What could be better than a chilly, rainy, autumn morning, with a steaming cup of tea in hand? Nothing, that’s what.
Okay, maybe I can think of a few things, like a millions dollars, a herd of ponies, endless bruschetta… But a dreary morning being warmed up by a favorite tea is still pretty amazing.
Since I stopped drinking soda this month, I’ve been looking for healthier, still delicious alternatives beverage wise. Going through a gallon of juice can get expensive, especially with how quickly it disappears. I never was a coffee drinker, and I’ve had to let go of my all time favorite drink, Red Bull. I will admit that I have been much better off without Red Bull, and I know in the long run less/no soda is great too. But I have to admit, water can get a little tedious after a month. So I decided to pick up drinking a little bit more tea. From time to time, I’ve been brewing up my old favorites and sipping the peacefully.
It’s a pretty great alternative and the options are endless, there’s a flavor for everyone. Here’s a few of mine.
Country Peach Passion.
Currently, my favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings, Country Peach Passion. When it comes to beverages, I’m addicted to peach anything! This tea is no exception. It’s not overly fruity and it’s not too bold, but it still has a zest of passion fruit, and a hint of orange, to liven it up. Although it has a mix of ingredients, this tea holds true to it’s name and has the perfect amount of peach. A lot of peach teas (cold and hot) barely carry the peachy taste, but this tea surpasses everyone I’ve tried. It is so great and calming and delicious.
Sleepy Time Tea.
Just got home from a long day at work? It’s getting late and you need to unwind? Just want a something soothing? Get this tea. This has been the reigning champ of tea in my book for a long time. I never got or had it to help me sleep, but because of the taste! Now that I’m getting older, I can tell how much it calms me. This tea is the perfect, sweet, little pick me up at the end of any long day.
White Ayurvedic Chai.
I personally like simple flavors, and simple packaging, and simple instructions. When it comes to measuring, steeping, mixing, and pouring, I’d rather just stick my peachy bag in and go. As far as food and beverages go, I am a simple woman. But! that is just one person’s opinion. One of Drew’s favorite tea is Teavana’s White Ayurvedic Chai. I’ve seen him brew it it with just hot water and sugar, but he’s also made his own recipes. Sometimes, while feeling fancy, we’d boil the tea, add a dash of cinnamon and vanilla, and top it off with some warm milk. This would create a cheaper, less sugary, tasty Starbucks look a like. But overall, when I asked him why he likes this tea in general, he replied “I like that it tastes more than just a soggy leaf. It’s zesty and crisp and actually tastes like the spices”. So there you have it guys 🙂
What’s your favorite tea?