Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Teacups and Texan Teas

One of the best things about being a tea (or any hot beverage, really) person is getting to use really cute teacups. I've mentioned before how much I love teacups. Since moving to Austin, I've slowly been amassing more. It's easy to rationalize it with the majority of my teacups in storage back in Alabama. This teacup is one of my newest acquisitions. The only downside? I have to hand-wash this one, like the majority of my really delicate teacups.

The tea featured in this picture is Black Tea Lemonade from Supple Skin Boutique. It's a Texas tea, and I'm really looking forward to trying more local teas. I picked this one up on an impulse during my last grocery trip. I spent about ten minutes in the tea/coffee aisle trying to decide on which tea. This particular one caught my eye because I love flavored teas, and lemonade is something I really enjoy with my tea. Also, this tea is a detox tea for your liver, and I figured that couldn't hurt after college. 

Honestly, I was a little disappointed with this tea. It's a solid tea on the black tea side, but I really expected more of a lemony taste. There really wasn't a clear citrus tang at all. Not even a hint. When I pick up flavored teas, I certainly don't want the flavor to overwhelm the tea, but I definitely expect at least a hint of it when I take a sip. The aftertaste had a (very) slight hint of lemon to it, but it wasn't enough for me. As for the detoxing properties, only time (and more tea!) will tell. I don't think I'll be picking it up again any time soon. 

It certainly looks nice in my teacup, though. This is the most delicate teacup I have with me in the apartment. Most of my tea-drinking apparatuses are mugs. They travel better, and people keep giving me mugs. In fact, I'm drinking out of this owl one right now. Adagio's pomegranate green. A review for another day. As adorable as these mugs are, though, I really miss my teacups. Tea seems to taste better when served in one. 

What's your go-to hot beverage container? Do you prefer mugs over teacups? I'd love to hear from you!

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  1. I love that teacup! So pretty! I have some tea-drinking tools that look like something in between a mug and a teacup. They're dainty but still easy to hold and not spill. There is something so soothing about wrapping your hands around a nice hot mug of tea.

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