Tea is great because it smells wonderful, tastes fantastic, and can provide a whole slew of health benefits. I will warn you now that this will probably be a long and picture-heavy post, so it won't be for you if tea isn't your... cup of tea, hurr hurr.
I'm going to organize this like my perfume collection post (by brand), but first I'll show you my tea cabinet itself because it's cute!
I got the little button from Nut and Bee, a stationary store based in New Zealand. Sadly, the owner closed the store, so I can't link it for you guys :(
First tea company up is Teavana!
Tea descriptions are from Teavana.
Lavender Dreams tea in the most awesome container on the planet!
Enjoy a relaxing evening with this delicate white tea infused with the tranquility only lavender can create. Sweet floral enriched dreams are just a cup away with aromatic lavender blossoms, candied violets, rose buds, and sweet peach. A magical lullaby of soft, silky, smoothness awaits in every sip of this peaceful, dreamy blend.
Next is Teavana's Tranquil Dream, Strawberry Paraiso, and Azteca Fire teas.
Relax as comfort inducing Egyption chamomile mixes with lemongrass and hibiscus. Curl up in your favorite comfy blanket sipping orange blossoms and pleasant mint that will have you relaxed and ready for a night of the sweetest dreams.
Shangri-la awaits in every sip of tempting strawberries, papaya with snowy white popcorn. This paradise of soft white tea is a skyward temple to 'superfruits'. SUPERFRUIT ENHANCED
Gorgeous feather headdresses, exquisite turquoise jewels and the famed Latin cocoa and spicy chilies were all used as money to satisfy Aztecan nobility. This tea is a drink worthy of the gods with the taste of hand-dipped chocolate- covered strawberries emboldened with a kick of chilies that summon the Aztecs favorite luxuries. Each sip is as decadent as the last in this tasty, chocolaty treat.
Last in my Teavana collection is White Ayurvedic Chai.
Both these containers contained White Ayurvedic Chai. Presently, both are sadly empty; waiting to be refilled when I'm not so poor :(
White Ayurvedic Chai
Journey to India and take in all its exotic pleasures with this modern twist on a sweet and spicy classic. High quality white tea combines with cinnamon, coconut, pineapple, ginger, cardamom, and cloves giving this tea complex, sweet, full-bodied flavor. This proud chai's aroma and spicy flavors deliver a melange of deliciousness sip after heavenly sip. CONTAINS NUTS.
This is possibly my most favorite tea I've ever had. It smells heavenly and tastes even better. It's perfect for fall, but I'd drink it every single day if I had the money to. I really miss this tea!
I have a bittersweet relationship with Teavana. On one hand, I absolutely adore Teavana. Their teas are generally outstanding and well made. The employees seem like they truly care about their customers and try to help them to find the right tea (based on flavor and health benefits). However, the tea is absurdly overpriced, which sucks. It's also not as convenient to purchase as local supermarket teas. Lastly, I can tell the employees are pressured to up-sell customers like crazy. Not everyone needs a tin container or cast iron tea pot! I know that's more of a corporate fail than anything. The big wigs gotta make their millions while us peons slave away at minimum wage! ;)
Tea Descriptions are from Celestial Seasonings.
Nutcracker Sweet, Sleepytime, and Green teas.
Irresistibly delicious black tea with vanilla, nutty flavors and a pinch of cinnamon.
A soothing blend of chamomile, spearmint and lemongrass, Sleepytime® is the most beloved of our herbal tea recipes.
An authentic green tea with the best of both worlds: green tea benefits like flavonoid antioxidants and great taste.
Sleepytime is definitely one of my favorite teas. I love to drink it before bedtime and just when I need to relax. And the bears on the packaging are so dang cute! My only complaint is that the tilia flowers in this tea make me have to pee every two seconds!
Top- Mandarin Orange Spice
Bottom L to R- Candy Cane Lane, Madagascar Vanilla, and Tension Tamer.
Mandarin Orange Spice:
With an aromatic blend of oranges, herbs and spices, this herbal tea has a distinctively Eastern flair.
Candy Cane Lane:
Our smooth decaf green tea with the festive flavors of vanilla and other holiday tastes.
I'm sad about Candy Cane Lane. I've had it in the past and quite enjoyed it, but it contains an ingredient I'm not supposed to have with the medication I'm taking :( Shame on me for not reading the ingredients!
Authentic rooibos tea with rich vanilla flavor for a sweet twist on your everyday red tea blend.
A traditional ginger tea with a tranquil twist from chamomile, eleuthero and B-vitamins.
Republic of Tea product description is from their website
Tazo product descriptions are from here
Republic of Tea- Get Relaxed, Tazo Earl Grey (I stash this one in a Mickey Mouse tea tin), and Tazo Zen
Herb Tea for Relieving Stress - Stressed out and feeling kind of edgy? Join the club. Ours is a fast-paced, demanding world. The good news is this caffeine-free, herbal blend delivers composure in a tea cup - if only you'll take a moment to brew and sip.
The mood-mellowing begins instantly with the calming aromas of lavender and rose petals gently wafting up from the steaming cup. Ahhhh. With each sip, a blissful blend of health-promoting organic rooibos laced with nerve-soothing chamomile and passionflower, along with stress reducing eleuthero root that helps you chill out, unbend and unwind*. Simply brew and breathe. Deep.
Black tea kissed with bergamot’s lavender essence.
An enlightening blend of green teas with spearmint and lemony flavors.
Only two more to go!
The Red Rose product description was retrieved here, while the Traditional Medicinals description was found here
Red Rose black tea, Traditional Medicinals Chamomile Lavender tea
For generations, family and friends have shared some of life's special moments over a cup of Red Rose Tea. With a unique blend that has been enjoyed for over 100 years, Red Rose brings together premium tea leaves from the world's finest mountain estates for consistent quality and great taste. Like the people that matter most in matter most in your life, it's one more thing that you can always count on to be there for you.
A friend when the going gets tough, this herbal blend of beautiful and fragrant flowers with soothing lemon balm will stand by you when you’re troubled by nervous tension or upset stomach,* or simply when you need to step out of the stream of life for a moment and take a well-deserved break. We love this dynamic trio of gentle herbs for their ability to help you slow down and savor the moment.
I'm going to end this post immediately, as that was immensely long. I hope it was fun though! Thanks for reading!
Disclaimer: All items mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal usage. I'm not being paid by any of the companies mentioned. I'm also not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned. As always, my opinions are my own and honest.