I love and couldn’t live without tea. In fact, I like to consider myself a tea connoisseur. Everyday I drink green tea by the litre – partly because I know it has health benefits, and partly because a cup of steaming green tea infused with delicate jasmine is delicious and refreshing at any time of the day. Amongst other things, green tea is a powerful source of antioxidants, to fight off cancer and keep the skin glowing. Much to my delight, a new development in Auckland called Elliott Street Stables has just set up a tea lover’s haven. It’s called Aaah Tea! which is the first thing I said when I walked into the shop. Walls are stacked to the roof with every kind of tea imaginable, there is a tea of the day that can be sampled and they even sell tea accessories. Check out Aaah Tea! in Elliott Street Stables, Elliott Street, Auckland CBD.