Biographical: I'm a Canadian university student plodding my way towards a Natural Resource Science degree. I was exposed to tea at a very young age through my paternal grandmother, an Irishwoman raised in England, and she would often have my mother and I over to her house for tea. It wasn't anything exotic, Red Rose orange pekoe, in my case with tons of sugar and milk - but to me drinking tea seemed very grown-up. Plus I loved the little ceramic figurines that came in the boxes of Red Rose in those days. It wasn't until I started university that I started drinking loose leaf tea and became aware of things like steeping time and water temperature. Let's just say that tea has been a minor obsession for me ever since.
It was also around that time that I became interested in the medicinal aspect of various herbs and tisanes. I have always loved plants and gardening and today I keep a modest collection of dried herbs in my tea cabinet to use for things like headaches and colds. The natural world has always held a lot of fascination for me.
Why do I love tea? I love the sense of history and culture behind it, and I love the diversity - there's always a new blend to try.
Recent Posts by Jillian:
|Tea Review: Rishi Tea Bergamot Sage – 2||24 Mar 2011|
|Tea Review: Tea Forte White Ginger Pear – 3||21 Mar 2011|
|Tea Review: Lochan Tea Thurbo FTGFOP 1 CL – EX 5||16 Feb 2011|
|Tea Review: da.u.de Xaouen 3||21 Dec 2010|
|Tea Review: Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Vanilla – 2||18 Nov 2010|
|Tea Review: zhenas Gypsy Tea Peach Blossom Oolong||20 Sep 2010|
|Tea Review: Den’s Tea Sencha Fuka-midori||17 Sep 2010|
|Tea Review: 52 Teas Malted ChocoMate||14 Sep 2010|
|Tea Review: Adagio Xue Ya Ballad||20 Aug 2010|
|Tea Review: Mark T. Wendell Imperial Gold Oolong||28 Jul 2010|
|Tea Review: Leaf Spa Tea Organic Silver Needle||21 Jul 2010|
|Tea Review: Tea Forte Orchid Vanilla||23 Jun 2010|
|Tea Review: Lochan Tea Goomtee FTGFOP-1||21 Jun 2010|