How many more teapots does a woman need to serve her assortment of herbal teas? To me it’s similar to asking a woman, "Why do you need all those shoes?" Or "Is that a new dress?" And she replies to you, “No, I got it a year ago. I just put it on now.” I hope you got my point. My point? Just be nice and complement her. No, you don't have to mean it. Just say it and it will grow on you.
Some of us women buy things out of sheer want and totally for unrelated reasons like the teapots down on display.
“I like it!”
“I want that!”
“Got to have it!"
"I have seen it on TV,”
"This one was made in Japan not in China."
“Oh! This one I can’t pass,”
"It's on sale!"
And the most hilarious one, “I might use it one day,”
But in all seriousness, when you own a few more teapots, it makes it easier to serve different type of teas at the same time. After all when it comes to herbal teas, I like to think that there is a mystic opulence in serving and enjoying the company of family and friends, or to sit down after supper with a good book and a cup of steaming-hot herbal tea. And again, something told me that the notion of herbal tea's opulence thing might left most men scratching their heads and trying to figure out women to no avail [right brain vs. left brain thing - nature of the beast].
Most of us might think all teas taste about the same. Au contraire, I have learned that herbal teas or blends are about as far removed (taste-wise) from tea bag as home baked bread is from the store-bought kind. So, if you haven't yet discovered herbal teas for yourself, take it from me: You're missing out on a real treat!
Please note that when preparing your herbal teas, all you need is a small amout of herb in your teapot and pour rolling hot water and steep it. You don’t need to boil your herbal tea like regular tea, because there are many flavor nuances that can be discovered by adjusting the length of time when steeping herbal tea. Try both longer and shorter steeping times and see which you prefer.
Enjoying herbal tea without any sweetener is an acquired taste that will let your palate differentiate the original flavor nuance of each herb. Adding a lot of sweetener to your tea disguises the subtlety of the flavor.