RE: Herbal teas
Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 2:51 PM
I've been drinking herbal teas for years - but it was the pre-bagged type, and particularly Celestial Seasons Bengal Spice. However, lately there have been some rumblings that their products have not-so-nice residue and all. I couldn't find a pre-bagged alternative that had the kick I wanted without caffeine (Bengal Spice has ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and a few other things - nice kick but not too spicy). What I found in the bulk teas section at the co-op we shop at has almost an identical assortment of spices (slightly different combination overall though - Bengal Spice uses roasted chicory, this other stuff uses oat straw). I figured I'd get a little and give it a try (that's the nice thing about the bulk bins!) It seems okay - it's not quite the same but it's definitely an option - I'm looking for something that has that first thing in the morning kick that coffee would do (the black pepper in Bengal Spice is a serious kick).
Actually, I can't drink straight mint tea - it's too strong for my stomach (odd, I know, given that it's supposedly a really good tummy soother). I tend more toward chamomile - same family, less stress on the tummy for me.