The Crazy Suburban Mom: Mmmmm, Tea! October Favorites

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mmmmm, Tea! October Favorites

I think tea is a great gift.  It's a fabulous stocking-stuffer and a really special tea is something a lot of people don't buy for themselves - Many wouldn't know where to start.


I love tea, I  drink it because it's great for me and deeeelicious. All tea (green, black, white, etc.) comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis.  What's makes the difference is the processing after picking; it produces a different level of oxidation.


All tea is good for you; from the cheapest tea bag to the most expensive blend, and all colors - Not just green tea.


It's the  flavonoids (antioxidants) in tea that act like little crime-fighters battling evil free radicals in your body.  There is a lot written (books,even) about the health benefits of tea but a consise list can be found at the Naivetea site, their flavored oolong teas are my favorite.


The Lychee Oolong is sublime.



But then so is the Rose Violet Calendula, Strawberry Oolong,and the Wen Shan Bao Zhong Premium.  It's always hard for me to pick a favorite from Naivetea because they are just beautiful teas.  I've never tasted anything like them, plus I just want to sit and smell them.... 

 They really are a whole body experience. They are the best teas I've ever had. 

Check out their tea samplers.  You won't be sorry.  

If you're looking for an herbal tea, which isn't a tea at all....


I just found this one and  loved it so much I went to the Republic of Tea website and made a bulk order.  I bought Coconut Cocoa Cuppa Chocolate Tea Bags in my grocery store.  It was about $9 for 36 bags.  

When I realized I'd snarffed half the can in a weekend I went to the site and ordered the bulk 250 bag size...  The ingredients are:  Roasted carob, caramel malted barley, roasted chicory, dates, coconut flavor, cocoa powder and chocolate flavor.  It's got a sweet and creamy taste. Very coconut and I love coconut. 

I wanted to try all the teas in this line so I ordered this...


The chocolate gift assortment  and it comes wrapped up for $5.95.  I thought it would make a perfect stocking stuffer or work gift.  The teas are:


2 - Red Velvet Cuppa Chocolate
2 - Coconut Cocoa Cuppa Chocolate
2- Strawberry Cuppa Chocolate
2 - Peppermint Cuppa Chocolate

I got this as a gift once and it was wonderful....
I really love Teaforte products.  Their tea is delicious and the products are classy, there's just something about the whole package...  I even kept the box it was so nice.  It's on my bookshelves.  Their 'tea bags' are pyramids with a green leaf on the end and it's just...  I don't know.  Art.


They have something for everyone, they even have a line of cocktail infusions that I want to try really badly just because they are so darned pretty!  



That's the lavender citrus but there are three versions,  Lavender Citrus, Lemongrass Mint and Silkroad Chai.


If you've never given tea as a gift, try it this year.   It's delicious, relaxing, and the givee with think of you lovingly every time they sip. 


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4 Comments:

Heather 10/24/11, 9:49 AM  

Lovely blog post today! I am thrilled to learn about that coconut chocolate tea. I love coconut most of all, and I didn't know about these teas! I'm off to order some :)

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/24/11, 9:51 AM  

I've been making a pot of it, every morning and drinking it through out the day. I'm kinda addicted. Just so you know, they shipped the same day I placed the order - I was pretty impressed!

Vonlipi 10/24/11, 8:55 PM  

I love tea too! I drink a huge mug in the late morning and another in the afternoon....sometimes even after supper.

Right now my faves are milk oolong, jasmine green tea and roasted rice japenese green tea.

Rose 10/24/11, 10:28 PM  

I love tea, too! Thanks for the inspired picks. I've given it as a gift on several occasions.

Have you ever checked out this shop?
http://www.etsy.com/shop/teaman

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