Tea Time

While I really enjoy tea- black tea, green tea, herbal tea, you name it- the main purpose of this post is for me to show off my new tea pot.  Yeah, I’m a super dork.

One of our local home furnishings store, Traditions, had this Japanese tea set in the 50% off room [my favorite room] and was on sale for $20!!  I’ve been wanting a traditional style set for some time now, and really- you can’t beat 50% off.

For how much I enjoy tea now, it took me a while to get to that point.

It’s funny, I used to think that since I hated Lipton Iced-Tea, I also hated tea in general.  Such a silly little girl.  One summer I worked in a tea room that bought their stock from Harney & Sons, and I started tasting.  My first victim was called Bangkok Green, then it was the Gun Powder Green, and soon I had systematically made my through all of their green tea selection.  I was hooked.  I was very hydrated that summer.

Harney & Sons is still our go-to brand for specialty tea [the Moroccan Mint is my current obsession], but you’d be surprised at how good regular ole grocery store options are.  One of my Architecture classmates introduced me to Bigelow Chai Tea, and when I was studying abroad in England I quickly developed a love of their ‘fairtrade’ English and Irish Breakfast teas [aka- the cheapest brand].  Now, they’re my favorite.  I almost always have a box of the Chanticleer Breakfast tea from the Eastern Shore Tea Company, but I’m currently sipping on a cup of Allegro Breakfast Blend from Whole Foods.  I can’t even imagine a day without my morning cup.

Sometimes, it’s just necessary to take the time, boil the water, steep the tea leaves, and enjoy a cup of hot tea.  So I did.  With a plate of roasted and salted beets.  I can’t explain it.  These combinations just happen.

FYI- I recently discovered this specialty tea store based in NY.  You should check it out! I’m hoping to order some once I’ve made my way through this Moroccan Mint!

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One thought on “Tea Time

  1. OMG I love salted beets! So so yummy!
    This is way random but I saw you commented on Cup of Jo’s blog for her necklace giveaway…and thought I’d let you know I’m doing a similar giveaway with a VERy cute personalized stamped necklace!

    You should come check it out…hey two entries is better then one right?! 🙂

    xoxo
    Aarean

    colorissue.blogspot.com

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