This Butterbeer Tea (thanks Fillyjonk) is very tempting, as are some of their other teas, including my zodiac tea although that’s slightly disappointing. I’m not into zodiacs but still, it would be fun if my zodiac tea was something “perfect” for me and I’m not sure what that would be but this one sounds just nice, not like “Oooo, I’ve gotta try that!”
However, I am going to wait till another time to try those because Porto Rico Importing is having their annual tea sale – the only time they ever put any of their teas on sale – just in time. What usually happens is that I run low on my favorite tea, order more and then they have the sale but this year my timing is perfect! I haven’t decided yet what all I’m going to order. My favorite of course and probably Twinnings Lapsang Souchong, another favorite, that I can never find locally, but I also want to try something new.
I love Porto Rico Importing. Besides having my favorite loose tea, their website, is attractive, simple, and easy to use and they are fast and friendly. Their emails look like emails from real people, not computers, so it’s almost like buying from a friendly neighborhood store. But, I do wish they had more. They have a very good selection but I haven’t found any store that has a truly all-inclusive inventory of all the most popular brands. Of course they all have great selections compared to what I can find in local stores but when I look at the Twinnings or Celestial Seaonings websites, for example, I find varieties that I haven’t seen anywhere else and that bugs me because I would like to be able to get what I want all from one place instead of an order here, an order there and an order somewhere else.
I would like to try Twinnings, Cranberry Green Tea, French Vanilla Chai, Orange Bliss, Pure Mint and maybe Winter Spice. I’m usually not all that excited by bland fruity teas like apple and chamomile but I’m thinking that one might be good. Celestial Seasonings also has a few I’d like to try but more often than not I am disappointed in Celestial Seasonings. They are often bland. I like their Bengal Spice and Peppermint teas though and Roastaroma looks sort of interesting and I’m curious about Sweet Coconut Thai Chai though I usually don’t like rooibos. But I will wait until another time for those even though they are really calling to me.