Saturday, March 2, 2019

Dunkin Donuts free birthday treat- Frozen Vanilla Chai


For my 47th birthday I had the day off, and I went out and about finding free things ....

My sister has a blog, http://myfabulousdeals.blogspot.com/, and she shares all the fun things you can get for free on your special day!  A free Dunkin Donuts drink is one of them.  

This is from my sisters blog-

  • Baja West Coast Kitchen - $5 from the app
  • Old Carolina - $5 from the app
  • Coldstone Creamery - B1G1 free ice cream
  • Arby's - free shake with any purchase
  • Macaroni Grill - free dessert (all you have to do it ask)
  • Melting Pot - Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Dairy Queen - B1G1 Blizzard
  • Baskin Robbins - free cone
  • Starbucks - any menu item free on your card if you have a gift card registered
  • Dunkin Donuts - free drink your registered card
  • Red Lobster - $5 off of 2 entrees
  • Applebee's - free dessert at restaurant. They also have a kids club to sign up in the restaurant.
  • Panera - if you have a gift card registered, they'll add a freebie to it
  • DSW - $5 certificate
  • Disney Rewards - 50 points
  • Kellogg's Reward - 500 points
  • Speedy Rewards - 200 points
  • Menchies - $5 credit on my Smile card
  • Auntie Anne's (from the app) - Free Pretzel
  • Carrabba's - freebie
  • Qdoba - freebie
  • Red Robin - free burger  & ice cream sundae - I had a $10 lettuce burger & salad
  • Denny's - free Grand Slam on your birthday.  You have to show driver's license
  • Michael's - 20% off
  • Best Buy - 10% off
  • Joann's - 20% off

We also have the kids registered for:
  • Bob Evans - free kids meal with meal for adult. These certificates don't expire.
  • Red Robin - free burger
  • Cold Stone - free ice cream
  • Toys R Us - it's either $3 or $5 off . They have each gotten coupons for a free Thomas train around 3 years old
  • Burger King - free kids meal
  • Rockne's - free kids meal

If any of these places interest you, just go their website & register for their "clubs". Obviously we don't use all of these. Many of them are only good for 2 weeks. It's just fun to have the option.





I got the frozen vanilla chai drink. I have to say it was WAY WAY to sweet.  I did not enjoy it.  I had 2-3 sips of it that day.  I put it in the freezer and thought I would try it the next day...I tried it the following day and I just could not drink it. I felt it was such a waste, but there was no way to drink this pile of sugar.



Friday, March 1, 2019

Tunglok Teahouse, Singapore Airport, HK Milk Tea



I was flying home from Penang Malaysia.  I decided to fly home thru Singapore, since I never had flown through that airport...and I thought I could try more tea that way too.


It is a beautiful airport!  It might be my favorite airport ever.  It was clean, huge, and beautiful. 






I stopped in for a quick drink of HK Style Milk tea.  It was very good and refreshing.

Here is an interesting fact about Hong Kong Style Milk Tea- Hong Kong milk tea is also known as “pantyhose tea” or “silk stocking tea” because it is often brewed in a large tea sock that resembles pantyhose.  Who knew!!!


Beautiful artwork on the wall.



In my efforts to try as many teas as I could while on layover, I only drank tea and then headed to another fun tea to try.
I loved the fun jug the tea was in, it added to the experience.


This tea reminds me a lot of the tea I had in Thailand.  It is black tea, water, and condensed milk.  It is sweet and smooth.


If you have the chance, try it!!!!  It is not like any tea you will find in the states.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Muggswigz Tropical Tisane with Pukka Three Mint and Ohio tea Company Lavender with Plantation Mint



I love making iced tea and playing with flavors.  These flavors did not disappoint.  I love mint and lavender together.  They pair wonderfully.

As I say, you need to play with your tea.

 Plantation Mint and Ohio Tea Lavender made a great iced tea.



From the Website: 
"Extra Info:
Lavender is one of the world's most ancient, and commonly used herbs. The first recorded use of the sweet smelling herb appeared in ancient Phoenician inscriptions dating back to 1000 BC. The ancient Romans were also very fond of the herb and used it as a fragrant bath scent in their public bathhouses. In fact, it is believed that the genus name Lavendula stems from the Latin word lavare meaning "to wash." Modern botanical science indicates that there are at least 28 known species of Lavender - some of these are wild and some are commercially cultivated - the plant grows everywhere from parts of Africa to China. The version that we offer here is a wonderfully fresh smelling organic variety that comes from Eastern Tibet - no chemicals or pesticides were used in its cultivation.

Ingredients:
Organic Lavender,
Origin:
France"  




I mixed Tropical Tisane and Pukka Three Mint and it was great too.

Take your teas and mix and match them.  Every time you make tea you can have something different.  Keep playing!!!