My New Year’s resolution this year is to get off all tea, coffee, and anything that has caffeine in it. So far, other than this past Saturday morning when I had to be at the salon to get my hair done super early in the morning and had a small cup of decaf coffee while I was there, I’ve been easily avoiding all of it. Even though decaf tea and coffee is not supposed to have caffeine in it, I’ve decided to avoid all decafs also due to their acidifying effects on the body. Instead, I’ve made the switch over to herbal teas.
I have to say that I’ve been feeling absolutely amazing without tea, coffee, and caffeine. Of course, it probably took about 2 or 3 days to get past the typical withdrawal headache and symptoms, but now that I’m past that, I have so much more energy and am in a much better mood most of the time. I’m much calmer and relaxed and don’t get stressed out as much. Also, I’ve learned that I really enjoy a good cup of herbal tea!
Today I am in love with Numi’s Dry Desert Lime Herbal Tea . Yesterday, I was in Wild By Nature, a local Whole Foods type store, and I had a coupon for $1.00 off any Numi Tea, so I thought I would give one a try. Most of their teas included black tea, so I decided to opt for this lime tea because it had only one ingredient - Dried Lime.
Lime flavor can really be hit or miss with me. Sometimes I absolutely love it, like in the case of key lime pie, key lime candies, or key lime anything, but sometimes I absolutely hate it as was always the case with lime lollipops or popsicles. This lime tea is very sour. Sipping it plain is not enjoyable for me. The box recommends adding a little sugar for “just the right blend of sweet and sour”, so I stirred in a spoonful of honey. It was better. Then I decided to add just a drop of vanilla extract. That did the trick. Wow! All of a sudden this tea was really good! So good that I’m on my third cup of it this afternoon as I sit here and type this.
Here’s what it says on the box
From the Arabian Desert, this rare lime has been enjoyed for thousands of years. Traditionally harvested and dried in the hot desert sun, this oasis of Vitamin C has a clean, bracing, and reviving citrus flavor nicely balanced with a touch of sugar. The first taste carries a distant yet familiar impression, leaving the trace of a fleeting memory on the top of your tongue. Try it, you’ll love it!
Teasan is our term, derived from the French tisane, for brewed herbal beverages; which, strictly speaking, are not from the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis.