Sponsor Spotlight: Good Earth Decaf Green Tea {Review}

I've never been a coffee or tea person, though growing up with a drinker of each in the family has certainly exposed me to the both of them.  After working with vitamins for years and hearing about the many health benefits of green tea, I decided to give it a try. So far, the only green tea I've found that I love is Good Earth!

Good Earth sent me their Decaffeinated Green Tea with Lemongrass flavor, and I just adore it! It's become my go-to drink when I need a little peace and quite, and sometimes when I need a wake-up as well.

The right photo shows the beautiful new packaging for Good Earth tea. The ingredients are super simple: Decaffeinated green tea, lemongrass, natural flavors, rosepetals and peppermint. Good Earth teas contain no sugar, artificial flavors, or preservatives. They're all also Kosher certified, allergen, soy, and MSG-free and are tested rigorously for quality.

Quite possibly the best thing about Good Earth is the company's commitment to the environment. The Good Earth tea factory uses 75%  solar energy to power it's operations! All cartons are made of recyclable cardboard and are printed with soy-based inks, making recycling and composting more environmentally friendly. Tea bags are also made from recycled materials and are unbleached. Best part: Good Earth does not use needless plastic wrap on it's tea boxes! 

Here's my first cup about to be enjoyed in my new mug! For the best green tea:

  • Start with fresh, cold water. Better water quality makes better tasting tea.
  • Place a tea bag in your favorite cup or mug.
  • Bring water to a rolling boil for black and herbal teas (or a near boil for white and green teas) and immediately pour over your tea bag.
  • Steep for 2-4 minutes (let chai teas steep for 4-6 minutes). Great taste can’t be rushed – it takes the full time to release the tea’s truly delicious flavor.
  • Remove the tea bag, relax and enjoy!

Good Earth teas come in several flavors, from their original Sweet & Spicy tea and herb blend to chain and organic teas. Each tea can be made into a great-tasting iced tea, also! 

Each tea bag has a unique inspirational quote or saying on it, which I look forward to reading each day. This one by Abraham Lincoln has been my favorite so far!

You may already know that tea leaves can be used in your garden, but did you know you can use it to freshen your carpet? Used green tea leaves (called chagra) make a great natural deodorizer, among other things. To give your carpet and vacuum cleaner a fresh boost, just open a used and cooled green tea bag and spread the leaves on a paper towel to dry. Once dry, sprinkle the leaves on your carpet a few minutes before vacuuming and enjoy the freshness! Green tea absorbs odors naturally and smell great while doing so.

My experience with Good Earth has opened my eyes to the wonderful world of tea, and I'm so glad it has!

Good Earth Decaf Green Tea gets 5/5 Starfishes from Serial Access Mom!

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