Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Gracious Hospitalitea

The topic of the week at Gracious Hospitalitea was to discuss which color tea is our favorite.

This year I have been on a journey to discover tea. I have had a lot of fun trying them all; herb, green, red, white and black. The varities that are available are endless. But, I have to admit that black tea is for me! I think that because I have been a coffee drinker all my life, I prefer a stonger tasting tea.

Twinings Lady Grey is my favorite. I like the Earls too. Bigelow English Breakfast, Constant Comment and good old, dependable Lipton can also be found in my favorites collection. I like to drink my tea plain, I don't add milk or sugar.

For awhile, I was on a ginger kick. I liked Eastern Shore Ginger Pear and Tazo Green Ginger. I have not found a white tea that I like yet. I think I like red rooibos, but have found there to be a great variation in it. I recently discovered that Barnes & Noble sells Harney Tea. I found the African Autumn red tea to be nice. Also, Rooibos Sweetheart Blend by SBS Teas was decent. I have come across a some nice herbals too. Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer is a good one. I am still trying to find a fairly affordable chocolate tea that I like.

11 comments:

marye said...

Mmm..the ginger pear sounds nice. :)

Bonita said...

I can tell from that top photo that you can I could be great friends! It looks just like my tea stash! All the same favorites!

I stopped by via that tea blog-a-thon and WILL be back!

Steph said...

Have you branched out into loose teas at all? That will open another entire world of teas for you! Enjoy this adventure!

Millie said...

I see you like Lady Grey too! So do I.
Millie

bigelow tea said...

Glad to see you love your Bigelow Tea along with the rest!

Have a great weekend!

Valorie for Bigelow Tea

Traci said...

I'm like you, and have found that I prefer black teas over the others, but I just have not developed a taste for Earl Grey.... the only tea I've found a strong dislike for, actually :( I'll keep checking for suggestions on things to try! :)

Grace Yaskovic said...

love Lady Grey nice to see others do too

moosehammer said...

I enjoyed reading about your 'tea journey'. You have tried some yummy teas over the past year. They all sound delicious! I also love pear-ginger tea (and anything ginger). Have you tried the ginger beverage that comes in packets (one per cup) where the ginger is dried and blended with honey. You just add hot water and it melds into a wonderful hot drink. I simply LOVE it! Also, I understand your adjustment to white tea. I actually quite like it, but find that I must use the sweet herb stevia in it to sweeten rather than sugar, as sugar masks too much of the flavor. Thanks for a great post!

LaTeaDah

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice post! The Sweetheart Blend sounds interesting!

Katherine

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I just learned about chocolate tea in a blog ahead of yours on La Tea Dah's list. Very intriguing! If you find one that you enjoy, please let me know!

Yes, I agree, we coffee drinkers really prefer the stronger teas. ;D

Charli and me said...

Your tea choices look wonderful. Loved your post. Looked back on your blog. Your dogs are precious. Thanks for sharing.