Herbal Tea & P90X Take Three

Posted by on September 12, 2011 | 12 Comments

Over the weekend I tested three recipe batches of chocolate granola for Attune (yes, yes, the recipe is coming – in October! I’ll keep you posted) and chocolate muffins for my next cookbook. This week I have several cookies on deck for testing along with round 2 on those muffins (very good, but not perfect) and two loaves of bread. Though I definitely don’t eat all of these goodies myself (no, I share the calories with my husband and neighbor), a lot of baking means a lot of tea consumption for me.

To say that I love herbal tea would be a dramatic understatement. I have at least five different types of herbal tea on hand at all times, so this weekend when I was down to just two, it was time to go shopping. Thanks to grocery sales coupled with some Yogi Tea and Tazo Tea coupons from Mambo Sprouts, I repacked my tea box with all of these …

Alisa's Herbal Tea Collection

Yogi Ginger Tea used to be a staple in my tea box, but I actually haven’t had it in months. I’m looking forwad to enjoying this spicy one again.

Yogi Vanilla Tahitian Tea is a new one to me. I like it. Mellow, notably vanilla, and lightly sweetened with stevia. Not my favorite, but not bad.

This Rooibos is a nice one, simple but bold.

Stash Mellow Moments I’m still indifferent on. I like having a nighttime tea around, and this one isn’t bad, but I think I still like Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile better.

Tazo Refresh is our favorite mint tea, and probably one of the only herbal teas that my caffeine-loving husband will drink. A nice natural pick-me-up sans caffeine.

I still need to hop on the making my own tea blend bandwagon, and also buy some teas in bulk since I do have a diffuser now.

Do you drink herbal teas? What are your favorites?

I’m off to work off some of that chocolate right NOW! After seeing that this is being released …

… I knew it was time to get my rear in gear. Today is the first day of P90X round 3 for me. The first round I did was almost three years ago (yikes!). It was amazing. I did a second round about 18 months ago that was a bit half-assed (okay, cutting myself some slack, it was more like three quarters-assed). But I’m ready to do this full force, and this time I’m trialing the Lean routine. Once I’ve conquered this again (expected end date Dec. 3), I’ll have earned the right to beg my husband for P90X-2 for Christmas.

How do you stay active in the cooler months?

(Two new recipes this week, stay tuned!)

Comments (12)


  1. Sara says:

    It doesn’t get “cooler” here, so I’m not even going to answer that question LOL. But, I did want to wish you good luck on round 3!! 😀

  2. Julie O. says:

    Raspberry ginger tea is really nice!

  3. Alexandra says:

    I love ginger tea, excited for those recipes- I am in the mood for baked goods!

  4. Maggie says:

    Sounds like your kitchen is the place to be! Yummy. I’d love to come over for a cup of tea – English Breakfast please 🙂

  5. Hannah says:

    I’m currently addicted to a spicy lemongrass and ginger blend, but would like to get back to Rooibos some time 🙂

  6. Joanne says:

    See what I really need to do is START drinking tea while I bake so that maybe I won’t taste test quite so much!

  7. mmmm I love tea too! I am always up for finding new really good ones, so I may have to test these out.

    P90X is really a fantastic program. I am so bad about following programs, but I could tell it was making a difference when I did it.

  8. Lexie says:

    For the tea … I’m with you on Rooibos. Hibiscus, too. For exercise … um, what’s that. Dog’s got a bum leg so walking is out for her (and me). Probably time to dig out that treadmill we snatched from our neighbor’s garbage heap and put it to use. Ha!


  9. Alta says:

    I’m an herbal tea junkie too. I have like 5-6 varieties at my office. And 3rd round of P90x? Wow! Go you. I still worry that the workouts take longer than my “alloted workout time” and so I haven’t tried it yet. I am about a week away from finishing round 1 of Supreme 90 Day though (P90x for cheap-o’s). Maybe I need to graduate to full P90x.

    • alisa says:

      I really need to bust out some other workouts -may have to try the Supreme 90! I agree, the workouts are long. I’m trying a new time of day to make it work better. I used to do them in the evening, but when I finished there was this panic of “what’s for dinner,” an over hungry husband, and no food on the table until way too late. I’m trying to schedule them earlier now!

  10. Marianne says:

    Refresh is my go to tea when I need an early morning Starbucks fix to perk me up before class.

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