Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Summer iced tea!

First post in the new house! Yay!

So I made an iced tea concoction, and have been adding it to everything, including drinking it plain. All of them were great.

It was amazing to mix with Okanagan Peach Cider (yay booze and fizz!), to mix with water (perfectly flavored water, with no added sugar!).

Not to mention it smelled amazing! I'll be doing more specific ones on each of the teas involved, so no worries!


Sunday, 23 August 2015

Green Tea Challenge ON HOLD

I got a sinus infection this week...

Now I am on cortico-steroids after three days of anti-biotics... The steroids have a side effect of weight gain. And I am definitely feeling it. And it's for TWO WEEKS. ugh

So, until I am off of the drugs, I can't really get results I can trust from this...

But I WILL say. My skin has seen a HUUUUGE improvement. Cleared up my acne and less dryness in my skin.
So, that's a plus

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Organic Japanese Sencha

Let me preface by saying there is nothing wrong with this Japanese Sencha by DavidsTea.

It's just boring as hell. It's nice and earthy and enjoyable, but just kinda boring after trying, again, Tea at Seas green. I know, I know, they are different types of green. But the flavor on the Tea at Sea green was so much more complex and enjoyable, this one just pales in comparison.

So this particular green gets a 6/10, just because it pales in comparison to others.


Thursday, 13 August 2015

14 Day GREEN TEA WEIGHTLOSS?! Challenge - Day 1

It has been SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN (mmmm, gotta love that phrase) that green tea does aid weightloss!

As someone who has recently started to gain more weight than I ever have before (for no damn reason other than hormones... stupid hormones... getting old... grr) I figured I would put this to the test!

For the next fourteen days I will -attempt to- consume 6-7 cups (the scientifically determined amount from the study, which used extract in capsule form - but drinking tea is so much more pleasant) of green tea every day!!!

Tea of choice: Rose Congou Green from DavidsTea. Green tea from China with rosehips and rose petals.
Mostly because I have a TON of it (250 grams - no idea how that happened), but also because rosehips are super good for you and help with digestion!

I am going to make it cold in a big jug in the fridge for at home drinking, then take a bag to work every day (which I should get 2-4 cups out of) to drink hot. a little of each world.

My prediction: I will have to pee a lot... and might  lose some appearance of cellulite on my thighs/butt.

No before/after pictures until the end.

I will do a half way pint update next Friday!
Until then,

Happy steeping!
And wish me luck!


Challenge begins tomorrow morning - AUGUST 14

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Green Seduction

Oki Doki! Green Seduction from DavidsTea!

Let me tell you, I was NOT seduced by this tea. It smelled vaguely like pomegranates, if they weren't the freshest, and it was really quite bitter.

I brewed it as I would any green tea - a short steeping time and lower temperature, but it was still pretty blah and pretty bitter.

I think was it was missing was something to sweeten it, like some apples or something like that. Because it was just so... one noted and bitter.

Blaaaah. 3/10, would not do again.


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake from Davidstea was not one I expected to like to be honest.

But I really, really did. It smelled amazing right off the batt. Like cake batter, which for a tea saying it's cake, is a good sign.

I brewed it like a regular black tea, and it tasted almost exactly like it smelled. It just needed SLIGHTLY more sweetness, which could have been achieved by adding some vanilla agave (I can't find mine as I am packing up my room right now, and it's vanished among the disorganization. Hella ace idea to mass do reviews while moving!).

It scored a solid 7.5/10. Simply because it's a tea you'd need to be more in the mood for, and drinking hot tea on a hot day isn't always the most fun - and today is a hot day.

Would do again.


Saturday, 1 August 2015

Starbucks: Peach GreenTea Lemonade

I had a giftcard and some curiosity, so I thought I would give it a try!

My thoughts?
Pleasantly surprised.

The main flavour is actually green tea, which tastes like a pretty floral jasmine. And the peach and lemonade just mix with it super well.
I'm a slow drinker, but my "venti" was gone in the five minute drive home.

One downside? The tea tastes like it was slightly over-steeped (a bit bitter and burnt), but that is probably more of a random issue one would encounter depending on the barista who brewed that day.

I really like this drink.
The only reason it doesn't beat my number one cold drink (cool lime refresher) is because LIME!!!!
But it is a very strong second.