drank Chocolate Rooibos by HEB
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I’ve probably written elsewhere that when we’re on vacation, rather than hitting conventional tourist spots, a mandatory stop is the big local grocery store so we can see how the rest of the world shops for tea and groceries. (Favorites: a fancy-pants Dillons in Wichita, Publix under the Capitol View Apartments in Nashville, Dierbergs in the St. Louis Area.)

However, our travels haven’t led us anywhere that has an HEB, so Michelle thoughtfully sent HEB my way! For a store brand bagged rooibos, this is good! Dark cocoa scent jumped out of the packet when I opened it, and after an indeterminate work-desk steep, it yielded a nicely blended chocolatey cup with no distracting separation of flavors. All meshes quite pleasantly.

Cameron B.

HEB, that’s my neck of the woods! :D

Michelle

This one is not in every HEB, but if I’m traveling to TX I hunt down a box.

AJRimmer

I totally get this! Growing up, the nearest Trader Joe’s was six hours away, so we’d always visit them when traveling! Funnily enough, now that I live in a city that has two, I never go!

gmathis

Our closest local options aren’t anything to get excited about.

ashmanra

I have never heard of HEB! Is it like Publix?

Evol Ving Ness

We don’t have Trader Joe’s or Target or a lot of US brands, so for me visiting them is such a thrill when in the States.

CrowKettle

Love touring everyone’s grocery stores when travelling! Never been to a HEB. Next time, when in Texas :)

Dustin

I don’t know Publix, but HEB is like Safeway/Albertsons/Raley’s. HEB has Whole Foods competitor stores called Central Market and the two I’ve been in had a nice bulk tea section.

Evol Ving Ness

Nice bulk tea section! I think this is unheard of here. Wow!

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Cameron B.

HEB, that’s my neck of the woods! :D

Michelle

This one is not in every HEB, but if I’m traveling to TX I hunt down a box.

AJRimmer

I totally get this! Growing up, the nearest Trader Joe’s was six hours away, so we’d always visit them when traveling! Funnily enough, now that I live in a city that has two, I never go!

gmathis

Our closest local options aren’t anything to get excited about.

ashmanra

I have never heard of HEB! Is it like Publix?

Evol Ving Ness

We don’t have Trader Joe’s or Target or a lot of US brands, so for me visiting them is such a thrill when in the States.

CrowKettle

Love touring everyone’s grocery stores when travelling! Never been to a HEB. Next time, when in Texas :)

Dustin

I don’t know Publix, but HEB is like Safeway/Albertsons/Raley’s. HEB has Whole Foods competitor stores called Central Market and the two I’ve been in had a nice bulk tea section.

Evol Ving Ness

Nice bulk tea section! I think this is unheard of here. Wow!

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