Hello Spring!

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Hello there!  Why yes it has been awhile, but we have been little busy bees over here.  I do have to say HELLO SPRING, HOW I MISSED YOU! Don’t you agree, there is nothing better than the freshness of a new season?  The trees blossoming, grass growing, the smells of fresh rain and those lovely new teas and candle scents.  MmmMm.  Yes I do love spring.  The one thing I know I want and need is a nice cool drink and a terrific smelling candle.

Something about the cool drink makes me smile from ear to ear it seems.  Winter blues have had me down a bit, the sweet smell and beauty of this candle have me all sorts of happy.   100_0414-350x350

The tingling scent of citrus and the true beauty of this candle can make anyone smile and relax.  But what goes great with a relaxing candle?  Why tea of course!  Well with the weather warming up, I’m not one for a hot drink, Idk about you, but the idea of hot when it is hot just don’t do it for me.  Iced tea seemed like the logical answer, but that is too basic.  So being me, I decided to try something new.  A tea infused cocktail.  So per the blog “wwwthelemonbowl.com” I decided to try something different.  ‘Tipsy Lemonade Iced Tea” Some nice, loose leaf tea and some vodka and volah! You have a nice adult beverage, perfect for the nice weather and some relaxing time.  Invite over some friends to have a nice new drink, and leave them envious and wanting one of those amazing candles.

Tipsy Lemonade Iced Tea

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

 

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces Hot Water
  • 4 Tea Bags (English Breakfast or any black tea)
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup Honey or your favorite natural sweetener (more/less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh Lemon Juice (more/less to taste)
  • 12 ounces Le Citron Vodka Plain Vodka good too
  • Ice

Method

  • In a large pitcher, steep tea in hot water for 5-10 minutes.Depending on how strong you want it. Mix in honey or sweetener. Chill in the fridge. Stir in lemon juice and vodka. Top with a bunch of ice.
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Why Spring And Tea Go Hand In Hand

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Spring is one of the most-loved seasons. It is the beginning of the warm months and the beautiful, blooming flowers. Many people find themselves out and about during the spring season and seem to truly enjoy themselves. Another thing they seem to equally love and enjoy is a nice cup of tea. Teas, along with this cheery season, seem to fit together like two peas in a pod. If you have ever wondered why that is, here are a few reasons why this gorgeous season and delicious beverage are one in the same.

 

They both are warm and comforting.

During the cold months, many people find themselves locked away inside their homes, trying to keep warm and not go crazy from being bored. When spring rolls around, the majority of the population find themselves going for a nice stroll, enjoying the beginning of blooming flowers and gardens, and the start of a fun summer. Tea, like the spring, can be warm and inviting, and can comfort those who are feeling chilly and anxious. Teas are known for their powers to reduce anxiety, keep you focused when you have a task to do, and can also warm you when you are feeling cold. This is especially true for black teas.

 

Both mean the start of flowers blooming for the year.

We all love flowers. The pretty colors, the delicate, rich scents, and the way they can brighten up a room. During the springtime, flowers start to bloom. This brings positive energy and emotions to those who love flowers, and those who love to plant them as well. There are also floral teas that come straight from some type of flowers and plants, such as the Jasmine. This can make a tea lover’s entire day, as well as a spring lover.

 

The perfect season, as well a beverage, to work on your health.

Springtime brings warm, sunny weather and a time where you have no excuses to put off working out and getting your health back. Most people look forward to the weather and the time they get to spend outside, whether it is going for a walk, doing yoga, or even going for a nice bike ride. There are tons of exercises to do outside during the spring. There are also teas that are geared toward helping you live a healthier lifestyle. These teas are often known as health teas, and can help with weight loss.

 

The spring time is a time where most people get to enjoy the lovely weather and make plans for an active, fun year. Tea drinkers also love the spring for many reasons, too. These include getting their body healthy, enjoying the flowers in bloom, and being able to enjoy the outdoors and warmer temperatures. Embrace the spring while having a nice cup of tea today, and make your springtime magical!

