My preferred method of caffeine delivery (let's be real here) is coffee. Once I have my [20 oz] cup in the morning, I usually switch to water or iced tea. This week, though, I've been battling the Worst Cold of Ever while teaching six hours a day. I have NO voice. As a result, I have been sipping on hot tea all the live long day to try and restore my voice and my health.
Here's where the confession part comes in: I don't taste very much difference in bagged teas. Yes, loose leaf tea is the best for flavor and freshness, but I'm not a daily tea drinker, so I am not going to bother buying loose tea and all its accoutrements.
When it comes to bagged tea, I just don't see what all the fuss is about. I don't mind Lipton or Nestea tea bags. I received Tea Forte and Mighty Leaf teabags from my Birchbox shipment, and they were nice, but I wouldn't pay $12 for 15 tea bags. I can buy Celestial Seasonings on sale for $3.99 a box or a quadrillion (approximately) of Lipton teabags for a couple of dollars.
Am I missing something? Is there a life-changing tea experience I'm missing out on? Are my taste buds now dead to you?
If you are a tea aficionado, what mid-range tea would you recommend I try?