Hey my Cozy Companions! I hope you are having an amazing day! Today I am bringing you something a little bit different from my normal blog post about my favorite books, releases, and wrap ups! Today I am introducing you to my 10 Favorite Coffee & Tea Drinks. I was asked to be apart of this by The Lawn Gnome and I thought that it would be a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy it!
My very first and second coffee flavors that I drink EVERY SINGLE MORNING would have to be Starbuck’s Breakfast Blend. I get all of my coffee in Whole Bean form and then grind it in my personal grinder.
It is technically rated as a shade lighter than most of their offerings—more toasty than roasty—it was the result of playing with roast and taste profile together for a flavor that appealed to a wider range of palates. Perfect if you want to wake up to a less intense coffee but still want a lot of character, its lively with a citrusy tang that gives way to a clean finish.
The reason why it is my FIRST and SECOND is because I drink it with two different creamers give it TWO totally different tastes. So that totally counts!
I recently became vegan. I knew that I still needed coffee in my life. I changed to Vanilla Almond milk coffee creamer and it is amazing. But I was talking to one of the barista’s at Starbucks and I was wanting to try a new coffee that would fit my new diet. She suggested a Cinnamon Dolce Latte (choice 3) and Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte (choice 4). Instead of using regular milk we replaced it with coconut milk and it is freaking amazing! I love it so much. Of course, this picture has it with whipped cream, but I get it without.
My 5th & 6th choice for coffee would have to be a Caramel Macchiato or an Iced Caramel Macchiato. Totally not vegan, so I haven’t had it in a while. But this is an amazing and refreshing coffee. I feel like it is not too heavy with the coffee flavor that some people don’t like.
Alright choices 7-10 are actually teas, but I can’t help it. I drink coffee every morning but I don’t actually very or stray too far from what I normally drink. But I do drink a wide variety of tea. I love Teavana tea. I used to go to the store in our local mall all of the time, but unfortunately Starbucks bought and then shut them down. I’m still salty about it too.
I love Early Grey Tea. Earl Grey tea makes me think of Captain Jean-Luc Picard! Am I right? Earl Grey Tea. Hot. But seriously, I love black tea. It has just enough caffeine to wake me up in the morning, but not too much to make me feel jittery. I also love it when they add Creme to the tea! Like with Good Earth Tea!
“The world’s favorite Earl Grey Crème tea gets a marvelously creamy makeover in this classic tea with a twist! We’ve kept the traditional bold, savory tea base with natural bergamot flavor, and mellowed it with coconut and cornflower petals. Black or with milk, it’s a delightful reimagining that will become a tea lovers’ classic in its own right.”
English Breakfast Tea is another tea that is amazing to drink in the morning when you are wanting to start the day off slow. It is so smooth, calming, and wakening.
“Like Earl Grey, English Breakfast is made from black tea, but a blend of Assam, Ceylon, and Kenyan teas. It has a full taste and richness that works well with hearty foods. The flavor has some light floral undertones, and when blended with milk, it produces an aroma similar to warm toast and honey. English Breakfast tea can be enjoyed with milk or lemon. It is a heartier tea than Earl Grey, but still incredibly versatile. ”
Jasmine Tea is a kind of tea that I love drinking when I need to relax. This is something that has no caffeine. This I sweeten with a little bit of rock sugar or honey. It is also perfect by itself with its amazing flavors.
Good Earth Tea says that theirs is, “Hand rolled into tea pearls in China; this light tea features the moonlit marriage of green tea with the fragrance of the beautiful white jasmine flower. Enjoy the fresh aroma and delightful, gentle flavor over ice to bring a timeless, peaceful pleasure to any time of day.” It is a lot of fun watching the pearls unfold under the heated water.
Last but certainly not least is my love for Chai tea. I used to get a hot chai tea every weekend when I was studying for my Masters degree. But I have slowly moved away from buying cups of it from Starbucks, but I have loved the spicy chai tea with cinnamon! It is amazing!
So those are my 10 favorite coffees/teas/beverages. I love each and every one of these for what they give me, for the way they make me feel.
I hope that you enjoyed this blog. I know that it is a little bit different from my normal blog, but I almost always have a hot beverage to drink while I am reading. What about you? Do you have a favorite drink that you must have every time you sit down for a long night of reading? If so, let me know below!