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But it goes further than that.
We love tea, not only for each of the above reasons, but also for the fact that it’s an experience. At times a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, and extra special experience.
Other times, tea’s an extra special experience similar to a refreshing shower in the morning.
That’s what makes tea so uniquely wonderful – it’s an extra special experience that can, and does, often mean different things to different people.
Said another way – tea is always just what we need when we need it most.
When the package came… from India!!!… I couldn’t open it fast enough.
Seriously. How exotic is that? Tea. From India. It’s these beautiful people I have to thank for one of my greatest passions in life – Chai Tea Lattes. The flavor of Chai Tea has been one of my greatest obsessions since I first tried it many years ago.
A tea that, over the years I came to love as much as Chai is Darjeeling Tea. I was ecstatic when I saw Darjeeling was included in the samples.
Naturally it was the first one I made.
Each of the teas in the set were out of this world. Each were delicious and beautiful. Possibly the most important thing that stands out about each, however, is the experience, itself. Words cannot fully describe the experience but suffice to say it’s a unmistakably beautiful one.
It’s as though you open up a whole new world for your love of tea. You experience tea that was lovingly grown and packaged so far away – from people who “get” the tea experience as much as you do.
Like I said, it’s almost impossible to describe just how wonderful the experience is. It’s extra special – just like the tea, itself.
A few ways to experience Golden Tips Tea:
Obviously, you can simply go to Golden Tips Tea and order the tea or teas of your choice – Something I’d HIGHLY recommend! However, there are also a few different options that’ll allow you to experience different teas and different exotic flavors. Below are a few ideas.
Golden Tips Tea offers a “Subscription Program” where you can subscribe to tea deliveries – experiencing many different varieties and flavors. This would be a really fun and exciting way to spread your tea experience across 3, 6, or 12 months. Click through the link to learn more about the program.
Golden Tips Tea also offers a great number of Samplers – the sampler packages include…
- Black Tea
- Assam (read my Golden Tips Assam Tea Review!)
- First Flush
Do a few of the names above sound unique to you??? All the more reason to “experience” them through a “sampler!” I had never tried Assam Tea prior to the Golden Tips Assam Tea. Assam Tea is a black tea which is named for the region (Assam, India) in which it is grown.
Assam tea is bold, fearless, and deep colored. As someone who loves BOTH tea and coffee equally, I often make comparisons between the two. If I were to do so with Assam Tea, I’d call it the “Espresso” of teas. It’s more of a wake up call where Darjeeling is relaxation in a cup. Now that I’ve tried Assam tea, I’m a huge, huge fan.
I was also new to Muscatel Tea. It had a milder, somewhat sweeter flavor than Assam but I fell just as deeply in love with it. When doing tea (or food reviews on my food blog for that matter) reviews, I often pay extra attention to the first words that come to mind with the initial taste. With Muscatel tea, the first words were: lovely, understated, delicate, and lovely. Yes, I repeated myself.
I do that sometimes!
Even the different teas I was familiar with were given a whole new exciting experience. My beloved Darjeeling seemed even more special and exotic than ever.
The beauties below are just a few that caught my eye (well, both eyes to be exact) on Golden Tips Tea’s website. Click through for more information. Can you imagine how gorgeous a tea box collection would be. I’m excited for starting this colleciton in the New Year!