TotD – Tazo Awake

Tazo - Awake Tea

I stopped in at the Riverview Cafe today without my children to pick up some tea. The thing is, I don’t have kids, so I feel a bit out of place every time I go to the Riverview Cafe since the place is always hopping with kids and could really use a stroller parking lot out front. It’s crazy, but in a good way. Just not my scene at this time in my life.

They have a wide selection of Tazo teas, and being early in the day, I leaned toward the caffeinated ones, and what would possibly have more caffeine than a tea called Awake?

The tea seems to focus more on caffeine than flavor, but that’s what I was looking for, so all was well. Riverview is a put-your-own-lids-on kinda place, so I was in a position to place the tea-bad perfectly in the to-go cup. In my opinion, the key is to trap the string with the lid so the bad hovers between 1/2 and 1/3 of the way into the cup. Any deeper and it will over-steep the bottom of the cup. I don’t even want to talk about drinking a cup of tea where the bag is all the way at the bottom of the cup the entire time. Nasty.

This shot was taken with my car window rolled down, while snow was falling and the wind was blowing the tea bag’s tag around.

TotD – Tazo Green Ginger

TotD – Tazo Green Ginger, originally uploaded by edkohler.

Today’s tea of the day is Tazo’s Green Ginger.

Ginger is the highlight here, with a light scent and mild flavor.

They say there are natural flavors in this thing, but I have no idea what that means.

It’s not at bitter as some green teas I’ve tried, but that could be due to less hot water. Whatever it is, it worked for me.