Autumn 2014 Interview – Rona McIntyre (Teawithpolly)

Rona McIntyre - Autumn 2014 Interview

Q1. What is your Name?

Rona McIntyre

Q2. What is the name of your blog or organisation?


Q3. Where are you located in the world?

Toronto, Canada

Q4. What is your favourite Autumn drink and why?

Tea! I don’t care what kind… as long as it’s warm. Fall days in Toronto are short, dark, cold, wet, windy, and have an earthy, leafy feel. I think a nice complement to that would be a warm spicy chai, or a dark and earthy Da Hong Pao. To lift the mind out of the depressing dark, something with a heavenly fragrance goes well too… Tie Guan Yin or Jasmine… uplifting!

Q5. What is the perfect Autumn day setting to enjoy the drink?

Snuggled down in pyjamas and fuzzy slippers and a warm fleecy blanket on the sofa, reading a nice long book to escape the dark and the cold.

Q6. What contributes to receiving a high quality drink?

Aroma and Flavour are vitally important. When you can smell the freshness bursting out of the package, it’s pure bliss! I think smells can instantly transport you to other times and places and ignite the imagination. If the tea is fresh and fragrant, then the brand and the price aren’t all that important to me. Freshness, aroma, flavour… nothing else matters.

Q7. What drink do you start your day with and why?

I keep a pitcher of cold tea (usually a fruit infusion) in the fridge for mornings. I like it as a flavourful wake-me-upper without all the sugar of fruit juice. Sometimes I use commercial fruity teabags, and sometimes it’s loose-leaf herbal and fruit teas.

Q8. Do you order a different drink whilst travelling?

Whilst travelling, I usually don’t have tea because I always think it’s going to be dusty teabags. I travel on the cheap… any place I stop in isn’t going to be providing top quality tea! I usually just have bottled water when travelling. I think my body uses up so much energy in trekking around… it just needs water.

Q9. Where can people find out more about you?

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