Monday, January 15, 2007

A tea that agrees

You know how long I've been trying, trying so hard, to like tea. I finally figured out why that leafy water taste was so unappealing: I had to kick the Diet Coke habit first. Two weeks of no soft drinks, and tea suddenly developed flavor and body. Who knew?

I found this Mount of Olives Treasures tea assortment for $2 at Big Lots. So far my favorites are Bethlehem Berry and Cinnamon Green Chai. Made in Israel, each tea bag also contains biblical herbs like hyssop. Not why I bought it, but a fun bit of trivia.

Hurray for tea!

9 comments:

Angelena said...

I love ice tea, but for some reason can not stand the taste of hot tea. Weird huh? The tea sounds wonderful. I wonder what it would taste like iced? lol

devildogwife said...

I've tried for many years to like tea, but I just don't like it. lol! My husband on the other hand drinks tea every night. Glad you were able to get over the tea dislike. Maybe there's hope for me yet?

Turkey Farm said...

I've been cutting back on my coffee intake and drinking herbal tea in the afternoon.Bigelow "Constant Comment" has been satisfactory.

Tammy L said...

Neat! I've had a couple of those flavors -- interesting and yummy! I have some of the empty bags in my collection, too, because my cousin got some and saved the bags for me. :D

rachel said...

Hi! My name is Rachel, and I just discovered your blog when you commented on Crystal's blog. Anyway, I've been enjoying reading your blog and thought I would comment on this post since I am a tea drinker. After working at a tea room for several years (before I was married), I developed a love for black teas. Have you tried Earl Gray? My favorites are Chai and Earl Gray. Try them hot with a little sugar and milk.

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

Raspberry zinger is really good too.

Anonymous said...

While going to Weight Watchers I discovered when I didn't drink diet coke (or any other diet soda) I lost weight. The reason? Diet sodas have a high content of sodium which in women will cause us to retain water. I switched to ice tea and was amazed at the difference. I do have 1 sm. glass of caffeine free diet pepsi on occassion. Also be careful with your caffeine intake. Kathy C in ILLinois

lynn marie said...

As a tea drinker I have several kinds and people give me tea bags for presents. Too bad we don't live closer, I would pop over with my box of tea and we could have a tea party! My favorite morning tea is Earl Gray and my favorite evening tea is Chi tea, but I have several different types for all sorts of days in-between.

Candy said...

I like your tea cup