my favorite tea

Being married to a European can be trying at times, and lovely at others.  I’m assuming it’s like that in any marriage, no matter where your spouse comes from.  Mine is a very European Euro man who’s obsessed with his tea.

Tea drinkers unite!

herbal tea

Up to this point in my life {and our very tea-filled marriage} I’ve loathed tea.  Hated it.  Despised the very smell of it.

Until I met this beauty.

my favorite tea

Have you ever tried Harney & Sons tea?  It’s out of this world.  Makes every other tea I’ve tried taste like toilet water.

Not that I’d know what toilet water tastes like, of course, AHEM.


tea bags

But this stuff is like magic.

The Mint Verbena is my absolute favorite, next to the Chamomile.  The mint isn’t too strong, but it’s really there.  Present, if you will.

Add a dollop of honey, and you’ve got the makings of a beautiful day.

{You win Viktor, you win!}

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Kelly :

    i adore Harney & Sons! my mom introduced them to me a few years ago when she bought me a few packages for the design.

    • Allison :

      I had no idea this stuff existed Kelly, until a few months ago. Amazing.

  2. Carina :

    Three words I never thought I’d hear you say…

    • Allison :

      I love you?

  3. Gina :

    A few years ago for Christmas, my grandmother sent me some Harney & Sons tea and some tea accessories. I agree, it is a delicious tea and I tend to be more of a coffee drinker. :)

    • Allison :

      Gina, aren’t the flavors ridiculous? Out of this world.

  4. Tami Warner :

    I love herbal tea! Where can you buy it?

    • Allison :

      Tami I’ve only found this stuff online, on I know there’s a good tea shop in SLC though, maybe they have some.

    • Allison :

      I’ve always thought it tasted like weird water, but I’m hooked now.

  5. Christie :

    Haha! When we were in Poland I obsessed over the tea; it seems most of our Polish friends drank hot tea daily no matter how hot it was outside :) It was amazing. My husband begged to differ, though!

    • Allison :

      My husband drinks it on the hottest summer day. Weirdo.

    • Allison :

      It doesn’t need to be guilty!

  6. mrschaos :

    It took me a long time to learn to love tea. Then I found a white tea, and FINALLY!

    I’m going to have to find me some of this tea, though.

    • Allison :

      Oooh, white tea? I’ll have to look into that.

  7. Katrina :

    A. I hated tea too, till I found the berries teas! {do they count? hehe}

    2. Did you see my lovely post about MOCHAs yesterday? yummo!

    Three. I wasn’t obsessed with crusty. warm. gooey. lovely. bread till I met my Euro husband! urgh, I only knew “toast” when I was thin… why oh why hubby did you get me hooked on the “mop up your plate” bread?

    • Allison :

      Great. I was counting on losing weight in Poland because I hate the food. If there’s great bread, I’m screwed.

  8. Mom101 :

    I discovered it at the Grand America during the Alt Summit, drank my weight in it, then smuggled a few packets home. So yeah, I guess I’m saying I’m with you.

    • Allison :

      Liz, I might have done the same thing. Also, they served this stuff at the BabyCenter retreat. I may or may not have brought a few {cough} packets home in my purse.

  9. Michal :

    I for one welcome our *HOT* tea overlords.

    • Allison :

      Of course you do.

  10. Vanessa :

    Can I just say that I too am married to a European man (well, he’s English and considers himself English not European, ugh darn Brits).
    Anyway, before meeting him, I never drank tea because I simply didn’t care for it. Now, I can’t go a day without it. We have recently purchased an actual tea strainer thing and tea leaves (trying to be more artsy and organic I guess). The taste is much different and I actually prefer the tea bags.

    • Allison :

      Vanessa, my husband does both. I happen to think the tea strainer method tastes too much like boiled weeds! But what do I know? I’m just an American.