I have been drinking tea for most of my life. I remember my mom having a cup of the hot beverage ready for us when we returned from school. However, as I grew up, I much preferred coffee and would only have a cup of tea, along with chips and chocolate on Sundays before church. This has changed recently!
Tea and I have been reacquainted.
For my last birthday, I received a tea mug from David’s Tea with an infuser from our youngest daughter. It came with loose leaves called “mommy’s little helper”. The flavor was so good! It was a refreshing herbal tea with a hint of mint in it. I have used it up quite a while ago, but have since been discovering different varieties of teas. Some of which are great, and others not so much. However, drinking tea has become a regular part of my afternoon schedule. Not only do I enjoy drinking it, but there’s something satisfying in listening to the hot, bubbling water being poured into the cup and smelling the aromas that arise!
Two of the teas that I am currently drinking are shown above.
I discovered “Licorice Spice”tea by Stash a while ago and it’s my all-time favorite! It has a pleasant aroma of spices and a licorice flavour which I love – this probably due to my Dutch background; the Dutch are after all known for their love of black licorice candies.
“Rooibos Crème Caramel” by Teapigs – I picked this tea up from the clearance rack in our local grocery store. It had a 50% off sticker on it. I have no idea why as it is was so delicious! It has a sweet, full and rich flavour. I normally drink my tea just slightly sweetened, but I think adding milk to this tea would also work well. I only have one tea bag left. I should’ve grabbed them all.
I’ve found this tea mug to be very handy. As I mentioned above, it came from David’s Tea. While your tea is steeping in the infuser, it is covered with a glass lid which can later be used as a holding dish for the infuser to sit in when you are ready to drink your tea.
When you have a cuppa tea, you must have a piece of chocolate, of course.
Are you a tea drinker or do you prefer coffee? Let me know what some of your favourite teas are!