I do believe we need to treat ourselves every now and then
Although I don't do it often, when I do it's usually something special
This morning this came in the post for me
Years ago Paul and I went to Orlando, Florida and went to a tea shop in The Florida Mall called Teavana
I was handed a sample of a tea blend and it blew my mind!
It was Rooibos Tropica and Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls
I'd never tried loose tea before, but I loved herbal teas
Loose teas are sooo much better than tea bags!
The guy in the shop was so lovely and helpful and let me smell all the different teas
I had discovered something amazing!
I bought the blend I tried and took it home
Which resulted in me craving it when I ran out and having to order over the phone
Not an easy task
Every time I tried to do it I spoke to a man who was in blissed out, hippy tea heaven
"Helloooooooooo welllllcoommmmmme to Teaaaaaavannnna" (This welcome seemed to last a whole minute)
Not good when you're calling abroad!
But I loved the tea and continued to buy it for years
For some reason I stopped buying it and went back to tea bags
(My favorite by the way, is Yogi Tea Green Energy-Yum!)
Then last week I thought, I spend so much money on tea bags why don't I order from Teavana again
So I did!
It came today and I am so happy
The intoxicating blend filled my head and brought back lovely memories of that first time I tried it
I also bought a new one called "Weight to go"
I'm not a huge coffee person, but I've found green tea and Pu-erh tea give me a good pick up when I need it
Just read the description of the tea:
Smile inwardly while convincing your taste buds they are enjoying a forbidden treat. Fresh mint, ripe strawberries and crisp apples provide a burst of refreshment in this rare diet blend of Oolong and Pu-erh teas.
And it smells AMAZING!
This is the tea!
Doesn't it look like some fancy cereal?
I've actually realised buying these probably cost a less than buying herbal and green teabags
Seriously, how did I do without it for so long?
If you drink alot of tea and haven't tried this-Get some!
I wish we had Teavana shops in the UK, but it's probably a blessing in disguise as I'd always be stopping in for a tea and end up poor!
Come to me, my little pot of bliss!