The daughters love tea, so while we were in Portland we stopped by Steven Smith Teamaker and engaged their services to taste what they term a "tea flight," or sample of teas.
Personally, I preferred the Portland Breakfast tea, even though Mrs. CW teased me that it was "almost as good as Lipton!"
I ended up getting a couple of ounces of Silver Needle, however, and I'll see if I can mess with its flavor and presentation by steeping it for different time periods over the winter. I'm no scientist, but I can play one on the internet!
The daughters having a great time sipping tea samples.
The presentation was very professional, and the tea master there was happy to answer our questions. I'm not into tea as much as I'm into Scotch, for example, but I had a lot of fun anyway and the daughters and wife really enjoyed the experience. It's something a bit out of the ordinary that I can recommend to anyone who finds themselves in town.