Tea Time – Winter Edition 2017

The holidays have come and gone, but I’m still enjoying the holiday teas that are currently in rotation.  I also have a new favorite tea that I received as a gift for the holidays – Argo Earl Grey Creme.  Not as strong as your traditional earl gray tea, with a hint of creme flavor that really balances the tea.  Perfect for an afternoon curled up with a good book!  (and it should be noted that I drank an entire pot of tea one evening while reading over the holidays!)  😀 I’ve underlined the teas that are currently in rotation.

  • Adagio Citron Green Tea (loose leaf)
  • Adagio Cream Black Tea (loose leaf)
  • Argo Earl Grey Creme
  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane
  • Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime
  • Harney & Sons Black Currant
  • Harney & Sons Paris
  • Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro
  • Lipton Decaffeinated Honey & Lemon
  • Simply Balanced Organic Chamomile
  • Tazo Calm
  • Tazo Refresh
  • Trader Joe’s Green Tea
  • Trader Joe’s Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea
  • Trader Joe’s English Breakfast Black Tea
  • Yogi Detox Tea
  • Yogi Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Skin Tea
  • Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea

What are some of your favorite teas or do you have any other tea recommendations?

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Tea Time – Winter Edition 2013

It is officially the holiday season – I will wholeheartedly admit that I have been blasting the Christmas tunes and drinking some of my favorite holiday teas. In the winter months, I enjoy drinking more black teas, but I still try to drink some green and herbal tea as well.  A recently newly acquired tea is Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend Herbal Tea which is a great combination of great spices and flavors for the season. I’ve underlined what I currently have in my tea cup rotation right now.

  • Adagio Citron Green Tea (loose leaf)
  • Adagio Cream Black Tea (loose leaf)
  • Argo Japanese Sencha GreenTea (loose leaf)
  • Bigelow Cozy Chamomile
  • Bigelow Mint Medley
  • Bigelow Sweet Dreams
  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane
  • Celestial Seasonings Peppermint
  • Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride
  • Harney & Sons Black Currant
  • Harney & Sons English Breakfast
  • Harney & Sons Green Tea with Coconut, Ginger and Vanilla
  • Harney & Sons Holiday
  • Harney & Sons Paris
  • Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro
  • Harney & Sons Wedding
  • Lipton Green Tea (regular and decaffeinated)
  • Lipton Green Tea (Orange, Passion Fruit, Jasmine)
  • Lipton Decaffeinated Honey & Lemon
  • Republic of Tea Vanilla Almond
  • Stash Moroccan Mint
  • Tazo Calm
  • Tazo Refresh
  • Tazo Zen
  • Trader Joe’s Jasmine Green
  • Trader Joe’s Green Tea
  • Trader Joe’s Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea
  • Trader Joe’s English Breakfast Black Tea
  • Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend Herbal Tea
  • Twinings English Breakfast Tea
  • Twinings Lady Grey Tea
  • Twinings Earl Grey Tea

What are some of your favorite teas or do you have any other tea recommendations?

Tea Time – Fall Edition 2013

It has been a while since I’ve updated my current tea favorites. I’ve underlined what I now have in rotation this fall — I’ve been back into black teas (in part as an alternative to my morning coffee a few times a week), but still try to drink some green as well. I have included an * by any newly acquired teas. I’m sure by next month I’ll be drinking more of my favorite holiday teas as well (noted with an **).

  • Adagio Citron Green Tea (loose leaf)
  • Adagio Cream Black Tea (loose leaf)
  • Argo Japanese Sencha GreenTea (loose leaf)
  • Bigelow Cozy Chamomile
  • Bigelow Mint Medley
  • Bigelow Sweet Dreams
  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane **
  • Celestial Seasonings Peppermint
  • Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride
  • Harney & Sons Black Currant
  • Harney & Sons English Breakfast
  • Harney & Sons Green Tea with Coconut, Ginger and Vanilla
  • Harney & Sons Holiday **
  • Harney & Sons Paris
  • Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro
  • Harney & Sons Wedding
  • Lipton Green Tea (regular and decaffeinated)
  • Lipton Green Tea (Orange, Passion Fruit, Jasmine)
  • Lipton Decaffeinated Honey & Lemon
  • Lipton Vanilla Caramel Truffle Black Tea
  • Republic of Tea Vanilla Almond
  • Stash Moroccan Mint
  • Tazo Calm
  • Tazo Refresh
  • Tazo Zen
  • Trader Joe’s Jasmine Green
  • Trader Joe’s Green Tea *
  • Trader Joe’s Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea **
  • Trader Joe’s English Breakfast Black Tea *
  • Twinings English Breakfast Tea
  • Twinings Lady Grey Tea
  • Twinings Earl Grey Tea *

What are some of your favorite teas or do you have any other tea recommendations?

A Week of Superfoods

As promised, here is a recap of a week of incorporating more superfoods into my meals.  You’ll see a few repeats in here, as I made my Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad and brought it to work for a few lunches.

Monday:  Yogurt with blueberries, quinoa, apple, green tea
Tuesday:  Yogurt with blueberries, green tea, quinoa, almonds, beans
Wednesday:  Quinoa, almonds, green tea
Thursday:  Almonds, green tea
Friday:  Yogurt, green tea, broccoli
Saturday:  Blueberries, raspberries, spinach, almonds
Sunday:  Blueberries, raspberries, spinach, beans

SmoothieOver the weekend, I made a smoothie with blueberries, raspberries, mango, pineapple, banana, spinach, kale, flax seed and almond milk.  This was an easy way to get in my fruits and veggies and also my superfoods!  I hope to add some more variety in the coming week (more broccoli/cruciferous veggies and beans).

