I only have small, single-serving teapots at the moment, which means that the bf and I often end up drinking different teas in the evenings. I suppose this is for the best: while we have similar taste in teas we are often in different “tea moods.” But since I am in charge of actually brewing the tea, I end up having to wrestle out of him what he wants to drink. Sometimes it’s very specific, but some nights (like tonight) he’ll say “some sort of black tea.” I have 36 different blacks in my cupboard, not including samples or blends with green/white teas. So really, not a very helpful suggestion! I decided to go with the Orange Pekoe tonight, which I specifically got for him when I had my big Culinary gift certificate. He used to have a bagged version a lot and liked it, plus I can always go for more afternoon-type blacks.

This is an… unassuming tea. It’s mild, sweet, only a bit brisk and very mellow. Definitely more of an after-dinner drink than a mid-afternoon one, and with milk & sugar it’s definitely more likely to put you to sleep than give you a jolt of caffeine. But I certainly don’t need all my teas to be eye-openingly brisk, and for what it is this is definitely a solid choice.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!


New York



Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer