1.What is your favorite brand of tea? Why do you like it?
I like David’s Tea and Teavana teas, because I like loose leaf teas since you can use as much or as little as you want and you can customize your own blends by mixing them together. If I’m not buying loose leaf, I like Tazo and Stash because of their flavors.
2.What is your favorite flavor? What do you like about it?
I love so many teas and flavored teas, but my absolute favorite flavored tea is Tazo Organic Bramblewine. It has a delicious scent and balanced taste with just a tad of sweetness without the flavor being overpowering.
3.What is your favorite type? What does it do for you?
I usually drink a variety of teas, but the plain tea that I drink most often is green tea. It really helps with digestion especially after a meal.
4.What is your favorite night time tea? Does it help sleep?
If I drink tea before bed it is usually a white tea with mild flavor or chammomile tea for relaxation.
5.How do you prepare your tea?
Usually just plain. I don’t add anything but water and the tea.
If I’m sick I put a healthy helping of honey.
I usually boil the water in a kettle, when it whistles, I will put the tea bag or the loose leaf infuser in my mug, then pour the water over it. Depending on what type of tea I let it steep for 1-5 minutes and remove the tea.
If I want iced tea, I do the same as above with twice the amount of tea I use for hot, then after steeping, pour it over a full glass of ice.
6.Do you ever add milk?
7.How much and what kind of sugar do you use?
I don’t use any.
8. What tea brands/flavors/types do you stay away from? Why?
I don’t particularly like Tetley. I find that their tea bags open up and fall apart. Other than that, I will use a myriad of different tea. I love trying all sorts!
9. Where do you shop for your teas?
Loose leaf: Teavana, David’s tea
Tea bags: The grocery store
I actually have such a love for tea that for Christmas last year when my dad asked what I’d like, I asked for a large bamboo tea box. I have fallen in love with it! I have such a variety of teas stocked in it at all times and when I have guests they’re usually pretty impressed at my selection and can always find somethign that they’d like to drink.