If you have a glass teapot and want to treat your eyes as well as your tastebuds, consider Teabloom Flowering . These hand-tied spheres unfold in hot water, revealing colorful flowers that blend well with green tea, like chrysanthemum, lily, and jasmine.
Numi Gunpowder offers premium bags of whole leaves that are tightly rolled to preserve their flavor, which is released when they unfurl in hot water. Best for those with a resilient palate, it has a strong, smokey taste that’s unlike many of its competitors.
A traditional Japanese blend made with roasted brown rice, Davidson’s Genmaicha has a distinct nutty flavor that pairs well with savory foods, which makes it a good choice for a lunchtime beverage if you like a little caffeine boost in the afternoon.
Choice Premium Japanese
Choice Premium Japanese boasts a sea vegetable aroma and a sweet grassy taste that will awaken your senses. Brewed at twice the usual strength, it can be enjoyed iced instead of hot and the simple flavor pairs well with a variety of fruits and flowers.
Made from the twigs of the camellia plant rather than the leaves, Haiku Kukicha has a unique taste and contains less caffeine than most green teas. It is aged and roasted using traditional methods in order to get the flavor just right.
Mixed with jasmine for a nice floral scent and taste, Tealyra Imperial makes for a soothing cuppa. It comes in pearls that unfold while they steep in hot water, which can be interesting to watch, especially in a glass pot or cup.
Republic of Tea Matcha
Republic of Tea Matcha is a versatile powder, so you can experiment with adding it to smoothies, lattes, lemonade, or even baked goods. It can also be prepared traditionally by using a bamboo whisk to mix it with hot water until it becomes frothy.
Mighty Leaf Hojicha
Mighty Leaf Hojicha’s ingredients are pan-fried and slow roasted in order to bring out a rich, nutty flavor that those who dislike grassy greens are sure to appreciate. Since it comes in a pack of three, you won’t have to worry about running out for quite some time.
If you want the benefits of an herbal beverage without a buzz, a serving of Yogi Kombucha has just 15 milligrams of caffeine. It offers a sweetness that isn’t overpowering, but is enough that many people won’t need to add any honey or sugar.
Those who consume a lot of hot drinks will appreciate the value of Bigelow Bagged , which is inexpensive to purchase in bulk, and so light and mild that it can be sipped liberally throughout the day. It is available in a decaf variety, too.