Hot teas that taste better than dessert

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Back in June, when we finally moved to our new town, I decided that I would take a few steps to eat healthier and to slim down a little bit.   I did an extra-long round of whole 30 ( Highly recommended), and one simple thing that I have done since is to replace my nightly glass of wine and chocolate square with a perfect cup of hot tea.

I have found having replacing red wine with a nightly cup of tea to be beneficial for a few different reasons.

  • I genuinely find that a warm cup of tea is a great way to wind down before bed.
  • The wine was causing heartburn, so it has been great to skip on it.
  • I have found so many teas that taste super delicious!
  • Unless you add milk or honey, tea has no calories at all!

I am slightly embarrassed at just how many boxes of tea I currently have in my cupboard at the moment, but the way I see it, one box of tea bags probably costs less than one latte from a coffee shop.

I wanted to share with you my favorite teas that are so delicious you won’t even think about grabbing that chocolate square or whatever food item that you fancy!  I will probably add more to this list once I seek them out.

What are some ways to enhance your tea drinking?

  • Wait until your kids go to bed! Especially for the herbal teas that you drink at night
  • Read a book!
  • Drink it out of a Yeti Mug!  because there’s nothing worse than cold tea!

  1. Tazo’s Glazed Lemon Loaf – Tazo came up with a great line of ” dessert” teas, and this tea is fantastic.   It smells so good and tastes like lemon cake, but without all of the calories.  I love this tea at night because there is no caffeine.  Not all retailers carry this tea, but I can usually find it at Walmart or Target.

2. Celestial Cinnamon Apple Spice – This tea is, by far, my favorite on this list.   This tea tastes like hot cinnamon apple cider, but there are no calories and no sugar in it.  My husband and I have been going through at least a box of this tea per week.   It is such a perfect way to enjoy a delicious treat without any of the guilt!

3. Celestial’s Vermont Maple Ginger– This is another favorite tea in our house.  About a year ago, I realized how much ginger tea soothes heartburn.  My husband and I love a nice cup of ginger tea after dinner to help sooth our stomachs before bed.   We have LOTS of ginger tea at home.  This is by far the best one we’ve tried, though.  This tea is one of our favorite ones to enjoy before bed.

4. Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Green Tea I highly suggest you stock up on this yummy candy cane green tea from Trader Joe’s this holiday season.   They only carry it around the holidays, but it is nice to have all year round.  This tea is excellent!

5. Speaking of holidays, you should also stock up on this Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride TeaThis cup of tea tastes like a cookie!  Who wouldn’t love that?

6. Bigelow Salted Caramel Tea is a delicious afternoon pick-me-up!

7. I also love Tazo’s Green Ginger tea in the afternoon!  This tea is so good! And it just has a little bit of caffeine, which I sometimes like in the afternoon!

8. And of course, now you know that I am obsessed with ginger tea.   This lemon green ginger tea started my love of ginger tea.  This tea is so sharp tasting.  The ginger really tastes excellent with the citrus.

9. Tazo’ Apricot Vanilla Tea is fantastic! This is the only white tea I have on this list.  This tea has a little caffeine and is silky smooth!  You can taste both the apricot and the vanilla flavor.  I think that this tea tastes the most like a delicious dessert!

10.  I am a sucker for pumpkin spice, but I will say in recent years I had been holding back when I realized that my love for pumpkin spice was just a love for sugar.   However, this Yogi Pumpkin Spice Tea is excellent!  It is a great place to be when you can appreciate spices and flavors without sweetener! I found this tea at Hyvee.

11. One of my favorite teas to have at night is This Vanilla Chamomile.  I do find that camomile tea relaxes me before bed.  This tea makes my life better.  You can taste the vanilla, and it is such a delicious way to relax!

12. Whoever came up with this Teavana  Citrus Lavender is genius! It has soothing lavender and bright citrus!  I love this tea hot or made into iced tea!  I love the way this tea tastes and smells!

 

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