And not the really good kind. You know the ones. I don’t even have to say it. My favorites start with V, the other R. One is favored by Russians, the later Pirates. Yo Ho Ho, a Pirate’s life for me!
Anyway during the winter I’ve started really sucking down the coffee. It’s low calorie compared to hot chocolate (though not nearly as tasty!). It’s also got a good little boost of caffeine which is always a bonus. Now it’s hot. Temps are hitting mid-90s and it’s only June. Can’t wait for August. It’s going to be a hot humid mo’fo in these parts.
So I’ve needed something else to drink. As much as I’ve enjoyed my coffee, I just can’t drink something hot when I’m already sweltering.
If this is the first time you’ve heard of green tea…well then you should come out from under that rock a little more often. I gave it go. I think if you licked dew in the mornings after a cool night that’d be about the taste of green tea. Possibly chew on a few blades too. To suck mine down while not adding a ton of sugar (the point is a low-cal drink after all) I water the stuff down. Less chewed on grass taste. More like Green Tea – A Hint Of Dew Flavor.
I’m trying to make myself choke this grass down daily. Around 2quarts worth. Why that much? I’m not sure. It seems I think it’ll taste better if I make it daily. By the time I brew the 4bags like the instructions say and then water it down, I end up with 2quarts. Also it doesn’t have near the caffeine content, so I drink more for extra energy. Not that I’m noticing any liveliness in my step, but my goodness, I can’t imagine myself without it! Yeah…I’m a sucker for advertising.
So I set up a reward system (Yes, I’m serious). I have to drink 2 glasses (about half the 2quarts) and I can get a reward. My reward options are this Lipton Green Tea with Mango and Pineapple. Now this stuff? This stuff is really good. Stuff like this is why I check on my Klout.com profile because it was through them I got a bunch of samples and found love with Lipton. Why don’t I just drink this? Apparently the “green tea” isn’t as strong or some such as the 100% above. I don’t know. I just know it’s sweet and a bit fruity and reminds me of V8’s Mango-Pineapple juice and it’s encouraging me to suck the other down.
Anyway, back to the rewards. I get one of those, then back to my green tea. I have suck a single cup down, then a choice of a reward. No, I don’t know why I have to do 2 glasses the first time and 1 the second. That’s what was decided on when I established the rules. And if I break the rules now…well, we all know I’ll break again. Once a cheater, always a cheater they say.
What’s your summer drink of choice? Since this is officially a stop on The Roughnecks Blog Tour for my latest release Rough Ride, I have a giveaway for you! Something I know I could use! A Hint Of Frost by Hailey Edwards. Love that cover. Thanks Hailey for donating to my tour! Find out more on Hailey at her Website, Facebook and Twitter spots! If you’ve got a moment, put Hailey and her family in your thoughts. Her dad is going in for a brain biopsy and he needs all the good vibes we can offer him!!