Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good cup of tea. I usually buy loose leaf blends from places like Adore Tea or T2. They both have lovely ranges, from plain Assams to pretty floral blends like French Earl Grey.
For me, these teas are a little ritualistic. Made in the good pot, sat down with and enjoyed. When I have time to take the time to make it.
Sometimes though, I just need a cup of tea, and I need it now! For these moments, I usually turn to Twinings of London tea. They have a great range, and usually something to meet all of my tea moods.
Simply Tea – This is a great every day tea, but not terribly strong. But it’s good to have on hand for visitors if you don’t know exactly how they like their tea.
Traditional Afternoon – Nice and full bodied! Very smooth and is a great tonic for those days where you need a little bit ‘extra’ from your tea.
Ceylon Orange Pekoe – I only use this to make iced tea with and it’s PERFECT for the job! I’m not a big fan of it for a regular cup of tea, though. Not strong enough.
Chai – One of the best chai-in-a-bag teas. When I don’t have time to do the traditional steep in hot milk thing, this is my go to. Spicy enough to give me the kick I look for in a chai, but still quite gentle. I’d like more black pepper, but until I make my own blend, this one does just fine.
Recently, Twinings released a limited edition tea. Australian Afternoon Tea. I initially wasn’t going to bother with it, as it was limited edition, and I already had my tea bases covered. But I picked up a small box and thought I’d give it a go anyway. I’m SO glad I did! This tea is nice and full bodied and it really tastes like someone has made you TEA. (Yes, big capital letters TEA) This tea reminds me of the tea my Nanna used to make for me when we stayed over at her house.
So that’s me and my tea. I hope I’ve inspired you to try a new flavour, or revisit an old one.
Now I think about it.. I think it’s time I introduced you to Professor Elemental, and his love of the Cup of Brown Joy.
**NB: These are my own opinions. I am in no way affiliated with, or endorsed by Twinings of London. I just really like these teas.