The day before Christmas, I ventured over to Teavana. My purpose of visiting the store was to find a gift for my mom, plus I wanted to sample some tea. The tasting stations throughout the store are wonderful, particularly for someone, such as myself, who drinks tea regularly, but is still discovering new types.
I bought a 4 ounce bag of a Rooibos Chai and MateVana blend — they were mixed for me at the counter — after trying some in the store. I’ve been drinking it black at home, but it would also be delicious with milk and sugar. The flavor is smooth and rich, perfect for cold weather. Mate has the same amount of caffeine as coffee, but, surprisingly, I can drink a cup before bed and it doesn’t affect my sleep. According to their website, 4 ounces of tea will make 50-60 cups, so I can continue to enjoy these flavors through the winter.