Tea Time

 

tea saying

I don’t know about you, but I love tea!  Hot tea, iced tea, Long Island Iced Tea!  I usually end my day with a nice hot cup of PG Tips.  Years ago when I was  in the Air Force stationed at RAF Lakenheath, England I took up the habit of drinking tea which is a national pastime.  I love it the English way, with sugar and cream… However, these days I use fat free evaporated milk and Truvia sweetener.  PG Tips is a strong, full-bodied tea.  I have friends that drink it with lemon and sugar also.

2014-07-12 14.49.32

There are so many different types of tea.  I always thought there was a different tea for every mood you could have.  Here is a list of some of the more common teas courtesy of the Teavana website at http://www.teavana.com/tea-info/types-of-tea:  (Quote)

“White Teas

White tea is the purest and least processed of all teas.  This loose leaf tea brews a light color and flavor. Find out more about white tea or shop our White Teas.

Green Teas

Green tea is the most popular type of tea, mainly because it is the beverage of choice in Asia. Some loose green teas are scented with flowers or mixed with fruits to create scented or flavored teas.  Find out more about green tea or shop our Green Teas.

Oolong Teas

Oolong tea, also known as wu long tea, is full-bodied with a flavorful fragrance and sweet aroma.  Most people commonly recognize oolong tea as the Chinese tea served in Chinese restaurants. Find out more about oolong tea or shop our Oolong Teas.

Black Teas

Black tea is the tea most people know since you likely grew up dipping tea bags of black tea in your cup (or enjoyed this tea from an iced tea pitcher in the South). Find out more about black tea or shop our Black Teas.

Herbal Teas

Herbal tea does not contain any leaves from the Camellia plant family, so it is sometimes referred to as a tisane. Herbal teas can be broken into three categories: rooibos teas, mate teas, and herbal infusions. Herbal infusions consist of pure herbs, flowers, and fruits. They can be delicious hot or iced. Find out more about herbal teas or shop our Herbal Teas.

Rooibos Teas

Rooibos tea, or red tea, is made from a South African red bush. Rooibos teas can be delicious hot or iced. Find out more about rooibos teas or shop our Rooibos Teas.

Mate Teas

Mate tea is considered the coffee lover’s favorite tea. Made from the leaves and twigs of the yerba mate plant, our My Morning Mate is a particular favorite of coffee drinkers because it tastes like coffee. Find out more about mate teas or shop our Mate Teas.

Blooming Teas

Also called artisan or flowering teas, these teas actually ‘bloom’ as they steep. They are hand tied by tea artists and often include some type of flavor or scent along with the beautiful design. These romantic teas make a great gift for your significant other! Shop our Blooming Teas.”  (Unquote)

types-of-tea-1

(7/12/14 Image from http://howbenefitstea.com/different-types-tea-explained/)

HAPPY SATURDAY!

WON’T YOU JOIN ME IN A CUP TODAY?

drinking tea-saidaonline

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
Bookmark the permalink.

6 Comments

  1. I’ve been wanting to try white tea for some time now. I usually drink iced green tea of the commercial variety. Overall, I’m a coffee drinker who’d like to reap some of the health benefits of tea. 🙂

  2. You can’t come to England without drinking tea! It is truly a beloved national tradition. I prefer mine with just a dash of milk and no sugar. It is funny how recently, so many bijou tea shops have opened where I live serving tea in china cups and saucers and cakes and scones…

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.