When I first got into tea I went a little crazy and got a lot of different flavours and types, and often I didn't get quality leaves and brewed many things for the wrong duration at the wrong temperature. As I have learned more about tea and what makes a good and bad cup I have narrowed my selection to a few fundamental quality staples. I often will get one or two other teas to try and sometimes my staples evolve over time, but these are my go to brews.
I was given these beauful peach and jasmine buddha balls by my thoughtful sister in law earlier this year and after a long and busy week decided to wind down and enjoy one. I like to set time aside for brewing specialty teas, to watch, enjoy and ensure the brew is celebrated to its full extent.
Watch the unravelling journey of this floral buddha ball from its tightly woven cluster to the full blossoming loose leaves steeped in an infusion...
Tea is a way I keep calm and mindfulness incorporated into my day. Brewing a cup is a small opportunity to take a breath and enjoy the moment, or just take a break from the craziness of my attempts to 'adult'. I recently gathered a lovely new haul of teas which I have been enjoying adding to my daily routine. It's been nice to switch things up and make some changes away from my usual choices. So I thought I'd share with you my favourites from my latest selection.