Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tasting: Two New Teas from Honest Tea

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I'm going to start by saying I only drink bottled tea when I have no other option. Usually when I'm stuck in crazy summer weather with the sun melting my eyebrows off. When I do seek out bottled tea, I usually do an unsweetened one. I recently had the opportunity to try two new herbal teas from Honest Tea. I admit, I was beyond skeptical. I don't usually drink bottled, and never do I have herbals!

Well, these two teas have opened my mind a bit.

The Ginger Oasis was very refreshing on a day that was thick with humidity. I enjoyed the zingy ginger and tang of lemongrass. The ingredients listed are organic rooibos, organic and natural flavors (this is always a vague description that I find confusing), organic ginger root, organic lemon grass. My only quibble is that I could taste the rooibos more than I'd like to. I've never been a huge fan of rooibos. But still, I was surprised at how balanced and flavorful it was.

I pulled out the Cinnamon Sunrise herbal tea during a sweltering, hectic day. I took a few moments to relax, and sipped from the bottle. I love cinnamon, and I really enjoyed this tea. It is strong and flavorful, bursting with cinnamon. The strength of the cinnamon and subtle spice of ginger does a nice job of masking the rooibos, which is just fine with me. This is a tea I will definitely seek out. The ingredients in this are organic rooibos, organic cinnamon, organic and natural flavors (again, this is vague), organic ginger root. This is a good tea to choose if you're looking for something bold, but without the caffeine jitters.

The fact that these are caffeine free makes it easier to reach for them later in the day. Thank you to Honest Tea for the samples.

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