Spot of Tea: Tazo Thrive Green Tea


[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

If you can't quite decide whether you feel like green tea or maté or mint, this blend of green Darjeeling and Mao Feng teas, green yerba maté, spearmint, and green (unoxidized) rooibos may be what you're looking for. It's smooth, grassy, and minty, with distinctive spinachy notes. There are rose hips, black pepper, and chicory root in here, too, but we weren't certain we could detect them. This blend is not for green tea purists, but it's a nice mellow minty cup for drinking on a gray morning.

At grocery stores and available online, about $4 for 16 bags