Here we go again. Another holiday and another phenomenal tea from our friends at Trader Joe’s.
The Red Refresh Herbal Tea has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day, aside from the color that shares a connotation with said day. It’s a tea for all year round, and was actually released to the universe in August of 2017. Well I base that on the date of their own details of this charming tea were posted.
After last week, (here is my history for this holiday) I wanted to keep some kind of theme going for this week, and this spoke to me, came to me, and literally found me. And without sounding too dramatic, I just went to the tea aisle and bough me a couple of boxes. Yes it’s really that simple, but making it seem larger than life and bigger than it really is, is fun too.
But this tea doesn’t need any monumental or life changing build up. This is damn good and is loaded with ingredients, yet they all add value and mean something to this tea.
Hibiscus, rosehips, peppermint, lemongrass, and orange peel are all easily detected if you don’t look so hard, or maybe even if you do, that’s alright too!
I just a had sense this was going to be pleasing, refreshing, and that ever so ‘charming’ word I tend to throw around from time to time. But it really is all those things and more. It’s an endearing tea that I think non tea lovers will appreciate. The floral traits mixed with herbs, fruits, and cherry bark make such an impact, that’s not in your face or overbearing.
Yes I did just say cherry bark. With everything I mentioned there’s a literally something in this for all four seasons, and all the major holidays you can think of. Well maybe not every holiday, but you get what I’m saying.
What this also means is this tea would be just as awesome, if not better, iced. It has the themes and feelings of the cold weather months but can just as easily be appreciated cold, chilled, and served to and with perfection.
I’m savoring another cup as we speak. Yes I did just put the kettle on boil.
It’s not even close to the best tea I’ve ever had, part of that is because I’ve been spoiled with sampling and trying all these types over the course of this blog and my life. But also not every needs to be. It just needs to make you feel something and touch you in a way that not everything does nor has to. But if this or any kind of food, drink, or entity moves in to the point of an out-of-body and existential experience than you and that object of your affection has done its job.
This is why love is not meant to be given on just one specific day. Many of us are aware of this, so this is not meant to be a preacher sermon. Yet, love should be spontaneous, authentic, unconditional, and if you’re fortunate enough, reciprocal. It shouldn’t be forced or artificial. But again, most of us are aware of this fact.
And this is not just love of a person. I know many people that find the love of their friends, their pets, and themselves to be just as important as the love for their (insert similar term here) romantic loved one.
Right now, I’m celebrating the love of this tea. And there’s so much to love. I’m grateful to a dear friend for all of the pictures you see here, and a couple of videos as well. I hope to take advantage of this feature much more as we move forward.
And as I continue to celebrate all things love, the love of this blog, it’ll progress in an organic, spontaneous, and hopefully uplifting sense. Just like this tea did.
I’m in love alright.
Peace Be With You,