Blogger, tea drinker, bibliophile, writer, poet and creative enthusiast. Katie is a published poet, writer and editor. She owns Patchouli Tea where she gets to put her bohemian creativity to use in the form of a blog.
I was given tea from a ridiculously young age, whether that was right or wrong it gave me a thirst for it. Over the years I have tasted so many great blends and so many bad; I think my taste is much more refined these days.
I have a cup of tea as soon as I wake up; this is usually a Yorkshire Tea, it is a strong and tasty brew that helps awaken my senses for the day. Depending on where I am or what I am doing I will go between drinking various types of teas such as Earl Grey, Assam, Darjeeling, chamomile, peppermint and Earl Grey Crème. I try to keep myself focussed and healthy with the use of herbal teas.
I find the smell of bergamot in Earl Grey very nostalgic. I love writing whilst that scent makes its way up my nostrils and fills the whole room with its endearing perfume.
I am a big fan of black tea and I probably drink more than I should in a day but it does keep me alert and focussed. It is so warming, so flavoursome and comforting – I could never be without it. It is never too far away when I am tapping away on the computer, writing notes in a café or reading a book of an evening. It’s my perfect companion whatever the weather.