Friday, February 15, 2008


Winter is dragging on here in the Mid-Atlantic region which means constant hot bevs. I have my limits with the caffeine, so at times I need a good herbal tea just to keep it rolling along nicely. Some people get bent out of shape when herbal tea is called "tea" since it's not really tea at all but I'm not one of those people. If it's a hot drink infused from some sort of leaf then what the hell, it can be tea. I'm all about pragmatic beverage classification.

One great thing about herbal teas is that they can only be so good. Kind of like soda, and unlike wine (not including bum wines), the difference between cheap and expensive can be hard to discern. In fact, the cheaper the better. One of my favorite herbals is straight up peppermint, and try as I might, I can find none better than Celestial Seasonings. They've recently changed their packaging but it's still the mintiest game in town.

Thought I'd spruce up the post by adding a picture of a model wearing a superhero cape holding a box of herbal tea. It's an old marketing trick.