Tea Break

What better way to spend an afternoon than with tea, home hade scones and blueberry jam?

Christmas Tea Arrived

I ordered some tea to enjoy during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. It arrived today. Wohoo!

A Cup of Earl Grey French Blue with Milk

Enjoying a cup of Earl Grey French Blue with milk while writing this. 

Not only are the tea leafs beautiful. They taste delightful you seep them in hot water for 3-5 minutes and add some warm milk. Or why be bold and take your tea straight?

Today my boldness only stretched so far as picking the darker looking Stinky cup over the blue Moomin cup.

Through the tea in the cup was everything else but stinky 🙂

Tea, Tea, Tea…

Today I missed my monthly tea ceremony. For some reason it totally slipped my mind. Too busy?

To compensate I bought some tea at the Mariage Freres in Ebisu. A box of 30 bags of Earl Grey Imperial for work, 100g of Earl Grey French Blue, and new Darjeleen (like a young wine, only better).

This blog post is mainly to start keep track of the different teas so I can pick my favorite. The Maraiage Freres Earl Grey I just finished was better than the French Blue I bought today (in my cup as I’m writing), but I don’t remember the name of it. Bummer.

Well, they only have the following Earl Grey variants at Mariage Freres so just 15 to go 🙂

  • Breakfast
  • D’or
  • Detheine
  • English
  • French Blue (just bought as leafs)
  • Grand
  • Highland
  • Imperial (just bought as tea bags)
  • (Normal)
  • Oolong
  • Provence
  • Pu-Erh
  • Roi Des
  • Rouge
  • Sencha
  • Silver Tips
  • Smoky

So currently my rating is:

  1. [Unknown] Earl Grey
  2. Earl Grey French Blue

Stay tuned for Top 10 to crystallize 😉