Tea of the Day: Everyday Detox Lemon by Traditional Medicinals
Description: “Living in an increasingly toxic world can take a toll on your body, even your skin. Responding to such concerns, our herbalists created this tea to help beautify skin by gently stimulating the body’s natural detoxification process.* By helping the liver break down fats during digestion and by promoting flushing of the kidneys, the herbs in this tea gently support the body’s ability to carry away wastes.* Pleasantly mild, bittersweet, and earthy, this tea is a classic European herbal combination of burdock root, stinging nettle and cleavers blended with lemon myrtle for a lemony-citrus taste.
*these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
Dry tea smells sharp and somewhat like fresh cut grass with a back note of lemon.
Steeped tea smells similar, but milder.
Liquor is a clear yellow-amber in the cup.
The tea itself is…interesting. Not unpleasant by any means, but the flavor is hard to pin down. It’s a little lemony, a little sharp, not particularly sweet but not terribly bitter either. The only really negative thing about it is that it leaves my mouth feeling somewhat dry.
Tea Rating: 2.5/5 ( I probably would drink it again, but probably not a lot)
It’s finally getting cold outside!
Don’t worry, I accept the side-eye that I’m getting from a lot of people right now.
I’m just more a cold weather person. Autumn and winter are my jam.
Which is not to say I don’t enjoy summer, because I do…up to a certain point. Everyone needs a little sunshine in their lives. But really, this why fall is perfect. It’s still sunny in many areas, but cooler. You can just go out your door and walk without needing to carry a water bottle or anything similar. Just you and your dog (if you have one) and maybe a camera ( or a sketchbook) if you’re in the mood.
And then we have winter. For me, the colder it is the more energized I feel, pretty much. I like to get out and walk then come in and warm myself with a hot beverage and snuggle up under a blanket. I also nest more; there is quite often more cooking and baking that happens when it’s cold outside just because doing these things doesn’t make the house unbearable. I also clean a lot more, with more enthusiasm and genuine enjoyment. Particularly as we get towards the end of the year, as kind of a way to get rid of unwanted energy as well as dirt and start the new year fresh.
Case in point, I spent an hour or so cleaning up and re-organizing what I consider to be my creative/witchy space and it feels so much better. And last night while I was making dinner I washed the dishes and the counters and swept the floor in a flurry of activity. My next little project is going to be the area where we keep most of our books, as it has also gotten cluttered.
Maybe I’ll even be able to convince my husband to de-clutter his space! XD