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January 8, 2012
The orange blossom tea from Tazo tasted a bit like pickle juice and hibiscus. Perhaps it is an acquired taste, like my first few gin and tonics had been, I thought. A few sips later, the paper cup was in the trash, although I considered holding onto it for warmth. My favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings' Sleepytime with honey. Tea is carefully cultivated, and in many places, particularly Taiwan, its popularity is second only to water. The leaves are placed in a roaster at 250 degrees Celsius, rolled and dried. The process is repeated 10-15 times for full flavor.