230 Days of Tea: The Tea Resolution

 So, way, way, way back in January, I made a new year's resolutions. One was to clean out my pantry. And in doing so, I made another resolution. My tea collection had gotten pretty large. It was taking up too much room in that pantry. I vowed to go through that tea collection - consume more of it by trying a new tea each day and giving a bunch away to other tea lovers.

I finally got through all those varieties I had on hand and then I bought others and reached out to some tea companies to ask if they'd send a sample so I could add another new flavor to my list. 

It's now October!!! And the resolution is still going. That's pretty astonishing. How many new year's resolutions last that long? I've not quite kept up with trying one every single day. I tried to have two cups some days to make up for other days when I hadn't tried any, but I haven't quite caught up. So I may not get all the way to 365 different teas by the end of the year, but I've tried a lot. I'm into the 220s now and still trying new ones. There are so many out there.

I had been stuck on the same reliable teas that I liked, but it's so nice to try something different and I'm so glad I decided to do this little tea tasting experiment this year. Scroll down to see all of the ones I've had so far this year.

Here's what I've had so far this year:

1) Mosaic Tea & Coffee Organic English Breakfast Tea
2) Bigelow Tea Constant Comment Decaffinated (It's a longtime favorite. I love teas that have citrus flavors)
3) Basic Chinese Green Tea (a local restaurant gave me a free "Merry Christmas" box with a big order
4) Bigelow Ginger Snappish Tea (I love anything gingerbread!)
5) Tiesta Tea Company Pomagranatopia loose leaf tea (which I made in my sloth tea infuser that my kids got me for Christmas!)
6) Tazo Tea Wild Sweet Orange Tea (loved this!)
7) Republic of Tea Ginger Peach Tea (One of my very faves)
8) Benner Classic Blend
9) Trader Joe's Pomegranate White Tea
10) Stash Tea Lemon Ginger
11) Tazo Earl Gray
12) The Republic of Tea Cranberry Blood Orange
13) The Republic of Tea Dream by the Fire
14) Bigelow Tea Earl Gray
15) The Republic of Tea Jackfruit Honey
16) The Republic of Tea Decaf Apricot
17) Bigelow English Teatime
18) The Republic of Tea Peppermint Bark
19) Tazo Calm Chamomile
20) The Republic of Tea Comfort and Joy
21) Argo Tea Snowflake white loose leaf
22) Bigelow premium black tea
23) Bigelow Contsant Comment (This time it was the caffeine version. I could drink it every day. Love it.)
24) The Republic of Tea Orange Blossom (Loved this, too - anything with orange is at the top of my list).
25) Bigelow Lemon Lift
26) The Republic of Tea Honeybush Vanilla Turmeric (Wasn't sure how I'd like this, but I loved it!)
27) Twinings USA Blacurrant Breeze
28) The Republic of Tea Blackberry Sage
29) Tiesta Tea Relaxer Sweet Ginger Peach (Made with my new Republic of Tea brew basket)
30) Twinings Pure Peppermint Herbal Tea
31) Twinings Lady Gray (yum!)
32) The The Republic of Tea Blueberry Lavender (loved this!)
33) Bigelow Tea Premium Decaffeinated black tea
34) Twinings USA 100% Pure Oolong Tea
35) The Republic of Tea Kiwi Pear Green Tea
36) Jasmine Green Tea (picked up this in Chinatown last summer)
37) Twinings Tea UK Orange & Cinnamon Spice
38) The Republic of Tea Wild Blueberry
39) The Republic of Tea Double Red Rooibos
40) Twinings Tea UK Darjeeling
41) Stash Tea Orange Spice
42) Stash Tea Decaf Earl Gray
43) Twinings Nightly Calm
44) Tiesta Tea Maui Mango
45) Twinings Decaf Green Tea
