Chicken... egg.... tea... vessel. In the global historical sense, tea had to come first. There were lots of vessels, but they couldn't call themselves tea vessels if there was no tea to fill with. In a more personal sense, tea came first, and I still don't have much in the way of teaware. My vessels are Perfect TeaMakers from Teavana... and one glass pot with a glass infuser basket. My teacups are coffee cups, mostly with Disney characters... I don't own a single traditional teacup... YET.
In my cup today... hmmm, interesting. I got called in to work at 4am, and when I returned home at 9am, I wasn't in the mood for anything hot, so I decided to try one of the custom blends I bought... this one is called Green De Menthe. So this mixes Spearmint, Citron Green, and Rooibos Vanilla.
It's ok... but I am slowly coming to realize that I am just not a Rooibos lover... and I don't think I'll be purchasing any more or including any in my own blends in the future. Its just not my thing, and I find it consistently to be a blend flavor that I wish wasn't there. I'll be taking this one to my friend LeAnn who will brew it as a hot cup and she will adore it.
Ohhhh... and I missed posting yesterday due to work, but in my cup yesterday morning was Keemun Concerto, mmmm, I love it hot in the mornings. BUT... when I got home last night, I foolishly put the rest over ice to have with dinner. Lets just say, SOME things are not meant to be iced, and this is one of them. The smoky notes were just not pleasant at all in the iced form. Blehhhhh.
Have a great TeaDay! Let's go for 150 posts today....