Wednesday, April 29, 2009

taking time for tea

tea, i love it! whites, greens, blacks, oolongs, rooibos, herbals, mates, you name them, i love them all. i love tea at any time of the day, morning, noon and night. i love what health benefits come along with tea, polyphenols for cancer prevention, good for lowering cholesterol and increasing your metabolism to name a few. i also love the process of making tea, it's simple, methodical and relaxing.

i thought i would share with you my tea ritual. this time i made teavana's jasmine dragon phoenix pearls scented green tea. if you like jasmine green tea, it is wonderful. the best part is that it can be infused a couple of times so you really get your monies worth.


measure out the tea

add hot water

wait for brewing (love watching the unfurling of the tea)

the teavana perfect tea maker sits right on top of my mug to dispense

aaahh, ready to enjoy


do you have a tea ritual? if so, please share.

photos by moi

10 comments:

erin said...

mmm. i like loose tea too. i use a little tea ball. hmm...i realize i don't know the proper name of the little sucker! but it works great for me!

Kiki said...

Of course you would be a tea drinker! We just find more and more in common all the time. :-)

In my tea ritual, I like to take a nice deep sniff of the tea before I measure it out. This is especially good for chai made with big chunks of spices, but it also works for fragrant herbals in teabags too. I find it makes the scent and taste of the brewed tea much clearer, when you already have it "in your nose," as it were.

Thanks for sharing your tea ritual!

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Mandy said...

I LOVE tea! I have never seen these "Pearls" before, but am going to have to search for some! Thanks for coming by my blog! I really like yours too.
M

Revisionista said...

it was relaxing just to read this post ~~it's too hot for tea in my part of the world, so maybe i can start a sweet tea ritual for the hot days ahead :)

Carolyn said...

YOU are a COMPLETE DOLL! Merci for the adorable e-card!!

Ally -- Onyx & Alabaster said...

I love Teavana's Rose Garden Rooibos, but it actually knocks me out cold, like I've been slipped a mickey or something. I call it my "roofie tea!" Lately, I have been drinking Tazo's African Red Bush, and it's lovely. I don't really have a ritual, although I suspect that forgetting about your boiling kettle and then making a mad dash to the kitchen may count for something.

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Naturally Jules said...

Wow, I've never seen the teavana. Very interesting! I don't really have a ritual, but perhaps I should develope one.

pezywvu said...

I bought Quentin the IngenuiTEA maker, similar to the one you have there, from this site:

http://www.adagio.com/