Mrs. Angie McCartney’s Organic Teas
Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Medium
This review is coming to you from my four day silent retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, KY. Having been on this same retreat in 2012, I knew the monks were known for their fudge and fruitcake, so that’s what I chose to pair with my tea for this week’s review. And it only seemed obvious that Maharishi Peach should be the tea of choice for a stay at a monastery!
As I write this (by hand since electronic devices are not allowed here), it’s 10:30 on Saturday morning. I’ve attended 7:30 a.m. prayer, breakfast and the orientation/welcoming meeting. With a lull in the day’s schedule and seeing they had put out some fudge in the dining room, I took this opportunity to sit down to tea. I can report now that I made a wise choice in my tea selection!
The monk’s fruitcake is not like the brick of dried pastry you get during the holidays. Theirs is very moist and is more similar to a spice or carrot cake with dried currants. And now I know that it tastes great with Mrs. McCartney’s Maharishi Peach tea. The spice of the cake is a a great pairing with the peach and fruitiness of the tea.
As for the fudge, I let it melt on my tongue and then washed it down with the tea. What an amazing treat that was!
I love this blend, Angie!