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My Personal 31 Days Of Tea-LC Challenge + Another Tea Giveaway

31 days of tea

 I just chose a winner for my last Celestial Seasonings 31 Days of TeaLC giveaway, and there was so much excitement about it that I though we should do one more!

I talked last week about just how much I love hot beverages in the winter.  I love chai, coffee and tea, but because I am a cancer survivor, health and immunity are super important to me. With this in mind, I have been wanting to drink less coffee and more tea, and joined in on Celestial Seasonings 31 Days of TeaLC Challenge.  My personal challenge is to replace my typical 2nd cup of coffee, the one I usually drink in the afternoon, with tea! 

Henry James Tea quote

My friends at Celestial Seasonings recently sent a bunch of their new wellness teas, just in time for my 31 Days of TeaLC Challenge.  I have LOVED trying out their new products, and have been really impressed with the emphasis their teas have on health!  This month is more than half way over and I have found that this 31 day challenge really isn’t much of a challenge for me because it has been a very delicious challenge!
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During my last giveaway, I asked you to comment on what your favorite Celestial Seasonings teas are.  I loved the response I got from you!   Here are the most popular flavors according to New Nostalgia readers!
~ Sleepytime teas were by far the most popular.  Many of you commented on how they really do work and help you fall asleep.  The Vanilla, Peach and Sinus Soother were the most popular flavors.

~Raspberry Zinger was also very popular, and came in second.

~Mandarine Orange Spice was a close 3rd.

~Honey Vanilla Camomille was 4th

~Peppermint was a favorite for a few of you!

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Ok, now on to a couple more of my favorite teas from Celestial Seasonings.

Celestial seasonings tea
This tea is very timely for what I have seen and experienced here in the Midwest.  It seems like EVERYONE is battling colds and flu.  We have managed to stay fairly healthy.  I do have one girl with some cold symptoms. When she told me she had a sore throat one evening, I was excited to experiment with Sleepytime Throat Tamer.  I made her some, added some honey, and she said she really liked it and that it definitely helped. She drifted right off to sleep after her tea. She is 11 and is really starting to enjoy tea, especially herbal teas!

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When the seasons change, minor throat irritations are all too common. Steep yourself in soothing goodness with Sleepytime Throat Tamer. This special blend features all of the calming and relaxing qualities of our beloved Sleepytime tea, including aromatic spearmint from the Pacific Northwest and soothing Egyptian chamomile. Sleepytime Throat Tamer adds licorice root and slippery elm bark to coat and soothe a sore throat, while the rejuvenating infusion of lemongrass and ginger provides a comforting aroma and flavor. You’ll feel soothing relief from the very first sip! *

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Metabo Balance Green Tea
The next tea that I have really been enjoying is the Metabo Balance Green Tea.  I am on a medication for 5 years due to my cancer history.  This particular medication makes you gain weight.  It messes with hormone levels and because of this I have noticed a change in my body shape, and in my tendency to gain weight around the middle.  I have been blessed to never have had to worry about weight gain, until now!  I’m hoping this tea will help regulate my metabolism. This tea is delicious–it has hibiscus, orange peel and grapefruit flavor.  It is a green tea which is great for everyone, but especially cancer survivors!
For many of us, maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge. Support your metabolism by adding Metabo Balance™ wellness tea to your healthy diet and active lifestyle. This all-natural blend features authentic green tea leaves and potent green tea extract for sustained energy and metabolism support, plus garcinia cambogia and a delicious tropical grapefruit flavor for great taste with no calories!*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Kettle
I own an electric tea kettle, and it is by far one of my most favorite kitchen appliances, especially in the winter.  I fill it with water in the morning, then flip the button to “on.”  In just a minute or 2, I have hot water for my tea.  The kettle keeps the water hot for a long time, so I refill my mug often.  If it has been a couple hours since my last cup of tea and I want more, I simply flip the switch to “on’ again. It is a great way to have hot water handy all throughout the day. I LOVE it.
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My Personal 31 Days of Tea-LC Challenge + A Tea Giveaway

I am a HUGE fan of warm, comforting drinks in the winter months.  There is just something I love about having my hands wrapped around a big, warm mug of a hot beverage. I love chai, coffee and tea, but because I am a cancer survivor, health and immunity are super important to me! With this in mind, I have been wanting to drink less coffee and more tea, and have decided to join in on Celestial Seasonings 31 Days of TeaLC Challenge.  My personal challenge is to replace my typical 2nd cup of coffee, the one I usually drink in the afternoon, with tea!

My friends at Celestial Seasonings recently sent me a bunch of their new wellness teas, just in time for my 31 Days of TeaLC Challenge.  I have LOVED trying out their new products, and have been really impressed with the emphasis their teas have on health!  I have so enjoyed experiencing their different teas that I find myself drinking much more tea than I anticipated. This 31 day challenge really isn’t much of a challenge for me because it has been so much fun!

I own an electric tea kettle, and it is by far one of my most favorite kitchen appliances, especially in the winter.  I fill it with water in the morning, then flip the button to “on.”  In just a minute or 2, I have hot water for my tea.  The kettle keeps the water hot for a long time, so I refill my mug often.  If it has been a couple hours since my last cup of tea and I want more, I simply flip the switch to “on’ again. It is a great way to have hot water handy all throughout the day. I LOVE it.

There are 2 teas from Celestial Seasonings that I must talk about.  I will start with my most favorite–Natural Detox Wellness Tea.  I was super excited to see a Celestial Seasoning tea containing Milk Thistle.  I have taken Milk Thistle in supplement form ever since I finished chemo & radiation.  Milk Thistle is known for its detoxing properties, and is great great for the liver.  Chemo wreaks havoc on the liver, which is the bodies main detoxing organ, so restoring my liver to its full working condition was really important to me.  I was hoping I would like this tea, especially if it meant eliminating an expensive supplement that I would usually take in pill form.  This tea did not disappoint. The creamy vanilla flavor is really comforting.  It is interesting for something to taste “creamy” when it is not, but it does!  I love it, have drank a ton of it already, and I’m not even close to being tired of it.

Antioxidant Max Green Tea Blackberry Pomegranate 

My second favorite tea that they sent is their Antioxidant Max Green Tea Blueberry Pomegranate.  Green tea is another really important ingredient in a healthy diet.  Green teas provide powerful flavonoid antioxidants that can help reduce the cell-damaging effects of free radicals.  This is not only good for cancer patients whose treatment is so harsh and damaging, but also for healthy people who want to stay that way.  Cancer is simply cells misbehaving that are damaged, so it makes sense that reducing free radicals that damage cells is cancer preventative.

This tea would taste great in the warm months, too.  It would be really refreshing to serve it iced.

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