Happy Leap Day!
I'm celebrating the extra day of the year by sipping Lover's Leap black tea by the Metropolitan Tea Company.
Lover's Leap is classified as an "Estate Tea" because it originated from the region of Nuware Eliya in Sri Lanka. The name of the Lover's Leap Estate was derived from a Sri Lankan tale of forbidden love. Differences in social status prohibited a couple in love from marrying each other so the star-crossed lovers jumped off the garden's waterfall to be together in eternity.
Lover's Leap is designated as an Orange Pekoe tea because it is comprised of whole tea leaves.
I drank the first cup without milk and sugar and found that Lover's Leap had a "lively astringency".
The subsequent cups of Lover's Leap were enjoyed with milk and sweetened with an apple cinnamon candy spoon which gave the tea a slight pinkish hue.
The Lover's Leap tea was sipped from the "Old Chelsea" Johnson Brothers teacup that I received in my first teacup exchange back in March 2014. I was honoured to have my fun swap experience included in Stephanie's Testimonials From Past Tea Cup and Mug Exchanges. Click here to read about how I received pretty teacups and made friends that I never knew I wanted!
The Enchanting Rose's next tea cup and mug exchange is just around the corner.
Come out and play!
I'm joining the following parties this week: