Penny Lane Peppermint October 11 2015

This for me is the most delightful afternoon tea, to be served with shortbread biscuits (or cookies, as they are known in the United States). It's an unmistakable blend of mint with an earthy, irresistable aroma of chocolate. And remember, chocolate was originally drunk, not eaten, with origins being traced back to Maya and Aztec civilizations in Central America. Then in the 1600s and 1700s there was a huge import tax on chocolate in Europe, making it something that only the wealthy could enjoy. For me, it has the decadence of an after dinner thin mint.  It is equally enjoyable drunk either hot or as iced tea.