With the Five Roses tea I was sent I made Apple, Vanilla And Cinnamon Iced Tea. I boosted the flavour with fresh lime juice and sweetened it with honey. Using mint as a garnish this was very refreshing on a hot summers’ day.
They say that it takes 21 days to break a habit. So working from that, I would say that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Up until the start of our water restrictions I showered with the water at full pressure. I have always done so, and find it is the best way to wash my hair. During this drought I have turned the water down to a trickle. I get the same feeling as being under the water, but without it cascading over me. The water is like a gentle stream rather than a torrent. I have got so used to this that now I cannot shower with the water on full blast. When we were away I put the shower on like I used to do, and then found myself turning the pressure down while I was standing under the water.
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I am not sure when this habit changed but from now on I expect that this will be the norm. Another habit I am going to break is using only rooibos tea for my iced teas. I was sent an amazing selection of teas from Five Roses and Freshpak Rooibos. Being so used to using Rooibos tea I started off by making ice tea with that. It was flavoured with honey, lime and vanilla and garnished with berries. Then I tried the Five Roses Green Tea bags in an iced tea with ginger, mint and honey. I found this so refreshing that I decided to try something totally different. Using another of the tea bags I was sent, I made Apple, Vanilla And Cinnamon Iced Tea.
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- 1 apple, vanilla and cinnamon flavoured tea bag
- 250mls boiling water
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
- 5mls creamed honey
- Mint leaves to garnish
- Place the tea bag into a large mug and top up with boiling water
- Leave to steep for 5 minutes then remove the tea bag
- Add the lime juice and zest and stir in the honey
- Leave to cool and garnish with the mint before drinking
Disclosure: I was sent a hamper of tea from Celeste Hewett of C H Communications. This post is in line with my blogging policy.