Sometimes I make something for the first time and I wonder why it’s taken me so long to get round to it. Iced tea is one of my favourite drinks, especially lemon iced tea, but other than a passion fruit and jasmine version I concocted a few years ago I’ve not made my own since. I wanted to make some to take on a recent picnic as I thought it would be nice and refreshing in the late summer sun. Considering this only uses three ingredients, I used
I like tea and I like gin. I particularly like earl grey and gin based cocktails so I thought it was about time that I got creative with my cocktail shaker and tried these two tastes together. Not for my own benefit of course, all in the name of experimenting. Whenever I make a cocktail I am always amazed at how the slight slip of a hand can affect the end taste of the drink; too sweet, too acidic, too much alcohol. Then again, you can add a bit more
As an avid tea drinker I like to think I've drunk my way through a wide range of teas on offer. One thing that is new to me are the teas which are in fact not tea at all. Called tea, I assume, because they come in a bag and you use hot water to extract the flavour. Higher Living sent me two of their herbal teas to try: Sweet Chai and Ginger Kick.
I liked the look of the tea bags; I'm a sucker for teabags with the dangly things and you could smell
As you may know I am quite a fan of tea. Indeed I keep myself hydrated mostly from either tea or gin. I like all teas: green, white, black, floral, flavoured but I draw the line at lapsang souchong. That smoky tea is just not for me. I have reviewed some of Teavivre's teas before and this selection of tea is from Taiwan; something I have never tried before so I was interested to see what they were like.
There were five teas to try (I almost didn't
When it starts getting a bit colder and the evenings are getting darker earlier this seems to coincide with me increasing my calorie consumption. I like to think that I'm planning for the winter and storing some (ahem) insulation but really, I think we all know, I'm just plain greedy. To counteract this I have done a bit of exercise; I'm as shocked as you. With exercise comes the desire for cleanliness and a lack of guilt so that is what this
I have always had my tea in the same way; a splash of milk and never any sugar. Once, my Godmother tried to convert me to sweeten my tea. I determinedly told her I didn't want sugar in my tea and when she put some in anyway I poured it into the nearest pot plant I could find and stuck to squash when visiting from then on. Things haven't changed much and I can't go a day without a cup of tea of some description. My collection of tea is comparable to