On the way home from work tonight, I decided to stop at the new Trader Joe’s store in town. I had never been to one of their grocery stores before so, I was looking forward to a new adventure. I was also hoping to find some cool new tea to try.
After wandering around the store for a good 20 minutes taking in all that Trader Joe’s had to offer, I finally made it over to the tea section.
Looking over the selection of teas, which was pretty sparse, I had a sinking feeling that I was not going to find anything exciting to purchase tonight. Bummer.
I saw that they do carry Yogi tea, but I can purchase that anywhere in town.
Although, they do have several of their own store-brand teas.
After a few moments of deliberation, I decided to try their Vanilla & Cinnamon Black Tea. I suspected that it would be similar to Celestial Seasonings Nutcracker Sweet, which has been an annual holiday favorite. I guess I would soon find out.
When I got home, I immediately tore off the plastic wrapping from the unpretentious light-blue box, lifted the pressed-cardboard lid and opened the wax paper seal. At that moment my nose encountered a very familiar scent: the tantalizing fragrance of warm vanilla and spice.
Once I actually got to drinking Trader Joe’s holiday tea, I knew for certain that this tea was very much like Nutcracker Sweet, but maybe just a tad weaker.
So much for trying something new…
Maybe I’ll try another one of Trader Joe’s teas in the future, but for now I think I’ll take a few moments and enjoy a warm cup of vanilla and cinnamon black tea.
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This is “a girl with tea” signing off once again.
Remember to live, laugh, love and drink plenty of tea.
Have you ever tried any of Trader Joe’s teas?