If you’ve been reading Relishments for more than a week or so, you’re probably aware that I have a bit of an obsession with tea. Tea is absolutely my beverage of choice. It’s nice when the blogs I read fuel that love.
This week there was a story in the news about a woman who lost her teeth due to her overconsumption of tea. Initially, I was sort of freaked out because I can consume a decent amount of tea in a day. At the same time, I knew there had to be more to the story. Katrina from Tea Pages did a little more digging and provided some details to put my mind at ease.
Still, tea can be a little confusing. This week Offbeat Home and Life had a post featuring tips for getting started with loose leaf tea, along with some useful comments and product suggestions.
Food Republic has a brief explanation of what white tea is (besides delicious).
This post from Serious Eats about afternoon tea in London made me want to plan a visit ASAP.
A recent study in Japan showed that drinking green tea can cut stroke risk. I love when studies confirm my habits. There’s also some research about whether dunking cookies in tea makes them taste better which, once again, just makes me want to go to England.
If you want to get more creative with tea, try Tippling With Tea: 3 Tea-Based Cocktails to Make at Home from Serious Eats or Honey Chamomile Soda from Joy the Baker. I actually have plans to make that soda happen this weekend, but we’ll see.
I’m jealouse of your tea stash Emily! Glad to see, I’m not the only tea addict around. I’ve never tried white tea though. I’ll definitely give it a whirl. Our local flea market has a good loose leaf tea vendor, but it’s been awhile since I’ve bought any. There’s definitely tons of options with loose leaf, but sometimes it’s much easier for me to just throw a tea bag in a mug instead of getting out my loose leaf contraption and trying not to make a mess. I think we need to exchange our favorite teas? You in? Be blessed, Kristin
Honestly, this picture is a little outdated. Our tea stash is not that awesome at the moment, but we’re about to restock.
I would gladly exchange tea with you–and it turns out the Healthy Living Blogs just announced their spring tea swap (http://healthylivingblogs.com/2013/04/tea-exchange-spring-2013/).
If your loose leaf tea contraption is giving you a hard time, try these tea filters: http://www.amazon.com/Finum-100-Filters-Large-Brown/dp/B000KDW9MO/