Contea Tea Bags, from John Conti
One of my favorite places in Owensboro is Nona’s Downtown Market. The beautiful market is filled with delicious Kentucky food and gifts – “local pride” fills the air and it’s a beautiful thing. It seems that each time I go, I see something new. Seriously, I’m half certain little Kentucky elves restock the shelves each night.
I recently bought a big box of John Conti Tea, cleverly called Contea. Iced tea is an obsession with me, so the big beautiful box more or less just flew off the shelf at me. It had “me” written all over it..
- Kentucky Proud (based in Louisville)
- the box is purple – my favorite color!
I’ve loved John Conti coffee for as long as I can remember and, each time I have coffee at a Kentucky State Resort Park, I thank God for the fact that they’re smart enough to serve John Conti coffee.
I honestly had no idea they made tea, but as soon as I saw the word “Contea,” I knew I was looking at John Conti tea and automatically knew it’d be special.
The box I bought was the sort of box you’d expect a Crazy Tea Chick to buy – big… gloriously big. This box had 24 Family Size Tea Bags (translated: HUGE) and it honestly seemed to last forever… even for me.
Contea – Delicious Iced and Hot
While the box says “Premium Fresh Brew Iced Tea,” it does, of course, make excellent hot tea too. The iced tea is refreshingly delicious and the hot tea is some of the best hot tea I’ve ever enjoyed – and, come on now, anyone with a tea blog called “Crazy Tea Chick” knows her tea!
As with a lot of Made in Kentucky foods, I buy them the FIRST time because, like me, they’re Kentuckian and proud of it. I buy them the SECOND time because they are outstanding. Many times, I’ll run into a particular Kentucky Made product that becomes my “go to” brand – such as Trifecta Barbecue Sauce. I buy it each time I need barbecue sauce because, quite frankly, it tastes the best!
While (unfortunately) Contea isn’t in grocery stores, I will go out of my way to find it. It’s just that good.
Besides, I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty wild about the purple box.
You can find where to buy John Conti Coffee and Contea on John Conti’s website.