I recently took a trip to my local Tea shop and was super excited to see they had tons of amazing new teas and iced teas just in time for summer! I was so excited to see there are so many amazing and flavorful options with tea, from herbal, roobios, oolong, pu'erh, to the more mainstream white, green and black. I went tea crazy! But it wasn't always this way, no. It wasn't long ago that I was completely ignorant about tea. Tea is the crap that comes packages in little bags, boring old flavors, and was always offered to me by my grandmother, right? Wrong. The day I discovered loose tea was the day all that changed. Tea is so much more amazing and diverse than I imagined. Not only are there many different types, but so many flavors! So what is tea, exactly? Without going into detail, tea is a plant, and when the cured leaves are steeped in boiling water, we have what's generally known as tea! It is a very widely consumed beverage for enjoyment and health benefits.
I typically only drink herbal teas (as I avoid caffeine in my diet wherever possible), and am absolutely in love with my newest purchase; a deliciously calming mix of valerian, chamomile and peppermint, is to die for and I would highly recommend it! It's absolutely great in the evening to help relax, or nurse away a long days headache (which is exactly what I'm doing right now).
Do any of you have teas you love, or would recommend trying?