Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lipton Has K- Cups !




Good Afternoon Thursday readers. It is a very sticky,humid, and rainy August day here in N.Y.C. Yuck. It makes me feel sleepy. I have been home today because a piece in my shower is broken so I had to wait for the super to finally make his way up to my apartment and fix it. I was reduced to taking a bath a few days and washing my head in the sink. That was fun(not really). Well what can you do? These are the exciting activities that grown ups have to deal with on a daily basis. I am glad to be in an apartment when things like this happen so I never have to fix anything lol.


Today on my Facebook page I saw Lipton Tea now has Tea K-Cups!! Love this idea. I drink Lipton Tea all the time. They are available to purchase on Amazon.com. $12.39 for a 24 count pack. I think that's reasonable for K-Cups. Lipton has three flavors so far. Black Tea,Green Tea, and Iced Tea. I would love to try the black Tea K-Cups.

Have you guys purchased any Tea in K-Cup form? Do you find they taste great or better made the old fashioned way??

I tried a Green Tea K-Cup sample when I first received my mini Keurig. I thought it was good. I haven't bought any since then because of the price. It's way cheaper to buy a box at your supermarket for $3.99 and get a ton of bags as supposed to $14 just for a few K-Cups. Especially the way I drink tea. They would go so quick. That being said, again as always what wins out for Keurig is convenience. So I would like to have some on hand if I am entertaining. Why make a whole pot for one person who wants tea when you can just brew one!





Signing off A " Rainy Tea" Diva :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Run Down 8/16/13










I started out this week with a bang. I felt renewed with the cooler fresh air. I had tons of energy. Somewhere down the week from yesterday on I lost my spark. This happens a lot to me. As I got older and my lifestyle changed from going to clubs every night to being a housewife. I always have these spurts of energy. But then it dies out after a while. I could just be relaxing and then boom! I have to get up and go do something. I am not satisfied unless I am constantly doing stuff. Which stinks, because there are days that we should be able to just relax. And go with the flow. But I am trying. My husband hates when I am like this. He feels I work very hard and I should enjoy myself whenever I have the free time(One of the many reasons why I love him so much). If anything it is a compliment to myself if I do have some free time at the end of the night. That means my house is spotless. Work is done. My husband is taken care of. And now it's time for me :) How do you guys unwind?


Here is the Friday Run Down :

So we all know that everything in "moderation" is key. You can have that brownie or cookie. Just not twenty of them. Of course coffee being the same idea. Two cups of coffee a day have proved to have many health benefits. From diminishing dementia to preventing type 2 diabetes. But now there is a study that came out saying that people who drink more than 4 cups of coffee a day could have a higher mortality rate. This doesn't surprise me. As the woman says in the video it's not just 4 average 6 to 8 oz of coffee. Now people that frequent Starbucks, they come home with a jumbo size cup of coffee that is considered "normal". Plus factor in if the people are using sugar and other sweet treats in their coffee. And that is a recipe for disaster! I never use sugar in my coffee. I only use a little half/half or flavored sweetener once in a blue moon. I don't even use splenda either because of the claims to how unhealthy artificial sweeteners are. Anyways, here is the link to the video. How many cups a day to you guys drink ?


Brew Over Ice, Keurig's company for all things Iced is having their Instant win game on Facebook again. You have a chance to win a free tumbler and you are entered into their sweepstakes. Enter here . Good luck!



Great post from Daily Coffee News By Roast Magazine on Former Marines who wrote a coffee book The Perfect Coffee At Home" . Read here.




Log on to Facebook first to enter to win Melitta USA's prizes. Then go to Pinterest and Pin To Win from Melitta's Pinterest Boards!!


Learn how to make an iced latte from a Master illy Barista. Watch video here



Donut Shop Sweet and Creamy Iced Coffee is on sale this week on crosscountrycafe. Order here.



A good study on coffee as I was writing earlier, how it can be healthy when consumed in moderation. Read article here from healio.com.






Signing off a "Coffee Diva "

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Afternoon Tea









What a beautiful day it is here in N.Y.C. The humidity dropped and cool air took over. Finally good weather to do my Zumba in! I don't know about you guys, but when it is very hot and humid out I just can't be doing Zumba or cardio like that. Makes me feel like I'm going to pass out. I usually just do sit ups, push ups, & yoga in the summer. I do the same in winter but with my Zumba when I first get up. I was so happy I did an hour advanced session and it felt great. I always feel good when I am eating healthy and working out.
Speaking of being healthy, another thing I try to do every day if I am home is have afternoon tea. I usually stop drinking coffee after the morning time and I love the soothing feeling of stoping for a little bit mid-day and just relaxing. Savoring the moment. I usually go on my porch. Or read a little bit. I have so many different varieties of tea that I drink. Black, green, white, etc. Most are caffeine free which is another reason I switch to tea in the afternoon. So it won't effect me at night. I stumbled upon a great article from Huffington Post on " The History and Etiquette of Afternoon Tea" by Lisa Mirza Grotts. Read the article here.




