I never liked it. I was a coffee drinker all the way. I dabbled with herbal tea for a while (peppermint, cammomile, ginger etc.) but still preferred coffee. Then a few years ago, I found out that I had acid reflux disease. The doctor said "NO MORE CAFFEINE". I nearly died. At first I thought he was kidding, but he assured me he wasn't. Then I asked him almost hysterically if he was serious and how could anyone live without coffee?
I discovered this tea last month and it's worth trying.
Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea by CELESTIAL SEASONINGS
This is a perfect after dinner tea. It has a unique aroma, very warm and almost intoxicating. It seems like I'm drinking a Latte or Coffee drink but it contains no caffeine and I don't use milk or sweeteners.
It is known as ROOIBOS TEA which is brewed from the leaves of rooibus, an African shrub (pronounced roy-bus). It is also known as red tea or red bush tea. According to the inside flap of the box, it is naturally caffeine-free, antioxidant-rich and is found and sustainably cultivated only in South Africa's Cedarburg Mountains. It also states that for centuries the local people have enjoyed rooibos for its delcious flavor and healthful properites.
Here is a little narrative from the side of the box: "When the king of the animal kingdom has tea, he sips Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea. With its magnificent fragrance and lush taste, this naturally caffeine-free red tea flavored with real Madagascar vanilla bean resonates with the wonders of Africa. South African red tea is prized for its refreshing flavor, hot or iced, and as a source of antioxidants. Wrap yourself around a steaming cup or capture the chill of roaring good refreshment!"Do you have a favorite tea? How do you take it?(with sugar, honey, lemon etc.)