Hello friends, if you notice I did not share a December 2014 Tea of the Month. That was not an oversight. I continued to drink the same teas I loved the months before. So, not much stood out for me in December. However, I didn’t want to slip too far into January 2015 without sharing the teas that I loved the most last year. Such a hard choice…sigh. It was so hard to narrow my choices down but I think I’ve done a good job. If you want to learn more about my thoughts on each I have linked past posts for each one.
Here we go…if I could pick only four teas from 2014 I would select these:
This is a silky smooth white tea with natural pear flavor. It’s perfect without any additions and is packaged in a convenient tea pouch. If you want the convenience of a pre-packaged tea bag without sacrificing quality this brand is a good option. They use flow-through infuser bags filled with quality loose leaf tea.
Yunnan Gold Tea is a beautiful black tea from the Yunnan province of China. As far as black teas are concerned, this one has a milder flavor than other varieties. It is also a sweeter black tea with notes of honey tempered by earthy-peppery tones. In my opinion, this is a very smooth tea that makes for nice pairings with sweet treats.
Teavirve has such a wide range of amazing teas. I was hard to pick just one as a favorite. However, this one has the freshest aroma and a mild, sweet, vegetable taste. I love that it’s organic and always well packaged. I would purchase this one time and time again.
Finally, I’ve saved the best for last. Ahhhh….this is an icy mint green tea with an aroma and taste that are a frosty breath of fresh air. If it’s possible to imagine a cup of it is warm but cool and refreshing. I could gush about the tea for days but I’ll just say that the flavor is absolutely invigorating. If you want to try a new tea I recommend this one without reservation!
As a tea lover, 2014 was a great tea year and I can’t wait for new discoveries in 2015. What were some of your favorites last year? Please share in the comments below!