A tea snob that is.
Well, not entirely. If I'm in a hurry, I'll boil my water, pour it in a mug and drop a bag inside. But if I have more time, I prefer loose leaf tea that you have to scoop from a canister, dump into an infuser, then drop the infuser into the water and let it steep.
While clean up isn't quite as easy, the taste is superb!
This year for our anniversary/Christmas, my husband bought me a new tea set from Teavanna.
One kind he bought was Orange Spice Oolong which has a delicious spice to it! It’s not really hot or too strong, just a bit tangy, in a good way. This is supposed to help with good health (like most teas) and I think it’s suppose to help restore energy.
Another kind was this Seven Berry Sangria tea which has pieces of dried raspberries and wildberries. This goes great with a slice of chocolate cake or pie!
My favorite, however, is Peach Tranquility. Like name suggests, this tea is mild, yet still has a distinct taste. This is the kind of tea you want to drink right before bed. In fact, I can just smell this and it makes me feel as if I’ve already begun to relax.
Two weeks ago, we had a couple over to our house for tea. It was lazy, rainy Saturday afternoon so I brewed a pot of Peach Tranquility and cut pie to go with it.
My husband Bob loved it. My sister-in-law loved it. I loved it. My brother-in-law hated it. It was too mild for him. All during our tea session, he complained. At first it was merely annoying, but the end, I couldn’t take it a moment longer. He wanted something with more flavor and spice? That was exactly what he’d get.
Ignoring the stares from around me, I walked over to the tea canisters, and took a scoop from Orange Spice Oolong, Seven Berry Sangria and Peach Tranquility, dumped them in the same infuser and brewed the tea.
Shamefully, I must admit, the combination while not your ordinary afternoon tea, was actually really good and has become a new favorite.
So, what of you? Tell us below for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Teavana if you’ve ever mixed teas and made a new, delicious combination? If not, what is your favorite kind of tea?