Tag Archives: Tea
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016.

Quick Tip: Using Tea in the Garden

After reusing tea bags a couple of times, add the liquid and tea leaves to your garden. Let the liquid cool after pressing all the liquid from the tea bag, then add the liquid to the water you’ll use to water the plants with. Then, cut the tea bags open and add the leaves to […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016

Quick Tip: Reuse Tea Bags

When I was a young(er) adult, I remember sitting in my mother’s kitchen with my Nan. We were talking about little things, mainly, while making tea. She told me she always uses her tea bags at least twice. She explained that after one use, a tea bag still has plenty of flavor. This made complete […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016

Teas, Goodies, Containers & a Mug

Check out the cool new mug the bestest gave me for Christmas. I just love it! She and my sister restocked my dwindling tea supplies. Always a plus. I love to have lots of different teas to choose from. Most of the teas stay at home, where I have a couple of plastic canisters to […]

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Mint-Lemon Sun Tea

It’s been a while since I added a sun tea recipe, so I thought I’d share a simple one I made yesterday. I knew I was going to want something cold and refreshing to drink when I got home from an extended walk, so I made this in the morning, let it sit on the […]

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Meal Prep for the Coming Workweek

Another workweek. Another food prep day. Do I mind spending an entire day each week cooking? Absolutely not! I love to cook. And I have less to do on a day-to-day basis when I do this. This week was pretty basic, and not overly expensive. Here goes: I started with a slow cooker meal. This […]

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Berry-Orange Iced Tea

I’m still coming up with the occasional iced tea recipe. This one is really good. It has a couple different kinds of tea bags, as well as some orange slices. Lemons could be used instead, if those are what were on hand. Ingredients (I use a pitcher with an insert.) 2 Bavarian Wild Berry tea […]

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Quick Tip: Water Bottle Tea

When running late, this is a quick way to get a cold beverage into you if you find there’s no tea made up and placed in the refrigerator. Run water from the faucet until it is cold. Place a tea bag into a water bottle and fill with cold water. Add a packet little honey […]

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Chamomile Green Sun Tea

I’m still finding ways to use these tea bags. This is a good tea to enjoy on the patio in the evenings. Chamomile tea is said to aid in relaxation, and I like to enjoy a cup at night. NOTE: I placed the pitcher at the center of my patio table to brew. When I […]

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Planning for Christmas Leftovers

I am a firm believer in planning for leftovers when making holiday meals. I simply cook extra of everything, to be used over the few days after the holiday. By using this tactic, I am able to free up time for putting away holiday items and, well, relaxing. Anything that won’t be used within that […]

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Peppermint Tea

Note 1: Do not use dairy products in your tea. These types of products take the effects of the antioxidants away. Note 2: I do not add sugar to my tea. I got used to this practice slowly, by using less and less sugar over time. Note 3: Consult a doctor if you are being […]

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Herb Profile: Chamomile

Chamomile, a member of the daisy family, will grow easily in a home garden or on a windowsill. The tea has been used for medicinal purposes for a long time, and are made from the flower head to take advantage of the oils. Chamomile is good for many ailments, including Anxiety Cankers Diarrhea Eczema Insomnia Gingivitis Migraines […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, Copyright December 29, 2016. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Chamomile Tea

Note 1: Do not use dairy products in your tea. These types of products take the effects of the antioxidants away. Note 2: I do not add sugar to my tea. I got used to this practice slowly, by using less and less sugar over time. Note 3: Consult a doctor if you are being […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, Copyright December 29, 2016. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Quick Tip: Drinking Tea for Optimal Health Benefits

1: Don’t use dairy products in your hot tea. These types of products take the effects of the antioxidants that occur naturally in the tea away. 2: Don’t add sugar to your hot tea. I got used to this practice slowly, by using less and less sugar over time. I do sometimes use honey, but not […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, Copyright December 29, 2016. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Green Tea

Note 1: Do not use dairy products in your tea. These types of products take the effects of the antioxidants away. Note 2: I do not add sugar to my tea. I got used to this practice slowly, by using less and less sugar over time. Note 3: Consult a doctor if you are being […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, Copyright December 29, 2016. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Earl Grey Tea

Note 1: Do not use dairy products in your tea. These types of products take the effects of the antioxidants away. Note 2: I do not add sugar to my tea. I got used to this practice slowly, by using less and less sugar over time. Note 3: Consult a doctor if you are being […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, Copyright December 29, 2016. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Black Tea

NOTE: You should never add milk or any other dairy products to tea. The dairy dissolves any benefits derived from the beverage. Black tea is a very common tea these days. The tea-plant grows in a few different places, including Africa, Japan and China. Black tea does have low levels of caffeine, but not as […]

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