Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweet and Spicy Tea and Herb Blend

My Tea Thoughts:
February 27, 2009

Mmmm! This tea is well named! Though it has such diverse ingredients as rosehips, cinnamon, papaya, and anise seed building on a strong, sweet base of black tea, the delicious spiciness stands out the most. It's an active tea, not a passive one, and has a rough swallow, but this only enhances its pleasant piquancy. All in all, a delicious tea, especially for times when you're ready to get moving! Thanks for the great gift -- you know who you are!

Happy Sipping,


Name: Sweet and Spicy Tea and Herb Blend.
Type: Black tea plus herbs.
Package: Paper teabag.
Source: Good Earth Teas.
Group: Dark.
Key Word: Cinnamon.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Haiku Day

Maybe I will just switch to "Haiku Whatever-day-I-remember". Or maybe not.

Each day slipping by
Like the wind that blows so swift --
Seek it and it's gone.

Feel like your days go just too fast? Try some MateVana Rooibos Chai for an energizing boost to keep up with the calendar.

Happy Sipping,

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Tea and Valentine's is not the most traditional combination. But if you want to warm your loved one's heart with a last-minute tea-related gift, there are some great options:
  • Tea-infused chocolates. Yes there is such a thing! Try looking in gourmet shops, as well as tea shops. (I have even spotted something of the sort in a local HomeGoods store!)
  • Rooibos. This yummy tea is a delicious and healthy Valentine's gift. It's great for those of us who like creating neat gift packages. Try enclosing it in a clear bag: it matches all the colors of the season!
  • Tea in a tin. Lots of tea stores sell their products in beautiful tins, and if you can't find one pre-filled with tea, just pick one up anywhere and fill it with looseleaf tea. Note that you may have to line some tins.
  • A tea starter kit. This is always a great gift! Check Adagio Teas for kits with black, green, or herbal tea.

No matter what you choose to do to celebrate, enjoy today!

Happy Sipping,


Monday, February 9, 2009

Haiku Monday

After taking a break from Haiku Friday, I have decided to begin it again on Monday. Enjoy!

Trees are brown and thin.
Will the tree of your heart be
Parched or fully live?

As this poem offers us an option between just working through our schedule or fully living, try the rich, full, blended flavor of MateVana Rooibos Chai.