Wednesday, July 23, 2008

tea

the job offers still aren't exactly knocking down my door, so i'm still at home a lot... which means i drink a lot of hot tea at home.

a couple months ago, my mom gave me a french press. she'd previously given me quite a bit of loose tea. the combo is lovely -- i can brew about two big cups of tea to just the strength i like, then smash down the leaves... the second cup stays at that strength while i drink the first, and it's easy to clean (those would be my main problems with teapots).

only now, i'm running out of oolong (my favorite!) and darjeeling, and i haven't found anyplace local that sells loose tea. there's no earthfare; i checked trader joe's -- lots of good deals on coffee and beer, no specialty teas... plenty of tearooms in the further reaches of hampton roads, but past experience says those only very rarely have more than a casual relation to actual tea. any other suggestions? otherwise, methinks i may put in an order at stash tea...

*update* a closer look at farm fresh revealed some bulk tea hiding in amongst the coffee... but no oolong, just english and irish breakfast representing the relatively plain black teas. so i won't go without, but ordering directly from stash is still looking like a pretty good option...

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Do you have a SuperTarget anywhere near you? I've found that they have a surprising array of teas, and they even have some loose teas. That's where I found some Stash Earl Grey tea a few months ago.

kait said...

i'll admit we haven't checked out every target in the area, and i can't seem to find a listing of the supers vs. the not-so-super, but the two closest targets aren't. it's frustrating -- this is a much bigger metro area than knoxville, but certain conveniences i kinda took for granted are missing. or at least i haven't found them yet. i miss having super target plus earthfare in the same shopping plaza. not to mention the artsy movie theater with MULTIPLE showings per day of the good movies and no downtown parking to pay for!

Breanna said...

No way! I love oolong too (it's my favorite ever since I had it in a surprise teahouse smack in the middle of a botanical garden in SF).

Oolong party!