Tea Sparrow's 1st Annual Tea-Off

Tea Sparrow is an online tea subscription and tea critiquing company that allows its customers to experience different top rated teas from around the world every month. On Sunday, they hosted their first tea tasting party at the Heritage Hall on Main Street. It was a pretty good turn out; lots of people came to drink tea and listen to the small info talks about tea.

We were given a scorecard and a little ceramic cup as we entered and were told to rate each tea based on smell, appearance and taste as we went through table to table. There were all sorts of teas - white, green, oolong, black, rooibos and herbal teas. 

This pretty tea is Strawberry-Champagne (Sencha green tea, carrot pieces, pineapple pieces, stawberries, cornflowers, sunflowers, natural flavour). Each table had two types of teas and bowls of the loose leaf that we examine and smell.

After looking and smelling the tea, it's time to taste.

Just in case you don't like the taste of the tea, each table also had a discard pail. 

White Rose - Fair trade certified organic white tea and organic rose.
I liked how on each table, there's a coloured banner corresponding to the type of tea on that table.

Passion Berry Jolt - black tea, marigolds, cornflowers, raspberry and passion fruit flavouring

Freedom Tea - green rooibos, red rooibos, lemon myrtle, lemon verbena, and lemongrass, with just a hint of vanilla

Santa's Secret - apple pieces, hibiscus, rose hip, cinnamon ceylon, pears, quince, essential oils, organic orange, cloves, vanilla

Organic Peppermint

Nut Crunch Rooibos - green honeybush, green rooibos, apple pieces, raisins, flavor, hazelnut pieces

We also had the option to purchase individual teas for $5 a bag.

There were also some pretty tea pot and cup sets for sale.

It was a pretty interesting event, especially if you like tea!

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