I have a smoothie almost every single day for breakfast. I love drinking smoothies because they are yummy, quick and easy to make, and keep me energized and satisfied. Since I don’t eat dairy, grains, or meat, smoothies are a great meal replacement. Smoothies are easily dairy-free by using tea or non-dairy milk such as coconut or almond milk. It's easy to make your smoothie naturally creamy, by using fruits and vegetables such as bananas, avocados, and mangoes. I love using tea as a base for my smoothies because it adds even more health benefits to my smoothie!
Recently I’ve been really interested in creating my own tea blends. After doing some research online, many tea ingredients are only sold in bulk. I wanted to create and test different flavors and blends, but I couldn’t commit to a bulk order of one ingredient. Then, I came across Blend Bee, which sells pre-made blends and has an option to create your own tea. You can order a sample bag which makes up to 10 cups of tea for less than $10. This website is amazing and has SO many teas, spices, herbs, flowers, fruits, beans, and flavors to choose from. It is really helpful because the website lists flavor descriptions and the health benefits for each ingredient. You can name your tea and write a description of the tea which will be printed on your bag. Also, there is an option to leave a note describing how you would like your tea to taste. I found this incredible helpful! I ordered my Blend Bee tea and it was delivered quickly, the tea tastes amazing, and it definitely serves more than 10 cups which is awesome!
I love drinking and experimenting with different hot tea flavors. Usually when I experiment with flavors, I go to Teavana and buy a cup of hot tea in an interesting flavor. This is a great way to quickly and cheaply find out if a flavor is right for you! At Teavana they also sell tea samplers. My boyfriend got me a huge box of tea samples and it was amazing to experiment with flavors and find new favorite teas.
It's officially National Hot Tea Month! All month long I'm going to be sharing my favorite teas, tea recipes, tips, and health benefits! During this cold winter season, it's a great time to enjoy a hot cup of tea. There are so many different types of tea you can buy, it can become very overwhelming for people who would like to incorporate tea into their diet. Below are some tips for beginner tea drinkers.