My first interaction with Mountain Witch Tea Company was last Halloween. I participated in a secret pumpkin program on Steepster, and wanted to give my giftee something unusual and holiday themed. A bit of searching later, I found this company and it looked promising. Small batch blending, unique blends - everything that I love in a tea company!
There is a special on the site for three teas, and I ordered that. Kelly (the owner) was great to deal with. I emailed her and let her know of the secret pumpkin thing and asked her to not put anything payment related in the box, and she was more than happy to help with that. I heard back from my pumpkin that she really liked the teas.
Several months passed, and I obtained some samples from Kelly of various teas. Fairy Nectar was one that I really wanted to try, and it's a bestseller at MWTC.
Later, my Steepster friend Nichole (who also loves the MWTC teas) asked if I would like to split an order, and I was all over that! The teas only come in 4 oz. packages, so it's a bit of a commitment unless you split with someone.
Speaking of the packaging: one thing I really like about the packages is that they are in lined kraft paper envelopes - you know the kind where you roll them down and use a bendy thing to seal it? The bendy thing is attached, and I really like that. It's the little things...
So, this tea. It's lovely to look at, isn't it? The website says the ingredients are black tea, rose petals, gooseberries, currants, cinnamon, apricot and snozzberries (just seeing if you are paying attention). I don't taste much rose, although it is a pretty complex blend so it could be in there, blended in, and just not super overt.
The overriding flavor is fruity. I can't pick out a specific fruit so the berries and apricot are expertly balanced. There is cinnamon at the end of the sip, so in a way it tastes like cobbler. I think the bit of spice is what makes this blend so unique and helps it stand out from your everyday fruity tea.
I really like this one, both to look at and to drink. It makes my inner princess so happy! And of course, what do you drink a fairy tea from - a flower cup!
Lately I have been spending a lot of time doing internet searches for new-to-me companies. I have a list of them to check out, but when I was searching for companies I didn't come across Mountain Witch or some of my other favorite companies. That tells me that there are probably great companies out there that I don't know about yet. If you know of any, please shoot me an email.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook