As much as you can eat healthily, it is also important to remember to drink healthily too. Tea is very healing. It is sometimes referred to as the British national drink. However you feel about it, it is here to stay but have you ever tasted fruit and vegetable teas?
Part of drinking a cup of tea is the making of it. There is nothing like those words, “I am just putting the kettle on, would anyone like a cup of tea?”
Of course one of the first items that any dietician will say to you is, ‘cut out the caffeine’. And there goes your strong cup of English Breakfast tea and in come the herbals. I have never been the biggest fan of herbal teas as they always taste a little bland to me.
However Nim’s, the purveyor of fruit and vegetable crisps, have come up with a range of fruit and vegetable teas. All you have to do is pop 3 teaspoons or one sachet of fruit/vegetable into a small teapot or mug. Add boiling water and infuse for 10 minutes.
In the summer you can let it cool and drink it over ice. Either way at the end of drinking your tea you can eat the slithers of fruit.
I am currently drinking Pineapple and Kiwi and it is totally delicious. These teas are made up of air-dried fresh produce and are available in three combinations: beetroot and parsnip; kiwi and pineapple; and pineapple, beetroot and parsnip.
Nim’s has also released a new infusions range of air-dried slices, which rehydrate in water to add natural flavour to both hot and cold drinks. They are available in cucumber, lemon, pink grapefruit, orange, and lime.
You will be amazed how good beetroot and parsnip tea tastes. I was not convinced but changed my mind having made husband and I our afternoon cuppa today as we waited for the snow to arrive! The vegetable flavours are particularly good if you do not like the sweetness of a fruit tea.