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Teatoxy Detox Tea

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Some of you are devoted coffee drinkers, while some of you prefer tea. And then there are some who love both, which is the category I fall into. I’ve been drinking a little more tea lately, though, since coffee tends to keep me up at night!

Recently I received a package of three Teatoxy Detox Teas to try. These teas are created in Thailand from organic ingredients that have detox benefits. As you can see from the photos, they’re really pretty teas–almost as pretty as potpourri!

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The Morning Blend, designed to boost metabolism and increase alertness, is a blend of lemongrass, rose hips, peppermint, apples, rooibos, blackberry leaves, hibiscus, and marigolds. The soft peppermint flavor is refreshing–a nice way to start the day.

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The Energize Blend is an organic blue detox tea blend created with lemongrass, Pandan leaves, Moroccan Rose Petals, Bluechai, and Lavender, which is designed to increase energy, fat burning, and suppress your appetite. It has a nice mild flavor and a pretty blue color which turns purple if you add some lemon juice.

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The Calm Me Blend includes organic hops, hibiscus, peppermint, cornflower, marigold, goji berries, and dried lemon slices. It’s supposed to help promote better sleep and is rich in antioxidants. I liked the light lemony flavor of this tea–it’s very soothing. I think this blend was my favorite!

If you like tea, you may want to try these out. They would also make a great gift for any tea drinkers you know!

So which category do you fall into…coffee drinker, tea drinker, or both?

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Healthy Rooibos Tea and National Iced Tea Day

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Did you know that Monday, June 10, is National Iced Tea Day? I didn’t, until the folks at Rooibee Red Tea told me about it and wanted to know if I’d like to try some of their tea flavors. Well, of course I did, because just a few weeks earlier I had read some information about how healthy rooibos tea was!

Rooibos, which means “red bush,” is a bush that grows only in South Africa. The leaves from the bush are used to make the tea. Used for generations in South Africa, rooibos tea has a high level of antioxidants, is naturally caffeine-free, and is known for it’s calming and rejuvenating benefits. It has grown in popularity in other parts of the world over the years. After reading about rooibos tea a few weeks ago, I had bought some teabags from my health food store and liked those, so I had a feeling I would like Rooibee Red Tea.

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Rooibee Red Tea is the only bottled, ready to drink USDA-organic rooibos tea on the market. I received a bottle of each of their flavors…Watermelon Mint, Peach, Cranberry Pomegranate, Vanilla Chai, and Unsweetened. I really like the flavors…the fruity flavors have a nice light sweetness without being overly sweet, and the Vanilla Chai has a great  chai spiciness to it. When I make my own tea, I often drink it unsweetened, so I liked the Unsweetened Rooibee Tea, too!

It’s nice to have a healthy summer drink option…a great alternative to sugary juices and sodas. Rooibee Red Tea is available at Whole Foods, Kroger, Fresh Market, and other select grocery chains and retailers–you can see a more detailed list on their site.

I plan on drinking more rooibos red tea now, because I really like the taste of it. What type of tea do you like best–black, green, red, white, or herbal? Whatever tea you choose to drink, hope you enjoy National Iced Tea Day! 🙂

Iced Tea on a Hot Day

I’ve been drinking a lot of iced tea during this hot summer weather. I’ve tried some herbal teas by Twinings of London and really like them. The three flavors that I’ve enjoyed so far are African Honeybush with Mandarin and Orange, Lemon and Chinese Ginger, and Cherries and Madagascan Cinnamon.

With flavors like that, you really feel like you’re drinking something special!

When I was on the Twinings website checking out their other tea flavors, I discovered that Thomas Twining, the founder of Twinings, opened the very first known tea room in 1706, in London. What’s even more interesting is that it’s still open today, after three centuries! It was called Tom’s Coffee House back then and it was the custom at the time for men, not women, to gather there to have coffee and tea while they socialized and met on business. Tom’s was the only coffee house that sold tea, and tea was growing more and more in popularity at that time, so Mr. Twining did very well with his shop. Today, the shop is still in the same location at 216 Strand, serving and selling tea, coffee, hot cocoa, biscuits, cakes, chocolates, and tea accessories. There’s also a little “museum” with antique teapots on display, highlights about the history of tea, and old photos of the Twinings family.

There are all kinds of teas and tea flavors you can check out on the Twinings website, www.twiningsusashop.com. You’ll even find instructions for brewing tea. Here is their recipe for making Iced Tea:

So have a nice tall glass of iced tea and keep cool this summer! 🙂

Linked to Tea Time Tuesday.