Teas that can improve your health

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Teas that can improve your health

Tea has been regarded as a drink that is helpful in many ways to keep your health on track. Tea has the ability to get rid of aches and pains, maintain your weight, and much more. These three teas, however, are the best to drink when dealing with some of the worst illnesses and diseases. Doctors around the world suggest drinking these teas to help get their lives in order. If you are dealing with any of these illnesses, see if these teas are for you.

 

Insomnia.

Insomnia is a problem that millions of people all over the world deal with. While there isn’t a set cure for insomnia, most people depend on sleeping pills to get a good night’s rest. However, when dealing with insomnia, doctors suggest to their patients to drink Chai tea. Chai tea has ingredients that both taste good, and, when preparing for bed, will have you sleeping in no time. It relaxes the body and sends signals to the brain that it is time to sleep. This also allows people to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day!

 

Anxiety.

Anxiety is an illness that can leave those who suffer from it feeling as if they can’t live their lives without issue. Anxiety is one of the main issues that teens and adults alike deal with on a daily basis, rendering them helpless when dealing with hard decisions or making it impossible for them to go to school or work. Most doctors have suggested to anxiety patients that they drink black tea. Black tea, mixed with Jasmine or Chamomile, can help the body’s nervous system and calm the brain down. It can put the anxiety sufferer at ease, and allow them to do the simplest chores without feeling like they are near an anxiety attack.

 

Gastric Ulcers.

Half the world deals with gastrointestinal issues on a daily basis. These issues include Gastritis, Peptic ulcers, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Many gastroenterologists suggest drinking green tea can help deal with stomach pain, gas and bloating, and even the discomfort of diarrhea and constipation. The tea settles the stomach, working to get the digestive system back on track, and also can help you lose weight at the same time!

 

Endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a disease a woman deals with during the time she is menstruating. It can cause unbearable cramps, nausea and vomiting, and uncontrollable mood swings. Gynecologists have found that flowery teas can help a woman deal with endometriosis naturally. Teas like Jasmine, for example, can help ease the pain of cramps, battle nausea, and also make her able to eat when she feels at her worst. Drinking Jasmine tea works as both a pain reliever and anti-nausea medication to have the woman back on her feet and battling through her menstruation period.

 

These are illnesses and diseases that both men and women suffer with daily. But, with the help of tea, they can become manageable issues. Try drinking one of these teas today and see how much less your life is complicated and how much more beautiful it can be!

Candle Scents To Get You Ready for Spring

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Candle Scents To Get You Ready for Spring

Spring will soon be here, and it cannot come soon enough for most people. Many people, especially those who live where snow has been falling incessantly, cannot wait for the warmer temperatures to greet them, and the clear blue skies to be overhead. There are other ways that these people are getting ready for spring, and it is by buying candles that remind them of spring! If you love candles, and want to find a scent that will remind you of the coming spring season, you should give one of these gorgeous smelling candles a try!

Lilac.

Lilac is one of the most popular spring time scents. This floral scent can make your home smell like a springtime, and bring a smile to your face, even on the chilliest of days. Lilac candles can come in all shapes and sizes, such as small tea candles, or big, wide candles as well. If you love the smell of a fresh lilac garden, then this is one spring time scented candle that is a must have to get you ready for spring!

Citrus (grapefruit).

Another popular spring time scent is citrus. The smell of citrus can remind anyone of a ripe, tasty grapefruit in the morning, and can also bring to mind that spring is just a mere few weeks away. Citrus is a very popular candle scent, especially during the spring. This candle scent comes in many different shaped candles, and can look good in a small bathroom or in a master bedroom. If you are a fan of spring and citrus, then this candle will get you pumped for the arrival of spring and will have your home smelling amazing at the same time.

 

Violet Lime

One scent of nature spring brings us is the fresh wild violet glistening with an explosion of dew filling the air.  Add a hint of refreshing lime, and you will get the best spring has to offer.  While wild violets may not be overly common in your home, the violet lime scented candle will fill your home with the fresh spring scent you’ve been dreaming about all winter.  It is the glory of spring that has filled your fantasies and now fills your home.

