About six months ago, my wife came back from Europe with a tea called Alexandra David-Neel from Mariage Freres
. My first loose leaf tea. We had to buy one of those tea balls. It was absolutely amazing. A black tea with orange and spice. I was hooked.
We were in a mall with a Teavana shortly after that. I wanted to get a pot for more than one cup at a time. Maybe, like, a cheap brewing device. We wound up with a hobnailed deal and trivet. This store had the single best salesman I've ever run into in any store anywhere. It didn't help that I was really tired. We decided to get a couple of teas. It wasn't until he was ringing it up that I realized the difference between coffee and tea. Coffee is sold by the pound. Tea is by the ounce. We walked out of there spending more than 300 bucks.
My wife also got me some great teas for Valentines Day.
We have some fruity ones and some chais, but I can tell you the best ones we have are the Celestial Temple Peaks
(black), the Citrus Lavender Sage
(herbal) and the best one by far is My Morning Mate
. That last one smells like chocolate and cinnamon and is just smooth and amazing.