Literary Teas - Louisa May Alcott's Green Tea Blend
Early in Little Women, while visiting a sick Laurie, Jo says that her sister Meg's blancmange is made "very nicely." Later, her own attempt turns out "lumpy" and accompanied by strawberries that were "not as ripe as they looked." Our blend follows Meg's example and is almost, as Laurie says, "too pretty to [drink]." Combining almond and strawberry flavors, this blend brews to a delicious tea that is fruity and aromatic. It manages to be both sweet and light thanks to the Chunmee green tea base and the gentle floral notes added by the rose petals.
Ingredients: Green tea, apple pieces, strawberry flavor, strawberry pieces, rose petals, and amaretto flavor.
Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2-3 minutes.
4 Ounces of loose tea makes approximately 50 cups of tea.
A sampling of Alcott's works:
An Old-Fashioned Girl
Rose in Bloom
Check with your local bookstore or library for more titles or for recommendations for further reading.