Blackberry.

Lastly, the final spring scent that most people love to have when buying candles, is the fruity blackberry scented candle! Blackberries are very popular in the spring time, and many people enjoy the taste of them over warm toast, or as a cool snack in the day time. Having a blackberry scented candle in your home will bring you to the realization that spring isn’t far from your reach. Not to mention, these candles will make the waiting period go by quickly!

Spring is just around the corner. Why not celebrate by buying a deliciously scented spring time candle? Pick up one of these awesome spring scented candles today, and get ready to welcome the spring season with open arms!

The best teas for this coming spring

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The best teas for this coming spring

Spring is just around the corner. For many, they anxiously await the warmer temperatures, pretty flowers in bloom, and a reason to try the best tasting teas. Spring is a time where people find themselves spending more time outside, enjoying nature’s beauty, and also still enjoying a nice, warm beverage on a cool, sunny day. There are many spring time teas that can be tried, and these top three teas are no exception! If you are gearing up for spring, get ready by checking out these delicious tea flavors that are perfect to have during the spring!

Spring Hao Ya Jasmine Tea.

This tea is a delicious choice for spring, and for good reason. It is a spring time tea that brings happiness and calm to all who drink it. Jasmine is highly desired for tea, and is a favorite flower to pick during the spring season. The flavor is balanced, producing a delicate flavor that can be enjoyed more than once. You can taste the Jasmine, as well as other floral additions after the first delectable sip.

Shui Hsien, Special Grade; Orchid Oolong Tea.

Chinese teas are very much on demand now a days. This special grade of Chinese tea is a perfect flavor to try while Spring approaches. The soft, sweet taste of orchid will bring joy to your taste buds, as well as soothe your soul and warm your body in the process. The tea, Shui Hsien, is a special grade due to the beautiful, bright color, and the way the fragrance of the tea lingers long after it is gone. This tea also has some health benefits, too. These being helping you lose weight, as well as making your skin look younger.

Dream Of Lily Black Pearl Tea.

This tea, like the others, is a top notch flavor that will help you welcome spring with open arms. This tea, mixed with lily and lavender blossoms, will be a tea that you would expect to drink during the spring. It gets you pumped for the beautiful, sweet season as well as aids you by giving you warmth and relaxation. It has a soft scent, as well as a sweet, smooth taste. This is a tea that gives you more than one great cup, and can be enjoyed at any time, whether it is day or night. It is a nice cup of tea to have alone, or even with a friend or loved one!

Although teas are good to have during any season, they are very much appreciated during spring. You get to enjoy a delicious, herbal drink while enjoying the beautiful nature. It will also keep you warm, even on the chilliest spring day. If you love a good cup of tea, and you love the spring, then you need to do yourselves a favor and try one (or all) of these lovely teas. Pick some up today and make the wait til spring comes a bit more enjoyable!

Loose leaf tea VS Prepackaged tea; the pros and cons of each.

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Loose leaf tea VS Prepackaged tea; the pros and cons of each.

Tea drinkers seem to always ask themselves a serious question when buying tea; loose leaf or prepackaged? For centuries, people have said there isn’t a difference between the two, but there actually is. Thanks to a lot of research and combing through scientific blogs, as well as the avid tea drinker’s blog, we now can see the pros and cons of prepackaged tea, and loose leaf tea! This will help tea drinkers decide which is the better buy, or if they should try a tea different from what they have been drinking.

Prepackaged tea.

Many people tend to drink prepackaged tea instead of loose leaf tea. This is usually because it’s quicker to find and make. However, just like all things, there are both pros and cons to drinking prepackaged tea.

Pro: Ready to be placed in water when you are ready for a cup of tea.

When you’re in the mood for a cup of tea, and you want it quick, usually prepackaged tea is the way to go. All you need to do is fire up the tea kettle and wait for your water to boil. From there, you just pour the water, and place the teabag in and wait a few minutes for the tea to drain from the bag and into the water.

Con: Teabags contain low grade tea.

