Reader Questions: Do You Ever Get Tired of Tea?

I think this may be the question that I get asked most often, especially by non-tea drinkers. It’s an understandable thing to wonder about. I started this blog a little over seven years ago and to date I’ve reviewed over 940 teas. When I first started this journey I assumed that there would come a point of saturation. How much tea could one person drink? I’m happy to admit that I was very wrong about that. The world of tea is seemingly small but in reality it is unfathomably huge. It’s also constantly evolving. Although there have a been a handful of repeats for me, they have been fairly far and few between.

I think a big part of why I’m still so interested in tea is that my approach is not about health or its purported benefits. Those are a great side affect but my mentality is more like a wine or beer connoisseur. The motivation behind a lot of what I do is expanding my knowledge, improving my palate and diving deeper down the rabbit hole. The history and culture behind the leaf still captivates me just as much as it did when I first started. Even after making the jump to working in tea retail, I still go home and gongfu whatever I’m in the mood for. There isn’t a day that goes by without me learning something new about tea. That comes not only through reading books but blog posts, tweets and a ton of other sources. It’s impossible to know it all and in a way, that is what keeps me going.

I’d love to hear what you guys think. Could you ever get tired of tea?

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.