Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tea Time Two

A couple of things. First, I'm on a tea bender. But not really a bender, because tea is kind of an every day thing for me, instead of just a 'bender.' Maybe 'addiction' is a better term. Second, some people are stuck in a sad whole where they only experience the slightly depressing sachets of practically powdered tea.

That does not mean every boxed or bagged tea is bad. Some of them are actually pretty good, quality wise. An easy way to tell is the texture of whatever is lurking inside the sachet. If it's a chunkier creation, where you can actually see separate leaves or spices, you're golden. However, the finer the contents, the poorer the tea. If you're in a pinch and just trying to get a caffeine fix in for the day, sure, use that sad tea. But if you're looking for a more enjoyable experience, find a that has some texture. Or, better yet, go loose leaf.

You can find loose leaf at a lot of stores, but if you want LOOSE LEAF, instead of just, you know, loose leaf, try a local co-op or natural living center, or even sites like Teavana. Places like these offer organic, fair trade, loose leaf teas that play delightfully on one's pallet. You can also pick up the necessary equipment for your loose leaf, if you aren't already and avid user.  

More on that later, because right now, sleep.

1 comment:

  1. You may have already done this, but Baxter Tea is a local Maine company that offers great loose leaf and gourmet tea: