My tea habit has got a little bit out of control. I worked it out and it turns out I’m drinking 8 to 10 mugs of tea a day!
This is way to much caffeine for me. So last Friday at lunch time, I decided to go cold turkey with the tea.
It was fine until I woke up Saturday morning with the mother of all headaches which persisted all day. I also felt nauseous and extremely tired. I didn’t realise how big an effect caffeine was having on my body until this point.
Luckily for me, the effects were gone by Sunday, though when I had a look online, apparently the symptoms can last for two weeks, what a nightmare!
I don’t want to go completely caffeine free, I enjoy tea and chocolate too much. But I do want to minimize how much I’m consuming.
So, I had a look through my cupboards for an alternative hot drink that would be quick and convenient. I had a jar of instant decaff coffee but I’m not a great coffee-lover. I find the taste a little bitter. The solution though is Jordan’s Skinny Syrups.
I had picked up two bottles a little while back, Salted Caramel and White Chocolate. I don’t drink milk but instead have 2 dessert spoons of double cream (about 20ml), so I have that with a large teaspoon of the syrup and it makes a delicious coffee.
I also have Creamycinos!
Basically it’s hot water, 2 dessert spoons of cream and a large teaspoon of White Chocolate syrup, thats it, but it tastes amazing! The double cream stops it tasting ‘thin’ and the syrup is just right for making it taste like white hot chocolate.
I have a whole load of the syrups I want to try, there are lots of flavours to choose from and all sugar free.
Its lovely to have a choice of hot drinks, though tea will probaly always be my favourite, I just have to find a decaff brand I like, but until then it’s Creamycinos for me!
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