Smells like home. This + a splash of milk and I’m good to go on rushed mornings. I depend on it quite a bit.
I have a lot to learn about tea. So far, I know that I love drinking it. Black tea with milk to wake me up in the morning, endless cups of green tea at Chinese restaurants with friends in the evening, spiced tea with sugar for an indulgence, herbal tea with honey to calm me down…TEA!
likes: vanilla, cinnamon, spices
less-liked: fruity teas, artificial additives (although I might be okay if I don’t know about them? I don’t know yet).
I’d like to blend my own tea someday, with essential oils and good quality plain tea and the like. The idea of my own earl grey or monk’s blend is really enticing.
That being said, I can’t differentiate between Ceylon and Darjeeling and Assam (I just drink “black” tea), so, like I said, I have a lot to learn. But you bet your ass the day will come when I will have my own Ceylon, and bergamot essential oil, and vanilla bean, and dried rosebuds, and I will made a tea and I will DRINK IT. I’ve already got half that list of ingredients in my cupboard.