Brrr, it’s finally chilly again in Houston, so time for some tea! I have a hard time drinking tea in the sweaty Houston summer, but as soon as we get a cold front coming through, I’m ready to add it back to my routine. Note – Two years ago I used to drink coffee twice a day and still LOVE the smell/taste, but I felt really dependent on it. I slowly phased coffee out thanks to green tea, and now I usually go sans caffeine unless I’m super tired. I think I sleep much better and wake up more easily without it.
I have a lot of favorite teas, but these are some of the ones I like to keep stashed at the office:
- Good Earth Teas: I love, love, love their Jasmine Blossom Green tea, but don’t drink it often since it has caffeine. Their Sweet & Spicy Tea is great too; I prefer the decaf blend. These are good morning teas.
- Ginger Snappish: any tea with ginger will do for me since I’m a ginger fiend 🙂 Celestial also makes an awesome seasonal Gingerbread tea. Ginger is great for digestion.
- Mint & Peppermint: I enjoy Revolution’s Southern Mint and Celestial Peppermint. Mint is great after a meal to cleanse the palette and stop me from eating sweets.
If you’re on the go or an office girl like me, I also really recommend this reusable mug. I’ve had tons of thermoses that evenutally leak and are hard to clean, but this is leak-proof so far and super easy to clean.
And lastly, at home I have an electric kettle. This is a wonderful (& inexpensive) appliance; just fill water and press the button. Great for hectic mornings or to quickly make hot water for an after dinner tea.