Oh hey guys I’m back with a really exciting post about tea. I didn’t become a tea drinker until the late age of 21 and even then I strictly stuck to Chai tea. And most of them were in latte form, so does it even really count? Does this post even really count? DOES MY LIFE EVEN REALLY COUNT?
After spending time in rainy countries I understand why people need tea in their lives. It’s so cozy and comforting. I don’t even drink it for the caffeine. I drink it for the warmth. The town that I live in seems to celebrate their love for tea by having a hundred tea shops. I’m exaggerating, they have like, 6. And one of them is called Special Teas.
One of my favorite tea shops goes by the name Silk Road Tea. They have a store located in the Chinatown of my city and it’s pretty pimp. They sell many a tea with plenty of accouterments. They hand out samples (a must, if you want me to frequent your place of business) and they even have a spa. So yeah it would be safe to say that Silk Road Tea is my everything.
Their teas have fantastic names such as Philosopher’s Brew, Gunpowder, and Angelwater. One of my faves is called Seamist/ Mermaid’s Potion. I basically only drink this one for the name. It tastes very minty and light and has a bit of lemongrass and seaweed mixed in. This tea is comforting during all seasons and it’s a good reminder that I’m actually a mermaid.
I also recently ventured into the popular David’s Tea store after trying some of my friend’s Bear Trap tea. Bear Trap has a very fruity taste because the ingredients include elderberries, apples, rosehips, hibiscus, blackcurrant, raisins, strawberry leaves, lemon verbena, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, and papaya. Needless to say that this one smells delicious and is totally different from most herbal teas. I also think it would make a great iced tea in the summer time.
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this tea before, but I’m a real fan of Golden Sail Brand China Lichee Black Tea. It’s just a plain black tea that comes loose in a sweet tin. I like how basic this one tastes. Whenever I go out for sushi I really look forward to the black tea that they serve with the meal. I also realllly look forward to the sushi as well, don’t get me wrong. I don’t know where you can specifically find this brand, but I’m guessing you can wander around any China town and find some. It’s also available online.
I’m also a pretty big fan of Tazo’s Awake tea. It’s essentially an English Breakfast tea so that’s what I usually opt for at Starbs when I want something warm, but not fattening.
And lastly, a little tea that my husband picked out at David’s Tea which turned out to be one of my absolute faves is The Earl’s Garden. It’s a black Ceylon Tea with a floral infusion of blue cornflowers and calendula petals as well as strawberries and bergamot oil. It’s like the perfect tea. And it smells divine. If you’re a fan of Earl Grey and feel brave, definitely give this one a try.
What kind of tea do you like to drink?