My desire for warmer weather was subtly fulfilled this week with the release of Teavana’s spring tea collection. New flavors include Jeju Island Green Tea from Korea, the citrusy Strawberry Grapefruit Xue Long Green Tea, the sweet-smelling Marshmallow Macaron Herbal tea and Grape Wulong Oolong. While all of the flavors were enticing, I decided to try the grape oolong, because of its sweet Jolly Rancher-like aroma, and I was not disappointed.
While at Whole Foods, I spotted Tazo’s Zen, which is “a harmonious blend of green tea with lemongrass & spearmint.” I’ve tried other sleepy and calming teas, but this one is my favorite so far. The flavor is great, and it really lived up to its name.
There’s nothing like a nice cup of chai tea on a chilly day. I’ve tried a variety of chai, from David’s Organic Saigon Chai, to Bigelow’s Vanilla Chai Black Tea. While those are good, my best chai award has to go to Teavana’s Maharaja Samurai Chai Tea blend. Something to remember about loose teas is that storing them in tins, rather than the bags they come in at the store, really preserves their flavor and makes them last longer.
There’s something about the taste of ginger and citrus– it’s a tasty blend. Tazo’s Organic Spicy Gingermeshes those flavors with lemon verbena, chamomile, fennel and licorice, to blend with a smooth green rooibos tea. The combination is tasty, a full flavor that stays with you after each sip.
The holidays are just around the corner– which means great food and delicious desserts. And a tasty meal or snack is not complete without the perfect cup of tea. Celestial Seasonings’ “Candy Cane Lane” Holiday Tea is a naturally sweet peppermint decaffeinated green tea that brings nostalgia with its holiday taste.