Tea Talk Tuesday
Hello friends! I hope you all like tea because today is all about my drink of choice – tea!
Tea is definitely an obsession of mine I don’t even know if the word obsession describes my relationship with tea accurately enough. I am definitely passionate about it, too Not only do I drink tea, but I read about it as well I think it is so interesting to learn about all of the different varieties of teas available and what makes each type of tea different from the other
Way back when my taste buds were clearly not fully developed yet, I despised tea! I thought it was disgusting and never thought I would love it one day!
Now, I couldn’t imagine going a day without tea I usually have a tea along with my breakfast
However, it’s probably not English Breakfast tea (hehe! I couldn’t help myself )
My “tea of choice” is definitely of the loose leaf variety Since I have become the tea enthusiast I am, I can actually differentiate bagged tea from loose tea.
And, in my opinion, loose is the way to go
Which allows me to introduce you all to the wonderful David
DAVIDsTEA is my all time favourite tea shop (This information is not new for all of you who have been following along with me over the past few months! )
I love DAVIDsTEA It offers the best selection (IMO) of loose leaf teas And they are continually inventing new flavours which makes things much more exciting
Currently, David has a selection of`winter teas that are being featured throughout the merry month of December
It should be no surprise to all of you that I have tried them all More than once
My favourite tea out of the holiday collection is the Organic Hot Toboggan It is a green tea that is made with apples, cinnamon, and almonds. It is so mellow, but has the perfect touch of sweetness from the apples I love it However, today I found my absolute favourite tea from David! It is not from the winter tea collection, but it is a new and very festive tea
After the gym today I went to the mall to treat myself to some David love. I was in the mood for a green tea, so I went with their flavour called Elf Help.
It was love at first sip I immediately sent a tweet out to DAVIDsTEA to let them know that they have invented the best tea of all time
The Elf Help tea is a lovely green tea, but seriously has the flavours of a Christmas fruit cake! Elf Help is made with green tea, orange peel, apple, papaya, raisins, barberries, cranberries, and coconut.
I loved the look of the tea, too! The cranberries are so bright and festive!
I only bought a cup of Elf Help to go, but I am sure I will be making my way back to the mall sometime this week (sooner than later) to buy a bag of the loose stuff so I can enjoy it in the comfort of my own home
Perhaps next to my beautiful Christmas tree!?
You can’t get much more festive than that
So now that you know all about my favourite tea (as of right now – I go through phases) I thought I would pull out share one of my favourite “tea tips” for you
Maybe some of you already do this, but I just discovered this helpful little trick this summer!
When enjoying loose leaf tea in a bag such as this
I used to hang the top of the bag on the rim and outside of my mug; however, the tea bag would absorb a lot of the water and begin to leak down the side of my mug and if my mug was sitting on a counter, my counter would get wet! Not good for a clean freak like myself. Water stains!? Not pretty, just horrifying.
Now, I got smart and twist the top of the tea bag
Tie it in a not
Place in mug with hot water and enjoy without any spillage
Now, I am off to enjoy a cup of tea
And continue to study for my clinical nutrition final!
Do you like tea? Have you always liked tea? What is your favourite kind?
If you don’t like tea, are you a coffee drinker? What do you not like about tea?
For my fellow university friends, how is your studying going? Is the Christmas season a distraction or motivation to power through?
Have a great Tuesday! Maybe have some tea!