How to Drink More Tea and Stay Hydrated

How to Drink More Tea and Stay Hydrated

Tea is at the center of the Plum Deluxe community. We are all here because of our love of tea, whether it be a lifelong love or newfound. There are so many flavors and varieties to fall in love with! When your dragon stash of tea builds up, you may begin to wonder how you can drink more tea throughout your days.

The truth is, there's almost always a way to have tea by your side wherever your day takes you.

How to Drink More Tea On the Go

On a leisurely morning, you may want a pot of tea or tea latte to settle in with. But on the busier mornings, you can use an electric tea kettle to prepare your water while you get ready, and prefill a teabag to toss into a good thermos to keep your tea hot for hours.

Better yet, use a thermos with a reversible infuser to travel with tea or keep it hot during a busy day without oversteeping. Or try a cute infuser and mug combo to sip your tea while you get ready.

Having tea at work depends on your setup. You could have a tea kit that you keep at your desk with different teas for different moods, an infuser, and even your own electric kettle if hot water isn't available. In less accommodating settings, you may rely on several thermoses you fix up at home to keep tea hot for you throughout the day.

You may think of tea as simply a cold-weather beverage. While it's perfectly cozy to reach for when it's chilly, tea can be cold-brewed ahead of time into ice tea for the warmer weather or just an easy grab and go during the day. This is a great way to drink down your stash or try teas you thought you didn't care for.

A pitcher of iced tea also makes a perfect accompaniment to meals during the day.

Staying Hydrated

Drinking tea throughout the day is a great way to stay hydrated while reaping the benefits of the tea and herbs you are infusing. Besides hot tea, cold brew, and tea lattes, there are different ways you can fix up your tea to change it up and drink more tea.

You can try adding milk to teas that don't contain lemon or hibiscus, which will curdle if dairy is added. You can also sweeten with sugar, honey, or honey dust, a blend of honey crystals and cane sugar. There is also maple dust, a blend of maple and coconut sugar. Another sweet treat to try in your tea is vanilla sugar dust.

Fruit such as lemons, limes, and orange peel are also a fun way to sweeten your tea without added sugar. You could also try different teas plain, and see which way you prefer for each tea.

When you want to drink more tea throughout your day, get creative!

One of my favorite mindful moments is to pack a small basket with tea and maybe a treat, and walk down to my favorite spot, a small, private beach on the Chesapeake Bay, and have a little picnic in the wilderness. Think of the times throughout your day when tea would improve the moment, and use your imagination or our friendly online community to figure out how to bring more tea into your day and keep your stash flowing.

Mary Hadzimichalis

Mary is a creative kitchen and garden witch with a passion for tea. She lives on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland with her husband and three cats. Her baking, creating, gardening, and women's healthcare advocacy can be followed on Instagram.
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