Ever since I was a young girl I can remember having tea and scones on Sundays with my Scottish grandmother. I would sit at the “grown-up’s table” with a mug filled right to the brim, and even though I could barely wrap my hands around the sides, it made me feel special. I enjoyed letting my mug sit on the counter as I watched the hot steam roll off the top, and I loved how it made me feel warm and cozy on the inside even on a cold, blustery day.
In the years since then I’ve been on a bit of a tea expedition, trying new teas wherever I go and making note of the ones that I like along the way. During this time I have come across many new and intriguing blends, like DavidsTea’s Buddha’s Blend.
Buddha’s Blend was originally introduced to me through a friend who had gifted me a box of pre-packed bags. My first attempt at brewing the tea was, for lack of a better term, a flop. It was a cup of warm water with a hint of peach that, although it gave off a comforting vibe, smelled better than it tasted.
For my second attempt, I allowed the tea to brew for longer, enabling the natural flavours and colour to set in. This time it was blissful and light. I admired the authentic white tea and hibiscus tastes within. The peach tones behind each sip made for a lovely pair with the flowers, while still giving off that extra caffeine buzz we all need from time to time. A tea I first thought of as unimaginative and bland, I now believe to be the perfect drink while studying on a cold winter’s night, or even on a sunny morning over ice for a refreshing twist.
My time spent travelling and exposing myself to new brews has helped me discover a diverse world of teas and given me the chance to develop a new hobby. Would I consider myself a tea connoisseur? Not in the slightest. Yet I would urge you to take a leap of faith and try this tea. Buddha’s Blend from DavidsTea costs $9.50 to put a box of 15 sachets in your cupboard, but the opportunity to have this floral oasis at your fingertips is priceless.