I am not a coffee drinker. I have never been a coffee drinker, and I probably never will be. I love the smell of coffee, and the idea of a fun coffee drink like a lavender latte (which to a real coffee aficionado is a telltale sign that I’m not a coffee drinker), but when it comes right down to it I just don’t like the taste of coffee.
But, I sure do love tea. Perhaps in another life I lived in England and had teatime every afternoon (which, by the way, sounds truly amazing!). I want to share my favorite teas with you so you can see why I love tea so much.
My hands-down, all-time favorite tea:
Harney and Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice tea (https://www.harney.com/products/hot-cinnamon-spice-tea?variant=1339237040134) is literally the best tea ever made. I didn’t even know I liked cinnamon as much as I did until I tried this tea. It has so much flavor and depth to it. I can’t describe how good it is but I will try. I use the sachets because they have more flavor than the tea bags. I use 2 sachets in my cup, and the flavor is so good and rich I don’t need to add sugar, but I do put a little vanilla extract in. I have a milk frother, and I froth oat milk (certain oat milks froth and certain don’t, but that’s a topic for another blog post) to put on top, and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of the milk. It tastes like a cozy warm hug! The flavor is amazing, and I feel like I went to a fancy coffee shop every morning. I can reuse the bags one more time for a only slightly less flavorful cup of tea if I want two cups.
On the Harney and Sons website, it says that this is their most popular tea, and it is sometimes sold out. It is a blend of black tea, three kinds of cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet cloves, with no added sugar.
Cinnamon is also really good for you. It’s full of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds. Research shows it may help with blood sugar control, protect against heart disease, and help with inflammation. It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and it also boosts insulin function and metabolism.
What other teas do I like? There are actually plenty of them, but they really all do pale in comparison with my love for my Hot Cinnamon Spice. You can also get this tea at Amazon (again, look for the sachets, not the tea bags).
Here is a list of some of my other favorite teas:
David’s Tea Organic Cold 911 loose tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/tea/organic-cold-911-tea/10757US01VAR0055646.html). This all-natural, organic herbal tea has peppermint, eucalyptus, juniper, and a touch of citrus. It tastes really good, but the blend also calms your throat and inhaling the steam can help you feel better too. It’s also caffeine free. I keep it on hand and sometimes drink it even when I don’t have a cold.
Aveda Comforting Tea (https://www.aveda.com/product/5210/16719/body/tea/aveda-comforting-tea?size=4.9_oz_/_140_g): It may seem weird to get a tea from a brand known for hair care, but this loose leaf tea is really amazing. It is 100% certified organic with no caffeine, sugar or added flavors, and is a soothing blend of licorice, peppermint, fennel and basil.
Alchemist Herbs Center Loose Leaf Tea (https://www.alchemist-herbs.com/alchemist-herbs/p/center-loose-leaf-blend). This organic tea was developed to relieve stress, and is comprised of nettle leaf, tulsi, raspberry leaf, oat straw, and rose petals. It is a flavorful blend that I like to drink when I’m sick, but it’s also good iced when I’m not sick.
Those are my favorite teas. I would love to hear about your favorite teas too!