Tuesday, August 26, 2014

T for Tuesday

I've been living on honey and lemon drinks for a while now that it is winter here. I think between hubby and I we've gone through 4 kgs of fresh honey. It is so different to the honey we buy in the supermarkets. The honey comes straight from the bees and isn't heat treated which takes out the goodness of honey. I read somewhere that the honey in Australia is the best with healing qualities. Thats a 1 litre flask I bought from Aldi. I take it to work and make 2 a day at home.

EDITED: I thought I'd check out some facts about honey, I definitely can taste the difference in honey that is raw and the ones from the supermarket that is heat treated. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is a cough suppressant.

Shop for honey and you'll see that some are lighter, others are darker. In general, the darker the honey, the better its antibacterial and antioxidant power.

Here's a great Article on uses of honey.
Natural honey better at killing bacteria than artificial honey - Kendall Powell wrote in the journal Nature that "natural honey kills bacteria three times more effectively" than an artificial honey solution of the same thickness and sugar concentration.7

Bought some of these teas I saw my colleague at work drinking. They are all green teas. And of course I had to have my favourite black tea English Breakfast. I thought I'd try the Irish Breakfast too

Joining Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T for Tuesday Meme


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What's so FUNNY is, if you had posted this last week, I would have asked what a tisane was. Now I see you have purchased LOTS of tisanes. Great minds truly think alike.

I have some Thai basil that tastes a lot like anise to me. I might try to make something similar to your "Luciious Licorice Tisane."

Thanks for sharing both your Tisanes and your Teas with us for T this week. BTW, I still love that beautiful cup and saucer, too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just saw your question, Bridget. We must have both been posting at the same time. The tea tasted like mint, with a sort of chocolate taste. If you're looking for a chocolate fix, it won't get you there. But it does have a taste that is distinctly different from spearmint tea.

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a gorgeous teacup!! And what a fine variety of teas you have. I can't drink green tea I'm very sad to say. Due to it's potency, it gives me migraines. I love English breakfst tea, but my current fave is Lady Grey. :D

Robyn said...

stunning tea cup! A honey tasting bar just opened near where my daughter lives. The variety of flavors is fascinating!

Krisha said...

Your Jasmine Pear tea has me fascinated, THAT one I would give a try.......yep! me the coffee drinker....LOL

Of course I would try them all if I could drink them from that gorgeous cup!

Have a great week

Evelyn S. said...

Well, girl...you are definitely a tea drinker! I like tea, but I tend to drink it just now and then. Right now, my favorite is "pina colada" or "vanilla coconut," both 'teas' made in a little shop in the Portland (Oregon) neighborhood where our youngest son and his wife live.

Maxine D said...

You are quite the connoisseur with your teas - and your beautiful cups!
I love my super berry tea in the afternoon. We have a honey shop near us, and I love the raw honey (as it is known here).

Dianne said...

that is a gorgeous tea cup...and tea with lemon & honey sounds marvelous!

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! I'm a tea drinker too and these sound wonderful. I especially like English tea, it's just right to me.
We were just talking about fresh honey the other day and someone said fresh honey is the best honey.
Enjoy your warm beverages and thanks for sharing with us. Have a good week.

Denise Price said...

That honey sounds good. If I ever visit Australia, I'll have to remember to try the honey, since, as you say, it's supposed to be the best in the world.

We have a nip of autumn in the air today, so I'll bet that spring is creeping up on you. In the meantime, it looks like you have plenty of tea o get you through the rest of the winter. Happy T Day! :)

Linda Kunsman said...

I must try the raw honey sometime-I have a friend who swears by it. Those teas look good-esp. the lemon grass one and the lavender one.Not a fan of licorice but it's supposed to be really good for you. That is one serious flask! Happy T day-enjoy all your new flavors.

jinxxxygirl said...

Oh my goodness i love that cup and saucer! Gorgeous!! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

~*~Patty S said...

What a fine array of lovely teas to chose from and I think anything would taste extra special in that pretty cup!
Local raw honey is supposed to help fight allergies and more.
It is ghastly to read about what is added to some commercial honey.
Happy T Day to you...

Halle said...

Gorgeous cup. I need to source some raw honey around here. I kept hearing the wonderful benefits of it.

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Bridget, I too have heard that honey has great healing qualities too! Specifically the local honey's grown in your own area.

Shoshi said...

I love honey too! I don't often get the posh stuff but once a bee-keeping friend gave me a pot of her bees' honey and it was the absolute best I'd ever tasted - and she lives in London!! Actually in our capital city there are loads of gardens, trees and parks, and unlike in the country, much less use of pesticides etc. and the bees do really well. Also there's no oil seed rape in easy reach for them - this makes the most horrible honey, all hard and white and no flavour, but the bees find the brilliant yellow flowers very attractive.

The cup in your picture is quite beautiful!

Thanks for your lovely comment - I wouldn't know how to start a blog hop! Thanks for your ever kind words about my Zentangle skills - not as richly deserved as some I could mention though - I still consider myself a beginner lol!


Divers and Sundry said...

That cup/saucer is gorgeous! I had trouble leaving it to look at the rest of your post lol. I could definitely find a place in my cabinet for something so lovely.

Happy Tea Tuesday!

Ariel said...

Wow! that is a lot of different flavors. Honey has so many health benefits but sadly I have heard that it is difficult to get pure honey. Most of them are adulterated. Don't know how true this is. I too try to take a teaspoon of honey with lime and warm water first thing in the morning.
Happy T day

Rita said...

What a colorful little cup! And those triangular tea bags are really cool! Lots to try.
Happy T-Day! :)