Why is my blog called Tea Time with Marce? Well that is easy, everything is better with Tea, especially reading and as you can see from my blog button, I like dark, bloody reads, always by my side is a cup of tea. I drink 3 - 6 cups of tea a day, yes that many, hot tea with cream and sugar, I'm a black tea girl, Earl Grey is my favourite. I am the girl that will request a cup of tea at the bar, lol. I make friends angry.
Did you know January was Hot Tea Month? I am celebrating by reviewing some new teas and recommending some Tea themed books.
Tea from Buddha's Herbs - Go here for a presentation on Buddha's Herbs blog
I was contacted to review tea. I usually will decline product reviews but was happy to do this one as I love tea. When looking on Amazon, they currently have 5 star ratings on some of the teas.
In general I loved the teas because they had something for everyone, the traditional, sweet herbals, detox, weight loss and healthy living choices. I received the following to try and have drank a few for 2 months to give a true feedback from 5 - 10 tea moments. I really should have asked for Earl Grey also, I will have to buy that now.
Raspberry Tea - my favourite out of the 5, I would give a 5 for this, only a touch of sugar needed which is huge for me, I am a sugar addict when drinking tea, so this passed the test. I tried without and enjoyed it but loved it with a touch. This was also good when cold, so you can start popping hot, get distracted and still drink when cold and enjoy it. Raspberry tea also supports the female system, perfect to drink during your period.
Natural Slim Herbal Tea - this is the perfect one to add to your healthy living when starting a diet or continuation after detoxing. My mother and I both enjoyed this one and felt the taste was great with a bonus of it being a positive healthy outcome. This will remain a norm addition to my tea collection. I give this a 5 also.
St. John Wort Tea - I have tried different detox teas and they kill my stomach, sweating and sick feeling. This one made me realize I was detoxing without feeling sick but knowing I am getting rid of waste. Well done - note, I hate detoxing but it is good for you. I give this a 4 1/2
Chamomile Tea - This is known for the relaxing traditional tea, it past the test after a stressful day but overall Chamomile is not my tea of choice.
Green Tea with Herbs - I have never enjoyed Green tea so did not even try. On the box it states improves health and brings freshness and energy.
Recommended Tea Themed Books
Laura Childs - Tea Shop Mystery series
Three Cups of Tea - Memoir by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Agatha Christie - The Harlequin Tea Set