August 20th, 2008
I wouldn’t call myself a tea snob, but sometimes you need a morning or afternoon pick-me-up that isn’t a calorie packed latte that’s going to leave you bouncing off the walls late at night. A cup of high quality tea will most definitely do the trick, especially if you’ve come down with a cold like I have this past week. I usually reach for a designer tea blend of an estate Darjeeling, jasmine pearls or an African Rooibos blend for a real treat at my local tea house.
The store brand tea bags just don’t cut it, especially because their flimsy pouches are usually low on flavor and selection. I recently met Annelies Zijderveld, marketing manager of
Annelies sent me a few of their signature blends:
Green Tea Tropical also has a great blend of green tea leaves, pineapple and guava and is antioxidant packed. Chamomile Citrus is also another great choice to cure the common sore throat or cold and is perfect with a slice of lemon and a dollop of honey. Look closely at this tea bag and you’ll be able to see real citrus rinds and dried berries.