We're becoming big fans of tea. It started slow. Years ago, we just had a cup or two a year. Then, we started making and drinking sun tea. A few years ago, we started making our own version Starbucks' green tea lemonade. Since then, we've been trying more and more kinds of tea. Even Yerbe Mate. I've been hearing more and more about the health benefits of tea. It's especially enjoyable to drink at this time of year when the weather starts to get a bit chilly. A hot cup of tea, a cozy couch, and a yarn project are a wonderful way to spend some time.
Our collection of tea grew so big a couple of years ago that I decided to create a tea drawer. There have been a few times that the amount of tea we had out grew the space of the drawer. It's quite handy to have it all together in one, easy to view and choose space.
This past year, we've become big fans of Yogi brand tea. It started with their "Breathe Deep" tea. The taste is surprising and delicious. Even more surprising is how well it works to help clear a stuffy head from a cold or allergies. Since it worked so well, we've tried several of their other medicinal type teas and been equally surprised and happy at how well they have worked. Just be careful if you use the "Get Regular" tea. One member of my family tried it and found out that a half a cup would have worked just fine!
I'm trying "Relaxed Mind" this week. I thought it might be worth a try since life has been so stressful lately. The box says it helps to balance your mood and nurture creativity. That sounds good. I had some yesterday and I felt great. I'm not sure if the tea had anything to do with it or not but I'm giving it another try today. I'm not crazy about the flavor of this one but the smell is awesome. It has sage in it and the scent reminds me of a hike and the smell of sagebrush. Mmmm.
I like Ruby Red Chai tea from Trader Joe's. It's super yummy mixed with rice milk (coconut, soy, almond or regular would be fine too) and a teaspoon of raw sugar or honey. Sooo good and not too sweet.
It's fun to find and try different flavors. Do you drink tea? What's your favorite?