Last time I reviewed tea it was by Tea Total, and I do believe - I have found a new favourite brand in which to explore: t Leaf T.
They have their shop in Manners street, Wellington; which I seem to visit every time I am down there for work or friend-hanging, and carry a delightful selection (quite beautifully displayed, also).
Last time I tried to go was the Friday earthquake a couple weeks back, which shut shops and stuck me on a bus for 2 hours, from the airport conference centre to Lower Hutt. Yuck.
Anyway, my purchase list of tea for The Mother, The Grandmother and myself was postponed and internet ordered once I got home.
We tried the White Rose first, and dry; is gorgeous:
(the drained brew looks like baby skin shavings. Gross!).
My tea leaves - I like fermented.
The earl grey blue flower is a keeper, and I love the Christmas tea - nice and spicy warm. I had forgotten until I brewed a pot, but I had tried the Chrissie one before - a couple of winters ago at my dear Crazy One's old house. It evoked quite the set of memories. I shall try the Monk's blend within the next few weeks.
Funnily enough The BigSib got The Grandmother hooked on Jasmine tea, however - she thought it was pure Jasmine flowers and every shop-keep since has told her they don't stock it. I checked the old packet and it was actually a very normal green tea/jasmine blend. She was quite shocked to discover that she had, firstly, been drinking a green tea, and secondly - that she had been enjoying it. Oh the delights of misdirection.
Gosh I love tea.