After several months on concentrating my efforts solely on coffee, I will start an expedition of tea and its varying flavors. I suspect a slightly different approach to the drink as I didn’t grow up and appreciate tea as much as I did with coffee. My first memories of coffee were with my family, around dining room tables, sipping my grandparent’s cups filled with cream and sugar. My first memory of tea was during a week long stay in bed with mono. My father told me to drink a warm cup of tea which, at the time, I was convinced was dirty bath water.
Since then tea has never been my drink of choice. I will sometimes try a cup of English Breakfast tea because it closely resembles coffee. Otherwise, I stay away. So, obviously this should be an interesting endeavor. I’m going to be honest about what I’m drinking and what I taste. I will close my eyes and search for every flavor that appears in my mouth. At first, I probably won’t be able to hide my disgust, but as time goes on, I’m quite certain I’ll acquire the taste for some delicious blends. Over 4000 years of tea-drinking can’t be wrong. There’s obviously something refreshing and delicious about this drink. I just haven’t found it yet.
As with coffee, I’ll do my best to educate on the history, origin, types, and methods of tea while also reviewing and giving my opinion of the drink. As times goes on, I’m sure my palate will develop to love tea as much as the next connoisseur. For now, bear with me as I learn alongside you!