Perk Up with these Tea K-Cups

You don’t need a kettle - just a Keurig - to enjoy these popular brews

Cup of tea on a lovely table.
It's tea time. Time to fire up your Keurig brewer to try these blends.Pixabay

Credit the wizards and witches of Harry Potter or those rascally revolutionaries in Boston Harbor a few centuries ago, fresh-brewed tea is an honored treat and tradition that has evolved gracefully over the ages. From copper kettles over the fireplace to today’s lightning-fast Keurig brewing machines, the quality of the tea is still the key. Here are four brands of Keurig-friendly teas we savor and recommend.

An exotic taste

Café Escapes Chai Latte Keurig Single-Serve K-Cup Pods
Black tea, spices and a splash of milk all converge for an authentic chai latte taste.Café Escapes

We were skeptical that a K Cup version of chai tea latte would taste anywhere near the daily fix we crave from local baristas, but this version from Café Escapes actually surpasses what we get from the neighborhood tea shop. There’s no need to add milk - that’s already in the recipe. Better yet - each serving is less than 100 calories.

Flavor of the south

Lipton Iced Tea K-Cups for Keurig Brewers
Forget the tea bags - you can have a glass of iced tea ready in minutes with these K Cups from Lipton.Lipton

Iced tea is a religion unto itself in some parts of the country - particularly the south - but the process of brewing a pitcher can seem overwhelming. Thankfully Lipton is here with an easy solution - just brew one cup at a time. This pack features unsweetened, calorie-free black tea. Pop it in your Keurig brewer, then add some ice and enjoy.

It’s easy being green

Maud's Organic Green Tea Passion
Smooth green tea is mixed with tropical fruits for a blended flavor with an island flair.Maud's

Maud’s really turned our heads with this concoction. We’ve been green tea fans for years, but this twist - the addition of fruit flavors - really sets it on its own mountain top. (Frankly, we’re addicted to Maud’s wide array of coffee flavors too.) If you’re new to green tea, this is the blend to start with. Plus, rest easy knowing Maud’s cups are 100 percent recyclable and include only kosher ingredients.

The titans at Twinings

Twinings of London Green Tea K-Cups for Keurig
If you’re looking for a straightforward, high-quality green tea, this is the go-to pick.Twinings

The British know their tea, so trust Twinings with this pick for green tea. The brand dates back to before the American Revolution - don’t mention the Boston Tea Party to Twinings - so they have the leaves down to a science. Twinings tea is free of any artificial ingredients - the resulting experience is wholesome and flavorful.