Tea Clubs are all about discovery, in my mind. And the Canton Tea Club is doing a lovely job of introducing me to things I've never experienced, and in some cases, never heard of.
Did you know Hawaii grows tea? And this week, I get to experience Hawaiian Volcano Green. One person describes it, "Like standing on a beach in Hawaii eating a piece of watermelon." For a green tea, it doesn't have a lot of that bright, grassy taste that I associate with Japanese greens. It's lighter, mellower, and would probably be a good introduction to green tea for a first timer.
Edie loved the idea of having Hawaiian tea. I think she liked even more the idea of drinking from one of my small, cast iron tea cups.
Aloha, my friends. Aloha.