Posts Tagged: tea

Sharing the birthday love

I’m here celebrating the last few minutes of my birthday. It’s been a great one full of lots of love + some of my guiltiest pleasures.

I spent part of the day drinking tea & printing on some beautiful tan rives bfk paper I bought a while ago but never used.

You can find the prints in etsy my shop. I want to share the love, so I created a coupon code for you that will be good until midnight eastern time tomorrow (3/5) https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLotusRoot

Use the coupon code MARCHINGFORTH when checking out in my etsy shop to save 20% off of your entire purchase.

Collaboration between Liz Davison (www.thelotusroot.com) and Vincent Ramirez (www.artisvast.com) - 11 x 14 Print on Paper $32  #sacredgeometry #floweroflife #artbirthday blooming tea

Collaboration between Liz Davison (www.thelotusroot.com) and Vincent Ramirez (www.artisvast.com) - 11 x 14 Print on Paper $32  #sacredgeometry #floweroflife #artIt will most likely be the last coupon I’ll be sending out for a while – I’ll be release my skin care products very soon so keep your eyes peeled for another post from me soon. I have to admit that I’m a nervous to share what I’ve been working on, but I’ve been working hard on it for the last 2 years and know its time to put it out into the world.

birthday blooming tea

 

As always, thanks for all of your support <3

Liz

 

Sketchbook Sunday: tea

Just a simple sketch of camellia sinensis, otherwise known as tea :)

tea drawing

What have you been sipping on (or working on) lately?drinking & drawing tea

 

photos & artwork © Elizabeth Paige Davison 2013

 

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Making hibiscus tea

I just wanted to take a moment to share one of my favorite drinks to help keep cool in the summertime – iced hibiscus tea. Growing up, I loved drinking Red Zinger tea, which has hibiscus in it ( I was that weird kid who stopped drinking pop when I was 12). Hibiscus is known as Jamaica or “Agua de flor de Jamaica”, among many other names throughout the world…It’s high in vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals, so it’s great for the skin and can give your immune system a boost.

organic hibiscus tea

 

Hibiscus tea is made of a part of the flower called the calyx (the part that supports the petals). Y ou can find it at many grocery stores – I got organic hibiscus at mountainroseherbs.com

There are different ways to make hibiscus tea – this is how I make mine:

  •   Add about half a cup of dried hibiscus to a glass pitcher / milk jug or jar and pour almost boiling water in to the top
  •    Let the water cool, and then place in the fridge for a couple of hours
  •    Strain
  • Add your sweetener of choice. Hibiscus is naturally tart, so sweeten to taste. I used a 1/4 cup of coconut sugar and a 1/4 cup of raw honey. Pour over ice and enjoy!

hibiscus tea

It has many health benefits, (studies have shown it can lower blood pressure)  but may also have some side effects, you can read about both here.  hibiscus tea

Do you ever drink hibiscus / jamaica, or do you have a favorite cold drink for the summertime? Let me know in the comments below!

 

photos:  © Elizabeth Paige Davison, 2013

 

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