It always seems to hit me at the end of the day…that indescribable thirst for yet another cup of tea. Conscious of my caffeine intake, I always reach for one of my decaffeinated teas. The warming, soothing taste of tea always brings me comfort at the end of the day. Today’s afternoon tea of choice – Yellow and Blue. I must admit, the first time I tried this tea it was by accident. A friend purchased for me based upon the color of the tin – thinking it was the Winter White Earl Grey. I was pleasantly surprised.
Composition: This is a great blend of chamomile, lavender and corn flowers.
Dry Visual: Full of color this tea resembles a bouquet of wildflowers. A loose tea housed in a silk triangular shaped sachet, the bold hues of yellow and blue are easily seen.
Dry Aroma: Floral like a spring bouquet
Liquor: Yellow and Blue do not make green in this mix. The liquor is a beautiful yellow hue.
Brewing Time: 5 minutes
Manufacturer: Harney and Sons
What are Corn Flowers?
Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower, Bachelor’s button, Basket flower, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle) is a small annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. The flowers are most commonly an intense blue colour and in the past it often grew as a weed in crop fields. It is now endangered in its native habitat due in particular to an over-use of herbicides, destroying its habitat. In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded too quickly, it was taken as a sign that the man’s love was unrequited. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in tea.
Reference: Cornflower. (2008, April 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:46, April 18, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cornflower&oldid=203129613