Cup of Tea Anyone?

After years of being a die-hard coffee drinker, I find myself more frequently enjoying tea these days than coffee. I still drink coffee when I’m away from the house but for the most part, at home I drink tea. Not tea brewed from tea bags but tea brewed from loose tea. Personally, I wouldn’t thank you for bag tea, which is why I don’t usually order tea when I’m out anywhere. I’ve become quite attached to the richness and variety of the flavours of tea that are out there. Tea bags have a reputation for being lessor quality tea, which explains why I never acquired a taste for it when I was younger. My mother drank it on a regular basis and tried to get us kids into it but I just couldn’t see the draw. There are decaffeinated teas on the market. Having learned that the United States has approved both the use of carbon dioxide and ethyl acetate in the process of removing caffeine from black tea, I’ll have the caffeine thank you very much. I’ve discovered that seeking out tea shoppes can be rather fun. Each tea shoppe has its’ own unique flavoured blends of tea in addition to the many kinds of tea available. Exploring the various blends is an adventure which never ends. I have to admit to having formed some favourites. Teaopia is...

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