Teaviews Profile: Sophie

I'm a teacher, artist and art therapist living in Montreal, Canada. I've been drinking tea since I was very little. It was part of our Sunday dinner ritual to finish off with a cup of Red Rose tea. As a result I grew up thinking that tea drinking was not only a very social occasion, but also a very sophisticated, civilised thing to do. Happily, I've expanded my repertoire of tea tasting experiences since then.

I lived in Korea for a year and a half, which opened up an entirely new world of teas to me. Since then I like to experiment with new teas whenever I travel. I have a preference for flavoured black teas but I also enjoy white and oolong teas. Being sensitive to caffeine has led me to try a great variety of tisanes as well. I also like to experiment with locally made teas and tisanes to encourage our regional tea artisans. I generally find green teas a bit too grassy tasting for my palate. I tend to be more a fan of fruity or spicy, full-bodied teas. I like the tea to stand on it's own. It's very rare that I will add milk or sweeteners to it.

I've been on a quest for the perfect Earl Grey for many years. I've found many great teas along the way but none that I can truly say is the epitome of Earl Grey just yet. It's a good excuse to keep trying new teas anyway.

Although I love drinking tea for it's own sake, I also enjoy discussing teas with other tea afficionados. There is something very satisfying in being able to pinpoint the different flavours to describe the often complex taste of a good tea. Other interests of mine are yoga, song writing, knitting and canning.

Website: http://www.sophie-huot.blogspot.com/

Sophie's Favorite Tea Products

Teavana Strawberry Lemonade     9.8/10
LeafSpa Eagle Nest Ever Drop Green Tea     9.7/10
Mountain Tea Imperial Pearl     9.6/10
T-OolongTea.com Sun Moon Lake Hong Yue Black Tea     9.6/10
Zen Tara Raspberry Rooibos     9.6/10
Stash Tea Formosa Oolong Bay Jong     9.6/10
Joy's Teaspoon Lemon Zest     9.6/10
Cameron Tea Black Assam Competition Grade     9.5/10
Canton Tea Co. Huo Shan Huang Ya     9.5/10
Driftwood Tea Pre Rain Huang Shan Mao Feng     9.5/10

Recent Posts by Sophie:

Review: Yezi Tea Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong     19 Jan 2015
Review: Spicely Sweet Turmeric Kick     06 Jan 2015
Review: Lalani and Co. First Flush Yabukita Sencha     16 Dec 2014
Review: Lalani and Co. First Flush Okumidori Sencha     18 Nov 2014
Review: Spicely Tulsi Chai     04 Nov 2014
Review: Tea At Sea Mountain Organic Indonesian Oolong     16 Oct 2014
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