I never drank coffee. I was a tea person. But after years of 'herbal' teas, I got so so tired of the fruit infusions. My favorite discovery has been 'red tea' or rooibos. It's a caffeine-free African tea that's deep, rich, and strong, and they're now making it in all kinds of flavors (like vanilla almond--or even strawberry chocolate). When I'm cold at night, especially in the winter, rooibos warms me up and feels substantial (unlike your usual fruit infusions or--ugh--chamomile, that taste kind of weak and watery and un-tealike). Try it!
BTW, rooibos tea is what Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency is always drinking and serving in the novels. It's one of the mainstays of her life, and she's always wondering why Europeans and Americans would drink anything else.
Post Edited (nawlinscate) : 9/3/2011 7:07:29 AM (GMT-6)