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Tea

Three Teas from Stash

Real talk: I freaking love caffeine. Maybe a little too much. Look up at the URL. I’m not sure what else you were expecting.

It’s come to my attention, however, that the world is full of delicious beverages that are in no way caffeinated. (I guess I have to be able to drink something after 9pm, right?)

Tea is the second best thing to coffee: it’s warm and full of rich flavor. The best ones are, anyway. And if I’m not going to get myself all hyped up on caffeine, I may as well be relaxing and taking it easy.

With that in mind, I went in search of some caffeine-free tea and came back with a haul:

Maple Apple CiderChamomile Nights, and Mellow Moments.

Maple Apple Cider: Rooibos, hibiscus, cinnamon, maple flavor, apple flavor, caramel flavor. This was my least favorite of the three. It was reminiscent of apple cider, certainly. But as I got down to the end of my cup I found myself wishing it was apple cider, and not tea that heard a story about apples and cinnamon once upon a time. Probably someone else’s cup of tea, but not mine.

Chamomile Nights: Spearmint, chamomile, lotus. This one was more like a chamomile night club. It was pleasant and drinkable, not too strongly of chamomile. I didn’t notice an overt calming effect, but drinking a hot beverage has a way of pulling me into the zone either way.

Mellow Moments: Peppermint, chamomile, spearmint, tulsi, lemongrass, guava flavor, cinnamon, grapefruit flavor. “Mellow Moments” lived up to its name with the greatest calming effect and the best flavor. Complex without being overwhelming, fruity and comforting. I tasted notes of citrus but not too much lemon. If I re-order just one tea from the batch, it’s this one.

I’ve got a few more teas on deck to try, but let me know if there’s one in particular that I should be checking out.