We could all use a little more happiness in our lives, don't you think? That's why I knew I had to share today's tea, Happy Tea from Art of Tea. Unlike many popular teas on the market it doesn't make wild claims that you'll lose inches, increase your focus, or boost your metabolism—it's not even infused with luck, but a good cup of tea will always bring a smile to your face, especially if you share it with a friend.
It's been a while since I first discovered this tea, it was sent to me by a friend during one of our massive tea swaps. The person I was swapping with was trying to introduce me to Guayusa, one of the base teas used for this blend. Guayusa is an herbal tea (or tisane if you prefer) but it's packed with caffeine, so if you're wanting to make the switch from coffee to tea in the coming year it's a good bridge as you wean yourself off your addiction.
The flavor is a mixture of sweet and tart, tasting mostly of berry with hints of hibiscus and apple. The base teas—guyusa, green rooibos, and jasmine green tea—only offer the barest hint of flavor to the overall blend which could be a plus if you aren't normally a fan of tea. Whether you drink it hot or cold, this is one delicious tea that is sure to bring a smile to your face.
My Rating: 86/100
Would I order this again? Absolutely. This is one of the teas I always keep on hand when I need a caffeinated boost to get me through a long day.
Where to Purchase
If you're looking to bring a ray of sunshine to your senses, you have come to the right place. Surely the name of this tea alone is enough to put a smile on anyone's face. Sometimes we get a little intertwined in our ordinary, everyday lives and could use a fresh perspective. So what better way to lift your spirits than to tantalize your palate with a cup of this organic, utopian bliss? Sweet raspberries are perfectly balanced by the tangy effervescence of fresh hibiscus flowers while the indulgent, floral scent of jasmine carries this slightly stimulating guayusa tea to a place that could only be described as 'Happy' with a capital 'H'! Enjoy this delightful tea on your own or in the company of close friends and loved ones.
Suggested Brewing Tips
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon per 8oz serving
Water Temp: 206°F
Steep Time: 5-7 minutes