For me, there is almost nothing quite as comforting as a hot cup of tea. I love the way the mug warms my hands, as the aroma of the steeping tea leaves and herbs waft through the air. Tea relaxes the spirit and beckons you to slow down. You can’t chug a cup of tea….You sip….savor….enjoying a moment or two of your life.There’s just something special about choosing a funky mug from the cupboard, waiting for the whistle of the tea-kettle, and sitting down to a cup of hot tea….It’s one of life’s simple pleasures.

My aunt introduced me to tea when I was about 7 years old, and I’ve been hooked ever since.The start of the fall season has me more frequently starting the kettle rather than my iced tea maker, and today I wanted to share a few of my favorite brands/varieties with you.*I am not a tea guru or expert! These are all reasonably priced teas that the average shopper could easily obtain and afford.

1. Market Spice Tea

Let’s hear it for a tea from my home state of Washington!! Market Spice can be traced back to Seattle’s Pike Place Market since 1921! This black tea flavored with cinnamon and orange is AMAZING. This tea needs no sugar and smells like a cup of fall. Trust me on this one…you’ll love it!

2. Good Earth Tea

I love Good Earth’s Original Sweet and Spicy tea. This is another cinnamon and orange flavored tea, but has more of a “kick” than Market Spice. It’s robust and rich, and also makes a killer iced tea!

3. Tazo Vanilla Rooibos

I love this tea because it’s different. It drinks like an herbal tea, but has a delightfully subtle vanilla aftertaste. It’s creamy and comforting (and what I’m drinking right now!)

4. Celestial Seasonings Black Cherry Berry Tea

This tea has a special place in my heart, as it is my four year old son’s favorite. He and I love to take a mug of our favorite teas out on our back deck, snuggle up on the porch swing, and talk until our tea is gone. This delicious and fruity blend is a perfect choice for younger tea drinkers (and super affordable!)

5. Stash Tea Early Grey Double Bergamot

Earl Grey was where it all began for me. I fell in love with it from the first sip at age 7. I love the extra oomph of bergamot this tea-giant has created. My husband and I used to drink a cup of this every day together, the first year we were married. Earl Grey is full of nostalgia for me, and will always be my favorite. (You’ll like it too!)


Keep coming back every day during the month of October for fun family activities, fall food, and lots of crafts and learning activities to do with your kids!

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