It's raining. It's pouring. Bring on the tea!
When it’s raining in the afternoon, and by the way these days it rains every afternoon, I find myself hankering after a cuppa hot steaming tea. I like them all, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Herbal, Chai, Vanilla, etc. etc. Today was one such day and I found stashed in the cupboards a most uncommon sight – A tasting box of TWG tea bags. Being that I’m too tight to actually splurge for my favorite tea brand (I consider TWG an indulgence) I was delighted to find said stash. I didn’t even want to ask how it got there. I simply tucked in.
In my humble opinion TWG makes the best Chamomile tea. You can see the chamomile flowers through the cotton bag once it is wet – Big huge flowers infusing my tea with lovely calming goodness. The sachets are hand-sewn cotton bags and I’m sure that inflates the price a bit. Simply said, TWG is fancy tea!
TWG is a Singaporean tea brand and it stands for The Wellness Group. Their business model has flourished beyond just teas as they now have cafes where you can enjoy quite good gastronomic fare. If you are in the U.S. apparently Dean and Deluca’s stock the goodness, so if you like tea be sure to check it out.
English Brekkie? Yes, please. French Earl Grey? Oooh Fancy! Chamomile? Why thank you!
Instructions boldly featured on the box. They just want to make sure you get it right. No need to waste all that good tea!
Hand-sewn cotton tea bags
Electric kettle. Check!
By the way, in the essence of keeping it real (what this blog is supposed to be about), I will confess that this cup of tea ended up dumped on the dinner table. Yep, I sat down with my cup to join the boys for their dinner and in the process of reaching to help R I knocked over my cup. Tea went flying. I nearly burnt R with hot expensive herbal water. Boooooo! How anticlimactic.