Honest Tea hits the spot

Refreshing and Delicious

The HONEST TEA company of Bethseda Maryland has come up with a unique blend of refreshment that is a definite winner in the world of bottled beverages.

Today’s flavor was the JASMINE GREEN ENERGY TEA, and without missing a step was both light and fulfilling. With most Tea related products, there is a tendency for American companies to add a generous serving of sugar into the mix, thinking that the bulk of its consumer base won’t drink it or understand it if its not sweet.

And I don’t mean just sweet but, candy sweet. Nestea, Lipton, Arizona and even Tazo have a terrible habit of over amping the sweetness instead of letting the palette determine its own level of comfort. If anything this is only doing a disservice to the natural flavors of the Tea itself, which every variety has its own characteristics and aromas.

Much like a good wines flowery bouquet, teas can be strong or soft, sweet and bitter. This sort of ying yang dynamic in the flavors can render some very unique results.

I totally recommend this flavor from the HONEST TEA company, for its lightness and attention to delicious detail. The smooth coupling of Jasmines flowery lightness and Green tea’s punch allow the mouth to feel danced upon the unique freshness of a spring, with the full and rich body of a summer.

The Caloric intake is a mere 34 per bottle and the sugars are at a decent 5grams. There is a decent amount of caffeine in the drink so if you have any sort of aversion to that you will want to stay clear.

Thumbs up!

Today i eat a bagel

So for most people the most important meal of the day is usually discarded as a minor annoyance and never really fully given the credit it is due. So as an expirement I have decided to start the week off with a delicious mutli-grained (and seeded) bagel from one of my favorite digs, the blind roaster.

The offerings at the roaster are vast and interesting as it is the only place here in Boulder (I have been so far) to offer hummus as a possible spread upon the warm toasted goodness. Truly nothing so satisfies like the warm crunch of a toasted bagel that has a generous application of fresh cream cheese and locks (a persoanl favorite off mine).

Maybe at some point I will right a bagel decathlon of sorts, and review all the facets and history behind this delicious hand-held breakfast tour-de-force. The bagel represents the white canvas of morning culinary creativity in a lot of ways. Although the bread type is important, the spread and various additions to the small morsel, do the job of creating something as simple as a snack, to something as grand as a sandwich. There is little that this fine food cannot transform into with some creativity and an open palette.

I find that this minor ritual of giving your body the right combination of salts, proteins and starches early in the morning can truly be enough fuel to push you through to lunch.