Thursday, January 12, 2012

Resolution #1


I'm a soda drinker. I have been for years. I can't drink coffee, it hurts my stomach and I can't seem to acquire a taste. I've always envied coffee drinkers, it's such a part of society. People who don't have the nerves to ask someone to dinner or drinks ask "Want to get a coffee sometime?". I've never been asked this, but if I had, I'd have politely agreed and probably ordered a water. Or a Juice. Or a soda.

Starbucks? I get Hot Chocolate. Going to Knit Night at the coffee shop in (The late) Borders Books? Italian Sodas. I just never quite fit in. I'm much happier starting my day with a Vanilla Coke (my weakness) or a Dr. Pepper. When I was pregnant, I didn't crave crazy foods, or pickles, I craved Orange Soda something fierce.

As far as teas went, I'd never really gotten into them. I'd tried Iced Teas, Hot Teas, adding honey, adding sugar, even lemon. I just couldn't get it to a place where it didn't taste like water with a teeny bit of weird flavor. Then on a whim last summer I tried Snapple's Nectarine White Tea and I was stunned! I liked it! I liked it a lot!

It was my go-to drink whenever I went to a convenience store. Then I moved across country and I really haven't seen much of it anywhere. But I got my job at LUSH and we're one of the lucky malls that has a Teavana in it! I met my friend Evylyn, and she showed me a bunch of different teas that I'd never heard of, urging me to try them. And I LOVED THEM!!

So I'm a loose-leaf convert. I picked up a bunch of stuff today to finally get my resolution in order. What is it? To drink healthier. To cut out sodas (mostly) and energy drinks (completely). Grab a bottled water on my way out the door instead of a can. I'm hoping I can do it.

Anyone have a fruity tea they'd like to recommend?

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  2. It isn't fruity, but I love oolong tea. :P I haven't been drinking much tea lately, though, because it gives me indigestion & heartburn now. :/

    Is Snapple an East Coast thing?

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    1. Nah, I just don't go into most of the convenience stores out here and they don't sell the Nectarine White Tea in bulk at the grocery stores :(

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  3. I use to be the same way. But I cut out sodas almost ten years ago and I feel so much better now drinking water. Good luck!

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  4. I'll keep my eye for exciting teas!!!!! Soda is horrible for you, you've made the right choice.

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  5. My beautiful lady. You should have asked me personally for tea recs... that's what I do! http://peaceloveguacamole.blogspot.com/p/tea-journal.html I can also suggest some that you can order online, so tell me what sort of flavors you love and I can hook you up! And if you plan a vacation in the Denver area, we'll go to Celestial Seasonings and have a tea tasting, yes?

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    1. MY FAVORITES:

      TEALUXE VANILLA GREEN
      Tastes like funfetti cake batter in the best way possible!
      http://www.tealuxe.com/component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,tealuxe-flypage.tpl/product_id,680/category_id,4/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,1/vmcchk,1/

      ALICE'S TRAFALGAR SQUARE
      Chocolate & Mint (tastes like a peppermint mocha)
      http://www.alicesteacupgifts.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=14&idcategory=5

      ALICE'S ENERGITEA
      Energy and Awesomeness (my go-to tea)
      http://www.alicesteacupgifts.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=70&idcategory=5

      TWININGS JASMINE GREEN
      My favorite after-yoga, early morning, or mellow out latenight tea
      http://www.englishteastore.com/twinings-jasmine-green-20-tea-bags.html?lsku=TTWN20B_JSG&gclid=CP-tz8KNhq8CFQdN4AodVlFA9Q

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    2. Yay!! Thank-you for the recs! <3 I'm really excited to try all of them but especially giddy for The Vanilla Green (Really really funfetti?!)And I love Peace Love Guacamole :D Maybe when I get some posts written again I can do a link-up to you!!

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