Cup characteristics: Lovely! Delicious notes of dark chocolate with light edges of early season strawberry.
Ingredients: Apple, Hibiscus, Papaya, Rosehip, Cocoa beans, Strawberry slices, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors.
Info: Inspiration comes from anywhere - including a centuries-old nursery rhyme. One day, while perusing a magazine while jetting across the Pacific at 30,000 feet, a master tea blender read the following:
Curly locks! Curly locks! Wilt thou be mine?
Thou shall't not wash dishes, nor yet feed the swine,
But sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam,
And feed upon strawberries, sugar and cream!
Those lines of course, are from "Curly Locks" by American poet James Whitcomb Riley. After reading them the Master Taster's mind immediately filled with visions of summer strawberries fresh from the market. Now, had he not been en route to source cocoa beans, his vision may have stopped there. However, in amongst the berries drifting through is imagination, he also began to see chocolate and cocoa intertwined with the luscious fruit.
Upon his return to the tasting room, he immediately got to work crafting the tea he'd concocted in his mind. The resulting blend was Be Mine Chocolate Strawberry. A sumptuous mélange of dried fruits, flowers and natural flavors, Be Mine is the perfect cup to enjoy while wiling away an afternoon sitting on cushions...sewing. (If you're into that sort of thing.) Enjoy.