Tea Selection: Bubblegum
Company Name: Special-Teas, Etc.
Location: Volant, Pa.
Brand: Three Thousand Leaves
Founder: Roberta Butchy
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
Started in a small kitchen in southwestern Pa. The line of teas they carry are “Three Thousand Leaves” and they chose that name for the first recorded usage of a camellia sinuses plant for tea which dates back 3,000 years. The second reason is because it is said one tea plant will produce 3,000 leaves in it’s life time.
Their blog has not been updated since February of 2015, however if you click the menu link by the web address there is a lovely letter about fall and visiting Volant!
The website does not hold a lot of answers of who they are and why they have chosen tea, however once you step inside their store you will know that this is a place of tea lovers.
One thing very unique and cute is they have taken the index card cabinets from libraries and filled them with different teas
There were so many to chose from as well as a sample of the day and a lot of fun Tea Stuff. My review of their shop will be on the blog shortly but for now, let’s get on to the teas I purchased and tell you all about them.
Read more about Special-Tea Teas on their website: Special-Teas, Etc.
Natural dried apple pieces, Hibiscus, Rosehip, Natural dried orange, Calendula petals, Cornflower petals, Bubblegum, (yes, bubblegum), Natural Flavors.
varies according to what you purchase.
Prior to brew:I was told to take the bubble gum out of the brew prior to. I was not sure what to do with it after that.
Brewed: Beautiful red color much like a christmas tea I would think.
Scent: It had the scent of jello actually cherry jello.
Flavor: A sour taste.
The sour taste made me think about the bubblegum ball so I put it into my mouth, chewed a few times and drank the tea. Probably a mistake, it was just a strange sensation. The tea has a citrus taste and a mild bitter after taste. I think this tea would be a fun tea to give to someone who loves tea.. it’s unique for sure.
Till next Tea….