Mug Monday & Tea Talk

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Glass tea cup

Book

The Brother´s Grimm Fairy tales

 

Happy Mug Monday! ( okay, fine. Happy belated Mug Monday )

For years I´ve been listening to my friends rave about tea.

“The health benefits!”

“It´s better than coffee.”

“There´s nothing better than having a cup of tea while reading a good book.”

 

 

I have no doubt that tea has great health benefits. And, I´m sure it´s better than coffee, too ( although, I wouldn´t know. I don´t drink coffee ). But the point about tea and books being a fab combo? That, I wasn´t so sure about.

The truth is- Tea never did anything special for me. Which led to me being a non tea drinker.

Even my best friend, Mirjam, who also happily considers herself to be a tea nazi, tried to convince me about the perks of tea. ( I said she´s my best friend. I didn´t say we always share the same sense of humor )

“Come on over tomorrow and I´ll make you the perfect tea.“, she said. So, I went to her house the next day and tried her tea. Mind you, I never tried black tea before. It always had an odd smell to me but she promised me she´d be careful and teach me how to “water” my tea down with milk and sugar.

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Mirjam & Morgana´s Afternoon Tea Party

An hour and 1 cup of black tea later I ran home with massive stomach cramps. To this day I´m convinced she wanted to poison me with her version of the perfect black tea.

After that fateful day I decided to never drink anything tea – ish ever again.

Until a new tea shop opened in the nearby village.

While I´m anti – tea, my daughters….aren´t. Both love their fruit tea ( a blend of forest berries and green tea ).

Anyway- My oldest spotted the new tea shop and before I was able to protest she was already inside the shop, looking around. Just my luck.

To make a long story short, I spent half a fortune on 6 different loose teas.

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My senses were clouded by a wonderful mixture of fruity / herbal smells, plus the tea lady gave me a full-blown lecture on ingredients and benefits and water temperature and and and…. I had no other choice but to cave.

Here are the blends my daughters picked.

 

Eve & Lillian´s Tea

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White Peach

( Apple, pineapple, rose hip, peach, lemon, rose blossom, Columbian blossom )

Berry Power

( Apple, rose hip, white hibiscus, chokeberry, blueberry, Columbian blossom )

Peach Garden

(Apple, hibiscus, rose hip, peach, redbush, rose blossom, cinnamon )

Pina Colada

( Coconut, pineapple, passionfruit, blackberries, lemon, rose blossoms, orange )

Hibiscus

( cranberries, hibiscus, lemon, cinnamon, rooibos )

 

The stuff I bought isn´t even worth mentioning but I´ll still add my pathetic Peppermint and Chamomile loose tea, just for good measure. Oh, and the chocolate powder, as they had a new blend of cocoa from Spain. How can I resist a new brand of cocoa?

 

The Sum Up

I dared myself to try some of my daughter´s tea. Pina Colada spoke to me in my dark moment and… to tell you the truth? I didn´t suffer from stomach cramps! In fact- I actually like the fruity tea version of my favorite cocktail.

The spanish cocoa wasn´t for me, though.

I most definitely haven´t been turned into a tea drinker but thanks to my daughters I have a new-found appreciation for the subtle tasty water.

Do I think books and tea go hand in hand? After my pina colada tea, I´d say yes.

 

I´m pretty sure most of you aren´t like me and have already been drinking tea for the last few decades so my question is:

What kind of tea do you drink? What blends do you prefer? 

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Much love,

Morgana ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Mug Monday & Tea Talk

  1. I’m very basic with my tea. Just have English tea with milk and sugar 😛 sweet but delicious 😀 I like green tea occasionally though 🙂

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      1. Yeah 😛 it’s stuff like PG tips, Tetley Tea, Yorkshire Tea, and all of that kind of tea bags 😛

        Green tea is nice. I have to be in the mood for it though, personally 🙂

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  2. I’m a coffee drinker, however when I do drink tea it’s the lipton bagged stuff from the store lol. I tried I really have but everything usually makes me gag. It’s sad because my BFF loves tea… and I just can’t.

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  3. I think it is no secret as to where I stand with tea haha 💕 The hibiscus blends are among some of my favorite. Although Eark Grey will always be my morning go to. I do prefer loose leaf purchases from tea shops, but it adds up! We won’t talk about my current tea stash. It is embarrassingly large.

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  4. You poor thing! 😉 I’m a coffee fiend but I do like tea as well. If I need something strong I’ll go with a straight forward black tea like English breakfast. But for more relaxed times, I like any kind of nut and berry blend.

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