I absolutely LOVE Earl Grey – in almost all variations. There's just something about sipping a fantastic cup of Earl Grey with a dash of honey on a somewhat warm day that just makes me extremely content. My all-time favorite Earl Grey variation is Lady Grey, which is a Twinings trademarked variation. Since Twinings took the name "Lady Grey," other companies have created similar variations with different names... which of course made me want to go out and buy them all. So when I passed the SoHo T2 Tea store, I really couldn't help myself from buying their "Girlie Grey" variation.
恭禧發財 + 新年快樂! Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year to everybody, whether you celebrate it or not. I've been busy this week prepping for the holiday, so celebrating it the last two days with my family has been quite lovely. After two days of seeing almost everybody in my extended family and calling everybody and anybody remotely related to us, I finally managed to convince my family to drive out to our relatively remote (as in you need to be able to drive) house in Pennsylvania... and will be hiding out here for the duration of the long weekend. To celebrate finally being able to relax, I've decided to steep a cup of Harney & Sons' Holiday Tea – because it's technically still a holiday weekend, right?
I first discovered rose black teas on a cold winter night – my friend was super late for dinner so I popped into the boba store next to the restaurant and had their daily special. It turned out to be this delicious rose black tea with milk and tapioca, and from then on, I've been hooked. I think I've bought so many varieties over the years that I honestly can't remember where (and when) I got (or finished) them – one of the many reasons why I've started this blog!