Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Trader Joe's Spiced Chai Tea


At work we are given the day off for our birthdays.  The past few years I have been spending it with my sister Jill.  I joked this year I was going to wear this crown.  I then decided to leave it behind, and go crown less.  I think Jill was glad.  The weather was supposed to be nice, but it was really snowy.  Thankfully Jill is the brave driver of the two of us.  And bless her she drove us all around in the snow.  We went to one of my absolutely favorite places- TRADER JOES!!!  We need a Trader Joe closer to us.  It takes us an hour to get there.




This is the closest store to me:

Trader Joe's Westlake (677)
175 Market St
Westlake, OH 44145
440-250-1592





Trader Joe's Spiced Chai takes its cue from masala chai, a lively blend of black tea and warm spices. It's a carefully crafted combination of strong black tea from India's Assam valley, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, star anise, black pepper, nutmeg, roasted chicory and vanilla bean. The blend is folded into tea bags, making chai prep simpler than ever. Carefully pour boiling water over one tea bag and steep for three to five minutes - we've found this to be the ideal time to achieve the perfect balance of tea-to-spice flavors, but you may want to adjust your steeping time to suit your tastes. Keep it simple and drink it straight, or go for a traditional Masala Chai profile by adding milk and a bit of sugar to your brewed tea.



I enjoyed this Chai with almond milk and sugar.  Again Chai is the only tea I add sugar too.  I think it is a requirement to add sugar and milk to chai.  This chai was very good.


We're selling Spiced Chai in a box of 20 tea bags for $1.99 - that's only about 20 cents a cup! You'll find it in our coffee & tea section.


This bottled tea was very good too.

tea candle


A fun find at Audrey's Attic.  I think it is to be coffee, but I like to think of it as Chai!   It is so cute I hate to burn it. 



147 N Main St, Orrville, OH 44667
(330) 683-3384

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lipton Peach Iced Tea...in the states


Lipton® Peach Iced Tea is perfectly infused with our unique blend of real tea and just the right amount of sweetness for a delicious taste that refreshes your body and mind. Enjoy the taste of sunshine from Lipton® Iced Tea!

Disappointed in this tea...it DOES NOT taste like the Lipton peach tea that is in Europe.  I first discovered Lipton peach tea in Europe in 1997.  Then when I was in Munich in 2012 I had it again and it was still just as wonderful as I remembered it.  Then this past year, November 2013, I had Lipton peach tea in the Paris airport and again I wished I could find it in the states...you may even remember the blog I did about wanting the same tea here in the states.
Well, I was shopping the other day and I ran across this Lipton peach tea for $2.99.  I knew I had to try it.  Bud sadly it was not the same.  It was too arftifiical tasting.  I found I did like it better when I did 1/2 to 3/4 of tea to water.  I will keep waiting for the USA to carry the European Lipton peach ice tea...because there is a difference!


my desk...

 
 
This is the way my desk looks most days...a glass of water, glass of  iced tea, cup of hot tea, and 2-3 other tea choices for later on in the day.

A like variety!!!!