My dear high school friend, Toni Ann, gave me this great little tea infuser recently, along with an assortment of yummy herbal teas. I've never been a coffee drinker -- I love the way it smells, but don't like the taste. I used to drink Irish Breakfast tea, but I switched to herbal tea when I was pregnant with my son, and never switched back. Now I'm a definite herbal girl.
I'm really enjoying the whole process of infusing the loose tea. It makes a new morning ritual for me. So far, my favorite from the assortment is Farmer's Market Blend -- apples, papayas, rosebuds, mint and flavoring. Here's what the loose tea looks like. Actual rosebuds! It smells heavenly and tastes delicious.
The tea is made by Todd & Holland in Forest Park, Illinois. They have a wide variety of traditional and herbal teas, and you can find them online here. Go see what's brewing! :)