Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wild Berry Tea


For health reasons I've been trying to cut back on the amount of coffee I drink. There are two problems: I drink a lot of coffee; and most other beverages are on my forbidden list as well -- tea, milk, anything with citrus or chocolate, and soda. Those two issues make it very hard to cut back.

I decided that I just can't go cold turkey. So, I've been drinking one cup of coffee in the morning, lots of water, and an occasional cup of tea. I spotted a new tea at Giant Eagle when I was looking for something with berries in it. Berries are on the o.k. list -- in fact they are on the good list -- so I figured the little bit of black tea in this tea mix would be partially negated by the berries (probably not true in actuality, but I can wish).

I am very surprised by how much I like this tea. I'm not usually one to enjoy flavored hot teas, especially fruity ones, but this tea is so good. It's not the slightest bit bitter, and the fruits make it naturally sweet. My mom recently received a gift of premium tea and an infuser from Teavona, a gourmet tea shop, and while it was very good, I think this tea from Lipton is just as good.

I was surprised by the technology of this tea's bag. It is shaped like a pyramid and the material is more like fabric than the standard tea bag paper. Very cool.

There are several flavors besides the Bavarian Berry, so I look forward to trying them all. The cost was a little high at Giant Eagle -- $3.50, but I saw it at my discount grocer for $2.50 a box.



Margaret in Minnesota said...

Prayers for you as you try to eat (and drink) more healthfully. I know how hard this must be.

Now you pray for me, too! I would do well not to drink so much coffee (and eat so much sugar, etc. etc.) and know I must hold myself more accountable than I have been. I'm not getting any younger, you know! In fact, the countdown's begun and in three short weeks...

Yikes. I'll be just 7 years shy of 50. ;)

scmom (Barbara) said...

Margaret (you old lady, you), I will pray for you and your coffee habit. Funny thing is, I have never considered coffee to be a bad thing. In fact, because I drink it black, I always figured it was the one thing that would not increase my caloric intake! Ha! Man plans and God laughs. I think I have the one ailment that coffee makes worse (even decaf!).