Last week I issued my second tea stash challenge, asking you to show me your tea stash. Now, the day of reckoning has arrived, and the question of who has the most tea will be answered. If you are a compulsive tea collector as I am, or you just enjoy seeing how much tea a tea hoarder can hoard, you’ll want to follow along closely. And because I am a good sport, whether it measures up or not, I will display my own stash proudly.
So, how does me stash stack up? In 2011 I had 17 kinds of tea in my collection. In 2012 I had 19 different kinds of tea in my collection. As of today I have 30 different kinds of tea. Clearly, my hoarding has only increased in the past year. So have the number of teas other people are gifting me with.
I have 11 herbal teas:
I have 10 black teas:
I have four rooibos teas (the “Herbal Blend” in this photo contains rooibos, so I’m calling it a rooibos):
And I have five “other” – two green, one oolong, one yerba mate and one blend of black, green and mate:
That’s a lot of tea. Even I have to admit it. It’s even more when you consider that I am not a hard-core tea drinker. This is why I end up with so many boxes, tins and bags in my cupboard, and it presents something of a conundrum. Last year I worked my way through some of my stash by making iced tea. I think I should try that again. Maybe I should also send herbal tea to school in my kids’ thermoses. That was one of the best parts of my own hippie childhood.
If you’ve written a post, please include it in my link-up. Everyone who adds their post before 9:00pm Pacific time on Thursday, February 28, 2013 will be entered into a draw. You don’t have to be a tea hoarder, or have 30 kinds of tea in your cupboard, to join in on the fun. I’ll buy the winner some tea, on me. As I mentioned in my post last week, I’m not being sponsored in any way, I just want to share the tea love. I hope you’ll play along and share the love, too.
Now, what are you waiting for? Show me your (tea) stash!