I love fall. I also love that I have all this time between now until the holidays to revel in all of these wonderful teas. And believe the best is here and the best will still be coming. It’s going to be a perpetual thing. Well unless I find a stinker.
And this week is anything but a stinker. But while I tend to do a decent amount of repeats from some of my favorite teas and companies, I’ve forgotten about my go to’s and my old reliable’s. Old reliable’s sounds like such a demeaning term. But that’s not what I’m intending at all. But how on earth that the last time and only time I talked about Tazo was in January of 2015.
Just become something is so accessible and available doesn’t mean we should take it for granted. As we know, Tazo is most likely in a store or shoppe minutes from you, and that’s something to be celebrated and appreciated. I’m going to show my appreciation for two beautiful teas that I just discovered over the weekend, the Organic Baked Cinnamon Apple and the Sweet Cinnamon Spice. Yes these two gems not express what’s good about fall, but what’s good and beautiful about life.
First up, the Cinnamon Apple, once again demonstrates how good rooibos is as a tea. My ever growing of rooibos teas posts can be found here, but before I digress, I want to explain just how amazing this tea is. Not only is there rooibos but that other charming taste is chamomile. To blend these two teas together to create something so delightful is a work of art.
But of course you can’t forget the two featured flavors, apple and cinnnamon. If you’re into these flavors as a part of your daily breakfast, say via oatmeal, an apple on its own, or throwing cinnamon on top of anything (I absolutely adore cinnamon and try to add it to whatever I possibly can within reason), this is another reason to celebrate.
I enjoyed this in the comfort of my friends’ house, with no added treats necessary at all. I’m all for pairing a tasty snack, pastry, or yummy piece of food with my tea, but sometimes a tea is best had alone. I let the bag steep for a while, and kept in my cup, while drinking, The chamomile and rooibos are the perfect counterbalance for the apple and cinnamon. This tea is magical.
Not to be outdone is the Cinnamon Spice. This one I liked but it had a little more kick to it, where it was one of those semi-rare instances where I had take the bag out of my cup because it was a little sweeter than I expected. And don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed this for different reasons. This is perfect for the colder weather months as well. And I suspect I will have a newer found appreciation for it then. But it still warmed my heart, my stomach, and my soul. There’s rooibos in here too, along with a whole bunch of other goodness such as licorice root, orange peel, almond extract, and of course, the cinnamon.
I think I would give the edge to the Cinnamon Apple just for the simplicity of it. But I would highly recommend either for your peaceful, change of temperature, or any other celebration that makes you feel good, and makes you feel at peace. Both of these teas did just that. And being in the friendly confines of a pals house with some lovely company of dogs will make any tea that much better. No dog pictures here. I’ll save that for a Pet Blog, if I feel inspired to do so.
Tazo has so many incredible teas that there’s no time to get them all. Well maybe there is. But it won’t be that long before I get to them again. If I discover some more gems that fit with whatever time of year it is, I’ll be sure to give them their proper due.
I adore fall, and I can’t wait to see what I get into next week. I look forward to sharing it with you.
And never mind what I said earlier, here’s some fun dog pics!
Take good care and have a blessed one.