I want the posts throughout this Spring and beyond to focus on teas that are enjoyable, accessible, and approachable. There will be the occasional forays into iced teas, tea ice cream, and who knows what else. But I looked back at some of my posts and while I do all these articles (or whatever we choose to call them) out of love and joy, I do find myself coming off a little too serious at times. I just can’t help myself.
This is why I will intend to have the titles, the stories, and everything else to resonate in the most spiritually positive ways as I can. If a tea is disappointing then I’ll elaborate as to my thoughts on to why, but still focus on the positives where I can. Some teas and some scenarios are beyond help, but hopefully those will be few and far between.
With that said, I will see how it goes and hope I can stick to what’s most important and celebrate my love of tea. And what better way to keep this going then by sharing my thoughts on two spring themed and fruit forward teas by my one of my long time staples, Bigelow.
I was all set to discuss with you some of their newer creations, but the universe had other plans for me. And I hope to get to that next week. So this looks like a two-parter or back-to-back with one of the most recognizable and available teas in all the land.
Here are previous stories on this great company. I’m surprised I haven’t written more. Well more is coming.
But without any further buildup I’m thrilled to share my thoughts with you on the Wild Blueberry Acai and the Perfect Peach. With names like that, you know they take themselves seriously while not taking themselves seriously? Do you know what I mean? Or maybe I’m reading more into this than I should. I tend to do that.
I’ve had a couple of their herbal teas before but not these. And I’m glad it wasn’t until yesterday that I got to try both.
First up is the Perfect Peach. What I have found out about Bigelow in general is that steeping needs to be short and sweet. It only takes a couple of minutes to get the all the flavors you’re hoping for. In addition, the color permeates your cup almost instantaneously. Sometimes certain brands take a few seconds or a minute or two to get that intended tint. And even more than a few minutes to get all the flavors. This is not a question of quality or anything like that. It’s just what it is and my interpretation.
The Peach is just fun. It’s not going to blow you away or win any awards. It’s just an enjoyable tea that promises as delivered. I didn’t expect to taste a peach pie, and I’m not sure if I did. And to tell you the truth it doesn’t matter. It’s a tea that can be enjoyed heated, and I can only imagine how good this would be iced. I’m detecting a theme of revisiting like I mentioned last week. A huge positive to take from this is it doesn’t taste like an artificially sweetened peach pie or tea, or what have you. I may not detect all the fruits, hibiscus, and flowers mentioned in the ingredients. But what I do taste is a lightened and heightened peach based tea that evokes feelings of Spring and feeling good. That’s all that matters.
I could have stopped right there. But if you thought the color of the Peach was quick, the Wild Blueberry Acai is a perfect shade of purple. Oh and it sips well too. Just like the Peach I expected the Blueberry as opposed to the Acai to be the main attraction in my cap. I can safely say that I tasted both and the combination is fantastic. And thankfully it’s light, and as a dear friend said, delicate, just like the Peach that it can appeal to any sensibility and even the most discriminating of tea lovers may like either of these teas. I lean a little bit towards this one, but would recommend either. And the benefits of blueberry and acai are your friend.
I’m grateful some of my cat friends pictured throughout wanted to share in this experience with me.
Both the teas are my friend and can be yours too. They are available in just about every grocery store and local shoppe where you secure your favorite teas. And I’ve seen their 20 count boxes at $3 or less. And sometime even below $2. You will be getting your money’s worth and then some. And if you don’t, I think a couple dollars to try some new teas was worth the stretch.
If you can’t find their teas near you, here is their link to purchase online.
I’m hoping to continue this next week with a sampling of Bigelow Benefits. Now I just need to find them myself.