Let’s Chat about Tea! Part 2

Now that you know a little more about the varieties of tea, let’s talk about flavors.

I love a hot cup of peppermint (or mint) tea when my tummy aches.  Some believe that the menthol in peppermint tea lends to its healing effects on nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, and headaches.  Peppermint tea also controls mild symptoms of asthma and helps fight the common cold.  This tea is naturally caffeine-free.

We all enjoy a glass of chilled sweet tea on hot summer days.  This treat with southern origins has taken on a new life recently and is so popular, you can now find it at your local fast food restaurant.

Fruit teas such as apple, blueberry, orange, peach, strawberry, and of course, lemon, can be found in the aisles of your local grocers in both store and national brands.  I shop for generic brands quite often, but my favorite fruity or minty tea happens to be Celestial Seasonings.  The store brand mint tea couldn’t hold a candle to the national brand in this case. 

Chai (or spiced tea) is made from black tea and comes in many flavors.  The smooth taste of vanilla softens the spiciness of ordinary chai tea.  Other popular spiced teas are cinnamon, ginger, and hazelnut.

What’s your favorite tea?

Let’s discuss (over a cup of tea, of course)!

Love to all!

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