The first half of the year has passed and the seventh month of the year is beginning, a time for displaying your independent spirit with a bit of red, white, and blue. Some teas and herbals to help you get things going:

5 very “independent” teas for July. (ETS image composite by A.C. Cargill)

5 very “independent” teas for July. (ETS image composite by A.C. Cargill)

 

1 Blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice: Bingo Blueberry Herbal

A full flavored herbal with a strong blueberry character. Specially formulated to acknowledge the great taste and known health benefits of blueberries. In addition to the antioxidants in the blueberries, hibiscus brings the added benefits of Vitamin A and C to the blend. Bingo Blueberry will accommodate the tastes of people who want to experience a refreshing healthy new style drink without caffeine since it contains no tea. Excellent hot or cold. Add a pinch of natural cane sugar to accentuate the natural flavorings and bring out the subtle tastes of the dried berries. Ingredients: Elderberry and Raisin and Apple pieces, Hibiscus and Cornflower petals, and Natural flavors

2 Fruity and flavorful: Long Island Strawberry Green Tea

A Sencha style green from Hunan, China, combined with the sweet flavor of strawberries. Green tea foregoes the fermentation process required to produce black tea. The leaf is steamed after plucking, then bruised either by machine or by hand. After that it’s pan or basket fired, leaving it with a distinctive glossy look and light sweetish flavor – an almost perfect match for the strawberry in terms of character profile. The juiciness has been further enhanced by the addition of dried papaya pieces. Ingredients: Green tea, Strawberry and Papaya pieces, Natural flavors

3 More blueberry goodness: Blueberry Flavored Green Tea

A delicious green tea with a wonderfully sweet character and a pleasing astringency. Made from a green Pekoe Gunpowder, this wonderful tea is flavored naturally. Blueberries rank the highest when compared to 40 other fruits for antioxidant activity, and their sweet character make them a wonderful additive to a delicate green tea. Terrific when served hot or iced. For the best brew, steep in water that is steaming for 1-4 minutes. Ingredients: Green tea, Cornflower petals, and Natural flavors

4 Red for hardiness and valor: Strawberry Tingle Rooibos Herbal

The perfect harmony between rooibos and strawberries. The mellow flavor of the rooibos goes particularly well with sweet strawberries. The Strawberry Tingle Rooibos blend is a caffeine free tea. Ingredients: Rooibos, Safflower & Rose petals, Blackberry leaves, Natural flavors

5 White for purity and innocence: Oasis Mango White Tea

An oasis of tropical mango flavor. The flavor is delicate and round with light honey notes, deep hits of mango and a lightly astringent finish. Ingredients: White tea, Natural flavors

Hope you get to try some of these during July to your independent spirit a boost!

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