Like coffee, tea is something I “got into” later in life. I was 25 when I enjoyed my first cup of coffee and although I enjoy weak iced coffee now and again I’m pretty caffeine sensitive and wouldn’t call myself an avid coffee drinker. Tea and I have become friends slowly over the past couple of years. It wasn’t really until I met Tiesta Tea that I realized the magic of tea and I gotta say that I definitely prefer loose-leaf tea over tea bags.
Did I mention that this post isn’t sponsored? No? Okay, well this post isn’t sponsored (but yo, hit me up Tiesta Tea!). Tiesta Tea is one of those things that I literally just love and consume every day. It’s made in Chicago and you can find it at a lot of retailers (I buy mine locally at Hyvee) and also online through Amazon. Their Blueberry Wild Child is one of my favorite things. I love to brew it in my portable Pekoe Glass Tea Tumbler ($23.76) and put it in the fridge to chill before long drives or as my afternoon treat while working. However, the tea I’m going to introduce you to today is called Fruity Pebbles, it’s one of their “slenderizer” teas and this is why I love it:
You know when you have a weekend where you relax on your “clean eating” and you have a few too many beers on Saturday and on Sunday you totally cave and let your husband order pizza for dinner and you *know* that on Monday morning the scale will be at least 3-4 pounds higher than it was on Friday? Those weekends happen to me like…every weekend and a nutritionist friend recently explained it to me: for each gram of carbohydrates you consume, your body holds on to 3 grams of water. Whoa! Totally explains where those weekend pounds can come from and explains why this might totally catch you off-guard if you’re a person who usually does’t consume a lot of carbs. I’m totally okay with the weekend gain—it’s not actual fat, just water weight, and it comes off with a couple days of clean eating and hydrating. However, I’d love for it to come off faster, and I’ve found that drinking a big glass of Tiesta Tea’s Fruity Pebbles Tea really helps cut this water weight and bloat almost overnight (really)!
I try to drink a mug of Fruity Pebbles Tea on Sunday night, and instead of seeing that 3 pound difference on the scale on Monday, it’s much more likely to be 1 pound or less, and continuing to drink another cup of the tea on Monday usually gets rid of that water weight by Tuesday. It’s a green tea, and it has kind of a bitter flavor. I’m convinced I can feel it cleansing the carbs and sugar out of my body the second I start drinking it.
Anyways, here are some of my favorite teas and accessories that I’ve grown to love over the years, all available for purchase through Amazon. 1. Tiesta Tea Fruity Pebbles Slenderizer Tea ($11.38) 2. Pekoe Glass Tea Tumbler with Neoprene Sleeve ($23.76) 3. Cuisinart Teakettle ($29.95) 4. Preprworks Mesh Tea Ball ($4.67). 5. Tiesta Tea Blueberry Wild Child ($10.99).
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