Friday, June 3, 2011

Sampling new Scripture Teas

Because I shared some of my new Scripture Teas in a giveaway the other day, I couldn’t sample the new flavors until I knew which one the winner would choose. She selected apricot, so then I knew which of the flavors it was OK for me to try. And since someone asked where on the teas the Scripture is printed, I wanted to be sure and show you one of the tea bag tags. This one featured 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.” What a great verse to begin my day with!

The plum tea is the one I tried first, and oh my, what a treat! Yes, I was using sugar to make simple syrup just days ago, but to be honest with you I really like to drink teas that don’t require any sugar. This one had a lovely aroma and a fruity and sweet taste that was so rich, I can’t imagine adding sugar to it. This would make a fine dessert tea, and plum lovers should be in heaven!

Now I like blackberry as a fruit, but as a tea I can usually take it or leave it. This one, however, I really liked, but not for the reason you might think. As I steeped the tea and inhaled the aroma, I realized it was something recognizable and something good, but it definitely wasn’t blackberry. What WAS it? I asked a few co-workers to sniff. As they were doing so, it hit me what scent I was getting. Cherry, we agreed! I could almost taste the cherries in a cobbler or atop an ice cream sundae. The ingredient panel lists black tea and natural blackberry flavor, but my palate says cherries. (Delightful, by the way!) And the verse on this tag is one of my all-time favorites and one I have memorized, Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you … plans to give you hope and a future.” How many times has that verse comforted me with the news that God has plans for me, and they are good!

My final sampling was the raspberry flavor, which also contained the merest hint of cinnamon. That was a surprising, but enjoyable, addition to the raspberry flavor and made it not at all mouth-puckering as many raspberry teas tend to be. The Scripture tag on this tea was Psalm 30:5: “Weeping may endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning.” I can find Scripture Teas at my local Cracker Barrel restaurant store, but if you don’t have one nearby you can find them at Do any of you have a favorite verse of Scripture you'd care to share? I'll be happy to see if any of your favorites are on these teabag tags as well!


  1. The Scripture tea you sampled sounds delicious - the plum especially appeals to me.

    I Thessalonians 4:16-17 has always been a favorite. I memorized half that chapter in Sunday School many years ago.

  2. great review...I am super excited to try the apricot and have been thinking of what I would make to go with it! I do not have a favorite scripture per se but I do remember one that goes something like...the grass my wilt and the flowers fall, the word of the Lord stands forever.

  3. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my forever favorites (as we speak, it is on a sticky note pressed to the dashboard of my car).
    Another of my favorites is Romans 15:13--- "May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
    Even in the worst of times, I love to think of my tea cup (life) overflowing with God's hope. B-)

  4. See you always find the most unusual tea items. Just amazing. I did see the Mio enhancers at Walgreens yesterday and said to myself, I don't think I will buy that.

  5. Those teas sound very good.

    Numbers 6:24-26 has always been a favorite.

  6. I think it would be pretty to print out some favorite Scriptures & make my own Scripture teas. It would be very easy to attach the verses to the teabags or even the sealed bag if you want to give them as a gift.

  7. Thanks for the Scripture tea taste test. They all sound heavenly !

  8. Hi Angela,

    Your tea blog is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your passion for all things tea!

    I love Scripture Teas and I'm excited to see how many new blends they have added. I use to purchase the apricot blend many years ago, so it's interesting to see how they have changed their packing.

    One of my favorite scriptures is "For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37

    I started a new tea blog
    where I share my personal tea journey with other passionate tea people like you.

    Blessings, Darlene


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