September 05, 2015

Tea for Me

I drink a lot of tea. A LOT. 
When it's winter and it's really cold outside, there's nothing better than a hot cup of tea to make you feel better. In summer, I like to drink it cold during the day and warm at night, even when the weather is still really hot. I drink plenty when I'm reading books, revising or just typing on my computer's keyboard (as I'm writing this, I'm drinking some special tea that I just bought and I am about to describe later on). 
I like to try different teas all the time, although if I had to choose I'd say my favourite is green tea.
My collection of teas and infusions keeps growing, at the moment I have some that taste like cinnamon, some fruity teas, some Yorkshire tea and green teas from many different brands and places. I also collect lots of mugs, the bigger the better.


Last week I was on holiday with my parents in Italy, and we visited a nice town called Jesi, where my mum spotted a tiny tea shop called Cose di Tè. We decided to go in there to look at the cups and mugs and smell some nice dried leaves. They had a wall covered in jars that contained dozens of infusions, and the lady that worked there let us smell many different infusions and told us everything we needed to know about each of them. I chose two teas for myself, both green teas with a twist.

The first one I picked up is called Merenda in Campagna (also called Picnic Tea) and contains, along with green tea leaves, some dried strawberries, peaches and pineapples. It smells like a sunny day, sweet and warm, and as I'm drinking it now I can tell that the flavour as you drink it is just as nice. Not too strong, you can still taste green tea but it's a bit sweeter and fruity.


The second one I got is quite similar, it's called Sunny Day and is green tea mixed with strawberries, blueberries and melon. The scent definitely reminds of wild berries, and it makes sense, considering there are blueberries in it.


The nice thing about this sort of infusions is that when you look at them you can still see some bits of fruits here and there, as they're not powdered like teas stored in tea bags, and I find that really nice.

Unfortunately, this shop is really far from where I live, but I found out there is an online shop of the same brand and it's possible to purchase tea online, therefore I'm sure I'll get to try more of them.
If you are interested in teas, you can find the website here: www.cosedite.it
My favourite page on their website is called 'Tea Recipes' and explains different ways to use tea in the kitchen.
They also organise events, tea schools and other exciting things, and I'm looking forward to finding out more about that and possibly find some similar events in my area.


What about you?
Where do you buy your teas?
What's your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by,
Marti xx

2 comments:

  1. Wow! This is brilliant and very interesting indeed.
    The pictures are beautiful and I'm convinced that I should be trying different types of teas rather than just sticking with the traditional English, Green and Ginger teas I usually have.

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    1. Thank you! Let me know if you try something new, I'm always curious to get to know different brands and qualities :)

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