My Daily Tea Routine

I'm absolutely obsessed with tea, and here are 3 teas that I've been loving lately as part of my daily routine!

It’s an understatement to say that we really love tea. We drink more tea in our household than all other beverages combined. Green tea, hibiscus tea, and fennel tea are some of our regulars, but this post is about 3 new (to me) teas that I’ve started incorporating into my daily routine over the last few weeks. We’re partnering with Traditional Medicinals on this post because their teas are so wonderful.

My obsession with Traditional Medicinals started years ago. I was feeling under the weather and my throat needed some support. My mom told me “you have to try this tea that I just read about.” I couldn’t imagine that a tea would help, but I always listen to my mom’s health advice, and I’m happy to say that I felt much better! Since then, I’ve told every single friend to go out and get Throat Coat®… and that was just the beginning. Now, I love their wide range of organically sourced, medicinal-grade teas, including many with soothing, restorative benefits. For the past three weeks, I’ve been enjoying these three daily:

Morning (Tea #1): Roasted Dandelion Root
This slightly bitter tea reminds me of some of the teas that we enjoyed with breakfast in Japan. The deep roasty flavor inspired me to start making brown rice breakfast nori bowls – the whole grains, vegetables, and earthy tea make me feel like I’m getting my day off to a healthy start.

Herbal Power: Stimulates digestion and supports the body’s natural detoxification process.*
Tasting Notes: Earthy, with pleasantly roasted bitter notes.

Lunch: (Tea #2) Peppermint

I work from home, so I usually put together a pretty simple lunch like avocado toast with lots of lemon, sea salt, and sprouts. These bright flavors pair well with this bright-tasting tea, especially during these not-so-bright winter days.

Herbal Power: Rich in essential oils, this tea has soothing digestive benefits.*
Tasting Notes: Aromatic and undeniably minty.

3pm Snack: (Tea #3) Turmeric with Meadowsweet & Ginger

Admittedly, 3pm is often the hour when I reach for a coffee and a cookie. But, when I started drinking this turmeric tea at that time, a surprising thing happened – I didn’t need anything else to go with it! This tea has some wonderful benefits, such as supporting a healthy response to inflammation from a workout, but I personally really love it because it just tastes so good.*

Herbal Power: Supports a healthy response to inflammation after a workout.*
Tasting Notes: Warming, earthy and savory with a hint of spice.

If you try out your own 3 Teas, 3 Weeks routine, I want to know what teas you love! To get started, Traditional Medicinals is offering a buy two teas, get one free deal (click here) so that you can choose your own 3-tea combo. I usually find my teas at Whole Foods or Target.

Special thanks to Traditional Medicinals for partnering on this post.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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  1. I also consume vast amounts of tea. It’s pretty much the only beverage I consume, though I recently have started drinking hot water with a piece of lemon in it. But my go-to tea is English, Irish, or Scottish breakfast tea; I love tea with milk in it, and these teas work well with milk. Assam is also good with milk! I also have discovered that a cuppa is a great way to stave off hunger. I make a small cup when I get home from work, and it keeps me from snacking before dinner.

  2. Liberty Blueskyes

    I love ginger tea, rich and spicy with lemon and manuka honey. I also love sage and lavender tea, very soothing before bedtime.

  3. Sarah | Well and Full

    I loved getting some insight into your tea routine! My fiancé and I are similarly obsessed and we have over 20 tea varieties in our house. I always love to drink the Trader Joe’s ginger and turmeric tea with meals to aid in digestion!

  4. An avid tea drinker so always enjoy hearing stories and interest to what teas dazzle one’s tastebuds. Lately pureh, matcha or my own tisane blends fill my tea cups though always open to try something new; thanks for the recommendations. Too, I am so appreciative of all that is shared from Love and Lemons – lots of good information and delicious recipes. Thanks.

  5. Sabrina

    good to know some of these varieties and and even tea pairing options as a tea amateur, thank you

  6. Carris

    Pleas share how to for the breakfast nori bowls!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I have a recipe post coming up 🙂

  7. kate

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve rediscovered barley tea lately (can’t seem to find it in stores but can find it online). Basically, same benefits as eating barley but in tea form. The taste is hard to describe (like drinking … toast?) but I love it!

  8. Terry

    I buy Traditional Minerals and thought “Great, a coupon.” There isn’t any at the website. Wah

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      There’s a promo code on the website link, 3TEAS3WEEKS, where you get one free box of tea when you buy two.

      • Terry

        I still can’t find a coupon and I’ve looked

        • Jeanine Donofrio

          There’s not a coupon, but if you enter the code 3TEAS3WEEKS at the checkout on their website to get the discount.

  9. Rena Leeds

    Try Rose tea from Tulsi. It may sound too floral but it is really delicious!

  10. Gail

    Traditional Medicinals teas are the best! It took me years to understand the difference between “drinking tea” and the benefits of actual “medicinal” herbs. Now in the winter Echinacea Plus and Throat Coat are always nearby. And our nightly tea is Belly Comfort.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I absolutely love Echinacea Plus, Breathe Easy is also one of my favorites!

  11. Stephanie G.

    I love tea too! It really helps when I can’t decide if I’m hungry or not. I always have a cup of tea first and if I’m still hungry, then I have a small snack with more tea. My favorites are also Traditional Medicinals—their Moringa with Spearmint and Sage and their Mountain tea. I love mint teas the most. I find them light (because I am not a fan of black tea) yet quite satisfying. I also love Harney & Sons Mint Verbana. It has such a robust mint flavor.

    • Jenn

      No matter how hard I’ve tried, I’ve never been a tea person, until I had my baby and trouble producing enough milk. Traditional Medicinals’ Mother’s Milk tea was recommended 3-5 times per day.

      First, it worked! Second, I actually love the flavor, which is a bit licorice-y, and many report having trouble getting down. After 10 months of a regular tea habit, I wonder what will become of me when I stop nursing…I can’t imagine life without the rhythm of tea.

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