Tea of the Week: David’s Tea’s The Skinny

What are your goals for 2015? Judging from the packed gym this week, exercising and making time for your health might be at the top of your to-do list. Personally, my goal is stay balanced. A piece of mochi or a trip out for afternoon tea? It’s all fine, as long as I earn them, stay mindful, and keep things in check.David’s Tea’s The Skinny gets those ambitious aspirations towards well-being into motion. A few revitalizing sips help to set the stage for making better health choices. An added bonus? The blend is organic, keeping with the theme of drinking and eating clean. And if you find yourself feeling under the weather this flu season, a touch of honey will instantly change this vibrant brew into a home remedy.

Tasting Notes for David’s Tea’s The Skinny (Organic):

BREWING TIPS:  The instructions say to brew the tea at 185 degrees F for 4-7 minutes. I prefer to brew this just under 5 minutes. Longer steeps will produce strong bitter notes, which I’m not a fan of.

THE BLEND:  Chinese Oolong and Pu’erh tea with small pieces of dried orange peel, ginger, and eleuthero root, also known as Siberian ginseng.

THE SCENT:  Bright with the smell of fresh oranges with a woody finish from the ginger and eleuthero root.

THE STEEP:  This is an earthy, coppery brew, on the verge of being dark. Expect it to be strong on the orange peel and eleuthero root notes, making it taste slightly mineral-like. If you need a boost and enjoy the slight bitterness of lemon or orange peel, you should give this brew a try.

GET IT:  Online, at David’s Tea, or at one of the brick and mortar David’s Tea stores in the US or Canada.

FOOD PAIRING:  Drink this with fresh citrus fruits like oranges, pomelos, or even broiled grapefruit. Enjoy this as a light pick-me-up with some fresh veggies and hummus before heading off for a workout.