I am a big coffee drinker but when the weather gets colder I start to infuse teapots of tea. And I do it several times a day. I became interested in quality teas when I was a teenager but at that time there were not that many places where to buy good tea. I mostly shopped at Stockmann department store in Helsinki. Now a days we are more lucky as there are many good tea shop e.g. Théhuone.
My favorite tea is oolong. Oolongs are something between black and green teas and it contains a lot of antioxidants. I prefer tea leaves but sometimes I am in a mood for easier tea bags. As a big Morocco lover I love mint and peppermint teas. I have also grown my own peppermint at the cottage and dried it to drink during the cold winter.
As an aesthete I like to collect beautiful tea caddies and packages. I have bought them from my travels but also from my home town Helsinki. Some I have gotten as a present or souvenirs from my friends.