" Come sit by my side and over a cup of tea, speak to me of the goodness of life."
Lady Evelyn Fitzgerald Dodson

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Peet's Breakfast Blend Tea and Specialty's Coffee Shop

Some coffee shops do tea better than others, and Specialty's in Seattle is one of them. They serve Peet's Coffees, well known in the northwest and now available even in the desert, and their own tea. The Breakfast Blend was strong yet smooth, and a perfect way to kickstart a long day. Best part--they put two tea bags in my medium-sized tea so it was good and strong. And I loved the urban decor--open, accessible, modern.

Minor quibble: why do so many baristas insist on filling a tea all the way to the top of the cup, so the hapless tea lover have to pour off water into the garbage bin if they want to put milk and sweetener in it? I spilled tea all over the counter and myself trying to close the lid after adding honey and skim. What a waste of deliciousness.



Sunday, September 3, 2017

Twining's Organic Breakfast Blend


Twining's Organic Breakfast Blend is a lovely, mild, and very smooth black tea blend that is perfect for both the first cuppa the day or a mid-day pick-me-up. The blend of Assam and Kenyan teas (which I realize I really like) is perfect for milk and sugar lovers but robust enough to drink black. And for those who are concerned with how their tea is grown and processed--organic, which we love.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Timothy's Irish Breakfast Tea

This hot holiday morning we are sampling Timothy's Irish Breakfast Tea. It's fairly robust, although not as robust as PG Tips, with fewer tannins. It's smooth, and holds up to milk and honey. We're serving it with spinach and onion mini quiches and turkey bacon.