Acquired Tastes- Tea
This is a blog about coffee, no? Well for the past few days (quite sadly, might I add) I have been sick. Not really sick so much as having an awful cough that is causing a far more awful sore throat. A picky sore throat at that, one which only tolerates warm/hot-ish clear liquids. AKA, not coffee. I tried, two mornings in a row. It just isn’t satisfying or pleasing right now. UGH.
So I’ve been drinking tea. That even sounds gross in my head when I write it. If you know me well then you probably know that I am not a fan of tea (understatement). It is so…blah. Basically just bland, leafy tasting water. So gross. The only way you can get me to drink tea is in a chai latte with lots of milk and tons of sugar. Then it tastes quite nice, kind of like candy, totally masking all tea qualities.
To say the least, these have been tough days. However, tea has been the only thing that has helped. I might even be considered a minor expert on tea because of all of the varieties I have consumed in the past few days.
I’ll spare you the explanation of the teas that I still don’t like and I’ll just let you in on a little miracle. I found a tea that I like, sans sugar and milk.
I know. Maybe it’s the cold. Maybe the stars have re-aligned…
Or maybe, after countless mugs of tea, I have acquired a taste for this leafy water.
Whatever it may be, I LOVE Trader Joe’s Pomegranate White Tea. Warm soothing liquid for my throat that tastes like diluted pomegranate juice. Which sounds gross but is okay with me, because if I am going to drink 4 cups in one day I don’t want a sugar rush, just some pain relief.
(Apologies for the yucky pictures…Hey! I’m sick, cut me some slack)
A close second is Bigelow Green Tea with pomegranate. Still kind of pomegranate-y and soothing, just not as amazing as TJ’s.
What is your favorite tea? What are some good teas for the non-tea drinker to start with?
- 3 Throat-Soothing Herbal Teas (fitsugar.com)
- ~Honey-Lime Tea Recipe, a Cough Remedy~ (ilovethaicooking.wordpress.com)
- Taiwan Recipe: Bubble Tea (chrystal-clear.com)