Do you guys drink tea? Morning ? Afternoon? Any time ??? Love to hear your thoughts. And if you do what are your favorite blends ??













Signing off a " Healthy Tea " Diva

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday In Review: Wolfgang Puck "Breakfast In Bed" K-Cups











Good afternoon my readers. This week has just flown by. Today is my Friday. I can't wait to have two days off. I just want to spend quality time with my husband. Have a nice cold drink on our porch. Watch life slow down a bit. It has been a busy week. I am trying to incorporate a lot of new things on my blog. I do the Friday run down, and now I will be adding Sunday Reviews. I am also thinking about doing a little Book Corner Cafe' area where we could discuss or recommend our favorite books. I have been reading so much more the past year or so ever since my dad bought me a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas. It was one of the best gifts I ever received. I just finished reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. I read the Da Vinci Code first. I know he has a few other books but I got a bit bored after a while of reading two books about Church and conspiracy theories lol. I am on to "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo". I loved the movie and my sister said the book was great (as usual the book almost always is). But I would love to hear from everyone their top picks. Anyways here is the Sunday In Review:



I had tried Wolfgang Puck a while ago. Each K-Cup I tried from him I really loved. Breakfast In Bed is a great Medium Roast Coffee for everyday. It is smooth. No bitterness. It has a nice aroma when you brew it in your Keurig. My husband loves this. He asks for it everyday. He's more of a plain coffee drinker. So this one is his favorite. I just recently bought a box again at Bed Bath and Beyond. It is almost gone! I would highly recommend purchasing if you love a medium roast coffee. Or if you are not into the flavor movement. This will be perfect for you :) I think it would pair nice with any dessert since it doesn't have any sweet undertones.






I hope you all enjoy tasting this coffee in good health :)





Have a great weekend! Signing off A " Sunday " Coffee Diva

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Run Down 8/9/13









Allergies, rain, unpacking, and weekly shopping. That's what's trending over by my side of the world today. Here is the Friday run down. I hope you all enjoy a safe and fun weekend :)


A good article from Daily Coffee News about Starbucks new "beliefs". Just a side note. . . Why the hell would anyone want or need to take a gun into Starbucks?? Ugh what has this world come to ?



On Facebook? Who isn't ? Head on over to Keurig's Facebook page. Like them and enter their Summer Sweepstakes for a chance to win a brand new Keurig Vue Brewer !


Tully's Hawaiin K-Cups are on sale on Onecupconnection.com.



Cross Country Cafe is reviewing Newman's Special Blend K-Cup. Read here.

Also on Cross Country Cafe, you can purchase Donut House Collection Cinnamon Roll K-Cups on sale. Purchase here.



Have your own office or work in one? Well tell your boss they have to get this! The new Keurig Bolt. Made with Keurig technology in mind, but tailored for an office. Check it out here.







Signing off a " Coffee Diva "

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Is Back










It's that time of year again. Where the summer nights start getting a bit shorter. We go back to work. Back to school. Back to reality. The summer is slowly ending. With that there is the promise of cooler nights. Warmer drinks. The best time of year, the holidays. Accompanying those beautiful memories are a seasonal favorite. Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice coffee! I love this blend in the fall/winter holidays. It's a tradition now to have it in my household starting from October through winter. It gives me just one more reason to love fall :) You can shop here and get Pumpkin Spice in any way shape or form. Ground bag, K-Cups, or Vue Packs.



Do you guys have seasonal favorites? Have you ever tried Pumpkin Spice before ? Well read my review on the coffee here.








My thoughts for the day:
I am back from my week vacation. I am so happy to be with my hubby but it sucks working again.
I hate humidity. August can rain and be humid almost everyday. I love the rain but leave that humidity at home.
I received an amazing gift yesterday from Tassimo. A brand new T55 machine. It is amazing!!!!!! I will be doing a big review in the weeks to come.
I think I sneezed 100 times from my allergies today even though I take Zyrtec once a day lol
I received the 2014 Ikea catalog as further discussed in previous posts. All I can say is can't wait to plan a trip to go in about a month or two !!!





Enjoy your day everyone...


A coffee Diva ;)

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