Every time I enter a grocery store, I find myself tossing a mixture of tea and newfangled flavored Oreos* into my cart.
*Apple pie flavor: EFFECTIVE.
For this reason, my husband prefers to grocery shop alone.
However, I have NO SHOPPING REGRETS, GUYS. This blend tastes JUST like the Starbucks lemon cake. It is lemon swimming in sugary icing sweetness. It tastes like calories. The word “divine” comes to mind.
If you want to make your own cake version of the Starbucks lemon loaf, try this recipe. Or… you can just try this tea.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Tazo Tea
An enticing herbal infusion with notes of bright lemon & creamy vanilla.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
I grabbed Tazo’s Zen™ at the dentist’s office without realizing the dreaded mint* was inside it. However, I’m pleased to announce that the mint isn’t the primary characteristic of this tea!
* A note about mint: WHY IS IT EVERYWHERE? Mint is for toothpaste only.
Anyway, this lemon-mint green tea is mostly lemon with a toasty green flavor. It’s like a roasty, nutty kind of green, which is interesting against the citrus-y (and, okay, a LITTLE minty) high notes.
I think this is a nice choice for recovering from the harsh blows of a dentist visit. (I need $4k of Invisalign! And a filling! And part of the underside of my tongue cut! Almost $5k altogether!) It’s very… Zen™. *
* A note about the ™: How on earth can the word “Zen” be trademarked? I imagine it’s just in the context of tea products? No one else can name their tea “Zen,” maybe? Does this strike anyone else as weird?
Anyway, this tea comes in boxes at your grocery store, if you want to give it a whirl! You can enjoy it in your less-messed-up-than-mine mouth!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Tazo
A harmonious blend of green tea with lemongrass & spearmint.