunk and druggie). And to drink the tea was to reach the highs of heaven.
Soooooooo, when the store closed, my supply ran out and I was devastated. I have spent these past 25+ years looking for that tea. Constant Comment is a good tea, but not even close. I have an orange spice that I tried .... close, but no cigars!
Every time that I went to a shop that carried bulk teas, I would try to describe the tea and if the store had something like, they’d look for it, but usually I would get strange looks.
Just recently I joined a FaceBook group called “Homesteading and Homemade.” I got the brilliant idea to ask them if they knew of the tea I have been searching for. My good friend Candy D from New York went looking and found several choices.
And, Lo! and Behold! ... she FOUND IT!! I ordered a sample that came yesterday in the mail. I opened the plastic bag and sniffed .. and KNEW that it was the tea, even before I tasted it.
Now, last year my Mom gave me a tea pot that is a two-cup one with a diffuser that I brought out and used.
I am in heaven .. sniffing and sipping and rolling over in the clover!
The tea is from Dori’s Tea Cottage and is called “Hot Cinnamon Spice.” I had ordered a sample that has lasted 2 days – I have now ordered a package of the tea and will anticipate the arrival of my taste of heaven. Go visit .. they have other teas, as well, in bulk.
Bulk, loose-leaf tea is much better than tea bags ... the tea bags are actually filled with the sweepings of what has been processed for loose-leaf. Even if it’s more convenient (and I will admit I mostly use tea bags), it’s not as good. And this Hot Cinnamon Spice has got to be the world’s best spice tea! Try it, you’ll like it!