Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Best Teas by RealSimple Magazine

I like teas, they are comforting to me, especially on a cold day.  Real Simple did a taste test on over 200 teas you can buy at your local supermarket.

Best English Breakfast

Choice Organic Teas Whole Leaf Organics English Breakfast
Large bags allow for maximum infusion, producing an earthy, robust flavor. 

To buy: $8.50 for 15 bags.

Best Earl Grey
Zhena’s Gypsy Tea Earl Greater Grey
The spicy citrus notes from the bergamot oil in this organic winner go deliciously with milk and honey.

To buy: $6.50 for 22 bags.

Stash Premium Green Tea
Fresh and pleasantly grassy, this bold variety has none of the astringent aftertaste common to many green teas.

To buy: $3.60 for 20 bags.

Yogi Purely Peppermint
This fragrant golden brew from the Pacific Northwest bursts with invigorating flavor―a perfect pick-me-up.

To buy: $5 for 16 bags.

Best Chamomile
Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile
Flowery and honey scented, this blend helps calm the body and aid digestion.

To buy: $4.50 for 16 bags.

Best Red
The Republic of Tea Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea
Made from the rooibos plant, this caffeine-free tea is redolent of berries and vanilla bean.

To buy: $10 for 36 bags.

Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange Spice
This aromatic brew is chock-full of lively flavors, including orange zest, chicory, and cinnamon.

To buy: $3 for 20 bags. 

Best Classic Black
Lipton Black Tea
A top seller for decades, this orange-pekoe blend has a mellow, full-bodied taste that also makes for great iced tea.

To buy: $2.80 for 48 bags.

What kind of tea do you like and how do you take it?  I usually do mine with lemon and stevia, no milk for me.


kimberly said...

I drink Hot tea every morning. I've been drinking green tea for years now. I like mine with my fav creamer of the moment!

Jen said...

I like plain tea. No sugar, no cream.


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