Wednesday, November 2, 2011
FrugaliTEA Experiment: Expensive Tea vs. Cheap Tea. Fight!
I was feeling down for a couple of weeks. I couldn't put my finger on it until I prepared some Earl Grey tea. After the tea, my depression instantly lifted. Revitalized, I cleaned the whole house, then crafted nonstop. My depression was Tea Withdrawal! A real disease for the tea obsessed.
I love tea so much that I think I'm more excited about serving quality tea at my Thrift Core Shop than anything else! I refilled my tea stock yesterday when I realized Teavana restocked Genmaicha. A staple "poor man's tea." I figured it was the type of tea no one could "get wrong." The brown bits you see are pieces of toasted brown rice and the white bits are popped rice; genmaicha is nutty, brothy, light-bodied tea. So delicious in fall, or anytime!
The Taste Test: Using the same amount of tea and water, I brewed my tea. At first, they tasted identical. After a few more tastings I determined I like the cheap tea a little bit better. As you can see, you get way more tea for your money with the economical tea. If you're a genmaicha fan, get the cheap stuff!
Ah, warm tea with my friends gathered as we craft up a storm for the holidays. Sounds like heaven! What's your favorite cold weather warm treat? What's your favorite tea?