Wednesday, June 06, 2012

New Discovery

If you've read my blog at all in the past, you might have noticed that I love Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea. I've only mentioned it by name in at least 4 previous posts. It totally revolutionized the way I drank tea because I previously really didn't like flavored teas at all. That was probably because I hadn't tasted Harney & Sons teas yet. I promise they aren't paying me to say this, but their teas truly are special. 

Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea
So upon discovering Hot Cinnamon Spice, I pretty much started drinking it exclusively. It is a black tea with strong spices and flavors which render any additions (milk, sugar, honey, lemon) completely unnecessary. And that appealed to me. As did the taste. No extra sugar, no extra calories from milk. Just tea.

Well, then Harney & Sons decided to completely rock my socks off with a new twist on my favorite tea...Green Hot Cinnamon tea. What? Green tea with hot cinnamon? I just happened to see it on their website the other day when I was looking for a green or white tea that I might like to drink (for potential health benefits). So, I ordered a bag and was totally blown away by the genius of this tea. It's awesome. It is different, yet still just as delicious as its black tea counterpart. I'm officially in love. Again.

Green Hot Cinnamon 

I realize that I have written an entire post about tea. That may be weird. As is the fact that it's June, and I still enjoy my daily cup of tea in the afternoon. I look forward to it, in fact. Contrary to popular belief, drinking hot tea does not cool you down. So, I can't claim that as my reason. But the arctic air conditioning in my office might have something to do with my comfort level when I drink my tea. (I hate that some rooms are way colder than others.) And people who love hot coffee drink it year round too.

(If you just happen to want to try this green tea, or any other green tea, just be aware that you should not use boiling water to steep it. The instructions on the back of the Harney & Sons bag recommend about 180 degrees. I just boil water and let it sit until it has cooled a little. And the tea should steep for only about 1-3 minutes versus the typical 5 minutes for black tea.)

(Both photos sourced from the Harney & Sons website.)


Christina said...

So funny...I was just about to look into buying some green tea myself! I will have to try Harney & Sons.

Lindsay said...

It is so good!! I am hooked. Thanks for sharing a few packs with me. :)