Tea

Lemon Strawberry Mint Sparkling Water

Lemon Strawberry Mint Sparkling WaterInfused waters have been all the rage lately. I like the idea as it’s sort of like herbal tea made with fresh ingredients. We all need to drink more water daily. Making water a bit different and exciting can make drinking it more enjoyable. Who doesn’t love sipping a drink with a beautiful garnish through a straw or switching up plain old tap water for some delicious sparkling water? It makes it much more fun!

Lemon Strawberry Mint Sparkling WaterIn my drink I used one lemon, some strawberries, and a handful of fresh mint. I cut up these ingredients and put them in a juice pitcher filled with sparkling water.

We have a SodaStream carbonation machine so that we can enjoy sparkling water at home. Jordan became addicted to “bubbly water” and saunas while we lived in Germany. He said he felt a lot healthier when he was drinking a lot of sparkling water daily and going to the sauna a few nights a week. The combination is incredible for getting rid of toxins and replenishing the body. Jordan will still occasionally go to the sauna now, but doesn’t always get the chance to. Luckily I was able to give him a SodaStream for his birthday so that he could continue to drink more water (it’s much more exciting than straight out of the tap).

Sparkling WaterLemon Strawberry Mint Sparkling Water Lemon Strawberry Mint Sparkling WaterLife is better with a straw and a fancy garnish isn’t it? Or maybe what makes life good is being able to spending time with your loved ones and take care of your mind and body.

Lemon Strawberry Mint Sparkling WaterHow do you take care of your body and mind? Do you drink enough water on a daily basis?

Juice pitcher with built in strainer and double walled glass cup.

How to Steep the Best Cup of Black Tea

How to Steep the Best Cup of Black TeaI am a really, really big fan of tea, but I’m not super precise when it comes to measurements. I used to just throw a teabag in a mug of boiling water and roll with it. And that’s totally okay. But for the most delicious cuppa tea to make your day, there are a few steps you should follow. Let’s steep some black tea!

I love starting my mornings with black tea. The caffeine content is highest in black tea, so I avoid drinking it too late in the day. Sometimes I still sip some before bed because I just can’t say no if it’s offered. I’ll mostly sleep fine anyway. Jordan has trouble sleeping if he consumes caffeine after lunchtime. He’s really sensitive to it. If I make a pot in the morning we will drink it together. Our favourite is Earl Grey de la Creme.

How to Steep the Best Cup of Black TeaHow to Steep your Black Tea:

Bring water to a full rolling boil and add tea right away. Black tea is best steeped for 2-3 minutes. I usually set a timer for 2 mins as it takes me a few seconds to get the timer going and remove the tea after the timer goes off. You want to avoid over-steeping otherwise you will get a bitter brew. Pull the tea leaves out after 2 mins and you should have a rich, sweet, and fragrant brew. Depending on your preferences you can add some milk and sugar or honey and enjoy!

How to Steep the Best Cup of Black Tea

Pictured is Earl Grey de la Creme Black Tea. Purchase it here.

Ginger Lemon Sunshine Organic Green Tea

Ginger Lemon Sunshine Organic Green TeaHey friends!

I wanted to share this lovely tea with you. I love the kick of ginger and tang of lemon in this tea. It’s such a bright flavour.

The ingredients are fairly simple: green tea, ginger pieces, lemon peels, lemongrass, and natural flavours. All the ingredients are certified organic.

Ginger Lemon Sunshine TeaGinger Lemon Sunshine TeaThis is one of my favourite teas on a sunny afternoon. It also makes a great pick-me-up tea on a gloomy winter day.

I love teas with ginger because of the benefits for my tummy. The green tea also contributes many antioxidants to keep your body healthy.

This tea is best brewed at a temperature of 175°F for 2 minutes. I used one tablespoon of tea for my teapot. This tea can also be brewed again, up to 3 times, which gives you great value.

If you would like to give this tea a try, you can order it here.

Ginger Lemon Sunshine Tea

Now I feel like curling up and getting cozy with a good book. What things do you like to do to relax and unwind?