One of my current favorite teas is the Be Happy Tea from Tea Clan. It’s an herbal tea mix of guayusa, raspberry bits, apple bits, green rooibos, green jasmine tea, hibiscus, rosehips, and “natural flavor”. All the ingredients (other than “natural flavor”) are listed as organic.
One of my favorite ways to make this tea is by mixing in Ginger Root (also from Tea Clan) to make it more…rich, soothing, energizing…good. I call it “Ginger Happy Tea.” It’s difficult to describe flavor, but I will try. Be Happy is fruity and flavorful with a hint of sweetness, and the Ginger Root adds a little warmth and a little spiciness to it. I enjoy both on their own, but the combination of the two is so much better.
Since I try not to drink coffee too often, I will sometimes have a cup of Ginger Happy Tea in the morning while I start my work day instead of plain water. It has a bit of its own sweetness because of the apple and probably the “natural flavor” (whatever’s in that), but I love the taste of honey in my tea so I always add some for taste and sweetness.
If you haven’t checked out Tea Clan since my last tea post, I suggest you head over and order some samples. I’m almost due for more samples myself. I like the samples because they offer a budget-friendly means of finding my favorite mixes. However, I’ll probably order a 4oz Ginger Root because I will always enjoy that. My gut clenches at paying $18 for ginger, but buying it from a place I trust is much better than trying to process and dry it myself. Also, I just weirdly like the shape of Tea Clan’s ginger.
What are you drinking more of lately?
P.S. I’m still looking for good flowering teas. Help me out if you know a solid (and budget-friendly) place to get good ones.