As a child I had a cup of tea with breakfast every morning, but I stopped after realizing the milk left a poor aftertaste in my mouth. The only other times I drank tea was when I went to really nice Chinese restaurants, but my drink of choice at the time was (ugh) Pepsi. Fast forward to 2006 and the night I was introduced to the joys of loose leaf tea by my friend Mark. Goodbye Pepsi, hello tea! My preoccupation with wanting to sample every available kind earned me the nickname Tea Diva. Now it’s about the only thing I’ll drink, save water. Long live tea!