I love teas.
I didn’t used to love teas, and in point of fact, I am still very leery of most black teas. Oh, and red teas still smell like warm, wet hay to me, so I can’t drink those, either.
And yet, I love teas.
I love the pomp and circumstance of steaming water transformed into a magical brew of soothing, warm herbs.
I love to lower the tea bag into the water, and that first rush of scent as the hot water drags the flavor into itself.
My Favorite Teas
My favorite teas are inexpensive. I love the Celestial Seasonings brand most of all. Such a dizzying array of flavors, and with so many tea bags per box. Granted, they don’t have the individual paper packaging that makes a tea super portable, but how often do you need to carry a variety of tea with you?
My absolute, 100% best-tea-in-the-world is
The green tea base is so mild that it doesn’t contribute very much flavor, and the peppermint and vanilla are so creamy and subtle that the whole thing is just happy. It’s a seasonal blend, though, so it’s only available during the christmas/winter season. I pick up ten or twelve boxes of these every year and enjoy them throughout. =]
Some other favorites include:
- True Blueberry
- Lemon Zinger (CANNOT be beaten with a dose of honey and a shot of lemon juice. Perfect for a sore throat, yummy for even when you’re healthy)
- Honey Vanilla Chamomile (I love their “sleepytime” teas, but this one’s my favorite!)
- Natural Detox Wellness (when they say “creamy vanilla flavor” they really mean it!)
I’m also a fan of the more-expensive Yogi brand of teas. They’re always flavorful and delicious, and I love the fortune-cookie tea tag sayings that they include. My current favorite from them is the Honey Lavender Stress Relief blend. Very mild, and I really enjoy the lavender smell.
What are your favorite teas? (Or hot cocoas or coffees if you prefer!)