Things have gotten off to a rough start this week. My mysterious car problems have only been partially solved, I've had an allergic reaction to something (turns out to be the new fabric softener), and my son decided I didn't cut his hair quite short enough (he took matters into his own hands this morning and spent some time happily snipping away at his long locks while I was getting dressed.) A haircut given by a five year old is never a pretty sight so I did my best to fix it, but with only ten minutes before the bus was set to arrive I finally gave up and let it stay that way the entire day. Of course it didn't go by without notice—two of his teachers stopped me during pickup time to question me about his suddenly lopsided hair-do while offering suggestions of their favorite barbers around town.
We made a stop on the way home for a not-so-quick (or tear-free) fix that's slightly less lopsided, but after all the drama I wondered if I shouldn't have just shaved his hair off, bought him a new hat, and called it a day. I'll admit, I'm still tempted to shave it off...
After that I decided I need to go home, have a cup of tea, and try and find a few minutes of peace and quiet. The later part never happened, but the tea I pulled out of my stash ended up being delicious. It's one of my most recent purchases from a local(ish) blender in Green Bay, WI. A Quarter to Tea is one of my go-to places for flavored teas, especially around the holiday season because they have some fabulous limited release blends this time of year. The first one that caught my attention when I was browsing during their Cyber Week sale was today's tea: Jasmine Pecan Shortbread.
If you enjoy dessert in a cup, then this is your tea. It tastes very much like I imagine pecan shortbread should taste: sweet, buttery, and full of nutty goodness. The base of this blend is a nice quality young hyson green tea that holds up well to multiple steepings. You do lose some of the buttery flavor in the later cups as the jasmine starts to become more pronounced, but it's still quite tasty.
Would I order this again? Absolutely! This tea is everything I want in a dessert tea.
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Suggested Brewing Tips
Serving Size: 1 teaspoon per 6 ounces
Water Temp: 170˚F
Steep Time: 3 - 5 minutes