Starbuck's ™ very berry hibiscus refresher and Tazo's ® Passion fruit tea are very popular right now and with good reason. Their sweet, fruity flavor, especially as an iced passion fruit tea really hits the spot on a warm spring or summer day.
These drinks are packed with refined sugar, concentrated fructose, high in caffeine, and/or "natural flavors". Let's take a look at some less refined options, lower in caffeine without the chemicals and "natural flavors".
It's time to tea hack this drink and turn it into something fabulous just in time for the warmer months!
Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally. Grab all the deets on the Medical jargon here. This post also...
Mint juleps are a sign that spring and summer are here. Perhaps you have taken a trip and enjoyed Disneyland's Mint Julep Recipe or know that mint julep recipes are made around the time of the Kentucky Derby. Did you know on average 12,000 mint juleps are served in the 2 days of the Kentucky Derby races? It takes 1000 pounds of mint to make them all!
Whether you are asking yourself:
What are the best mocktail recipes?
How do you make a mint julep?
What are some great recipes with mint leaves?
How do I get the most flavor out of mint leaves?
Can I make mint julep without alcohol?
Or what are some of the coolest cocktails in the world?
Then you have come to the right place! Let's dive into some of that goodness here, shall we?
Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only....
The end of winter and the start of spring hold two special holidays: St. Valentine's Day and Mother's Day (as celebrated in the United States). Flowers are usually front and center during these two special holidays. The later doesn't give way to as many local fresh flowers as Mother's Day might but, no worries, dried flowers to the rescue!
There are so many wonderful things that you can do with dried flowers for Mother's Day and St. Valentines Day (or any time of year) but, why not make an edible bouquet? This isn't any edible bouquet though. Edible in this instance means a drink, but first we need to make a rose and lavender simple syrup. The question is though, how do you make simple syrup?
Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs...
Sometimes it's one of those weeks... or maybe one of those months. Or a couple of months? The schedule gets crazy and somethings just fall off the to-do list. Like say the kombucha making.
When that happens then there is sour kombucha, a.k.a. vinegar. And sometimes that means a WHOLE LOT of vinegar. Oh my. What is a home kombucha making mama to do?
What in the world is kombucha you say? How do I make it and why do I want to make it? If you are new to kombucha and not sure what I'm talking about, OR you have heard of it and been wondering how to make your own, check out our free resource on making kombucha here.
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Well, they say that necessity is the mother invention, and that is indeed the case...