Ah, we’re long overdue for tea time here on the Posse. I usually try to get on the tea bandwagon to do a post when it gets chilly here in the Northern Hemisphere, or for the holidays at least, but last year it kind of slipped by me. And truth be told, I really wasn’t drinking anything new.
But easing into 2016 …
I rediscovered Kusmi tea. I had tried and enjoyed their Russian collection of black teas in mini tins a while back, and have long been interested in their other teas, particularly their wellness collection. But I’m not one to go full tin on something sight unsipped, so I passed on it.
However, I spotted a wellness sampler at Neiman Marcus recently and snapped it up.
Their Sweet Love (black tea, guarana, spices and pink pepper) makes me think of all the fragrances there for a while that had pink pepper in them. Like I should be wearing Si Lolita Lempicka or Le Labo’s Poivre 23 while sipping it. It was an unexpected flavor and a nice change of pace, one I’ll be sure to save for Valentine’s Day sipping.
Their Algo is a green tea with mint and seaweed in it, so I had to try that one next. Although I couldn’t really taste the seaweed (a good thing?), it struck me as a quite nice mint green tea, but hopefully with some added health benefits.
Now to try the Kusmi Be Cool, Detox, Boost and Euphoria.
Meanwhile, my DH has fallen tail over teakettle for Walnut Green from the Georgia Tea Company and I’ve been making it nearly every weekend night for him. He says its slightly nutty flavor reminds him a bit of the hops in beer. Not being a beer drinker, I don’t see (taste?) it, but I’m just happy that he’s drinking lots of it. To make it even more healthful, I often slip some unflavored white tea leaves into the diffuser as well.
And I always have a supply of a longtime favorite, Teavana’s To Life blend. This one has red, white and green tea and a lovely, mildly fruity taste that’s always a pleasure. If I’m starting to feel icky or under the weather, this is my go-to-brew.
So what about you — what tea(s) are you enjoying these days? Or what tea scents do you love?