By Amelia Lipcsei
Over the duration of my life, I have discovered hundreds of different tea flavors—some great, some… not so great. As an avid tea drinker, the flavors that I genuinely enjoy always bring a smile to my face. I have prepared a list of my three favorite tea flavors, in no particular order, to hopefully help tea drinkers find new tastes that they love. Now everyone can skip the pain of buying a disgusting flavor and deeply regretting their purchase.
A classic, Earl Grey tea always provides the perfect blend of citrusy, sweet, and bitter all in one cup. The black tea base mixed with bergamot orange creates a unique tasting tea that never gets boring. Personally, the amount of caffeine in Earl Grey allows me to fully wake up without feeling extremely hyper. Likewise, the nice flavor of the tea also tastes amazing next to almost all breakfast foods. I highly recommend preparing a cup in the morning with milk and sweetener. The Trader Joe’s version of Earl Grey is a great option.
Next, Pomegranate White tea has become one of my all time favorite flavors. White tea has a more sweet flavor, and the addition of pomegranate to the mix creates an overall sweet and tart tea. The fruity essence in the tea adds layers to the base, forming a tea laced with a variety of tastes. Perfect for drinking during any time of the day due to its low caffeine levels, Pomegranate White tea always makes the perfect cup of tea. I recommend the Trader Joe’s Pomegranate White tea. Finally, Rooibos & Honeybush tea also takes a spot on my list. The flavors of Honeybush, sweet and floral, with those of Rooibos, smokey and vanilla, combine to form a tea of multiple different layers. The sweet with the smokey blends perfectly, creating a perfect cup of tea. Likewise, the variety of tastes in this tea mix harmonize together as the flavor of honey shines through. Due to the tea’s natural sweet taste, some people prefer not to add sweetener. I highly advise trying the Trader Joe’s Rooibos & Honeybush tea.