In the past year or two I haven’t been able to drink coffee as much as I used to. I drank too much coffee in my university days (3-4 cups a day). There was also a time that I worked for a company that had one of the leading coffee brands in the world under it’s name. This meant vendo machines in every corner in the office and unlimited cups of coffee that was much needed during my 14-hour work days.
It has taken it’s toll and now I can no longer drink much coffee because of it’s acidity which is supposedly higher than tea. Here in coffee-loving Indonesia I’ve discovered the joys of drinking tea! It’s also reinforced by the fact that my bestfriend (since 5th grade!) is now based in tea country – Sri Lanka. Last time I saw her she gave me so many different flavors of Dilmah tea – my current favorite brand!
I cannot sit and chat with you,
the way I’d like to do.
So brew yourself a cup of tea,
I’ll think of you, you think of me.
– source unknown
It’s funny that I discovered the lovely flavors of Dilmah tea when I moved to Jakarta (1 year before my bestfriend moved to Sri Lanka) because I was looking for something cheaper than Twinnings. It’s slightlycheaper and I actually now prefer it now to Twinnings! I find it more fragrant. After some kitchen re-organization, I realized “Whoa! I have so much tea!” Let me share with you a few different ways I store/display them! =)
In the drawer of the dining room sideboard/buffet has drawers with dividers…
I noticed that some teas are not in individual foil packs, which means they will not keep their freshness as long as the ones that are. I need to finish them before the rest. Some come in a bag of foil, so I keep them in the foil and just make sure to close it up nice.
On this super cute teapot shaped display given by my MIL…
This is great when I am having a friend over for a visit… perfect when having casual tea for two!
In a capiz bowl with white sand…
I love seeing this when I come out for breakfast in the morning! So convenient and yet so pretty.
And last but not the least in a tea box of course!
I’ve been looking for a nice tea box for ages here in Jakarta and have not found one yet! When her husband came over to Jakarta for a meeting, I got a lovely teabox from Sri Lanka! My bestfriend totally read my mind! It’s perfect for offering guests some tea after a sit down dinner – it looks so elegant!
How about you, how do you like to store or display your tea? And what are your favorite flavors? I’d love to hear about it!
Below are the different Dilmah Tea Flavors that I have (favorites are in bold). Gee, I’ve so much tea! =P
- Jasmine Green Tea
- Morroccan Mint Green Tea
- Pure Peppermint Hebal Tea
- Natural Green Tea
- Ceylon Supreme Tea
- English Breakfast Tea
- Earl Grey Tea
- English Afternoon Tea
Nowadays whenever I have tea I always think of my bestfriend in Sri Lanka. Mrs. O if you’re reading this, I found the 2 poems that begin and end this post… that express things perfectly. =)
Check back next friday to see the other gift that Mr. O brought from Sri Lanka. Thanks again Mrs. O!
When you’re feeling sad & blue
And have no clue what to do
Sit down and have a cup of tea
And a hug or two or maybe three
Feel those troubles melt away
And start you on a better day.
– by Paulette, 1998~~TLC Creations.
Yay! I’m sooo happy you like it! Try tea with milk and some sugar / syrup. Yummy!!! As they call it here, kiri te 🙂 (milk tea)
that’s quite popular here in jakarta too! well a version of milk tea anyway – teh tarik! pulled milk tea =) it’s condensed milk and tea… pulled! lol.
do you do the flavored tea with milk too? i love it on it’s own…but perhaps will give it a try =)
Omg, the teapot organizer is just sooooo cute! I lovee tea, I could drink it 3-5 times a day and I do have tons of it too. Just not as neatly organized as yours are.
I was literally shocked to realize how much tea I had! I would’t have known if I didn’t organize em! =P
Hi…., my friend ibu Lea is the distributor for Dilmah tea for Indonesia
She has the whole range of tea that you like, for sure
Her office is Jl.P.Polim 100 Jakarta
Thanks Martina! Will definitely check it out, once my stash of tea is finished! =D