Yesterday, at my neighborhood grocery store in our sleepy little town up in the Sierra Nevadas, I saw a great new product: Lipton Green Tea to Go. We’d seen a product similar to it at the natural foods expo a year or two ago and I fell in love with idea. I’ve been disappointed, however, because despite their obvious appeal, they hadn’t turned up on the retailers’ shelves anywhere I’ve looked.
These gems are little single serving packets of sugar-free powdered green tea augmented with a variety of natural flavors that you can mix with hot or cold water for a delicious pick-me-up beverage anywhere. There are several flavors; I love the tangy sweet-tartness of the Natural Mandarin & Mango and Mike, of course, likes the Natural Cherry Blossom. (I don’t think he’s ever met a cherry flavored anything that he didn’t like.) Be advised, these are artificially sweetened with the sucralose/aceK combo, which I don’t have a problem with, but which some of you may object to.
You can stick a couple of these little packets into your pocket or purse or keep a box in your desk at work and anyplace you can grab a bottle of water (or a cup or hot water) you can enjoy a delicious dose of appetite curbing, weight reducing, healthy green tea catechins.
And, best of all, in keeping with yesterday’s post, these antioxidants on the run make a tasty substitute for a couple of cups of coffee, which, for me at least, will translate into saving that tablespoon and a half of cream I would have used in them.
Who’d have thought better health and longer life would come in a little foil pouch?