Adventures in Quaran-tea-n

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I normally shop for my tea in local shops, but after several weeks of being shut in at home, one must go online.

Of course, I must blog about my favorite online tea stores, and my favorite teas from each.

T2 Tea

This shop has not just loose leaf tea and tea bags, but also tea accessories. I really recommend getting an infuser if you don’t have one already. They also have travel tea mugs!

Favorite tea: New York Breakfast. This is a lovely black tea with vanilla and cinnamon flavors. Vanilla flavored almond milk and sugar for this one.

August Uncommon Tea

Another wonderful online tea shop, this one has custom blends and does a lot of non-standard teas. If you’re looking for basics such as Earl Grey, they don’t have those but they DO have a lot of very tasty, creative blends.

Favorite tea: Black Metallic. This is a floral black tea with hints of violet and elderberry. Almond milk, sugar.

Simple Loose Leaf

At this site you can not only buy tea, but also get a very reasonably costed tea monthly subscription box. It’s a great way to sample all sorts of teas!

Favorite tea: Rose Grey Tea. Think Earl Grey boosted with rose petals, lavender flowers, and rosemary.

I welcome more tea in my life (always!) so feel free to give some shoutouts to your favorites online in the comments!

Product review: PlantFusion protein powder Cookies and Cream flavor

Until vanilla Shakeology is available in a vegan option, we vegans must get our vanilla fix elsewhere.

I may have the solution.

I obtained PlantFusion’s cookies and cream variety of their protein blend from Vegan Proteins┬ásome time ago when it was on sale and never got to try it. I’m usually a chocolate gal by nature but was curious.

I made some tonight using about 10-12 oz of unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk and half a banana.

It did not disappoint. Very smooth, very tasty. It’s hard to find smooth vegan protein powders. Shakeology and Vega One both do an excellent job, and Sunwarrior’s not too bad either.