This past weekend I had a bit of an adventure with all the freezing rain and ice in Minnesota. I was at a friend's house in Minneapolis celebrating her birthday until about midnight and then left to go home. Surprise! Freezing rain and the iciest conditions I've ever seen!
That'll teach me to not check the weather before going out. I scraped the car and tried to drive a couple blocks, but even at about 5 mph I was sliding all over the place. Not one to risk my life or precious new car, I turned around (very, very slowly) and headed back to the party.
Luckily several friends offered to put me up for the night. I opted to walk the 15 blocks to sleep in an actual bed. It was ridiculous trying to walk there- We were sliding all over the place! I didn't pick up my feet the entire walk and there were several close calls, shrieks and a little bit of crawling. But we made it.
And although it was a little thing, I was so comforted to drink a cup of my favorite tea when we got to my friends' house. I'm not too picky about tea- it just needs to be decaf. But to have my very favorite tea after such a cold, wet and slippery night was just delicious.
This got me thinking about my favorite teas (that and the fact that it's freezing cold in the house right now), so I thought I'd share them with you.
My favorite tea? Yogi Tea's Rooibos Chai. It's my bedtime ritual to enjoy a cup of this. Sometimes it's my morning ritual, too. I love that it's calming and spicy and tastes fantastic with a splash of almond milk.
Other favorites, in order of favorite-ness:
Yogi Lemon Ginger- Other lemon ginger teas are also good, but I think this is the best. I like to add a little extra lemon and honey. Perfect for sore throats, upset stomach or just a delightful cup of tea.
Yogi Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut- This is a dessert tea. It's sweet and has a fantastic vanilla flavor. It's also really good with some almond milk added, but doesn't need anything!
Peppermint Tea- I really prefer the Traditional Medicines brand, but Yogi Tea peppermint is okay, too. The TM brand is so refreshing and pure and I can steep it forever and it never gets overpowering. This tea is great for settling my stomach and also pretty invigorating.
Choice Organic Decaf Mango Ceylon- This is the only true tea that I drink (from the camellia sinensis plant). I love the fruity, but not acidic, flavor of this black tea. I just steep it a couple of minutes and it's perfect. Right now I have a batch of kombucha brewing that is based on this tea- Yum!
What are your favorite teas?