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Aug 7, 2012 08:18 AM

Best herbal tea in the (kosher) world

I love that there are so many brands of certified herbal blend tea.

I mostly drink decaf, and my current favorites are:

Yogi brand ginger tea

Celestial Seasonings Sweet Coconut Thai, it is a truly heavenly decaf Chai

If I'm doing caffeine,

Numi brand Chocolate Pu-erh

The thing is, I had to buy and drink a lot of duds before I discovered these three truly superlative teas.

So I am wondering, what have you been drinking that I have not yet discovered?

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  1. I love a few from Trader Joe's--Mango Black, Vanilla Cinnamon, and the Candy Cane Green.

    I don't know which ones are officially "herbal," but they are all damn good.

    1. I think if you went to one of the more upscale stores that sell loose tea you probably do really well since fried flowers harbs & spices dont need hashgacha. also to my palate harney & sons is the best.
      their cinnamon tea is crazy.

      1. I am partial to Good Earth Original.

        I used to make a mix of loose darjeeling and oolong tea in a tea ball but I haven't done that in a long time.

        My kids drink Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer and Sleepytime. Red ZInger is of course the classic but you need to make it strong.

        1. Is the Celestial Seasonings "Thai" or "Chai"?

          I myself like Tazo's Decaf Chai, which I think is far better than their caffeinated version.

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          1. re: queenscook

            It's called Sweet Coconut Thai

            But, flavor-wise, it's in the Chai category, it's creamy and really delicious.

                1. re: AdinaA

                  Website says target has it, hopefully I'll get there soon

              1. re: AdinaA

                Thanks. When I return from aretz, I'll pick some up.

            1. I gave up soda 15 months ago and became a HUGE tea drinker. My favorite herbal blends all come from Harney and Sons. Hands down the best blends. If you happen to live in the NY area they have a store in SoHo, on Broome near Broadway. They are extremely patient and amazingly knowledgeable. If not you can call their 800 number and I found them less patient but can direct you to blends you might like. Good luck.