Most teabags contain low grade tea. These teas are usually called the ‘broken ends’ or the ‘dust particles’ of the tea ingredients. Most companies find that it is cheaper to take these particles of the tea, instead of the whole tea ingredients. However, this is not true for all companies who sell prepackaged teas. This is usually for the more popular companies.

Pro: Prepackaged tea lasts longer than loose leaf teas.

Buying prepackaged tea is the more economically smart way to go. You get more than if you buy loose leaf tea. Prepackaged tea bags can last you longer, especially if you are an avid tea drinker. Most loose leaf teas are only good for one to two cups, when prepackaged tea bags come at least three to four in every box or container of tea you buy.

Con: The flavor of prepackaged tea can be lost if not used quickly.

This can be a pretty big issue for tea drinkers. You forget you have a box of tea bags, and you find them after a particularly stressful, or even chilly day. You go and take your first sip, and you find the flavor isn’t as strong as you like. In fact, it ends up tasting more just like hot water with a hint of tea seasonings. If you don’t use prepackaged teas within a specific time frame (the first week or two after buying), the tea can get a bit stale and lose its flavor.

Final pro: Can come in a variety box or container.

One of the best parts about prepackaged teas is that you can get them in a variety box or container. These usually come six in a box, and you get a different flavor for each tea, like Chamomile, Vanilla, Orange Chai, etc. This gives you more for your dollar than if you buy loose leaf tea. It’s also what is bought more than other prepackaged teas, especially in grocery stores.

Final con: The teas can end up tasting the same if they aren’t used quickly.

This tends to happen more than most would like. Our variety tea box ends up being a variety tea bag. After being in the container for so long with the other teas, the tea bag we choose can end up tasting like the others in the box. This happens usually when there isn’t a divider in the box to preserve the tea flavor we choose. 

Loose leaf teas.

Tea drinkers, especially those who enjoy working with tea and having a fresh cup of tea daily, tend to choose loose leaf teas. You know what you’re getting when you buy this type of tea. But, we must as ourselves, what are the pros and cons of loose leaf teas?

Pro: Each cup of tea comes out super fresh.

The one thing we all want most when making a hot cup of tea is that our tea comes out tasting super fresh. When you buy loose leaf teas, you never have to worry about the freshness of the tea. In fact, every time you make a cup of loose leaf tea, it tastes as if it has come straight from the garden from the company you bought your tea from.

Con: The process of making loose leaf tea the first time can be tricky.

Though we all want a nice, fresh cup of tea, working with loose leaf tea can be a bit difficult the first time around. Many people who try the process of making a cup of loose leaf tea tend to get confused on what to do with the leaves, and it ends up with them giving up and going out to buy a box of prepackaged teas.

Pro: Loose leaf teas are always high grade teas.

The one thing you can count on when getting loose leaf teas is that it is always high grade. All loose leaf tea leaves comes straight from the gardens of where the company buys, or makes, their tea leaves. This is to ensure freshness and the utmost high grade for customers.

Con: Loose leaf tea tends to cost a little more than prepackaged teas.

Though loose leaf teas always remain super fresh, this can end up being a reason it costs a little more. Tea companies end up usually pricing their loose leaf teas higher than their prepackaged teas, due to the grade of tea and how fresh it comes out. This is a big reason many people tend to stick with prepackaged teas.

Final pro: Loose leaf teas can be stored for a while and still be good to drink.

Loose leaf teas can be stored in any tea container, and still keep its fresh taste. This is especially true if the tea is locked up in an air tight container, which preserves the loose leaf teas taste, and ensures the flavor will remain for a long period of time.

Final con: Although it can be stored, some loose leaf tea may lose its flavor.

Just like prepackaged teas, there are some types of loose leaf teas that can lose their flavor if they are left sitting for a while. It happens, even to the highest grade of tea leaves. That’s why it is always best to drink the tea you buy as soon as you buy it, and only store it for less than two weeks. You will always have a super fresh tasting cup of tea that way.

Both loose leaf and prepackaged teas have their advantages and disadvantages. It just depends on the person who is buying the tea. What will you choose, loose leaf or prepackaged tea? Decide which tea you like or want to try and have a nice, steaming cup of tea today!

