We can now say it’s officially the Yuletide season! The shops are full of glittering gifts, festive foods and drinks are flowing, Christmas songs have been playing on every radio station and chocolate tubs across the country have been well and truly cracked open!
As a nation of tea and coffee drinkers, those hot beverages certainly keep us going over the colder months but as it’s December, now is the time for a festive flip. How can you ditch the tea and coffee in favour of something just as satisfying? It needn’t take much – just adding a few key ingredients to some hot water or choosing the right tea blend can make you feel all warm and cosy inside. ‘Tis the season after all! Here are our top 5 festive water flips:
Fill a mug with boiling water, then add a stick of cinnamon. The smell alone will give you Christmas in a cup, but to add to the festive fragrance, a few slices of apple, or a teaspoon of honey will sweeten the deal!
Cinnamon tea not only tastes great, but is loaded with antioxidants, can help reduce blood sugar, lower inflammation and can help improve heart health. It’s a yes from us!
Peel and slice some fresh ginger root (about 2 inches) then boil in 4 mugs of water for about 10 minutes. For a stronger flavour boil for longer. Strain it off and drink. Store any extra in the fridge for later use. If you want to sweeten it, add some honey to taste.
Ginger has many healing properties and is traditionally used as a remedy for nausea. But its spiciness is ideal to enjoy as a festive drink. A perfect accompaniment to a warm slice of apple pie!
Use 2 chamomile tea bags in a pan of boiling water and remove after 10 minutes. Add half a mug of milk and stir over heat, but do not boil. Add a tablespoon of honey, pour into a mug and add a blob of whipped cream.
This is a sure-fire way to destress after a busy day and spend the night in peaceful slumber! The stuff dreams are made of!
Stand 10 fresh mint leaves in a mug of boiling water for a few minutes and then strain into a mug. To sweeten, add a small amount of sugar, or stir with a candy cane!
Mint tea may ease bloating and indigestion and aide sleep. You’ll also have minty fresh breath and clear nasal passages!
The old faithful! By adding a twist of lemon to a mug of hot water you have a simple refreshing drink to warm you on a cold day.
Calorie free, lemon water is a good source of vitamin C as well as hydration. If you’re feeling a little under the weather, then adding a good squirt of honey will have you feeling more yourself in no time!
Swap your usual cup of tea or coffee for a healthier festive winter warmer this Christmastime. We have a range of water boilers to make your office drinks easier and more convenient. Find them here.