In the last post, Dr. Jonny Bowden talked us down off of our Diet Soda ledge. We humans can be so ridiculous, can’t we? I’m really just speaking for me, of course, but I get frustrated by the fact that I can KNOW full-well what’s good for me vs. what’s bad for me – then will go merrily off in the “bad” direction.
Diet soda is one of those areas. The drinks I enjoy the most (and do so frequently!) are coffee, tea, and Diet Dr. Pepper. ALL the experts extole the wonders of tea – red, black, green, and white, they are precious to our plight. They also tell us time and time again that diet sodas…ALL sodas…are bad news for us. Yet, here I go…marching off to my nearest Kroger for a bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper as soon as mine’s halfway gone.
A while back I started cutting back on Diet Dr. Pepper – right around the time I fell so in love with tea. I honestly think that I’m so totally and completely smitten with tea right now that I can quit the DDP all together. Maybe. Okay, I know I can’t – but I can cut waaaaay back. Maybe even one a week.
Tazo teas are available in most supermarkets, but the biggest selections are in Starbucks – or on Starbucks.com. Experiment with the different flavors, you’ll be surprised at just how amazing they are. The one pictured above, Berryblossom White, is wonderful iced. It has a light, fruity taste that you can’t help but love.
The Passion Tea is also perfect iced, as is the Wild Orange. What I love to do is make a pitcher using three of the Orange and one of the Passion. Amazing!
This past summer, the Starbucks stores featured a Blueberry White tea that blue me away. I’ve been waiting for them to come out with those filterbags, but so far it’s a no go. I found one brand of Blueberry White at my grocery store but I don’t remember if it was Lipton or Celestial Seasons. I used the bags all up in two days! I’m definitely getting more – it made some amazing iced tea.