Yum; the tastiest soft teas to drink.

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Yum; the tastiest soft teas to drink.

Everyone loves a good cup of tea, no matter what time, or season, it is. There are many different types of tea to drink, that both come in hard and soft flavors. Soft teas are the most popular types of tea to drink, and they come in a bunch of different styles and flavors. Tea lovers have found that these four teas are the tastiest of all soft teas to drink, and can’t get enough of them. If you are looking for new, exciting soft teas to try, then these are the ones you cannot pass up!

China Orange Pekoe Black Tea.

One of the most popular teas to drink, this flavor of black tea is the best. This tea is a flavorful kick that will have your taste buds singing with delight! With a handful of different flavors packed in one delicious black tea, it will quickly become a favorite blend. The tea itself is smooth, goes down easy, and is one of the best soft teas to drink. It’s a great flavor for those who are just getting into drinking tea, too.

White Ginseng Cleaning Energy Tea.

Out of all the health and wellness teas that are out on the market now, this one is one of the best. This tea has a few different flavors that will make the tea drinker very happy. Some of these include a lovely raspberry, tasty burdock root, and delicious mint with energizing ginseng. Since this is a health and wellness tea, it can really help your whole body. It can cleanse, energize, and make you feel like a whole new person. This is one soft tea that can do a lot for you.

Irish Breakfast.

Everyone loves a good cup of tea, and everybody loves a tea that reminds them of the rolling hills of Ireland. This soft tea, packed with revitalizing flavor is a tea that can be drank at any time of the day. Most drink it plain because adding anything else would lighten its natural sweet, delicious taste. It can also be good to drink with milk and/or sugar. The tea itself has CeylonBP1 in it, among other items.

Dragonwell Pre-Qing Ming.

This is a Chinese tea that everyone should at least try once. A favorite Chinese soft tea to many, this tea is packed with delicious flavor, and is one of the few premium teas available. This soft tea has also made it to the ten famous teas list! The tea itself comes from one of the beautiful gardens in Hangzhou, China. A premium tea with a top rate premium taste!

These teas are just too good to not try. They are packed with delicious flavors, go down smoothly, and will leave you wanting more. People who love a good cup of tea will love these soft teas, and those who are on the fence about tea will become a fan after having a cup of these top notch blends. Try these soft tea flavors today and see what they can do for you!

Candles That Are Perfect To Use For Decorating Your Home.

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Candles That Are Perfect To Use For Decorating Your Home.

When decorating your home, you want your place to look different, but in a subtle way. Keeping your home up to date with the latest fashions can be a bit time-consuming, and also cost a bit of money that you may not have at the moment. However, there are simple ways you can decorate your home without spending a ton of cash while still making your place look like a million bucks. You can spruce up the home with candles! There are many different candles that you can use when you decide to decorate. These are the top three best candles to use when you decide to decorate your home.

Pillar Candles

Pillar candles are great for decorating a small space, such are sprucing up your kitchen table, or adding to a dresser or bathroom area. Pillar candles come in different sizes, and can be both scented and unscented. These candles are pretty inexpensive, too, and can really make the appearance of your home really unique and beautiful. Many people use these types of candles when changing up their bedrooms, dining areas, and the bathroom.

Tumbler Jar Candles

Tumbler jar candles are some of the coolest candles available. They come in a variety of scents, and the plain color can be used as something to draw attention to a colorful, newly spruced up area of the home. These candles are great to add to the living room, to put on shelves in the kitchen or dining room, and they are nice additions for the front or back porch, too! Though these candles are big, they are inexpensive and can be bought for the same price as a pillar candle or a regular sized candle!

Mason Jar Candles

Lastly, there are mason jar candles. Much like Tumbler jar candles, these candles are a little smaller in size, can be bought in a large mason jar, or a small travel size mason jar. These candles are absolutely perfect for updating your bathroom, bedroom, or even your work room! And, with the different sizes you can buy, you can have as many in one area as you see fit for the vision of your newly updated home. These candles, like pillar candles and tumbler jar candles, can come scented. They are ridiculously inexpensive, and make the perfect addition to any decor in your home!

