Do your kids drink tea? They’re never too young to start drinking the world’s second-most-consumed beverage. Water is number one, tea is number two, and coffee comes in at number three.
My Grandma started me on my tea journey when I was a very young girl. I can remember sitting at her table and drinking tea out of one of her pretty china cups when I was probably around 4. It’s been a love affair ever since.
My three kids grew up drinking tea from a very early age too. In the winter, hot tea got us through the cold days. And iced tea cooled us off in the heat of the summer.
Back in the good old days, there weren’t very many flavored teas, just regular black tea. But now, there are abundant flavor choices among caffeinated, caffeine-free, and herbal teas.
If you want to encourage your kids to start drinking tea, here are some kid favorites I can highly recommend. As these teas are all naturally caffeine free, the kiddos can drink them during the day or evening.
- Grandma’s Garden Fruit Tea is made from berries.
- Strawberry Cream Fruit Tea is perfect for kids who love strawberries.
- Sunny Lemonade Fruit Tea tastes just like lemonade but not quite as tart.
- Mango & Friends Fruit Tea is rich in tropical flavors and can outshine many juicy drinks.
- Honeybush Peach is like having peaches in your cup...yum...
- Organic Honeybush Vanilla combines the mild taste of honeybush with a splash of organic vanilla for an incredibly smooth herbal drink.
- Apple Cinnamon Herbal blends two favorite flavors, apples and cinnamon, that bring back memories of hot apple pie baking in the oven.
- Orange Creamsicle Rooibos tastes just like an orange creamsicle.
- Organic Grandma’s Apple Pie Rooibos is like apple pie in a mug. You could even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your tea.
- Snickerdoodle Rooibos brews to an amber color and will remind you of snickerdoodle cookies.
- Sweet Dreams Herbal pairs chamomile, apples, and cinnamon for a dreamy late-night treat.
- Sweet Sin Rooibos brings together raspberries, rose petals, and vanilla in a sinfully delicious sweet treat.
I also have decaf teas with some great flavors.
- Decaf Raspberry Green Tea gives you the winning health benefits of green tea with a wonderful raspberry flavor.
- Decaf Raspberry Ceylon is a smooth black tea with raspberry flavoring and leaves.
- Decaf Orange Spice Ceylon adds a bit of spiciness to kick up the orange flavor.
- Decaf Peach Black will remind you of the juicy flavor of ripe peaches in the summer.
- Decaf Vanilla Dream blends China and Ceylon black tea with the heavenly taste of vanilla.
These teas are fabulous served as iced teas too. So brew them up and pour them over ice for a refreshing warm-weather beverage for the whole family. Yes, moms and dads love these teas too!
Also, remember you don’t have to limit your choices to caffeine-free, herbal, or decaffeinated teas.
There are many kids I know who love regular or flavored black tea, such as my Earl Grey de la Creme, Creme Brulee, Strawberry de la Creme, and Peach Perfection. And, of course, my kids grew up on black tea and still enjoy it today.
Here’s to inspiring the next generation of tea lovers,