Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘apple tea’

When I found myself drinking eight cups a day, sleeping only six hours a night and feeling perpetually agitated, I decided it was time to give up coffee.

And stop I did, cold turkey.  The pounding headache – the one where the back of your eyeballs hurt – took two weeks to subside.

That was nearly ten years ago, and since that time, I’ve weaned myself off caffeine completely – last year I finally cut caffeinated tea and the occasional Diet Coke out of my diet.

I still enjoy a hot drink, and have discovered that there’s a whole world of fascinating herbal teas that I never knew existed.  When I was a coffee and black tea drinker, the only herbal teas I’d ever heard of were peppermint and chamomile.  But since discovering Turkish apple tea earlier this year, I’ve been on a quest to see what other varieties are available.

My current favourite is this magnificent pomegranate and strawberry fruit tea, which turns a deep red hue when brewed…

Sage tea is obviously very popular in Turkey, as during my last visit to the Turkish deli in Auburn, I found it in both bag and loose leaf form.  It’s a lovely gentle drink, and I absolutely adore the paper tea bag covers.  I can’t bring myself to throw any out, so there are boxes of them all over the house now…

This delicious tea was a gift from friends – the combination of organic fennel, chicory and cardamom is surprisingly soothing after a heavy meal…

I found blueberry tea during my last visit to Harkola…

…as well as this marsh mallow tea, which is supposedly good for sore throats (can’t say I love the flavour, though) …

Finally, I adore this gorgeous Turkish fruit tea, a blend of rosehip and hibiscus.  It has a slightly tangy, slightly sweet flavour, and the prettiest packaging ever!

I’d love to know if there are any interesting herbal teas I should look out for – do you have any suggestions?  Thanks…

Read Full Post »

I found this Turkish apple tea during my last visit to Harkola.

Unlike the powdered version, this tea is unsweetened, and a gloriously bright red.  It contains apple, hibiscus, blackberry leaves, apple flavour, lemon peel and cinnamon.  The packet of 20 tea bags cost me just $2.80.

I was particularly taken with the lovely wrappers…

…and, loathe to waste them, I turned them into a little red lantern, using the instructions I posted here.  It’s now hanging in the kitchen doorway.

If you’d like to play around with some pretty tea bag wrappers, my friend Mazza the Toymaker has several to print out on her website.  They’re gorgeous, and come complete with a Wind in the Willows quote!

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: