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!
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 aLondon 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.
Last week on a rainy Monday I walked into Tealish for the second time to check out some of their fruitier blends. Oh man this place is great, I love again the cozy atmosphere that wraps you up in a blanket. It is also cool to be a customer in a tea store as most often I am usually behind the counter making tea for people at Davids. Smelling all the teas does not get old. I love it.
I picked out a delicious coconut oolong to drink and bough two packets of tea as follows;
1. Razmintazz: a herbal tea with peppermint, giant raspberries, chamomile, apple and hibiscus. The Tealish girl sold it to me by saying it tastes like pop rocks. Yum! Even though I don’t get that pop rocks taste when I drink it, it still satisfies my palate completely. It’s so refreshingly fruity with a pop! of mint.
2. Rainbow Rooibos: what a great fruity rooibos with pomegranates, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple and rosebuds. Not overly fruity as you would expect with so many flavours and that’s what I love about it.
I need to have a tea party soon so I can share all these great teas with my friends. Look at these dinosaurs just enjoying their tea. The little guy being the hostess:)
Yellows, oranges, leaves, pie, scarves, sweaters, cinnamon, apples and pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin! Fall is coming! Are you excited?
A sweater is always needed just in case, scarves are coming out to warm those exposed necks and tea is essential for keeping those hands warm when you refuse to wear your mittens until there is snow on the ground. My favourite flavours that get me ready for fall are pumpkin…and cinnamon. Fall is also my favourite time to drink tea because it is getting a little bit chillier and you need that extra liquid to keep your insides warm and toasty. New flavours of tea including mint, chocolate, cinnamon and pumpkin are coming out of hiding to join the scarf-wearing fall frenzy. It is so exciting! I’m all warm inside just thinking about it, mmmm mmm!
I was walking around the mall the other day itching for a drink of some sorts and I came across a great sign next to Second Cup. PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE, PUMPKIN SPICE CHILLER and PUMPKIN ROOIBOS TEA. I bet you can guess which one I ordered when I walked into the store.
It was really tasty! I am not a frequent Second Cup visitor as it is not usually my first choice for beverages. I am also strictly a tea drinker and don’t usually stray over to the coffee side very often and I always think of strange coffee drinks when I see Second Cup. But I was drawn in with the promise of pumpkin in my cup, so how could I resist?
And rooibos! Who knew Second Cup would carry a rooibos tea? It was lovely and the perfect pumpkin piquant if you’re not feeling anything caffeinated because rooibos is completely caffeine free! Enjoy this tea with any pumpkin infused pastry, muffin or scone, I had a delicious pumpkin scone from Starbucks today! mmm pumpkin!