Another tea. Another addiction.
I can trace a lot of my addictions back to their original source. Coffee? I was somewhere between 8 and 10 and my pediatrician (a man I now list as a personal hero) made an unusual suggestion to my mother for my chronic asthma. Coffee. During my next asthma attack, sure enough, my saintly mother made me a cup of coffee. Granted, I was a novice, so it took about half the sugar bowl to make me happy, but I digress. A lifelong addiction began. And if you, or anyone you know has asthma, coffee is aces when it comes to clearing air passages. Even now (though my asthma is much, much better), when I notice that I’m having a problem, I head to the coffee pot. What’s that? You say I’m already there. Okay, yes, but you’re ruining a a perfectly good story.
Speaking of RUINING – why do people add so much to glorious green tea?! It’s as criminal as a child pouring half a cup of sugar into a cup of coffee. Green tea’s beauty is its strong, distinctive flavor – the unmistakable taste that lets you know you aren’t drinking your grandmother’s tea (unless, of course, your Asian, the you very well may be..).
You know how much I love tea. Heck, I even raised my oldest daughter to be a Crazy Tea Chick. Tea is as big of an addiction for me as coffee, buttermilk recipes, and chocolate. Green tea and I are particularly close, which is why it hurts me to see people messing with it. Seriously, I’ve bought some bottled green teas, taken a drink, and literally checked the label to make sure green tea is even in there. Note to green tea manufacturers, if I want to taste peach, I’ll buy a peach. If I want a mango, I’ll buy mango juice. Personally, I do love a little bit of honey with my green tea. Like salt to watermelon and sugar to strawberries, honey brings out a whole other side to green tea that I live for.
I was recently sent a bottle of Honest Tea Organic Green Honey Tea to review. I watched the mail excitedly because I’m familiar with Honest Tea and their teas don’t lie. Like George Washington and Shakira’s hips, they speak the truth.
When the bottle came, I could have poured it on ice and enjoyed it right away, but I wanted to have that legit, fresh from the bottle taste to review. So, I pretended to be a patient person and put the bottle in the refrigerator to chill for a while. After a while, I grew tired of standing by the refrigerator counting the minutes (1 miss-iss-ipp-i, 2 miss-iss-ipp-i…) and the cat was ridiculing me, so I popped the bottle open and had at it.
When giving food or drink reviews, I often tell you the first words to pop into my mind – like the a fore mentioned honest pillars, I think the’re the most “honest.” In the case of Honest Tea Organic Green Tea, the first words into my mind were, “Pure Green Tea” and “Finally, someone let green tea be the star of its own show.” I, of course, chased these thoughts down with the rest of the bottle. You’ve heard of drowning your sorrows in a bottle, I drowned my accolades in a bottle.
And were they ever grateful.
This summer, I intend to have plenty of Honest Tea sessions. I’ll keep bottles on hand for my husband while he’s mowing, my kids while they’re coming and going, and for me when I’m… well, when I’m awake.
Read more about Honest Tea on their hilarious website (just click the link). You’ll learn WHY Honest Teas are so pure and delicious. You’ll also read the remarkable nutrition and health benefits of Honest Teas. Their product is very, very well represented by their website and copy. Honest Tea’s quirky, fun, and fresh flavor is mirrored by what you read on the site. It’s actually one of the best jobs I’ve ever seen of a website capturing the essence of what it represents. Pure, honest, and delightful.
In the end, when all’s said and done, Honest Tea is the best policy.