I'm originally from Yorkshire. We have a strong belief that a cup of tea solves everything. My husband is from the midlands, and he quite likes tea too, but since we've been living in London he seems to have turned into a coffee drinker. Don't get me wrong, I love the smell of coffee. But it doesn't fix everything in the same way that tea does.
I'm also used to drinking strong tea. and Decaf. I grew up on decaf. Probably better for me, but I'm guessing it explains why I always feel tired in comparison to all the hyped up caffeine heads.
Anyways, whilst I was in the supermarket a couple of weeks ago I decided to expand my tea horizons. I stood staring at all the different brands and boxes for a good 15 minutes. How did I decide which to go for? It was a miserable day and the thought of chai sounded nice. After I'd narrowed it down this far, I used the same method I use to buy wine. Which packaging looks prettiest? (I know... I'm such a GIRL!!!)
Armed with my Dragonfly Cape Malay Rooibos Chai Organic (how posh do I sound?!) I came home. My husband and I both tried some. He really liked it. I liked it too but what I wasn't sure about was that it just will not get stronger the longer you leave the bag in (to me this is strange tea behaviour)! The next day he went and bought Dragonfly Organic Earl Grey (I'm not a fan of Earl Grey). A week later I got Dragonfly Moroccan Mint Green Organic Tea. (*note, this post has not been sponsored by Dragonfly). Now our cupboard looks quite funny, it has hubby's various coffees on one side and our various teas on the other. No room for food anymore ;-)
What I like is that now when the weather is hideous outside or if I'm feeling sorry for myself or a bit poorly, I have lots to choose from. And because a lot of it is caffeine free, I think it counts towards my 8 glasses of water a day, right?
You can look at the packaging that sucked me in and learn more about the teas here.