46) Twinings Organic Nightly Calm
47) Red Bud Tea Company Spicy Holiday Tea
48) The Republic Tea English Breakfast Tea
49) Tiesta Tea Company Pineapple Blues
50) The Republic of Tea Pomegranate Green Super Fruit Tea
51) Tiesta Tea Company Black Thai Tropical loose leaf
52) The Republic of Tea Mango Ceylon (a new favorite!)
53) Twinings USA Decaf Irish Breakfast tea
54) Twinings Tea UK Mixed Berry Premium Black Tea
55) Twinings Chamomile Honey & Vanilla
56) Pinecone Cottage Tea House & Catering Lady Gray
57) Pinecone Cottage Old Strawberry Love
58) Strawberry Lavendar Macaron
59) Twinings Pure Chamomile
60) YOGI TEA Kava Stress Relief
61) Twinings Tea UK Earl Gray
62) Twinings USA Prince of Wales pure black tea
63) Twinings Green Tea Mint
64) Twinings Organic Green Tea with Jasmine
65) The Republic of Tea Gingerbread
66) Twinings USA English Breakfast Lemon
67) Bigelow sweet dreams tea
68) Harney & Sons Fine Teas Paris (a new favorite!)
69) Twinings USA Green Tea Jasmine
70) The Republic of Tea Organic Mint Fields
71) Rishi Tea Jade Cloud
72) Rishi Tea Turmeric Ginger
73) Rishi Chamomile Medley
74) Rishi Earl Gray
75) Torke Coffee Orange Pekoe & Pekoe Black Tea
76) The Republic of Tea Organic Elderberry Tea
77) Twinings Wild Berry Herbal Tree
78) Harney & Sons Raspberry Herbal Tea
79) Stash Wild Raspberry Hibiscus
80) Buddah Lavendar Tea
81) Twinings Earl Gray Jasmine
82) Bigelow Cozy Chamomile
83) Twinings English Afternoon Tea
84) Troost Black Tea with Blackberry syrup
85) Troost Black tea with raspberry syrup
86) Harney & Sons Ceylon & India Orange Pekoe Mellow Black Tea
87) Bigelow Mint Medley
88) The Republic of Tea Cinnamon Plum Black Tea
89) Twinings Tea UK Irish Breakfast Tea
90) The Republic of Tea Clean Beauty Berry Aloe Tea
91) Twinings Earl Gray Extra Bold
92) Republic of Tea Blueberry Green Tea
93) Buddah Tea Cranberry Green Tea
94) Twinings Pomegranate Raspberry (super yummy!)
95) The Republic of Tea Brittish Breakfast
96) Harney & Sons Japanese Sencha green tea
97) Twinings Earl Gray Lavendar
98) Tiest Tea Fireberry Immunity tea
99) Twinings Tea UK Honeybush Mandarin & Orange
100) Tiesta Tea Blueberry Wild Child Eternity
101) Harney & Sons Earl Gray
102) Harney & Sons Fine Teas Hot Cinnamon Spice (This is a fave - tastes like cinnamon red hot candies)
103) Stash Tea Chamomile Nights (Love this!)
104) Tiesta Tea Maui Mango
105) Stash Tea Maple Apple Cider
106) Harney & Sons Fine Teas Organic Green with Citrus & Ginkgo
107) Twinings USA Lady Gray Decaf
108) Harney & Sons Decaf Cylon
109) Bigelow Tea Pomegranate Pizzaz
110) Twinings Camomile Honey & Vanilla
111) Twinings Green Tea with Pomegranate, Raspberry and Strawberry
112) Twinings Pure Camomile
113) Stash Blueberry Superfruit
114) Harney & Sons Decaf Early Gray
115) The Republic of Tea British Breakfast
116) Harney & Sons Egyptian Camomile
117) Republic of Tea Hibiscus Pineapple Lychee
118) Natural Dofter Marshmallow Roe
119) Harney & Sons Organic Citron Green Tea
120) Stash Camomile Nights
121) Stash Peppermint
122) Stash Strawberry Pomegranate
123) Bigelow Mint Medley
124) Natural Hibiscus Heaven
125) Stash Sunny Orange Ginger
126) The Republic of Tea Spring Cherry
127) The Republic of Tea Hi-Caf Pom Berry Black
128) The Republic of Tea Orange Blossom
129) The Republic of Tea Hi-Caf Cinnamon Toast Black
130) The Republic of Tea Decaf Apricot
131) Stash Lemon Ginger
132) Stash Acai Berry
133) Harney & Sons Organic Peppermin
134) Bigelow I Love Lemon
135) The Republic of Tea Pomegranate Vanilla Red Tea
