Earlier this month HEB sent me a gift basket with a number of their Central Market Organics breakfast items. In honor of Earth Day I was asked to review the basket. I've previously tried a few of the Central Market Organic products and have always been impressed with taste and quality. This was a great opportunity for Jim and I to try some items that we may not have picked up on our own. Here are the products that came in the basket:
- Central Market Organics Agave Nectar
- Central Market Organics Coffee (French Roast, Sumatra Mandheling and the Breakfast Blend)
- Central Market Organics Licorice Peppermint Tea
- Central Market Organics Peanut Butter Dots Cereal
- Central Market Organics Oats and Flax Instant Oatmeal
- Central Market Organics Vanilla Almond Milk
- Central Market Organics Rice Vanilla Milk
Many conventional tea plantations are converting to organic after seeing the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The conventional way of growing tea is also non-sustainable. It leads to soil erosion and disease, and the pesticides are a health hazard for the workers who pick the leaves. Organic tea is said to provide a fuller and richer taste, which is healthier for consumption.
The CM Organics Licorice Peppermint tea was a favorite product of mine. This tea was sweet and minty and although caffeine free, it tasted like a bright wake up call each morning. It was a great feeling to know that the tea is made with organic peppermint grown on the slopes of the Pacific Northwest mountains. Bonus: The box it comes in is made from 100% recycled cardboard and the tea is in a biodegradable pyramid tea bag. Sip responsibly!
I like my morning tea just a tad sweet, so I tried the CM Organics Light Agave Nectar and it was fabulous! Want to know what else the Agave Nectar was great for?
What better sweetener to accentuate agave than agave? Here are the proportions for this recipe:
- 6 parts blue agave tequila
- 4 parts lime juice
- 1 part agave nectar
What changes can your family make to celebrate Earth Day everyday?
Disclosure: HEB sent me this gift basket gratis in exchange for my unbiased and unpaid review. All opinions in the post are mine!