Ah, the scent of coffee in the morning.  It makes people want to stand and conquer empires, or at least, get up and go to work.  Much has been made of coffee’s smell, and a link certainly exists between the scent and the drink’s popularity.

But what about the smell of teas or tisanes?

Personally, there’s nothing more delightful than catching the first whiff of a new tea.  Or smelling an old, familiar tea, and remembering all of the times I’ve enjoyed it.  I even enjoy smelling the dregs of the teapot, although I couldn’t say for sure why.  There’s something homey about that scent.

What about you fair reader?  What smell makes you want to drink tea?