Friday, December 24, 2010

Cup-O-Christmas Tea!

I'm normally a coffee drinker, but I've always loved tea, too. For me it's coffee in the morning and tea at night. Lately, I've been drinking a lot of tea. I'm trying to lose weight and I've found that some teas taste amazing with whipped cream. Most whipped cream is carb-free, so it's something I can have on my diet. Don't buy the low-fat or fat-free kind because that has more carbs to make up for the loss of flavor. A cup of tea with whipped cream is almost as good as a dessert -- at least it is to me.

My newest love is Stash's Pumpkin Spice tea. This is incredible with whipped cream. I swear, it takes exactly like pumpkin pie. We're having pumpkin pie for Christmas this year, but I'll probably skip it and have mine in a mug instead. I don't mind. I like being able to wear my old pants more than the taste of a piece of pie -- ha!

A few weeks ago I saw some Celestial Seasonings teas in holiday flavors. I think I saw teas in gingerbread, sugar cookies, and sugar plums. I know I saw an eggnog one, too, but don't know if that was the same brand. At the time, I thought they sounded a little creepy, but that was before I started adding whipped cream to my tea. Now I'm thinking I'd really like them. The calories are so high in the Starbucks holiday drinks, so this is a good alternative. I hope I can still find them. Am I brave enough to tackle a store on Christmas Eve?

How about you -- are you a tea drinker?


  1. I'm not a tea drinker, but that sounds pretty good!

  2. I'm like you--coffee in the morning and hot tea at night while relaxing before bed. In the summer months it's iced tea from noon on. I like hot spiced tea on very cold and raw days, otherwise just plain tea, milk, and a dab of sugar.

  3. I do like tea. I had Stash licorice and really liked it. Also like Bigelow's Vanilla Caramel and Cinnamon Stick.

  4. I've never liked coffee, but I too have been drinkig a lot of tea lately. I like Clestial Seasonings Nutcracker Sweet. That Pumpkin Spice/whipped cream concoction you've got going on sounds really good!

  5. I drink tea only. I love Twinnings vanilla. Or Bigelow.

    Happy Christmas to you and your family, Rena.

  6. Oh yea the flavored teas are all good. I have tried them all. The candycane one is my favorite one so far.
    I have not had starbucks for a while now and I used to have one every other day. I prefer the McDonalds carmel Fraps but have not had many of them since my last surgery. I did have a Starbucks today but shared it with Megan and still have half left.
    Hope you have a very blessed and Merry Christmas!!

  7. I do like tea--but I've never tried it with whipped cream!
    I hope your Christmas is very merry.

  8. Nice idea Rena. I'll bet it also goes good with a chocolate chip or two.... must have *:)

    Okay... just the teensy ones.