I haven't always been a tea drinker, which is strange for an English-born girl. In fact, it wasn't until I went overseas early in my twenties and all my English relatives could not believe two things about me. One, that I didn't drink tea and, two, that I didn't have slippers.
In England, I started drinking green tea with my second cousin, Ruth, but I still prefer a green tea or tisane to black tea. I also inadvertently collect tea cups. I didn't mean for it to happen, but it just did (you can sort of see them here)
If you are familiar with T2, you will also understand how big a part that store plays in my tea obsession. I love how they are decked out and the minute I walk into a T2 store, I immediately want to replicate the look in my house. I love the look and feel of their stores, I mean, can you blame me?
The best I can do at the moment is a tea drawer, and I think that's probably even a little crazy.
The other week I bought myself a little T2 treat; a cup and saucer and Choc Chip Chai tea. The thing I like about T2 is that the staff will happily talk to you for as long as you want about tea, brewing, types of tea, and pretty much anything else you can think to ask them. You can try hot or cold teas in store and learn how to mix the flavours to make crazy hybrid teas. What's not to love? Even my sister loves T2 and she doesn't drink tea at all!
The other week, I bought myself a little treat: Choc Chip Chai tea and a cup and saucer/plate in pink. They come in delicious pastel colours and on the T2 blog, they are shown with puddings in the cups and put ice cream on the plate (plus there's a recipe). I cannot think of anything greater!
I think I can blame my English blood for this particular addiction…