136) Stash Organic Very Berry
137) Stash Cinnamon Vanilla
138) Stash Organic Lavendaer Tulsi
139) Harney & Sons Organic Peppermint
140) Yogi Sweet Clementine Stress Support
141) Republic of Tea Get Active
142) Stash Asian Pear Harmony
143) Stash Mango Passionfruit
144) Davidson's Orange Spice
145) Ginger Fire Chai
146) Stash Peppermint
147) Stash Organic Breakfast Blend
148) Yogi Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life
149) Stash Licorice Spice
150) Stash Sunny Orange Ginger
151) Stash Pomegranate Raspberry
152) Stash English Breakfast
153) Stash Organic Matcha Mate
154) Wissotzky Tea Nana Mint
155) Republic of Tea Get Relaxed 
156) Stash Super Irish Breakfast
157) Stash Tea Cinnamon Apple Chamomile
158) Republic of Tea Kiwi Pear Green Tea
159) Wissotzky Tea Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Chai
160) The Republic of Tea Hibiscus Superflower Coconut
161) Ahmad Tea Peach & Passion Fruit
162) Wissotzky Tea Ginger & Citrus herbal Tea
163) The Republic of Tea Watermelon Mint Iced Tea
164) The Republic of Tea Sonoma Rose Ice Tea
165) Ahmad Tea Apple Refresh
166) Stash Christmas Eve
167) Upton Tea Imports Summer Blend
168) The Republic of Tea Hibiscus Pineapple Lychee
169) Luzianne Decaffeinated 
170) Ahmad Tea Lemon & Lime Twist
171) Stash Wild Raspberry Hibiscus
172) Adagio Teas White Peach
173) Stash Yumberry Black Currant
174) Upton Tea Imports Tippy Black Tea Organic
175) Upton Tea Imports Peach Sky
176) Upton Tea Imports Minding Lane Breakfast Blend
177) Adagio Tea Blossom Oolong
178) Stash Meyer Lemon
179) Stash Maple Apple Cider
180) Spirit Tea Sunstone
181) Ahmad Tea Strawberry Sensation
182) Stash Organic Moringa Mint
183) Bigelow Cozy Chamomile
184) Upton Team Imports Tropical Spice Chai
185) Adagio Tea Fuzzy Navel
186) Pekoe & Bean White Peony
187) Adagio Tea White Cucumber
188) Stash Chamomile
189) Ahmad Tea Earl Gray
190) Ahmad Tea Jasmine
191) Yabukita Kabusecha
192) The Republic of Tea Hibiscus Key Lime Superflower Tea
193) The Republic of Tea Chamomile Rose "Beauty Sleep" Tea
194) Ahmad Tea Pure Green Tea
195) Twinings Cold Infuse Watermelon and Mint
196) The Republic of Tea Decaf People's Green Tea
197) The Republic of Tea Pumpkin Spice
198) The Republic of Tea Red Velvet Chocolate
199) Ahmad Darjeeling Tea
200) Ahmad Tea English Breakfast Tea
201) Adiago Teas Coconut Pouchong
202) Stash Organic Chamomile
203) Ahmad Mint Mistique
204) Upton Tea Imports Peach with Fruit Pieces
205) Twinnings Earl Gray
206) The Republic of Tea Honey Ginseng 
207) Wild Strawberry Iced Tea
208) Spirit Tea Malabar
209) Adiago White Blueberry Iced Tea
210) Ahmad English Tea No. 1
211) The Republic of Tea Blueberry Lavender Iced Tea
212) The Republic of Tea Caramel Vanilla
213) Ahmad Tea Pure Green Tea
214) The Republic of Tea Blueberry Green Super Fruit Tea
215) The Republic of Tea: Orange Ginger Mint
216) Adiago Teas Berry Blast Iced Tea
217) Spirit Tea Wild Mountain
218) The Republic of Tea Acai Green Super Fruit Tea
219) Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion
220) The Republic of Tea Earl Greyer
221) The Republic of Tea Chamomile Lemon
222) The Republic of Tea The People's Green Tea
223) The Republic of Tea Good Hope Vanilla
224) The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf English Breakfast
225) The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Chamomile
226) Adagio Teas Honeybush Wild Berry
227) Celestial Seasonings Black Cherry Berry
228) Adagio Teas Summer Rose
229) Adagio Teas Possession
230) Edinburgh Tea & Coffe Company Thistle