|Clockwise from top left: Camomile flowers, Rooibos creme caramel, Lemon & ginger, Chai, |
Spiced winter red, Rose tea, Earl grey and Spiced chai.
As you can tell I'm a teapigs fan though and though, with the occasional sprinkling of whittards (mostly because they're a cheaper option!) My top tea's at the moment are Earl Grey (Captain Picard style, for any star trek fans!) and chai, oh how I love the cinnamony goodness in latte form!
I like to think of my self as a bit of a tea connoisseur, I try every one I can get my hands on from silver tips & Darjeeling to lapsang souchong. The best odd one I've had has got to be teapigs popcorn, It sounds weird but the taste is so addictive, it does taste like popcorn! almost like rice cakes too, but very moorish indeed.
If I was going to recommend one for the tea tasting rookie I'd say start at plain rooibos and work your way up, personally I like to taste the base flavour of a tea before I try it with embellishments such as creme caramel or chocolate flake black, that way you know what it should taste like and can fairly judge variations, but to be honest, if you love tea, it doesn't really matter!
What's your favourite tea, or are you more of a coffee person? or do you hate hot drinks all together? do tell!