When I was a girl, I loved the idea of tea, as much as I loved all things British. But tea at our house was Lipton teabags (or tea dust as I like to say) and it wasn't very tasty.
As I got older, I branched out to try different teas but didn't like many of them. For years I was a black tea drinker. I liked English Breakfast, and Scottish breakfast. I tried Darljeeling and liked it, and I like Oolong too.
A few years ago I tried Chamomile and really liked it. I keep some in the house all the time, as it can be helpful with upset tummies and little ones like the taste of it.
Over the years I have tried the following:
Earl Grey - I don't like the Bergamot oil in it.
Green Tea - tastes like grass.
African Rooibos - didn't care for it.
Constant Comment - don't care for it.
Anything with the hibiscus flower - no thank you.
I am so picky aren't it? Or maybe just boring!
My current favorite is Irish Breakfast tea. I drink it hot or cold, day or night. It's my go to, and when I feel like it I use my loose leaf organic Irish Breakfast tea that a friend bought for me.
Recently, I have given a few new to me teas a try. Cheryl gave me Snowflake tea - loose leaf - when she was here. I sniffed the bag and it smelled wonderful. I made some and guess what? I really LIKE it! I also have been enjoying Harvest Pumpkin Spice.
Another confession (I hope you're ready for this) on a day to day basis I drink out of a mug, and not a tea cup. I KNOW. I own like 35 tea cups, but for daily use it's usually a mug for me. (keep breathing friends, keep breathing!)
Here are some of my tea cups after a tea party. I used the Waterlogue app to do this.
Well, there are my current tea confessions. I hope you'll still be my friends. I am now going to finish my Irish Breakfast tea, drunk out of a red plaid mug.