TEA! That's right, my day just doesn't seem right until I've had a cup of tea. I love the stuff, black, green, white, red...it doesn't matter. I like it all.
I must admit though, that I'm a bit of a tea snob. I prefer to drink, and try to only drink, loose leaf tea. A tea bag is like the hot dog of meats. Loose tea provides much better flavour and is often of better quality.
Studies have also shown that some teas have health benefits. Green tea is said to help prevent prostate cancer and improve memory as you age. White tea, the least processed of all teas, contains the highest amounts of antioxidants. Ginger tea is great at fighting colds, and for upset tummies. It can even help boost your immune system.
The health benefits are just an added bonus for me. There's nothing better than a good cup of tea on a chilly fall morning, or an herbal tea before bed. It warms me from the inside out and makes me feel "good".
Some of my favourite teas are Peppy Peppermint, from Steeped, for after dinner or when I have an upset tummy, Irish breakfast, a strong black tea that will put hair on your chest (not literally) and the Holiday Spice tea from Teopia.
Do you have something you need daily? I'd love to hear about it.