Bad weather tea drinker – I drink tons, too much to count, from October till March and then when it gets hotter I will drink very little tea and only cold water will do for me. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.
- Teas -
I tend to prefer black tea, though am I always willing to try anything once. I like flavoured black teas but right now I seem to prefer green teas unflavoured.
I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but maybe I can learn… I got a weakness for floral scents – jasmine green, black rose, osmanthus white, violet tea…
I like rooibos, though not all, but I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.
I am not too dogmatic, I am even borderline heretical, regarding the loose vs bagged thing. I would rather use a teabag, bought or home filled than have a pot of tea overbrew. And hermetically sealed foil wrapping for tea bags are a great great invention.
As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres, Yumchaa and Thé-o-Dor. And Twinings tea often works just right for me.