Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Let's talk tea!
Let's talk tea, shall we? I have become a tea drinker. Now, I have always liked tea but have now become almost passionate about my teas. My favorite tea accessory is this ingenuiTea. I just love it for brewing my tea. You put your loose tea into the cup add your water at the right temp for the tea you are using and let it steep. When steeped, you place this ingenuiTea onto the top of your tea cup and the tea drains into your cup and the loose leaves stay in the ingenuiTea ready for the next steep of the day. PERFECT! The tea class that I attended taught me alot about the teas that I am drinking and their health benefits. I even have another tea infuser that I use to take tea with me where I go! lol Some of my favorites? Orange Grapefruit wellness tea, Gold Mountain Spice Rooibus, Evening in Montana herbal, Midsummer Peach Black, Tangarine Green Tea, Apple Cinnamon Black, ... oh the list could go on. Some of the benefits of the teas, rooibus and pu-ehr teas that I drink are: they are high in antioxidents, lower blood pressure, maintain blood sugar, etc. I have found that most of my teas, I like best on the second and third steeping. I am fortunate to have a wonderful little tea shop about 5 miles from me. LaDonna, the owner of The Tea Madame is very knowledgeable as is her employee, Kelly. I always love going in there and learning more. And I am fortunate to share and talk tea with my friend, Terri and my brother, Jerry. Both enjoy drinking and talking tea! And I love to sit and have my devotions in the morning with a nice cup of hot tea.
EDITED to add: Jasmine Pearl... Oh my goodness... so delicate and good. Relaxing! Can get 7 good steeps from these fragrant pearls.
How many of you are tea drinkers and what are your favorite blends?