I am no expert in tea, but I do enjoy it. I enjoy the comfort of tea, the taste, and yes, even the formality. When I started collecting teapots, tea cups & saucers, I had no idea the difficult times drinking and preparing tea would help get me through.
Black tea is my tea of choice with no sugar or milk. Oolong, pu-erh, and Earl Grey are particular favorites. Earthy and rich. I’ll have an occasional chai and some peppermint, but I’m not a big “fruit-flavored” tea lover, unless it has some orange in it. Black tea with rose buds blended in are lovely too.
I have yet to find a green tea that strikes my fancy. I do have some nice ones, but nothing that makes me want to drink it on a daily basis.
One of my most prized possessions is a silver set tea that belonged to my great grandmother. Unlike many people who would place such fine pieces in their cabinets to sit for years and year…I actually USE mine! I love using it and knowing my ancestors touched it and used it as well. What’s the point of having a tea pot and not using it. At least that’s how I feel about it.