Winter is the season for drinking tea for me. Nothing is more lovely than heating up some boiling water and steeping this classic beverage to enjoy while reading a book before the fire. I love to drink it while dunking my favorite Chocolate-Almond Biscotti during the holidays or maybe I’ll whip up some Chocolate Shortbread Fingers. Some tea is I drink only at bedtime and others are more of a morning or mid-day favorite.
Now that the dark days of February are upon us, to get us through until spring, it seems like the perfect time to share some of my favorite teas with you.
This tea is my current favorite, I just love it! It is described as a “blend of black teas with natural vanilla, fruit and citrus flavors” but honestly I don’t pick up much citrus. I personally strongly favor black teas to anything else, and this one is just delicious. I’d say don’t worry about the description and just give it a try.
I tried several chocolate teas before settling on this one. It’s not too chocolate tasting and it doesn’t taste like “fake” chocolate like some others I’ve tried.
This one is my daughters’ favorite. We tried Strawberry tea at a tea house earlier this year so I purchased this as a Christmas stocking stuffer. It was a hit.
Twinings is my go-to brand for classic black teas. You can get their teas loose or in bags. Irish Breakfast is my favorite, plain black tea. I like my teas strong and Irish Breakfast is hearty and bold, perfect for to not get get “watered down” by sugar or cream.
Another classic this one isn’t quite as a bold as Irish Breakfast. It’s a bit more mild.
I prefer Lady Grey to Earl Grey, although the two are similar. Lady Grey is unique to the Twining brand and is more subtle version of Earl Grey. Both contain Bergamot but Lady Grey has the addition of Lemon and Orange peel.
I love this vanilla and caramel combo, smooth and slightly sweet.
This is my kids go-to tea. We love to get the decaffeinated version so they can drink it before bed. It’s a blend of black tea, orange, and subtle spices.
This is another evening tea we enjoy. I don’t love herbal teas, however, this one is indeed calming and a blend of chamomile and valerian.
When I was on 21 Day Fix I discovered this tea and it soon became a favorite for evening drinking when I was fighting a sweet tooth. This tea needs no sugar or even honey. It’s perfectly sweet and spicy and strongly flavored.
When sick, you want all the comfort you can get. This tea delivers. It is not medicinal in name only. I sincerely feel better after drinking Traditional Medicinal teas. The Slippery Elm helps a sore throat feel less painful.
The Eucalyptus and Peppermint really do help me breath better when my head is stuffy.
I discovered Willow and Alchemy through Instagram and ordered their chai tea Elven Lore. Willow and Alchemy’s tea are inspired from fantasy and whimsical, delicious, and beautifully packaged. An Assam tea with many spices Willow and Alchemy is a small boutique shop and if you wanted to support a small, independent tea business, check out their Etsy and Instagram pages. They also have candles and other tea items for sale like strainers.