I’ve always been a fan of those ‘what would you take to a desert island’ games, I think it’s funny to see what people are attached to. I would always take tea and coffee (and books, obvs). Yes, I know desert islands are hot and that tea and coffee kind of perform the same function. But I love them and wouldn’t be without either one even on a forty degree (or 104 for our American friends) day.
Today’s post will be about my love for tea and I’ll share a few of my favourites with you.
Tea tastes so much better out of a nice tea cup, trust me! You’ll see my gorgeous Royal Albert mint green tea cup in a few pics here which was a gift for my 30th birthday from my lovely husband (who knows my tastes very well).
You’ll also need a tea pot or at least a strainer (if you plan on using loose leaf tea). I prefer a pot because I can make a batch of tea big enough for 4-5 cups instead of having to re-steep it with each cup.
Then all you need is to pick up some tea and you’re away!
My Favourite Teas
In Australia is was a huge fan of Tea2, they have a great range and are not crazily priced (IMHO, of course). They also have stores in NZ, UK and one in New York plus they ship internationally. From their range I love the:
Melbourne Breakfast (Black tea, full-bodied and smooth, a hint of briskness cleans up a sweet vanilla finish.) This tea has a great vanilla scent and just a hint of sweetness. It’s a good one if you fancy something sweet but are trying to stay off sugary treats.
Japanese GMC Sencha (Green tea, with savoury rice that adds a roasted depth to the fresh, grassy taste of Sencha.) This green tea has a wonderful roasted, almost nutty scent. It’s not for everyone, but if you find regular green tea a little bland, try this!
French earl Grey (Black tea, a medium-bodied black tea base with pretty petals and slivers of fruit that play with classic bergamot in an inspiring, bold and refined infusion.) Many brands to a French Earl Grey, not just Tea2. This tea has a wonderful smell, it’s so comforting and the taste is really clean and delicious.
Since arriving in Canada, David’s Tea has become my go-to. They do fantastic sampler packs with each season (see the picture of the gorgeous Valentine’s Day set I got, so pretty!) and they have a wonderful variety of teas.
Cinnamon Roobis Chai – (caffeine free, organic roobis with apple and cinnamon.) I love chai tea right before bed time, but traditionally chai is made with black tea which has caffeine. This version is super delicious and won’t keep me awake at night. I make it strong and add frothed milk.
Midsummer Night’s Dream – (Mint tea with sweet apples, cool spearmint, tart gooseberries, orange oil, and petals of marigold and rose.) This tastes and smells amazing! It’s very sweet and fruity, has no caffeiene and is a perfect cure for a sweet-tooth craving.
There are a lot more teas in my cupboard right now, but these are my favourites. Are you a tea lover? What are your favourite types of tea to drink?