Fun with teatime
December 4, 2012 9:11 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for the best hot tea accoutrements out there (gift filter).
posted by Kronur to food & drink (27 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
My husband has taken to drinking a lot of hot teas to replace the soda he quit drinking. He primarily drinks the tea at work. The problem is that though I also drink hot tea, I am addicted to peppermint tea. I drink loads of ONLY peppermint tea - in bags. I know nothing about the finer details of enjoying tea; I can't even be bothered to deal with loose tea & infusers & what not.
His favorites (that I know of) are all organic, loose leaf teas. He buys Jasmine White, a black tea called Pu-Erh Classic, turmeric ginger... I think he pretty much buys the Rishi brand. I don't even really know what he gets because he buys them on amazon and whisks the boxes off to work before I even see what is in them. I know organic is very important to him, and he loves the added health benefits of ingredients like turmeric. An added complicating factor is that we live in an area with very little tea-drinker support. There are no shops to wander through and smell teas. There are no places to check out the newest tea drinking gadgetry.
tl;dr: What are the best teas (healthwise & tastewise) that can be ordered from the internets? What cool tea gadgets help you better enjoy your hot tea (or ice tea)? And conversely, if there's a popular gadget that's total crap, I'd love to know that as well.