Spices and Loose Leaf Tea

Oh my gosh, I don’t even know where to begin! Spices get me really excited, but when you mix them with tea, I get tingly all over.  Loose Leaf Tea is my passion, great tea is my thing!

The difference in taste of full leaf tea is not even comparable to the tea you’re used to in the bags at the grocery store. When you add different spices and herbs, your teas get elevated to a whole new level! By adding different spices, teas can can transport you to another place any time of day. Awesome stress reliever!

I have always referred to myself as a tea snob. When I discovered loose leaf tea, it was a ground breaking moment for me.

You can get so many different flavors and they make great gifts too. You can buy different teas and mix them yourself to create your own blend.

This is the best loose leaf tea online. I can’t say enough, if you truly love a good cup of tea, this is the place to get it!

If the only tea you’ve had is the stuff from the grocery store in a bag, then you are in for a great surprise! The tea used for those bags is the “dust” left over after processing the whole leaf tea. Finely broken tea leaves have lost most of their essential oils and aroma. When steeped, they release more tannins than whole leaf tea, resulting in a bitter astringent flavor. With loose leaf tea, you are can be sure you are getting a better tasting cup of tea!

Tea has just enough caffeine to get you going, without the huge upswing coffee gives you.

I start my day with iced blueberry black tea,(it’s good hot too) a huge cup that I take to work everyday. I’ve been doing that for years. Weekends shine with a pot of ginger peach black tea to start the day. At night I enjoy a cup of herbal Cha-cha before bed. It’s a little minty with chamomile to help you sleep. My husband like the Foxtrot flavor. These are my regular favorite standbys, but I like to switch it

up in the afternoon or late morning with a cup of something different.

I discovered Matcha latte on a recent day in Boston while waiting to board a harbor cruise last summer. You can get super high quality Matcha at a very reasonable price here. I make lattes now with Almond Milk, a teaspoon of matcha and a 1/4 teaspoon of Monk fruit sweetener. Just add to a mason jar, add ice, shake and enjoy! It’s a delicious antioxidant pick me up with very low calories.

Whether you drink tea at work, at home, or on the go, there is an infuser for every occasion.

 

Besides the teas themselves, you can purchase awesome teaware to infuse your cups of tea. I highly recommend the Ingenuitea. This is a must have tea maker and it comes in two sizes. A single cup size that makes 2 cups and an ice tea size that makes a full pitcher! You only need a teaspoon or a tablespoon of loose leaf tea, respectively, and it always comes out clean and delicious!

You just add your tea, pour in boiling water, let steep and then place it on top of the cup of pitcher. This will cause a valve at the bottom to release and crystal-clear tea flows down, while the mesh filter retains all the leaves. Touted as one of the best infusers on the market. I love mine, I couldn’t imagine life without it!

If you like the convenience of tea bags, they are also available in triangle bags. Irish breakfast tea is a wake me up winner!

Teaware can be a fun collectible as well as a gift for all occasions.

Authentic teapots available from China are both beautiful and useful. Cups and tea making sets come in cool, giftable colors and designs. Mugs and teamakers are also available as sets with different collections of tea to suit any palate.

The company stands behind their products. Once I needed a new infuser for one of my tea pots because I couldn’t find mined, and when I asked to purchase another, they just sent me two, at no charge! WOW! I was so impressed, you just don’t find that kind of customer service anymore.

Super easy to clean and dishwasher safe. You will wonder how you got along without one.

I also use my PersonaliTEA teapot regularly on weekends. This is the only time I really have to make a pot of tea. One pot makes 2 cups, but you only need to use enough tea for one cup. I keep it hot by covering it with a towel while I drink the first cup.

Tea is there for all seasons!

When it gets cold outside I bring along a hot cup of tea in my Activitea, a double walled glass tumbler with an infuser at the top. The only downfall with this item is that it is made of glass and will break pretty easily. Been there, done that!

I hope I’ve made you curious about the world of tea.

Please try it today, you’re sure to love it as much as I do!

Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear what you think about my passion. I hope you make it yours!

 

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