Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘herbal teas’

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 »

%d bloggers like this: