Tea is something found the world around. Being so diverse, it is amazing to find that most languages call their drink something that sounds like either tea/teh or chai/chah. Amazing, right? This is probably because universally, tea can really soothe the soul.
When it is time to really relax, I find myself needing something to keep me centered. One option that I’ve found is to use the time when tea is brewing (that few minutes at most) to close my eyes and focus. Then, once my mind is clear again, I can go ahead, drink my tea and start refreshed.
I was given the opportunity to find some soothing teas by Lipton and am happy to present my findings to you. After all, we all need something to soothe us at times, and I’m happy to say that I’ve found a few that will now become regulars in my pantry.
First, let me say that while I haven’t always been a tea connoisseur, I am becoming more proficient in reading the labels and seeing that the options in tea in the US are definitely expanding. In fact, I was happy to find that Lipton has a lot of great refreshing flavors, while keeping the classics as well.
Did you know?
- Lipton’s new black and herbal varieties and improved green teas refresh the tea experience with bold and stimulating flavors, such as Enticing Chai, Pure Green, Orange Passionfruit Jasmine and Peach Mango.
- Black Teas: these are bold and full of flavor
- Herbal Teas: real ingredients to awaken the senses
My tea taste test
For my taste test I wanted to try out something new, and also check out some of the classic tea flavors as well.
Lemon Ginseng – Lemon ginseng was something I wanted to try because the flavor of ginseng is often distinct, but light. I also like green tea, but sometimes find that it is a bit dull and needs to be brought up a notch. Lipton did a great job with the lemon ginseng version. While not my favorite, it is something I’d try again if offered. Perhaps it is because I’m more of a black tea fan, but either way, it is definitely worth trying.
Enticing Chai – Chai is something that I’ve had with friends before, but the traditional version that I’ve been served seems to be a lot of work and asks for some ingredients I don’t always keep at home (like cloves). I heated up water for this, and let it brew and then brought a few spoons of milk to warm. I added the warm milk and total bliss! The taste of the tea comes through, but with the combined cinnamon and other natural flavors really gives it a slight kick. On my second try (yes, already making more variations), I added a little local honey and I’d have to say this may become a morning drink for me!
Lemon Ginger – While I knew I wanted to try the lemon ginseng, I was worried that the lemon ginger tea would be similar. Boy was I wrong. First this one is made with black tea, while the other is made with green tea. While there’s still a lemon flavor, the refreshing flavor of ginger comes through. I wanted to try and “guess the ingredients” in my trial, but found that there was something I couldn’t figure out… it was the slight licorice root flavor! This, I hear is great for digestion, along with the ginger, so this is definitely something I’ll be keeping around.
What’s in your cup?
When it comes to tea – let your taste buds be your guide. Sit back with a good book (or my blog!) and enjoy the assortment of flavors that can bring you to bliss while you soothe your soul.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.