Candles are the perfect items to use to decorate your home, whether you’re looking to update the style of your home, or you’re trying something new for your humble abode. These candles are the perfect additions to any household, no matter if you live in an apartment, condo, or a beautiful house. Try using one (or all) of these beautiful candles today, and see just how amazing your home turns out!

Valentines Tea And Candles

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Valentines Tea And Candles

With Valentines Day almost upon us, many are thinking of candy and flowers and the love in the air. But what about a new approach?! Organic Tea and Natural soy candles? The smells would be as intoxicating for your nose as the flavors in your mouth. Sounds great right? Take a look at a wonderful pair of the perfect Organic Tea and Natural Soy Candle scents…..

 

White Chocolate Mouse Tea & Hazelnut Kona Natural Soy Candle

 

Imagine sitting down, alone or with someone special. You light some Hazelnut Kona Candles and it lights up the room with a special glow only a small flame can give off. The smells of toasted hazelnuts, roasted kona, sweet chocolate fill the air and you think to yourself how great it would be to have a nice hot cup of tea to go with it. The pot starts to whistle, your taste buds are getting excited for the Chocoholic’s Dream in a teacup. Add a bit of milk and sugar, and it becomes a true White Chocolate Mousse Delight. The smells ravage your senses and the tastes blow you away. The perfect pairing to Valentines day, and the gift that you can have over and over again.

 

So you see, whether you are with your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiance, husband, wife or alone, you can have it all this Valentines and any other day of the year.

Healthy Lips; Lip Glosses That Look Good And Keep Up Lip Health

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Healthy Lips; Lip Glosses That Look Good And Keep Up Lip Health

Women always love to wear makeup and try out the latest shades and products. Sometimes, though, it can be damaging to our facial features. This is especially true for lip glosses. Our lips go through a lot, especially during the winter months. Having a type of organic, natural lip gloss that will make our lips look beautiful while also keeping them healthy is hard to find. Luckily, there are a few specific types of lip glosses to be on the lookout for to keep your lips looking beautiful and staying totally healthy all at the same time. These are the organic lip glosses you should use.

Moisturizing lip glosses.

Moisturizing lip glosses are easy to find. They come in many beautiful colors, and keep your lips replenished, too. When your lips are feeling dry and rough, wearing a moisturizing lip gloss can make all the difference. Your lips can stay moisturized up to twenty-four hours after the first application of this kind of lip gloss! Moisturizing lip gloss is made with nutrients and vitamins that keep up lip health during the worst and driest, coldest months of the year.

Sheer lip glosses.

These types of lip glosses are very popular, but most don’t know that they are also the best kind of lip glosses to use, too. Sheer lip gloss is made with a bunch of natural ingredients, and most of the ingredients are filled with vitamins and minerals that keep your lips feeling soft, and moisturized. In addition, sheer lip gloss also has a tendency to make your lips look young, as well as fuller. After the first application, your lips can become healthier and also look fuller than usual.

Shimmering lip glosses.

Shimmering lip glosses do a lot for lips. They not only make your lips look shiny and flawless, but this natural kind of lip gloss can also plump your lips and keep them moisturized. Shimmering lip gloss is made with a lot of vitamins, aloe, and other products that work to keep your lips shiny, beautiful, and soft. When the winds pick up and the cold weather sets in, shimmering lip gloss is good to use, whether you’re staying in or going out. You can increase the look of plump lips, and also make sure your lips are getting enough nutrients at the same time.

Lip gloss can be a girl’s best accessory, especially when she’s going out. However, it’s crucial that any woman uses a lip gloss that is natural and made with only the best ingredients to keep up with lip health. Our lips go through the ringer, especially when the cooler months set in. They deserve the best of care all year round. Plus, why wouldn’t you want your lips to look their best? Try using one of these three types of natural, organic lip glosses, and your lips are sure to shine and look even more amazing than usual. Try it out now and see the difference one application makes!