Alternative Food Co-Op This holy basil, hibiscus flower, star anise and nettle leaf tea was a spicy, aromatic blend that was light and surprisingly floral. Our team of testers suggested that this herbaceous tea could be served hot or iced, especially with dessert. 357 Main St, Wakefield. 789-2240.
Simply Natural This Rishi Peach Blossom White Tea boasted a pungent, peachy aroma with a full-bodied taste that was not overpoweringly sweet. The earthy blend has been known to enhance focus among the intellectual and elite and would be an afternoon delight served chilled.24A Pier Market Place, Narragansett. 788-9077.
Food For Thought With a long Japanese tradition, Celebration Herbals Absolutely Organic Mat- cha Tea was an extremely healthy blend and is branded as having cardiovascular, weight loss and even cancer preventing benefits. The taste was intense and unmatched - best served with milk and honey.577 Kingstown Rd, Wake- field. 789-2445.
Herbwise Naturals This savory Wellness Tea with a blend of sage, peppermint, thyme, fennel, anise, and plaintain, among many other ingredients, had a surprisingly refreshing and bright flavor. This combination of herbs is best for fighting off colds and the flu. 35 Broad St, Westerly. 596- 7815.