Sometimes a cup of hot tea seems to warm both your heart and soul, as the relaxing wave of warmth soothes your spirit and calms you from within.
Those who find comfort in a cup of tea tend to stick with their favorite varieties and flavors as they're a reliable source of comfort and a familiar taste.
But if they would just step out of their comfort zone a bit they would find a world of amazing hot teas out there to try- like Royal Milk Tea, which is made with Ceylon, Assam and Darjeeling, milk and sugar.
You may have heard the name Yerba Mate and wondered what the buzz is all about. Well, according to one site it has the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate" all in one beverage.
This South American staple has been taking the tea drinking world by storm, and even though the process of drinking Yerba Mate is a bit odd don't worry! It's a wonderful experience for tea drinkers, as long as you can handle a caffeine kick:
This slightly bitter drink is made by pouring hot water over dried leaves and twigs from the yerba mate plant. The tea is typically brewed in a gourd or gourd-shaped container and drunk through a metal straw called a bombilla. If you’re invited to drink yerba mate in Argentina or Uruguay, it’s polite to drink it as is, but if you’re brewing your own at home, it’s fine to add a little honey or sugar.