What are some of your favorite superfoods?

Superfoods

As part of kicking off a fresh start with April, in addition to focusing on adding more fruits and veggies to my meals, I am also going to focus on “superfoods” for the month of April (many of which are fruits and veggies).  After reading up on what different MDs, RDs and nutritionists define as “superfoods”, I’ve included a list below as a starting point.  I would like to eat at least two superfoods every day.

  • Blueberries (and other berries such as raspberries or blackberries)
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Almonds and walnuts
  • Apples
  • Beans and lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Spinach
  • Avocados
  • Yogurt
  • Salmon
  • Green tea
  • Oats

I started tracking my superfoods last week, so I will follow-up with a post with thoughts on last week.

Tea Time – Winter Edition 2013

As an update to my Fall Edition post, I’ve underlined what I now have in rotation this winter. I have also included an * by any newly acquired teas.  I am back to drinking primarily black teas this winter (also attempting to drink more tea than coffee, so black tea provides a better caffeine boost compared to green tea). But I do like drinking green teas in the afternoon/evenings for less caffeine.

  • Adagio Citron Green Tea (loose leaf)
  • Adagio Cream Black Tea (loose leaf)
  • Argo Japanese Sencha GreenTea (loose leaf) *
  • Bigelow Cozy Chamomile
  • Bigelow Mint Medley
  • Bigelow Sweet Dreams
  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane
  • Celestial Seasonings Peppermint
  • Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride
  • Harney & Sons Black Currant
  • Harney & Sons English Breakfast
  • Harney & Sons Green Tea with Coconut, Ginger and Vanilla
  • Harney & Sons Holiday
  • Harney & Sons Paris
  • Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro
  • Harney & Sons Wedding
  • Lipton Green Tea (regular and decaffeinated)
  • Lipton Green Tea (Orange, Passion Fruit, Jasmine)
  • Lipton Decaffeinated Honey & Lemon
  • Lipton Vanilla Caramel Truffle Black Tea *
  • Republic of Tea Vanilla Almond
  • Stash English Breakfast
  • Stash Moroccan Mint
  • Tazo Awake
  • Tazo Calm
  • Tazo Refresh
  • Tazo Zen
  • Trader Joe’s Jasmine Green
  • Trader Joe’s Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea *
  • Twinings English Breakfast Tea *
  • Twinings Lady Grey Tea *

What are some of your favorite teas or do you have any other tea recommendations?

 

Tea Time – Fall Edition

As an update to my Summer Edition post, I’ve underlined what I now have in rotation as we head into fall.  I start to drink more of the black teas as they seem to have richer flavor compared to some of the lighter green teas that I tend to drink in the summer months.

  • Adagio Citron Green Tea (loose leaf)
  • Adagio Cream Black Tea (loose leaf)
  • Argo Red Tea (loose leaf)
  • Argo White Tea (loose leaf)
  • Bigelow Cozy Chamomile
  • Bigelow Mint Medley
  • Bigelow Sweet Dreams
  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane
  • Celestial Seasonings Peppermint
  • Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride
  • Harney & Sons Black Currant
  • Harney & Sons English Breakfast
  • Harney & Sons Green Tea with Coconut, Ginger and Vanilla
  • Harney & Sons Holiday
  • Harney & Sons Paris
  • Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro
  • Harney & Sons Wedding
  • Lipton Green Tea
  • Lipton Green Tea (Orange, Passion Fruit, Jasmine)
  • Lipton Decaffeinated Honey & Lemon
  • Republic of Tea Cranberry Blood Orange
  • Republic of Tea Vanilla Almond
  • Stash English Breakfast
  • Stash Moroccan Mint
  • Tazo Awake
  • Tazo Calm
  • Tazo Refresh
  • Tazo Zen
  • Trader Joe’s Duchess Grey
  • Trader Joe’s Jasmine Green

Tea Time – Summer Edition

As an update to an older post on my love of teas, I’ve underlined what I currently have in rotation over the summer months.  I don’t drink as much tea as I do in the fall and winter months, but still enjoy my cup of tea almost daily!

  • Adagio Citron Green Tea (loose leaf)
  • Adagio Cream Black Tea (loose leaf)
  • Argo Red Tea (loose leaf)
  • Argo White Tea (loose leaf)
  • Bigelow Cozy Chamomile
  • Bigelow Mint Medley
  • Bigelow Sweet Dreams
  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane
  • Celestial Seasonings Peppermint
  • Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride
  • Harney & Sons Black Currant
  • Harney & Sons English Breakfast
  • Harney & Sons Green Tea with Coconut, Ginger and Vanilla
  • Harney & Sons Holiday
  • Harney & Sons Paris
  • Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro
  • Harney & Sons Wedding
  • Lipton Green Tea
  • Lipton Green Tea (Orange, Passion Fruit, Jasmine)
  • Lipton Decaffeinated Honey & Lemon
  • Republic of Tea Cranberry Blood Orange
  • Republic of Tea Vanilla Almond
  • Stash English Breakfast
  • Stash Moroccan Mint
  • Tazo Awake
  • Tazo Calm
  • Tazo Refresh
  • Tazo Zen
  • Trader Joe’s Duchess Grey
  • Trader Joe’s Jasmine Green