I have always been a big fan of hot tea.
My junior and senior years of college, my best friend Rose and I would brew up an entire pot of tea every time we hung out. Anytime we had friends over, we immediately put water on to boil, and we offered our guests a selection of tea.
When I moved to France after graduation, it was my first time experiencing a real winter. Already an avid tea drinker, I found myself drinking 4-6 cups of tea every single day. My favorite was thé au caramel, a delicious black tea that my boss kept in the house. She and the kids quickly learned how much I liked it, and they always remembered to buy me more at the grocery store.
After spending the better part of two years obsessed with thé au caramel, it was with a heavy heart that I returned to the States, where no such tea existed. Then I interviewed with the French family in New York, and my future boss offered me a cup of tea. To my utmost delight, her tea selection included thé au caramel! It was her favorite tea too, and she always stocked up when visiting France. First in New York, and then in Toronto, I enjoyed several mugs a day of my favorite French tea. But all too soon, my second au pair job ended.
I moved to the Midwest to be closer to Beau. Together we discovered Fast Lane,a black tea sold exclusively online and at their factory by Celestial Seasonings. It became my new favorite tea, and soon, thé au caramel was just a distant memory.
|Beau surprised me with an entire case of Fast Lane and Sleepytime!|
Red Rose sells a line of tea called Simply Indulgent. I had the privilege of sampling their Créme Caramel tea, and it was simply heavenly. A single sip took me back to France.
Next time I'm at the grocery store, I plan on stopping by the tea aisle to buy a box of Red Rose Simply Indulgent Tea in Créme Caramel.
While I still plan on drinking Fast Lane with breakfast each morning, my afternoon treat will now be a relaxing mug of caramel tea.
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