As part of her evening ritual, Oprah uses tea to avoid snacking. She adds mulling spices, which consist of a mix of cinnamon, allspice and cloves, and lemon and orange slices to decaffeinated tea. Sounds like a treat in itself. Yet, Oprah goes one step further. She enjoys sipping her tea from a beautiful cup… Maybe you and Oprah have something in common? Do you drink your tea from a special tea cup as well?
For me, leafing through a recently-released compendium of teas with many first-flush single-origin varieties is akin to salivating over those luscious photos of vegetables in a seed-seller’s catalogue: Each entry promising something new, summoning a hopeful if guarded belief in Nature and the growing conditions of my garden. What will the … Continue reading