I bought a couple of cool “tipping” teacups that I ran across while browsing for gifts on the web. They make steeping loose-leaf tea one cup at a time very easy and quick. I had to, of course, get one for myself. 🙂 Then I had to find some loose-leaf tea to try out.
I am a 2-3 cup-a-day coffee drinker – have been for years. But, i was born a tea drinker. My Irish father drank a cup of tea at breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. So, I drank it as a kid, too, but very infrequently since then.
I’ve never tried loose-leaf tea, but have heard about how much more flavorful it is than tea-bag tea. I was eager to find loose-leaf versions of some of my favorite brews: Irish Breakfast, Earl Grey and Chamomile. I’m lucky to live in Austin for lots of reasons, but one of them is the local tea-shop called The Steeping Room, which is only about 5 minutes from my house. I popped over there and stocked up.
The picture above is of the before-bedtime blend called Perfect Night. It’s a mix of chamomile, rose, rose hips, lavender and pink peppercorns. I had some tonight and it was delicious.
I’ve also tried the breakfast tea and earl grey black teas — all amazingly flavorful. I think i’m hooked.