January 25, 2012 Pick Your Poison By Karen Published in: Daily Photo Leave a comment » Share this post » Yeah… I drink a lot of tea. Would you like a cup? Daily Photo 39 Comments Like this post? Tell your friends! twitter facebook pinterest googleplus MORE FROM MBB A Little Pick Me Up Beauty Confessions: Sometimes I Pick My Perfume by Color… MAC Makeup, Face of the Day (FOTD): Matte2 in Copperplate, Fig. 1 and Poison Pen; Dear Makeup and Beauty Blog If You Could Only Pick One NARS Lip Gloss To Wear on the Biggest Night of Your Life, Which One Would You Choose? So far, 39 people have commented on this article. How cool is that? Alyssa says: January 25th, 2012 at 3:54 pm I <3 Tazo Zen green tea! Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 3:56 pm It’s so good. The Zen one is very refreshing, especially when you make it iced. Reply bernadette says: January 25th, 2012 at 3:56 pm have you tried the Puerh teas from Numi? SO delicious! Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 3:58 pm No, I haven’t! Do I need to? Which flavor do you like best? Reply bernadette says: January 25th, 2012 at 4:13 pm I like the mint one, for when i just need a little pick me up. the chocolate puerh is great as a coffee substitute. i’ve been drinking a lot more tea as a part of quitting smoking! Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 4:26 pm Oh, good for you! My brother quit a while back; I know it’s very hard. I’ve been drinking more tea because I’m trying to cut back on coffee (makes me too jittery). I’ve noticed that I’ve been sleeping better, too. I like to hoard different flavors so I’ll have to try those next. Have you ever had Mighty Leaf Teas? Those are REALLY yummy. Reply Lauren says: January 25th, 2012 at 4:30 pm I was drinking Throat coat around the clock the last 2 weeks because I was sick! Thank stuff is the BOMB for a sore throat!!! I don’t even add any sugar cause it’s sweet enough! When I lived at home and my throat hurt my mom would make me Throat coat and drop a Ricola in it. Mommy was the best!!! Haven’t been able to find the coconut chai tea here in charleston, sc. Same thing with the sugar cookie tea! Had to have my mom ship me down a few boxes from Buffalo, NY. You should try Adagio tea’s. They have AMAZING tea’s!! Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:48 pm Yes it is! It’s by far the best tea I’ve ever tried for a sore throat. I’ll have to use your mom’s trick next time… that’s genius! Okay, so there’s a Sugar Cookie Tea? Who makes it? I must try it! Reply Heidi says: January 25th, 2012 at 4:52 pm I’ll take that Throat Coat, please. I’ve been downing that stuff all week since I came down with a nasty bug over the weekend! My aunt sent me some cinnamon apple tea from Germany for Christmas and I’ve really been enjoying that, too. Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:48 pm Throat Coat is good stuff! When I was feeling a little under the weather a few weeks ago it really helped soothe my throat. That cinnamon apple tea sounds delicious! I hope Missy is doing a good job taking care of you. Reply Shaylee Anne says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:07 pm Yep, I’m addicted to loose tea! Especially David’s Tea, they have such amazing combinations that are different from any other tea place! Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:18 pm Oh, another new tea line for me to try! 🙂 Reply Ines says: January 26th, 2012 at 10:24 am Karen, Try ThÃ© Kiosque, a Montreal-based independent tea shop (they Ship on both sides of the border) – AMAZING loose leaf teas & teawares! My favorites: GREEN TEAS – Kyoto Cherry Rose, Genmaicha (toasty and comforting!) ROOIBOS – Godiva Rocher, Vanilla HERBAL – Ginger Pieces, Foxtrot (Vanilla Rooibos, Peppermint & Chamomile, adds a dimension to the tea that the individual ones don’t have), Chrysanthemum (in my country, Korea, this is supposed to have a lot of skin beautifying benefits) BLACK TEAS – Earl Grey Cream (SO delicious), Coconut Black, English Breakfast They have so many kinds to choose from, and the prices are so reasonable for top notch, loose leaf tea! The shop is also local & not at all like the chain tea shops. Reply Ines says: January 26th, 2012 at 10:24 am oh, just realized I forgot the website – thekiosque dot ca! Reply Lindsey says: January 25th, 2012 at 6:15 pm That website looks amazing! I’m going to have no trouble getting free shipping. How many cups can you get from 50 grams? Reply Lindsey says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:23 pm Yogi is by far my favorite brand, and my top picks are Healthy Fasting, Breathe Deep, Ginger, and Egyptian Licorice. Aztec Sweet Chili is pretty interesting too. Breathe Deep is one of the closest I’ve found to Aveda Comforting tea, which might be my all-time favorite. If I’m really sitting and enjoying it, I love blooming tea 🙂 Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:46 pm I’ve always been curious about the Aztec Sweet Chili flavor. Is it spicy? Reply Lindsey says: January 25th, 2012 at 6:01 pm It is, but not unbearably so. There’s cocoa in it, which helps temper it and gives it a really nice body. IMO, it’s better than the Mayan cocoa spice because of the zing from the cayenne, where Mayan gets a little muddy. Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 6:22 pm Hmm. I had a gelato like that once — it was milk chocolate with chili spice, I believe. I remember liking the contrast, so I might try Aztec one of these days. Do you drink it plain, or with milk and sugar? The thought of chili and milk kinda makes my tummy churn, LOL! Reply Lindsey says: January 25th, 2012 at 6:40 pm I drink most of my teas plain, but I’m a black coffee kind of girl. I don’t really care for milk in my tea, but I tend to favor really robust, heavy flavors. Most of my favorite yogi teas have some kind of pepper in them. Joyce says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:38 pm Have you tried Starbuck’s Refresh Tea? It’s really minty and “fresh.” I love it with a little bit of honey. Joyce recently posted … Benefit Coupon Code 2012: FREE Makeup Bag Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:45 pm I’ve had it iced before… it’s really refreshing! Reply Jenny says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:43 pm Karen … I’ve been sick with a wicked bug, gone through more than a box of Sleepytime…yum! Jenny 🙂 Reply Karen says: January 25th, 2012 at 5:45 pm I always have a cup before bed. Have you tried the Vanilla version above? Sometimes I like doing two bags for an extra sleepy time, LOL! Hope you feel better soon. Reply Rica says: January 25th, 2012 at 6:38 pm I like Tazo Zen… But my favourite one must be Green Ginger… I also love Tazo Refresh =D… both are great for throats! You might want to try it to enhance your driving-singing-voice =D. x Rica Rica recently posted … Which is Which Wednesday: Pink Blushes Reply Marian says: January 25th, 2012 at 7:08 pm I love Twinings teas. I drink Chai, black tea with mint, black tea with orange. I also love Bigelow Cinnamon tea. Reply Kristin says: January 25th, 2012 at 9:14 pm We have such similar taste in tea! Aveda is my absolute fave, followed by Passion 🙂 Reply Nicole says: January 25th, 2012 at 9:28 pm Hey Karen 🙂 I was wondering how you prepare the Tazo Passion tea? I let the water boil, steeped for 3 minutes AND even contemplated my favorite eternal mystery but the flavor was just too tart! Or maybe that’s just how the tea is supposed to be…? Reply Lindsey says: January 26th, 2012 at 1:35 am Passion tea is very tart! It’s just like a floral tea my mother would bring home from Germany all the time. It’s either an acquired taste or delicious with lots of rock sugar stirred in, which is how I drank it growing up 🙂 In addition to the tart hibiscus, it also has citrus extract and orange peel in it. Reply Kristi says: January 25th, 2012 at 9:31 pm <3 Zen Tazo! Also like the Aveda. Perennial favorite is Earl Grey or a good Darjeeling. Reply Sunny @ Mostly Sunny says: January 25th, 2012 at 9:51 pm I drink a lot of tea too! Yogi Ginger is one of my favorites at the moment! I can seriously go through a whole box every week! Try Revolution Tea if you can find it where you are. They make the best mint tea (Southern Mint) I’ve tried, and the Cramel Honeybush one is also to-die-for!!! Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Swatch & Review: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden + Comparison with the Original Primer Potion Reply Deana says: January 26th, 2012 at 2:45 am Tazo organic apple red, is sooo good! Yum! Reply Advah says: January 26th, 2012 at 2:45 am I love (LOVE) Yogi teas!! I go through about a box of sweet chili per month, and I swear their herbal Chai tea helps so much with erm water retention that I was back in my skinny jeans a day after I first drank it! Hmm and Tazo too, a shame we can’t get them in Europe. And on my last trip to Texas, I found out about the wonders of Hibiscus tea, cooled and mixed with lemonade or simple sparkling water. Reply Shannon says: January 26th, 2012 at 9:22 am Ooh, I love throat coat! That stuff is the shiznit when you’re all dry and scratchy. Another favorite of mine is Yogi’s Ginkgo Clarity. It’s an awesome wake-you-up-in-the-morning sort of tea. Reply marisol says: January 26th, 2012 at 2:51 pm I got you beat on the tea front. Call me a tea hoarder. https://twitter.com/#!/missmarisol/status/144928179876933632/photo/1 marisol recently posted … Tracking Reply Chris25 says: January 26th, 2012 at 3:58 pm Could I please have a cup of the ginger? 🙂 Reply Thea says: January 27th, 2012 at 12:36 am Looks delicious! I love love love tea, and one of my favorite brands for bags is Pukka. They’re all organic and yummy 🙂 My favorites are Love and Original Chai, so good! For loose tea, the best brand is Kusmi Tea. The flavors are amazing and they come in really cute tins 🙂 Reply Jian says: January 27th, 2012 at 1:51 am Whew Karen you have no idea how much tea I guzzle each day. I tasked myself with sorting our tea cupboard (yes, we have an entire cupboard complete with 4 shelves dedicated to tea) – it took a good afternoon. It probably didn’t help that I kept stopping for tea breaks. Everyday I start my morning with twinings english breakfast because it’s easy and in teabags, and I can’t think straight enough to measure out loose tea. Other teabag teas I love include Teapigs, which have a variety of interesting flavours in biodegradable tea temples. My absolute favourite from them is the Skinny Creme Caramel one – which is Rooibos with tiny pieces of caramel inside which makes the tea smell sweet, and gives a tiny bit of a sweet aftertaste. The Christmas tea is also amazing because it’s Rooibos base with all the herbs of mulled wine – so it smelles divine. Again not sure if it is available where you are? If you have a teaset and want to have afternoon tea, you absolutely MUST try Mariage Freres Teas if you can get hold of them. They are so fragrant and delicious (but extremely expensive so they are a bit of a luxury) – I love the white sakura one! Delicious!! Reply Natalie says: January 30th, 2012 at 5:39 pm OMG I love the Aveda Tea! So delish! I drink it straight up, no sweetner needed! 😉 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Click to be notified of followup comments via e-mail. You may also subscribe without commenting.