While I was out and about this weekend, I noticed that my favorite tea shop in Middletown DE was open, and even better~ there was a parking spot right out front. So in I went to do a little holiday shopping and to pick up some Earl Gray with jasmine, a favorite loose tea of mine which I’ve been out of for months.
The shop is full of unique gifts like ceramics, hand blown glass, jewelry, and soaps. While I was looking around in the main room, a woman came in. She was excited and chatty and obviously a longtime customer from the conversation I overheard. She seemed thrilled to find out that her favorite tea was in stock and was buying several bags to give as gifts to her tea-lovin’ friends.
Her cheerfulness was infectious and I got to wondering just what is so special about her favorite tea that she’s buying gobs of it for gifts.
And so when it was my turn at the counter, I ordered my Earl Gray but I also asked about the honey vanilla nectar tea that the other customer had been talking about.
When the owner told me it was a rooibos tea, I wasn’t too keen on trying it. I’ve tasted rooibos teas before and can’t get past the smell, but I wanted to find out what was so special about this one. So I bought all of what she had left, which was just under two ounces.
Because the leaves are so fine, they won’t work with my strainer, so I bought a pack of tea bags.
I added a teaspoon of the tea to the bag ~
~ then folded it up and put it in the cup of boiled water. After several minutes, I took the tea bag out and added a teaspoon of honey. I was surprised and glad to find that it was really good.
When I got home, I researched rooibos tea and found that it’s loaded with all kinds of health values.
I plan on having some before I go to bed at night to help me sleep better. Maybe it will even help me get outa this funk I’ve been in. The tea is highly recommended to people suffering from sleep problems, headaches, anxiety, and even mild depression, among a host of other ailments.
Have you ever tried rooibos tea? Do you like it? I’m sure there’s lots of flavors, but this one in particular is perfect for me. So glad I found out about it!
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