18 November 2009

i am thankful for...

...tea!

i love tea, any and all kinds. i tend to go through phases. in college, there was a big earl grey phase, followed by the tazo awake phase {courtesy of a starbucks-employed friend who got me a major discount}. right now, i'm stuck in a jasmine green tea phase. this obsession started when my bestie introduced me to the jasmine tea at caribou coffee. an unlikely source, i know, but it is truly delicious. it smells like honeysuckle, so it's like a little bit of summer in a warm, steaming winter cup of tea. and darling summer at b is for brown sent me the nummiest citron green tea this summer in a blog swap, so that was an obsession for at least a week this summer.



i also love sweet tea {i'm from the south. duh}, but i HATE lemon in my tea. and sweet tea vodka and i already have a long and storied history together that generally involves a college football game and several hours that i can't quite remember.



and my FAVORITE is the english tradition of afternoon and/or high tea. i did my study abroad at oxford {univ college, what what!} and i just loved that every morning at 10 on the nose we took a break for tea and biscuits {and catching up on whatever shenanigans ensued the night before at the pub}. it wasn't anything fancy, but it gave a nice sense of structure and formality to the morning. and we did the fancy high tea thing several times as well, complete with scones, sandwiches, tarts, and the whole nine yards. i felt like i should be wearing a fairy princess dress and serving my samantha doll and teddy bears.
i assume all of this is part of the WASP in me, but i can't be the only person who is this obsessed with tea!? anybody else?

4 comments:

Lexilooo said...

I LOVE tea, which of course, prompted the name of my blog :)

One of my favorites is Earl Grey...

KatieSPerk said...

FIREFLY is made in my backyard! Did you know you can do a vodka tasting at the tea plantation here?

LPC said...

*raises hand* Yes. Irish Breakfast. Lapsang Souchong. Silver Needles white tea. Yum.

Alyson said...

can we please go to keswick again? will you call them? :)