Today I woke up feeling a little bit of a cold coming on.  I can tell my body is fighting something and I needed to tell her ASAP who is in charge! Thankfully one of the many benefits of moving to Carlsbad this last year is the availability of fresh loose leaf tea. I currently purchase most of my tea from The La Costa Coffee Roasting House. I am a huge fan of their  pretty little leaves and large variety of flavors. My second favorite place to buy tea is Pannikin Coffee and Tea. I like to buy my tea local because I am a super sniffer and I want to smell how fresh the tea is.  I am sure there are a lot of great places to buy tea online so please share with me if you have a favorite.

I started drinking loose leaf tea over a decade ago. Way back then it was hard to find loose leaf in the stores, it seemed it was all those useless tea bags that just have tea dust in them. Today it is still a challenge to find a good supplier of loose leaf tea but if you look hard and do your research you can find some awesome stores. Tea has a short shelf life so you need to make sure you are buying from a store or website that has a large turnover. Tea is also one of those things that is heavily sprayed so try and buy it organic if you can. If you are interested in finding out more about where to purchase quality loose leaf tea send me a message and I will help direct you.

Todays brew is an herbal blend of peach, pumpkin and ginger. Ginger is known for its healing effects on the tummy and the dried peach and pumpkin pieces mix perfectly with the ginger making it a tasteful and soothing combination as it goes down.   I am thinking my afternoon selection might include a steaming cup of organic spearmint. Man this day is looking up already.

Tea is very fickle and you can ruin a brew of tea leaves within a second.  If you are interested in a machine to brew loose leaf tea please click on this link to see  my review on the  Breville One Touch Automatic Tea Brewer.  Stay tuned for my next post on the importance of temperature and time when brewing your pretty little leaves.


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