My New Favorite Thing

I woke up this morning with the same headache from last night.  The only thing that got me out of bed was the bacon sitting in my fridge begging to be fried.  I love saturday mornings because they mean eating a real breakfast, but first I need some tea.

I don’t need caffeine to get moving in the morning, but I always need to hydrate myself after a night of mouth breathing (very attractive, I know).  For years I have been a strictly green tea in the mornings kind of girl, but lately I have craved a little more zing.  Enter my new favorite thing: my ingenuiTEA tea brewer:

I freaking love this thing.  You put your loose teas and some hot water in the container, let it brew for as long as you want, and then just set the whole thing on top of your tea cup (or in my case, giant mug).  The tea flows out of an opening in the bottom that is only released when it is sitting on top of your cup.

Instead of loose leaf teas, I have used this for my herbs.  I grab a few handfuls of mint, rosemary, and basil and let them soak in hot water a few minutes, then use that as my hot water for my green tea bags.  It is the perfect amount of zing without adding any artificial flavors or sugar.

I get every molecule of flavor out of my herbs when I use this thing because I refill it at least five times.  After an hour of sitting outside reading and sipping my tea, I realized that my headache was finally gone.  I ate my bacon and eggs and now I am working up the nerve to go for a run.

On a side note: my basil plants are not looking good.  Does anyone have any suggestions for nursing basil back to health?

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5 Responses to My New Favorite Thing

  1. For the basil, lots of water. I have never been able to over water my basil plants. The soil needs to be wet and almost muddy at all times.

    • Erica says:

      Great article, thanks John! I do notice that I can usually cure a headache with a brisk walk or run, the trick is motivating myself to get out of the house.

  2. I’m a mouth breather, too.

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