Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Getting organized

I know I am constantly posting about how I am getting my tea organized, but I AM ALWAYS looking to stay organized.  I feel the more organized I am the more I will drink my tea.  I will know where everything is and I will use.  




I keep my bagged tea organized in my in the great caddy that my dad made me.  I just love it, it's  perfect was to display my bagged tea.  My dad has some of these that he sell, they are $60 if you want one.  You can use it for many things.  I have a friend that puts her flower seed packets in it.



I got these cart on wheels to store all my tea in.  Each basket has a different type of tea in it.  It is PERFECT for my tea storage!!!   One bin has Rooibos tea, one with Mate tea, one with yellow, purple and white tea, one with Oolong, one with Chai teas, one Bubble tea, 2 with green, 2 with herbal, and 2 with black teas


This cupboard I use for my favorite mugs and cups.  My dad made this wonderful large cupboard!!!  I took the doors off.


I use this rolling cart to store my K cups and hot cocoa.  I also have some flavoring that I use to put in tea. I have Lavender syrup that I add to mint tea and also chai tea.  This piece comes from a garage sale in Illinois for around $8.00.



This is my carousel that I use for sugar and honey.  I actually don't use sugar, but friends I have over- have the option of using sugar or honey.


I have my Kombucha supplies as well.  I love drinking Kombucha.  It has helped me give up soda.  The only time I find self having a coke is when I am out of Kombucha or really stressed and want something "stronger" to drink.  Thus piece I got at a benefit auction for around $3.00!


more Kombucha supplies.  This was a great garage sale find!  I think I paid $5.00 for it.




Here is another piece that my dad made.  I have some many wonderful pieces from him!  I store my extra tea supplies in here.  


Boy would I love to have a tea shop someday and put all of this tea knowledge to us.  I hear people say that they don't like tea and I think you just haven't found the right one, or it wasn't made correctly for you.  I just love tea and how many different ways you can drink it.

I can take a black tea and drink it warm or iced.  I can add milk.  I can make it cold brewed.  I cam blend it with another tea.  I can make Kombucha with it. The possibilities are endless.  If you ever want to dry tea let me know, I am happy to help you find something you may enjoy.





Monday, November 12, 2018

Kevita Master Brew- Lavender Melon



I tried this Kombucha when it was on sale the other day.  I wasn't sure about the melon  in it, but when I tasted it I fell in love with it!  The mix was perfect.

If you follow me at all you know I love lavender.  So, I was super excited to try this tea, but also tentative because of the melon.  But, the flavors worked.  That is why I always say you never know if you will like it until you try it!   Try things, you never know you may just find you really like something!!

This one was a winner!!!

Buy bulk sugar


I find that when I make Kombucha I go through a lot of sugar.  I make 3 gallons a week and that takes 3 cups right there.  I also make 4 gallons of iced tea a week- I add 1/4 cup of sugar to each a gallon.  So, just in my tea I go through 4 cups a week.  I have found buying it in bulk is a great buy for me!




I used to buy in these tubs, but still not cheap. Now I go to the bulk store and buy it.  Then I use these containers to store my sugar in.  It is working well for me,

Do you buy anything in bulk?  IF so, what?