Many people tend to think that Chicago gets its nickname ‘the windy city’ from the cool (and sometimes) frigid wind that comes from Lake Michigan and spread throughout the city. No matter what story you have for the story behind the nickname, Chicago is, in fact, a windy city, which makes it necessary to have a hot beverage from time to time (if not all the time).
Tea has become popular in Chicago because is the perfect beverage to mitigate the effects of the chilly winds; and Tea Sante has the loose leaf teas that will not only warm you up, but they will also fill the area around you with an alluring aroma and make your taste buds very happy.
Our teas are made with full leaves, as opposed to the dust and fannings that you’ll find in bagged teas. This is means that the drinker gets more of the natural flavour from the leaves. Though the benefits don’t stop there because you also get more of the nutrients from the tea leaves. All of this is to say that if you haven’t tried loose leaf teas, then now is the time to jump on the bandwagon. To help you start, we have put together a list of the top 10 loose leaf teas in Chicago.
1. Blue Eyes – Herb & Fruit
A hint of caramel gives the fruity Blue Eyes – Herb & Fruit tea a deliciously sweet and candy-like flavour. This tea doesn’t only have a unique blend, but it is also brimming with a number of health benefits.
2. Strawberry Kiwi – Herb & Fruit
This tea has a wonderful, full-bodied flavour made up of apples, strawberries, kiwi, hibiscus, and rosehips. The combination of these ingredients gives the Strawberry Kiwi – Herb & Fruit tea a bit of a tart taste.
3. Organic Pearl Matcha Tea
Although we are mainly talking about loose leaf teas, we just couldn’t make a list without mentioning the Organic Pearl Matcha Tea. This matcha tea has a pure, clean and refreshing taste.
4. Organic Exotic Rooibos Tea
With ingredients sourced from South Africa, Thailand and Egypt, the Organic Exotic Rooibos Tea has a strikingly adventurous flavour. The lemongrass, lemon peel, cinnamon, cloves, coconut, and pineapple come together to create a wonderful tea.
5. Passion Fruit Tea
This bold black tea is sure to brighten your day with its infusion of a sweet tropical flavour. The Passion Fruit Tea has a bright and lively taste that comes from the papaya and jasmine in this blend.
6. Earl Grey Tea
Sometimes you just need to get back to basics and go with a dependably flavourful and aromatic tea. Our Earl Grey Tea has a classic, full-bodied and rich taste that pairs beautifully with a slice of lemon.
7. Organic Slimming Ti Kuan Yin
Ti Kuan Yin is one of the most popular Chinese oolong teas in the world. Our luxury Organic Slimming Ti Kuan Yin captures everything that makes Ti Kuan Yin so beloved with its orchid notes and smooth finish.
8. Celestial Fusion Blooming Tea
This blooming infusion tea is a wonderful combination of jasmine flowers, marigold and a green tea base. If you are having a particularly stressful day, then the Celestial Fusion Blooming Tea is the perfect tea to brew.
9. Flu Killer Tulsi
Dealing with a nasty cold? Well, the Flu Killer Tulsi tea will help fight off that pesky cold. The tulsi (also known as holy basil) will help with your cold while the ginger, cinnamon, anise, oranges, apples, and pink peppercorn delight your taste buds.
10. Road to Recovery Tea
There’s nothing that helps you relax better than a fruity, herbal tea that warms your body and recharges your mind. The Road to Recovery Tea, with its lemongrass, licorice root, chamomile, and lemon pieces, is the perfect tea to brew when you need to kick back and relax.
If you are looking for high-quality, delicious loose leaf teas in Chicago, you can stop looking because you have discovered Tea Sante. We have an extensive collection of loose leaf teas that taste great and have many health benefits.