Monday, April 18, 2011

Tea Tasting

Happy Monday, my friendlets!

How was your weekend? I hope that it was full of gorgeous weather and lovely treats.

Last weekend, my friend Jenna won a Tea Tasting party for herself and some friends, so I went along to taste a lovely collection of delicious teas from different parts of the world.

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The hostess explained to us the health benefits and natural healing properties of the different teas, and it just reminded me of how amazing our planet is. I love that God created little gifts for us on this planet that we can enjoy the taste of, hold social engagements around, and yet also find healing benefits from.

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I think that White Teas are my favorite.
Are you a tea drinker? What is your favorite variety of tea?

32 comments:

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

That sounds like so much fun!! I love drinking tea too - mostly green tea because it's so good for you. But I also love chamomile & jasmine :)

Almalu's Place said...

I love spicy tea!
Cinnemon tea is my fav alongside with orange and vanilla!

Kristin said...

Yes! I love tea! Harney & Sons has a wonderful cinnamon tea. It tastes like red hots -- seriously! And i cannot resist a chai tea latte whenever we're out for breakfast.

Signe said...

mmm tea :)

Nuha said...

Oh yummmm I love tea! My favorite is probably mint tea :) I drink a lot of sweet tea too, but for some reason I don't really consider that "tea" haha

Kelly J. R. said...

I love trying different teas. We have a local shop that carries over 300 different varieties of loose leaf teas! It's so hard to pick which ones to buy. My favorites are herbal teas: cinnamon plum, blood orange, and absolute cran to name a few.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i'm a huge tea fan! probably having very english parents helps with that. so fun to have a party to try different kinds. i love green tea the most!

LBB said...

how fun! I love tea also...and white peony is my very favorite, as well as green jasmine and good old chamomile at night!

CM said...

my favorites...

jasmine blooming teas
pu erh
genmaicha
sencha

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

i love spicy tea!!

Alejandra said...

I'm also a white tea fan! I love mine milky and sweet. There is a wonderful pear white tea that I'm a bit obsessed with--it's seriously good.

AW said...

awesome
3yesha

Dancing Branflake said...

I love herbal teas. Mint is my favorite. Your blog posts are always such a treat. Thank you!

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

your friend won a tea tasting party?! that's amazing! i am love with any kind of herbal tea! i love green tea especially. black tea is my least favorite! hope you are well dionne :)
j.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I love tea. (Tetley - British Blend) with a little milk. My husband brings me a cup every morning, while I am still in bed. And we always enjoy a cup together, after dinner.

Wish you could pop in for a cup.

Fondly,
Glenda

Sey said...

I've been to tea this past few months and so far I love them all.

the southern hostess said...

Tea always makes me feel fancy and girly. What a cool thing to win!

ChallenCharms said...

Sounds lovely. I can't go past a good English breakfast tea and have recently discovered how wonderful a cold Turkish Apple tea is to share on a hot day amongst friends.

MICHELLE said...

I'm all about rooibos. And I just get it at Trader Joe's, to keep things simple. And cheap. :)

Jess said...

Yum! Where did you end up doing the tasting? I love white tea and herbal tea. Hubby and I actually make our own "sick" tea which is Mint, Orange and Chamomile and it's tasty!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

What a wonderful way to learn about tea! I don't know much, besides that of all the teas I've tried so far, rooibos is my favorite (particularly Mighty Tea's African Nectar). My weekend was actually filled with several cups of tea and some sunshine. Both calm me down so. Happy Monday, my dear!

Dash said...

my favourite tea is definitely peppermint tea! pair it with some almond biscotti, and a book, i have my perfect day:)

Heather said...

I love tea! I've been trying to be healthier these days and switching to tea is one of those ways! (Of course, I have yet to give up coffee completely ;) )
Basic English tea is my absolute favorite, followed by Passion from Starbucks. Completely different teas, I know, but that's me! A walking contradiction.... :P

All Things Photography said...

Hi Jess, We did the tea tasting at The Path of Tea in Houston, Tx. It was quite lovely, drinking tea has always been one of my favorite past times and I was honored as always to share it with some of my lovely girlfriends :)

Bethany Dirksen said...

You know, I don't think I've ever had a white tea. Now I really want to go find some.

I love simple black teas...which means I also love chai!

Phoenix said...

I've never had White Tea, maybe I should try it. I can only do caffeine in tiny doses, though, otherwise I become a giant spaz (and my stomach hurts) so I would say I'm more of a root beer girl than tea. Hah! Do they have root beer tasting parties?!

ag. said...

Oh I absolutely love tea! I would love to go to a tasting to learn more about it. Chai tea is my fave!

Notes from Holly St. said...

i loove the idea of a tea tasting! i generally love black teas like English breakfast or ceylon but i do enjoy the occasional jasmine green tea too. so flowery and delicious!

Tender Branson said...

There's this really yummy pumpkin tea that I get at our local tea lounge every October. That and coca tea are the only two I like.

lark + linen said...

ahh, that's such a fun idea. I'm totally going to have to throw a tea party for my friends and I.

ps,random & unrelated, but do you have twitter?

Becka Robinson said...

Jasmine tea from the asian market is my favorite. With just a tiny bit of honey for sweetness. It's soooooo good.

theeclecticlife said...

I WISH I liked tea, but I don't. My husband makes fun of me saying I'm not Texan because I don't like sweet tea or any tea and I'm not very good at being Asian because I don't like green tea.