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Friday, October 31, 2008

Drink of the Week: Blue Lady Tea

The Blue Lady is one of the world’s most famous ghosts. There’s a Blue Lady who’s said to haunt a cemetery in Nashua, New Hampshire; another shows up during hurricane season at a lighthouse near Hilton Head, South Carolina. Perhaps the most well-known Blue Lady is believed to reside (if that’s the right word) at the Moss Beach Distillery in Moss Beach, California, still pining for her lover, a piano player in the distillery’s bar during Prohibition. Whatever the legends, our favorite Blue Lady is a delicious black tea flavored with passion fruit, grapefruit, orange and grenadine. Unlike some flavored teas, the fruit here supports rather than overwhelms the richness of the premium Ceylon tea leaves. We like it with just a touch of honey and think it's the perfect match for a spooky night of ghost stories. Happy Halloween!