Friday, September 18, 2009

On Tea:

so, I'm rather obsessed with tea. mostly rooibos and white tea. I have 26 different varieties of loose tea in my kitchen, 15 of which are lined up on top of my microwave in silver-and-purple tins. I wish I had that new USB cord, so I could post a pic.

anyway, I tend to drink my tea with lots of Splenda; no milk, no lemon. and I can drink cup after cup, all day long. it's a 5-to-10 cup-a-day habit, probably the only good, healthy habit I have right now, haha!

today, I'm feeling a bit...listless...dreamy...disjointed and discombobulated. so, it's time for a list, where I don't have to think; just type. it's a rather long list, but here are my favorite teas(the aforementioned top-of-the-microwave teas):

  • Honeybush Vanilla: an herbal tea with marigold blossoms.
  • Formosa Nut Oolong: comprised of apples, pistachios, and almonds.
  • Haute Chocolate: an rooibos with cocoa nibs, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon.
  • Zingiber Ginger Coconut: another rooibos, with coconut chips, ginger, cinnamon, apple, cardamom, black pepper, and almonds.
  • Earl Grey White Tea: one of my favorites; infused with bergamot oil, and sprinkled with blue cornflower petals.
  • Sweet Lily White Tea: with apples, lemongrass, green cardamom, roses, and marigolds.
  • Rooibos Toffee: with hazelnut/sugar brittle bits, white cocoa butter, and cocoa kernels.
  • Lavender Dreams: a white tea with lavender flowers and candied violets.
  • Silver Needle: a rather pricey white tea comprised of pure, high quality white tea buds.
  • Yin Yang Dragon: a rooibos flavored with candied pineapple, mango, and papaya; cocoa bits, pink and bruised pepper, sunflower, cornflower, and mallow flower blossoms, rosebuds, and cranberries.
  • Tranquil Dream: an herbal tea with chamomile, hibiscus, orange blossoms, lemongrass, mint, citrus peels, and rosehips.
  • ChocoNut Green Tea: with almonds, white chocolate bits, macadamia and pistachio nuts, and cocoa bits.
  • Swiss Vervaine Melange: an herbal tea with apple, carrot, orange peel, ginger bits, marshmallow leaves, peppermint, candied papaya, rosebuds, raisins, mallow blossoms, passion flower petals, and peach bits.
  • Sweet Oolong Revolution: with pumpkin pieces, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, candied papaya, nutmeg, and rose petals.
  • Emerald Bamboo Forest: a white tea with bamboo leaves, apple and carrot bits, raisins, beetroot, candied pineapple and papaya, and lemon peels.

sorry, for those of you who hate lists...but I love these teas. mixing and matching, enjoying a hot cup before bed, along with a honey-flax crisp or fig-and-walnut cracker...*sigh*

tomorrow, we're off to the in-laws', for J's mother's birthday. today, I relax, and then ride my bike to the mall to fill out any job applications I can get my hands on!

Amusez-vous bien!


  1. I like Earl Grey...I'll try the Earl Gray White Tea. :)

  2. it's fantastic! check out :)

  3. Mmm, Emerald Bamboo Forrest, I like the sound of that one :) I am obsessed with teas too, but don't have as many as you do. Are all of your teas by teavana? My favorite tea is Harney and Sons Hot Cinnamon Sunset. I use flavored sweet leaf stevia most of the time but use splenda some too. All of those flavors sound really yummy though!

  4. Panda--yea, all of my teas are from Teavana--I'm addicted to their stuff :D

    and, zomg Hot Cinnamon Sunset sounds...spectacular! :p