Do you love or despise drinking water? Let me help you ease the struggle, you can increase your hydration with herbal tea and count is as part of your daily water intake! Relieved? Are you not only increasing your water intake your are reaping the therapeutic benefits of herbs while you do it! Keep your body, skin and cells hydrated with any of our non caffeinated tea blends all year long whether it is hot, iced or room temperature.
Here are a few ways to infuse your water with the therapeutic benefits of herbs!
Tea Infused Water
Infusion No 1 - Tea Infused Ice Cubes
The easiest way to infuse your water anytime is to simply make a cup of non caffeinated tea as normal (2 tsp / 12 oz of water), cover while steeping, let cool and pour steeped tea directly into an ice cube tray and simply add the tea infused ice cubes to any still or sparkling water.
Optional: Sprinkle loose tea on top of the ice cube tray before freezing to make your water a little more special.
Discover how to use those same ice cubes as a cooling facial massage here.
Photos by Cristina Gareau
Infusion No 2 - Iced Tea
A great way to quench your thirst, enhance the flavour of water and reap all the benefits of the herbs in your chosen blend! Simply make a cup or carafe of tea as normal (2 tsp of tea / 12 oz of water), let steep covered for the suggested amount of time, let cool by placing it in the fridge or pour it over ice (if you pour it over ice make sure to double the strength as it will water down the cup of tea).
For more details on how to make Iced Tea click here.
Infusion No 3 - Sparkling Tea Shrub
A shrub is a great way to infuse your water anywhere as it is a simple infusion of loose leaf tea and apple cider vinegar (and optional honey for extra sweetness) made into a sweet and sour tincture full of flavour and therapeutic benefits. Take a clean glass jar with a lid, fill it 1/4 of the way with loose leaf tea of your choice, pour apple cider vinegar all the way to the top or 3/4 of the way and the remaining 1/4 with honey for a bit of sweetness. Let it sit for 4 weeks, strain out the herbs and add to a glass of sparkling water for a refreshing shrub on a hot summer day.
You can also use it as salad dressing to enhance the benefits and flavour of your favourite vegetables.
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