Sunday, September 20, 2009

How do I love tea? Let me count the ways...

Ya know ya love my puntastic post titles! I was thinking today about the things that make a home a lovely place to be, and I decided that first on the list is coziness. Coziness is one of those things that hits you the moment you walk in the door. It's sometimes hard to pinpoint what exactly is causing those warm fuzzies, but when it's there, you just know it. For me, coziness varies by season, and as soon as the weather turns the least bit crisp, a warm blanket and a hot cup of tea are primo coziness factors. I've found a few new favorite teas lately that I wanted to share with you, so put the kettle on and join me for a virtual tea party!

Heaven in a cup. I am crazy about Trader Joe's Jasmine Green Tea. I've gotten in the habit of having a cup of this after dinner each evening. It has just enough caffeine to keep me from crashing before prime time TV, but not enough to keep me up past the ten o'clock news. if you're a fellow teacher, you understand the importance of this timeline!

Yum! This is a very sweet and delicate tea. You might even like it without any sweetener. I like it as a snack with a few butter cookies.

This is the first green tea I found that I liked. I'm not a fan of plain green tea at all, but the addition of a little lemon grass gives this a citrusy zing that's really refreshing and nice. This is a good one when you've had an awful day and need a little pick me up.

This is my go to breakfast tea. I love black tea in the morning for the kick of caffeine and strong flavor. The cool thing about red rose tea, is the inclusion of a tiny figurine in each box. Some of them are cheesy, but once and awhile I get a cute one that I keep.

While I'm talking about breakfast, I thought I'd share my favorite healthy breakfast. This is fast, cheap, and under 130 calories. You can't beat it! I have my cup of tea, (of course!) and I toast up a Thomas' Better Start Light Multi-grain English Muffin (longest name for a food product ever!) .

These babies have 100 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fiber. That means they stick with you to keep you feeling full all morning, but they don't stick to you!
Instead of butter, I top these off with a swipe of Trader Joe's Organic Fruit Spread. I rotate between the blueberry, strawberry and superfruit flavors.

Isn't fall yummy? What's your favorite tea? Favorite breakfast food? Please dish!


1 comment:

Tim and Tracy said...

I love tea as well, and my favorite is Lipton's Vanilla Caramel Truffel with a smidge of honey and a small spot of milk. Creamy, sweet and oh so comforting. I'm not a huge fan of fruit flavored teas- I much prefer a vanilla sweet base, but I do love pure green, black or white tea without any flavors added in except for my sugary honey. I'll think I'll brew a cup tonight!