Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Snapple Straight Up Tea- sorta sweet rooibos



http://www.snapple.com/products/snapple-straight-up-sorta-sweet-tea

I discovered a new Snapple and I think I like it.  Now, it's no Snapple Peach, but it is still good.  You can definitely taste the rooibos in the tea.  Rooibos teas almost have a carmel taste to them. Give it a try and let me know what you think!!!!

 Rooibos is not technically "tea" - at least that is what the purest say.  And I am not a purest, so I consider it and herbal teas still teas.    White/green/yellow/oolong/black tea is all made from the leaves from the camellia sinensis plant. The end product simply depends on how long the leaves have been fermented.   Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) or Red Bush on the other hand is a completely different plant grown in the Western Cape Province. The leaves are actually green but turn red when oxidized.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tea bag holder from Made in Oregon


This was in my Christmas stocking.  Yes, I am still getting a stocking at 43!!  I get a stocking until I get married. It is a perk of being single.  What a fun way to carry bagged tea.

http://www.madeinoregon.com/

I love the Made in Oregon store!  It's in the Portland OR Airport, and I shop there once a year on my way home from visiting my sister.

 
 
If you do visit the website you have to try the Willakenzie Lavender Mint Tea.  I am on my second can of tea.  It is so good to make cold!!! 
  (from the website- For a surprisingly delightful experience try our Lavender Mint Tea, from Willakenzie Lavender. The essential oils from culinary grade Gros Bleu lavender add a delightful flavor and aroma to this fine blend of peppermint and spearmint tea. 16oz. )