I have not always been a tea drinker. I used to only drink it as a special treat, usally on a cold day. I was recently told that I have borderline high blood pressure and one of the things suggested to me was to quit drinking coffee. So, I have made a real effort to replace the 1/2 pot-of-coffee-a-day habit with teas and other hot beverages. Here are a few of my current favorites.
Chai Maté by Café Maté (a local Grand Rapids company)
They make many flavors but my favorite is their Chai. I also like their Mint.
|I am drinking this one this morning mixed with Oolong.|
|Flowering Jasmine Tea, so pretty when it opens up.|
Ginger with Orange and Vanilla. I recently fell in love with fresh ginger and have been using it all the time. This "tea" is made by simmering about an inch section of ginger sliced very thin, a clementine orange sliced, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract (or 1/2 half of a vanilla bean split and scraped).
What are your favorite teas?