Heavenly Hip Hibiscus from Now Real Tea. . . .

Natural Grocers had this hibiscus herbal punch tea on sale so I just had to try it. It was mean to be as I had just been reading about all of the health benefits of hibiscus tea. Although I have had hibiscus tea, I’ve only had either straight hibiscus tea or a green tea/hibiscus combination.

This is hibiscus punch, and it has hibiscus flowers along with rose hips, lemongrass leaves,spearmint leaves,cinnamon bark,wild cherry bark,orange peel, and natural cherry flavor. All of the flavors blend really well. It sounds kind of like a strange mixture but it really works! It’s kind of tart, and a little sweet with a little touch of cinnamon.

I’m having mine as an iced tea. I tend to think of and like my punches cold. But I bet this would make a nice little evening drink to warm up and unwind. Even though it’s definitely winter weather where I live, I’ve still been enjoying this as an iced tea. But I was just thinking as I took a sip how refreshing this will be on a super hot summer day.

I find hibiscus to be really refreshing when you’re overheated. Since I’ve become a tea drinker, it’s been really interesting to learn the health benefits of different teas. Hibiscus is sooooo good for you.

Here is an article explaining some of the benefits.  If you see this tea, try it. It’s really refreshing and the fact that it’s good for you makes it even better!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Now Real Tea
Description

Okay, so you can’t relive your youth, but you can stay young. Heavenly Hip Hibiscus™ gets its mojo from the naturally occurring beneficial compounds found in hibiscus flowers. Whether enjoyed hot or cold, this special blend has a refreshing taste that is sure to leave you feeling groovy.

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Chai Rooibos from TopQualiTea. . . .

It’s getting to be that time of year again when I crave warm tea with cozy spices like cinnamon and ginger.

It’s nice to have a chai option that is also caffeine free as most are made with black tea. The first thing I noticed about this tea is that although the usual chai spices definitely stand out, I can still taste the earthy Rooibos. I’ve had a few other chai rooibos blends and usually the spices kind of takeover. I’m enjoying my delicious chai with a splash of coconut milk and a little brown sugar.

All I had was brown sugar and it actually goes really well with the tea! This would be a wonderful dessert tea since it is caffeine. But it’s also a nice tea to have in the morning. The spices help wake up your senses, and it’s a nice gentle way to bring on your day.

This is also safe for those who don’t like really sharp, spicy Chai blends. This has flavor, but it’s definitely on the gentle side. I really enjoyed this tea, and I love to have Chai in the winter.

This will definitely be in my regular rotation. This tea is also organic, free of pesticides, and fair trade which makes it taste even better in my opinion!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Rooibos
Where to Buy:  TopQualiTea
Description

Masala chai (“spiced tea”) is a beverage from the Indian subcontinent made by brewing tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. By itself, chai is merely the generic word for tea in Hindi and many other languages around the world, and was adopted into British slang as “cha” or “char”. The added ginger and other spices give the Rooibos tea some warm and spicy taste nice in the cold evenings with milk and honey but also loved by many at any time of the day.

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Green Tea Muscle Recovery from Yogi Tea. . . .

I’ve been a fan of Yogi Tea for years now. I have tried many of their flavors and I’ve loved them all. Natural Grocers is having a sale on their Yogi Teas and I noticed a flavor I haven’t tried. It’s called Green Tea Muscle Recovery. I’ve been having slight shoulder and lower back pain so I figured this couldn’t hurt!

Turmeric is one of the ingredients, and turmeric is a known anti-inflammatory. Lemongrass is the second ingredient after green tea, and it definitely has a citrus-y flavor. I’ve been enjoying it warm in the morning. I swear I feel a little relief after drinking it. I would say it’s probably a great tea to have in the morning before or after a workout. One of my favorite things about Yogi tea is the message that comes on every tag. It’s almost scary how many times my message will be something that I needed to be reminded of in that very moment!

This tea does contain caffeine so be careful about what time of day you drink it. But other than that this is a delicious and healing tea that will definitely be in my tea rotation!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Yogi Tea
Description

Our Green Tea Muscle Recovery is a fragrant blend of Green Tea, which supplies antioxidants, and traditional soothing herbs like Turmeric and Devil’s Claw, to help support your body’s recovery after exercise. Lemongrass and Rose Petal add bright floral notes. Get invigorated and stay active with Green Tea Muscle Recovery.*

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Organic Peach Cobbler from Tazo. . . .

I don’t normally like peach flavored things. I love peaches, but I find peach flavored things to be too sweet and too fake tasting. But one day last week I really needed a little extra caffeine, and I noticed this peach cobbler tea is made with black tea so I decided to be brave and try it.

Wow, I was pleasantly surprised! This was neither too sweet or fake tasting. I seriously don’t know how they did it, but this tea really tasted like a peach cobbler! It’s amazing. The peach flavor is there, but it’s subtle. It blends with cinnamon, vanilla and I swear I could taste the crust of a cobbler!

This tea needed no sugar or creamer, it was perfect all on it’s own. Although a splash of coconut milk would probably make this even more decadent! This tea does contain caffeine, otherwise it would make a delicious dessert tea. I will definitely be adding it to my tea stash. The flavor is seriously amazing, and it has just the right amount of caffeine.

I felt alert but not jittery after drinking this. Not to mention I felt cheery and happy after having such a delicious drink!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tazo Tea
Description

A delectable mélange of black teas with peach notes, apple & cinnamon, with other natural flavors.

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Turmeric Ginger from Rishi. . . .

Ginger tea is one of my favorite things to drink, and I’m always trying to find ways to get turmeric in my diet so this tea is right up my alley!

This tea has ginger and turmeric, of course but it also has licorice root, lemongrass which is another favorite of mine, and also orange and lemon peel and orange and lemon oil. The taste of the ginger and citrus is there, but it definitely takes a back seat to the turmeric.

Turmeric can be very overpowering if too much is used as I’ve learned when I experiment with making golden milk with turmeric and coconut milk. But Rishi Tea knows what they’re doing. The turmeric is there, but it’s the perfect amount. When you take a sip you get the zest of turmeric, with a little hint of ginger and citrus.

This is a caffeine free tea, but I noticed I felt very energized and zippy after drinking this. This is also a very warming tea, so I will be adding this to the winter tea rotation. It would be great to have before or after being out in the cold. I enjoyed this tea warm, but I plan on trying it iced next. It seems like one of those teas that are great hot or iced.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Rishi Tea
Description

The awesome, centering energy of golden turmeric root is enhanced by strengthening licorice root and zesty ginger in this Ayurveda inspired blend. Fragrant lemongrass and citrus peels create a lemon drop candy sweetness that balances the pungency of the roots. The combination of turmeric, ginger, lemon and honey is an ancient herbal recipe for longevity, stamina and balance.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!