Coffee makes me jittery, unfortunately, but this gives me more chances to try different teas! I started becoming interested in hot tea when I had it for the first time in Russia in 2005. When I would try to make it at home, however, I'd always do it wrong and the tea would taste bitter. I visited England in 2010 and learned what I'd been doing wrong. Use boiling water for the tea, and don't let it steep too long!
I've gotten a bit better, and I've even collected a few favorites! I like green tea, chamomile, and chai the best. I like to make my chai extra special by putting in some French vanilla creamer. Yum.
Have you heard of David's Tea? It's a website that sells loose leaf teas that look just divine. Check these out!
|Glitter and Gold :: $7.50|
Chinese black tea, sugar crystals, , vanilla, orange peel, cloves, natural and artificial flavouring
|Bollywood Chai :: $7.50|
Black tea, , ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, pink peppercorns, natural ginger, vanilla and cinnamon flavouring
|Birthday Cake :: $7.00|
Red and green rooibos, honeybush, , , natural and artificial flavoring
Those teas look pretty dang exciting, no? I think Glitter and Gold looks so enchanting! But I don't want to spend that much on tea, so when I saw a facebook friend mention Angelina's Teas, I hopped on their website to comparison shop, and I was elated with what I found! Not only do they have a gazillion mouth watering, adventurous, and ingenious options, but they're sold at amazing prices!! Besides the fancy blooming teas and tea pearls, I think they're all under $4, and most are under $3!!
Really, there are tons of flavors to choose from, but I'll list some of my favorites here, just for fun.
Buttered Rum Tea | Caramel Cherry Cheesecake Tea | Caramel Tea | Chocolate Delight | Chocolate Orange Tea | Cinnamon Orange Spice | Chocolate Mint Tea | Island Coconut Tea | Maple Tea | Mulled Spice Tea | Noel Christmas Black Tea | Peaches n' Cream Tea | Pumpkin Spice Tea | Vanilla and Cinnamon Tea | Vanilla Cream Tea | White Chocolate Mousse Tea
Vanilla Chai | Night of the Iguana Chai | Coconut Chai Black Tea | Cochin Masala Chai | Indian Mocha Chai | Kama Sutra Chai (unashamedly curious)
Like I mentioned earlier, Angela's also has beautiful flowering teas. They're fascinating to watch and luxurious to drink. Here's a small picture of one!
So what do you think!? What hot drinks do you like?