I’m excited to introduce you to Beverly! We share a mutual love for tea and she’s going to tell you all about it in this ‘tour de tea.’
Tea is the greatest beverage in the history of ever. It’s a rare occasion for me not to have at least one cup during the day. It’s comforting, delicious, easy to make and has many healthful qualities. Tea originated in China and is the most popular beverage in the world. Rightly so! Whether you’re drinking black, white, green, herbal or another one of the million-and-one variations, there is a tea for everyone.
I stick to herbal teas, with my favorites being peppermint, chamomile and rooibos! I love having peppermint tea when I’m feeling a little under the weather. It’s refreshing and delicious to have with some honey and milk. Chamomile is perfect for any evening when you want something calming. Again, add some honey and milk and you’ll have the perfect cup! Rooibos is my favorite tea of all. I can’t get enough of this African red bush! I love having rooibos plain and pairing it with a chocolate treat.
So how do you make the perfect cup of tea? All you really need is hot water to steep your tea of choice to perfection. For herbal teas, you should steep the tea bag for about 5 to 7 minutes. Other teas usually only need about 3 minutes. If you leave it steeping much longer, the tea can start to taste bitter. A lot of times I can stretch a single tea bag for to 2 or 3 cups!
Adding milk and a sweetener are all bells and whistles for your tea. You don’t need them, but sometimes you want that sweet and creamy cup. My favorite additions are almond milk and honey or regular white sugar. You can’t go wrong with putting more love into your tea.
After all this tea talk it’s high time I make some and snuggle in with a book. Remember, it’s always tea time!
What are you favorite teas? Do you add anything special to make the perfect cup? Share in the comments!
BEVERLY BEAN //
Bev is the writer and dreamer behind BeverlyBean.com. When not at her day job, she enjoys reading, traveling, shopping, watching YouTube, and all things J.R.R Tolkien. Bev currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and encourages everyone to visit the Midwest! She is a firm believer that hands are made for holding delicious beverages and can always be found with a cup of tea. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram where she posts all things books, tea, and lifestyle!