I don't know about you but I tend to crave sugar like crazy around three o'clock in the afternoon.
While it can be tempting to snack on candies and chocolate, we all know it's not the healthiest thing to do. Indulging in sweets can be satisfying for a few minutes, but it can eventually wreak havoc on your waistline, your skin and your teeth.
It can be a bit daunting to get back to a balanced routine and to manage cravings following a festive holiday season. What seems to be working for me at the moment is to drink a nice cup of tea to keep me invigorated and warm (hello minus -22C!). And I don't mean your usual green or earl grey tea. The ones I enjoy mid-day are delightfully aromatic, not too caffeinated and sometimes not even caffeinated, they have a colourful (read pink) shade and most importantly, they are sweet and fruity.
Here are my latest finds to curb the afternoon sugar crush:
Described as a favorite amongst almond lover, this herbal tea has a strikingly sweet smell of apple, almonds and cinnamon. The smell alone can ease your mind, it's simply divine! It actually reminds me of warm slice of apple pie. How lovely is that! Once you steep it, you will be captivated by the alluring pink hue, which will gradually appear in your cup. This bright "crazy shade of pink" comes from a magic ingredient: beetroot. And not only does it smell and look beautiful, it has a real comforting taste. No wonder it's a bestseller at David's Tea!
If you are at work and you are dreaming of having a drink (because it's five o'clock somewhere in the world), you will be thrilled to discover this enchanting and fragrant tea. This blend offers a fascinating mix of oolong tea, dried fruits such as apples, pineapples and white grapes, pink rose buds and petals and "a hint of bubbly champagne". The first time I smelled it, I thought I was smelling champagne with strawberries to tell you the truth. Perhaps the name had something to do with it. You see, just last week, when I went to purchase my first tin of this blend, it was then called Strawberry Rosé Champagne Oolong tea. Don't ask me why they changed the name a few days ago, I have no idea. I thought the previous name was more elegant, but that's just me. In the end, none of this really matters once you sip the light peachy pink tea because it's a joyful tea to drink! I am convinced that it would also be terrific served iced during a summer afternoon. A must!
I hope you'll enjoy my picks. And remember, no pinkies up!