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Day 19: Boba Tea!

There’s some contention about who exactly came up with boba (or bubble) tea, but whoever it was is one of my tea heroes. What we do know is that this delish drink originated and became popular in Taiwan in the… Continue Reading →

Day 7: Irish Breakfast

I was really surprised when I learned that the Irish drink more tea per capita than almost any other country, coming in second only to Turkey at 2.19 kg, or 4.83 lbs, per person a year. Another black tea, what… Continue Reading →

Day 5: Lady Grey

As a devoted Ravenclaw alumna, I figured I ought to devote a post to The Grey Lady’s favourite sulkytime tea (I mean, I think that’s maybe probably true). Lady Grey is a Twinings exclusive, created by them in the 90s…. Continue Reading →

Day 3: Earl Grey–Two Brands, Two Brews

What Makes Earl Grey Special? Jean-Luc Picard’s favourite tea, Earl Grey is a classic consisting of various black teas and bergamot orange oil, resulting in an aromatic cup steaming with citrus-y floral notes. Its distinctive taste makes it well-suited for cocktail… Continue Reading →

Day 2: English Breakfast (Tazo)

Am I cheating by highlighting English Breakfast two days in a row? Maybe. But I thought it might be useful to talk about the differences between Twinings’ and Tazo’s Awake English Breakfast just to emphasize that not all teas that… Continue Reading →

Day 1: English Breakfast (Twinings)

Twining’s most popular tea, English Breakfast is a carefully-blended, robust black tea, made with teas from Africa and Asia–Assam, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi. Don’t ask why this tea ended up being called English when the leaves are anything but. Así… Continue Reading →

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