Drinking tea is more about an experience than anything else. Do the above benefits ride along with each cup? You bet your teapot they do, but take the Crazy Tea Chick’s word for it, tea is more than a beautiful drink… it’s a beautiful experience.
So, with that in mind, ask yourself, “Am I allowing myself to have as many varied experiences that tea would allow me to have or am I having the same limited experiences I’m permitting myself to have?”
Tough question. After all, we are pretty much creatures of habit, aren’t we? Most of us order the same drinks each time at Starbucks (for me, it’s a Chai Tea Latte if it’s cold and a Green Tea Frapp if it’s hot). We generally favor the same restaurants and often even order the same meal each time.
Creatures. Of. Habit.
When it comes to brewing and enjoying tea, however, there are simply too many delicious options to pin yourself down to the same old tea each and every time. You could conceivably have a different type of tea each morning for an entire month, while enjoying a different one each evening.
I’ve been enjoying (understatement of all understatements) Firepot Nomadic Teas and have fallen completely in love with the complexities and personalities of each of the different teas. Even after a lifetime of obsessing over tea, I’m still learning about different kinds of tea, different steeping preferences of individual teas, and (most importantly) the different experiences each tea creates.
I enjoy a hot cup of green tea or herbal tea most in the evening – when my tea cup and I are bringing the day to a close. It’s relaxing, peaceful, and downright cozy.
When it comes to the day’s early hours, I prefer cups of tea with more energy and pizzazz – Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Firepot Breakfast Tea, etc. Teas that serve as rally cries for my get up and go.
These are the teas I turn to right up to suppertime. I’ve found a new favorite that I’ve thrown into the mix and you see it pictured here. This beautiful tea is Firepot Nomadic Tea’s Italian Grey Black Tea and he’s quite special.
Earl Grey tea has always struck me as an especially wonderful tea. There’s a hint of a peppery flavor that, if we’re being honest, I kinda live for.
Having said that, until I tried Firepot’s Italian Earl Grey Black Tea, I’d never been able to bring myself to drinking it black. I’d always mix it with warm milk and a little sugar and drink it as a type of Chai Tea Latte… without the Chai.
If you’ve never had an Earl Grey tea made this way, do it.. it’s spectacular.
However, I knew I’d be reviewing the Italian Earl Grey Black Tea, so I wanted to try it both in a latte and black. After the first sip, I realized that I had no idea Earl Grey tea could be so completely and utterly delicious on its own without its co-stars milk and sugar.
Fact is, Firepot Italian Earl Grey Tea doesn’t need a supporting cast. It’s a beautiful tea experience all by itself.
If you’re accustomed to pretty much the same old tea (methods of brewing, types of tea, brands of tea…), do yourself a huge favor and open up a whole new world of possibili -teas…
I whole-heartedly recommend any and all of the Firepot Nomadic Teas – and this wonderful Italian Earl Grey should be one of the first you try. It makes a fantastic cup of tea, all on its own but it also makes the best Earl Grey Latte I’ve ever had.
You’ll be seeing plenty more Firepot reviews here on Crazy Tea Chick soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out the ones I’ve done to date: