If your morning cup of green tea is becoming less and less worth getting out of bed for, we feel you. Big time. But more importantly, we found an easy fix. Introducing We Spill the Tea, a newly-launched organic tea brand that boasts a sustainable lineup of four unique teas.
We Spill the Tea aims to modernize the boring, antiquated image of tea by shaking up the industry with sustainable packaging, bold flavors and care for the environment. Available exclusively on Amazon, the teas—one caffeinated and three herbal—are made with organic ingredients and come in biodegradable tea sachets made from plant-based mesh. The tea boxes are made with Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper, meaning they're recyclable, sourced responsibly and printed with soy-based ink. Even the tea envelopes (which TBH look just like plastic) are plant-based and biodegradable. Best of all, the brand has a partnership with 1% for the Planet, an international org whose members contribute at least 1 percent of their total revenue to environmental causes.
The teas can be served hot (just pour boiling water over the sachet in a mug and let it steep for three to five minutes) or iced (steep the tea using one sachet for every cup of water, let it cool, refrigerate and serve over ice). Sure, compared to basic black tea (which costs like, one cent per bag), they’re a tad pricy. But it’s a price we’re willing to pay for the good of the environment (and our morning routine).
Want to try all four? Here’s what we thought of each tea.
1. Citrus Green
We know how we’re remedying every cold we catch this winter. It smells super citrusy, thanks to aromatic lemongrass and lemon myrtle in the mix. It tastes like a mild green tea, herbaceous and calming. We sort of wish the citrus shined as brightly on the tongue as it did on the nose, though. (A spritz of fresh lemon did the trick.)
Meet our favorite of the bunch. With a rooibos and hibiscus base, the tea is loaded with organic blueberry, as well as blackberry and strawberry leaves. It smells bold, fruity and jammy, like blackberry preserves. If you’re a sucker for hibiscus, this beauty’s for you: Its tartness adds a whole new layer of flavor to the sweet berry profile.
This chamomile blend, made with honeybush, peach flavor, lemongrass, blackberry and spearmint, is beyond soothing. Its scent is intensely peachy and the satchel itself is gorgeous, thanks to tiny dried chamomile buds. Flavor-wise, it’s juicy peach through and through. We can’t wait to make an iced batch with a not-so-insignificant dose of sugar.
4. Tropical Pineapple
Phew! There’s so much going on here—and we’re not complaining. The first thing we thought of after taking a whiff was dried fruit, like banana chips or blueberries. Once we looked at the ingredient list, we knew why: This rooibos tea is made with pineapple, banana and honeybush, as well as blackberry and strawberry leaves. You can smell the pineapple’s natural acidity. To taste, the coconut and banana flavors are more prominent with subtle-but-juicy hints of pineapple.
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