Greetings from the sky! I’m currently en route to Salt Lake City! I can’t wait to see my friends and family; i’s been way too long. We’ll be going camping for 4 days so later next week I’ll be completely off the grid! Honestly, it’ll be good for me to get away from my computer and phone. I mean, I love you guys and all but i need to DETOX from the screen. I will try to pop in with some of the early-in-the-week happenings though. 🙂 And I do have one guest post lined up for you later in the week.
Last week, I received my last (free) shipment from The Republic of Tea as part of their Tea Team. I’m bummed – I loved getting to try their new teas for the past six months. They have some seriously great products. I think this last shipment might be my very favorite though. They sent me their Harvest of the Season gift set with a cute little brew basket. I love loose leaf tea so I was excited to test these out. If you’re not familiar with loose leaf tea and/or brew baskets, the baskets are great because they fit right in your mug. Then you just add the loose leaf tea and pour boiling water over top. Let it steep the appropriate time for your tea and then remove. (I typically re-use my loose-leaf tea and brew a couple cups from it so it makes it last longer. That’s probably breaking tea purists rules but what can I say, I’m a rebel. OK, fine, that’s a lie. I’m typically a rule follower.)
Each (all-natural, certified gluten-free) herbal tea has generous cuts of real fruit blended with caffeine-free herbs and blossoms (real blossoms!) that create gorgeous, aromatic cups of complex yet smooth flavors. The natural flavoring of these teas is prepared from essential oils such as fresh fruits, lemon and almonds. Seriously, there is legit fruit in here! Can you see it?!
These are the four teas in the gift set.
- Winter Tea – Citrus Root: Ingredients include apple bits, carrot bits, lemongrass, citrus slices, verbena, diced sweet potatoes, marigold flowers, lemon myrtle, and sunflowers.
- Spring Tea – Fig Rose: Ingredients include fig bits with rice flour, apple bits, pineapple bits, hibiscus, figs, sliced almonds, flavoring, beetroot, rosebud bits, rose petals, and hibiscus extract.
- Fall Tea – Apple Almond: Ingredients include apple bits, hibiscus, grapes, rosehip peels, bittle bits (sugar, hazelnuts), almonds, bamboo leaves, flavoring, coconut blossom sugar, rose petals, and safflower petals.
- Summer Tea – Lime Strawberry: Ingredients include apple bits, rosehip peels, citrus peels, strawberry bits, sunflower petals, flavoring, and bamboo leaves.