Mister Earl

Why are you so popular? classic? and smooth?  You know just how to woo the ladies…and gentlemen.  Oozing with bergamot flavour.  Floral with a citrus kick.  A dash of milk, a spoon of honey.  Don’t forget to let him cool down before you decide to kiss his lips!

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I was never a huge fan of earl grey tea.  As a young girl I grew up drinking orange pekoe out of small floral painted tea cups.  In University I drank Love Tea #7, a dark chocolate strawberry flavoured black tea.  Those are only a few of my (almost possibly earl grey) black tea experiences.  Earl grey was something I ordered from Starbucks as a latte, otherwise known as a London Fog.  Earl was too typical, too regular.  I was working at Davidstea where I could drink any flavour I wanted.  I was cool without Earl.

Can you guess what I love to drink every morning now?  With a dash of milk and a spoon of honey?

You got it.  2014 was the year Mister Earl Grey and I started a love affair.

Here are my two favourite earl grey blends to drink on the regular.

1. Earl Green Cream from Tealish.  A green tea blend with bergamot and vanilla.  I am definitely a vanilla girl.  Not too sweet, a bit on the creamy side with a warm but light flavour. Yum.

2. Earl Grey Rooibos from Davidstea.  This one is awesome because it is caffeine free!  I tend to go on caffeine free detoxes every now and then when I feel as though I’ve been buzzing around a bit too much.  Earl Grey Rooibos lets me have that floral earl grey taste without the caffeine and that makes a girl real happy when she just wants a cup of sweet tea in the morning minus the buzz.  Yes you can have this one at night too, but I tend to wake up with earl grey syndrome rather than night cap it.

How do you like your Earl Grey?

 

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Top 5 Get Well Teas

It’s been a crazy month of sickness for me.  Coughing, congestion, sore throat, headaches and fatigue.  With all the Cold FX and oil of oregano I have been consuming I should be super woman by now! But apparently my immune system is not as strong as I thought and maybe I forgot to wear my scarf a few times and have stayed up late looking at tea blogs… Whatever the case may be I have become sick for the second or third time this season.  So it is time for a top five get well tea list to help those of you who have been dragged into the sick pool as well.

Top 5 Get Well Teas:

1) David’s Tea Cold 911

The eucalyptus helps relieve congestion.  You can steam this tea in the shower and breathe it in as well as drinking it.

2) David’s Tea Bravissimo

The licorice root in this tea soothes and coats your throat when those dry coughs get irritating.

3) Yogi Tea Echinacea Immune Support

Echinacea is known for boosting the immune system and that is just what is failing us in times of sickness.

4) My own herbal remedy of fenugreek seeds [with honey and lemon]

Fenugreek nourishes the body, soothes the stomach and can aid the respiratory system.  Mix the seeds with another tea or just with lemon and honey for a sweet tisane.

5) David’s Tea Ginseng Oolong

Gin-sing! Fun to say isn’t it?  Ginseng is also an immune booster and sweet on the throat, just what you need when you do not want to get out of bed in the morning.

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