Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tea and All That Jazz

This past week my friend Heather and I went to one of the local coffee shops here in Lubbock, called Good Brews for their Saturday morning waffles and live Jazz music. Since I have been on this no coffee kick recently, and Heather is an expert tea drinker, we were on a mission to try all of their awesome teas.

This is the China Breakfast black tea. It was one of my favorites, but I tend to prefer black tea because of the taste and caffeine.

It was really windy that day, so of course my hair was sticking up all crazy.

This is Heather letting me take her picture, she was a good sport about it.

 Yay for waffles! They were delicious!

While there we also tried a Pu-erh Ginger tea, Jasmine Pearl Green tea, and some Yerba Mate. They were all very good! 

Throughout the week, Heather and I went to different places to check out and purchase some yummy teas. We went to my local organic grocery store and World Market, and had a blast talking about teas we've tried and ones we needed to try!

 I had this chamomile citrus last year at this organic diner in Austin, when we were there for SXSW. I am glad I was able to find it here in Lubbock.
 I was so impressed by the first Mighty Leaf Tea I tried, that I wanted to try as many as I could get my hands on! This one is amazing and only lightly caffeinated. 

 This Tazo Awake tea is what I have been drinking in the morning. I need the caffeine boost to get me started and being an avid coffee drinker I'm still trying to make the transition, so this helps.
 At Hastings one day this past week, Heather recommend I try this Blackberry Sage tea from The Republic of Tea. I've been drinking it when I come home from work. It smells heavenly!

 My friend Brooke actually turned me onto Twinings Lady Grey. It has a crisp taste that makes me feel British and want to read books.

 I hope to soon get into more loose leaf teas. Heather told me I needed this tea maker from Teavana.

What is your favorite tea? I'd like to give it a try! Look forward to more tea related posts in the future!

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Dez said...

I'll have to give the TAZO 'Awake' tea a try sometime! I can't imagine giving up coffee but I do like to have the occasional tea. :)

Brooke Ann Dove said...

Lady Grey is my Fav!!!

Leiah Stevermer said...

It's definitely worth getting a tea brewer mug so you can drink loose-leaf teas! I have one and I love it. You should buy a tea sampler set from any online tea store - it's a good way to try different types of teas!