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?
It's almost Chinese New Year, so I've been extra busy this week prepping for the holiday. I spent all day yesterday and most of today deep cleaning the apartment and will spend tomorrow reorganizing my closet. While I don't mind cleaning, I absolutely detest deep-cleaning my apartment since that involves moving all the furniture to get the dust bunnies under my bed and sofa, dusting then vacuuming then mopping then waxing the hardwood floors, taking apart the kitchen to clean it from top to bottom, etc. So to stay motivated and in a relatively happy mood (because is one ever actually happy when cleaning), I burn some incense, blast some music, and steep some of my favorite green tea.
So... I've already broken a new year's resolution. I've bought new tea. I know – the whole point of this blog was to review the hundreds of teas I already own. But... when DAVIDsTEA came out with a new limited edition Valentine's Day tea, I couldn't help myself! Plus, it's called Sweet Tart! How could I resist? Honestly, whenever I hear about a "limited edition" collection, I can't help but browse – especially when it's a limited tea or activewear collection. I know – I have a problem.
My parents semi-recently bought a house in the Pennsylvania suburbs. It's barely furnished, so I occasionally venture out there to help buy furniture and decorate. My brother lived there for a hot minute but has since moved out – leaving some of his tea collection, much to my delight. I love jasmine tea and I love … Continue reading Currently Steeping: Teavana’s Jasmine Oolong