Sunday, April 29, 2012

Growing Your Own Tea

I have always been very inclined to grow my own tea, but never have been patient enough to do so. Here is how you would do it:
 1. Buy seeds online or at a nursery
 2. If you don't live in a warm climate, consider growing your tea indoors
 3. Once you have a pot with dirt, sow your seeds about 3/4" under
 4. Keep the dirt moist and keep the plant mostly in the sun
 5. Wait. It may be over a year before your plant will be ready to harvest.
Although this can be a very long process, I think it would be very fun and something interesting to try.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Tea House In Fort Collins

The Tea House in Fort Collins is a great place to go to find different types of tea and good tea to drink. It is located in Old Town. I have been there a few times and have thouroughly enjoyed it. I have fun trying various types of tea and picking out which ones I like, and this is the type of place to do it. Also, everyday they have a sample of a couple teas and those are always interesting to taste. Another great part about going there, is that a person can order their own own pot of tea, and sip on tea for as long as one desires. Going there is always a peaceful and pleasant experience.

Loose or Bagged Tea

I have had my experience with both loose tea and tea in a bag. The difference between the two is like having ground coffee from a bag (bagged tea) and grinding your own (loose). Loose tea is fresher and has a strong but pleasant aroma. While bagged tea is less of a hassle, but not as fresh. I personally prefer bagged tea because it's quicker and easier for me. Another reason I prefer bagged tea is because with loose tea, the tea ends up bitter a portion of the time. Either way though, tea is delightful!