But we have friends in Seekerville who don't drink the stuff. And since I love hot tea, I thought I'd talk a little about it today. I'm becoming familiar with Republic of Tea. But I've also ordered from Adagio as well. Both have some wonderful varieties! And I love to use Teavana's German Rock Sugar. But beware! You'll want to eat it like rock candy! :)
Rooibos teas. They have bits of dried fruit and flowers! They're actually beautiful to look at and smell! And I love to mix in Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls (green tea).
So if you're going to make tea frequently, you might like to look at some of the gadgets like filters or teapots. I previously used a filter that just sits in your cup. But I eventually bought a really easy to use brewer, the IngenuiTEA, that lets you brew tea in the microwave. Once it's ready, you set it on top of your mug, and that opens a valve to let it drain into your cup, keeping the tea in the pot.
|The tea and gadgets|
|Draining into cup|
I wish y'all could have seen me when I was opening those little cans pictured above to decide which tea to make for this post. One of them pretty much "exploded" and tea went everywhere, including down my shirt! (Black tea is scratchy on your belly. Who knew?!) ;) What a mess.
I put my tea brewer in the microwave, then went to sweep up all the tea. And I hate to admit this, because I'd love you to think I'm really proficient at something as simple as making tea. But I have to share what happened next. I went back to the microwave, which I had set for 2 minutes (don't know what I was thinking!!). And this is what I found...
Yes. Total disaster. Which only left me about three ounces of tea.
You know, I think maybe it's time to buy some flavored tea K-cups for my Keurig. A lot less risky. Surely I couldn't mess THAT up! :)
So, any tea drinkers out there? What's your favorite type/flavor?