It’s a bit late, I know, but it’s still Tuesday! I’m drinking a hot cup of Lapsang souchong as I write.
We order lots of tea from Upton Tea Imports; they’re located in Holliston, Massachusetts, but we shop online at www.uptontea.com (no we don’t get paid for referrals!). My husband discovered them years ago and we’ve stuck with them for three reasons. First, their tea is superb; second, their service is top-notch: they nearly always deliver within two days; and third, they let you personalize each tea bag or tin with a sticker on which they print your message.
Our friends have enjoyed various gifts of these teas especially because of this feature, which allows my husband to exercise his humor.
Can you see the labels on these examples?
My husband, Tim, ordered these. I especially love how he customized the label on the middle packet, which is an East Frisian Blend; it reads: “Riddle of the Sands.” His inspiration? Erskine Childers’ 1903 espionage novel of the same name, which takes place in the Frisian Islands of Germany. He labeled his Summer Tea Blend in the spirit of the season: “Dr. T., King of the Weber,” since he is our grill-meister. You get the idea.
Oh and here’s a bonus: typically, Upton slips a free sample into each order!
Who is your favorite tea supplier?