I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it somewhere before but I'm a rather avid tea drinker. I've been raised in a family where the tradition of a digestive hot black sweetened tea with lemon was celebrated every evening without fail and while nowadays I see how most tea lovers wouldn't even call such a concotion 'tea', it certainly made me appreciate the ritual of steeping and sipping a hot drink, especially on cold, rainy days.
Let me start by saying that on a day-to-day basis, I don't have time nor
patience to steep loose leaf teas - as much as I love the result, the
process is just a bit too messy, same as with loose pigments in make-up.
Instead, I bastardize the ritual by using tea bags so that's what I'll
be describing in this post. I really want to go to Teavana some time
soon and get some nice loose leaf teas but for now this is it!
Are you a tea lover? What are your favorite brands and varieties?