I've always been more of a tea person than a coffee person. I think that's because my Daddy drinks tea. I used to have mine like him - with 2 sugars - but I've managed to cut back to one now. I have a very specific way of making my tea if it's with a tea bag - I put the milk in first, then the hot water, and I always leave the spoon in the cup and drink it with the spoon there, stirring it as I go. Dave flat-out refuses to make my tea how I want it (milk first) - but he never forgets the spoon!
Recently I've started drinking more loose-leaf tea. I finally got around to visiting the Tea Centre store in Robina and bought some Formosa Choice Oolong and a little tin and strainer to keep at work. The Oolong is delicious with a little squeeze of mild-flavoured honey and no milk. I have a little tea ceremony and it helps me de-stress.
For home, we bought the Ceylon Ruhuna, which is nice and strong, just how Dave likes his tea. Today I also bought a little tin of Earl Grey Blue Flower for work (Dave doesn't like Earl Grey) which smells absolutely divine. I love visiting the Tea Centre, I just want to smell all their teas!
My friend @missrbit is heading home to India for a holiday next week and has promised to bring me back some Darjeeling tea, which I'm really looking forward to. It was the only condition on which I would allow her to desert me for a month!
I guess I'm becoming a bit of a tea snob. We're planning on putting up a shelf in our kitchen to keep our growing collection of tea on! I strongly believe that most problems can be solved with a cup of tea and a homemade biscuit.
What's your favourite sort of tea?
This post is part of my Big50 blogging challenge series.