My Cold Weather Salvation

Winter is, unquestionably, the toughest season for both diet and fitness. Even once those holiday cookies are a distant memory in your mind (perhaps not so distant on your hips), it is still freezing and dark and gloomy and icey. You’d rather sit under a pile of blankets, watch Homeland, and eat Shepherd’s pie than chow down on a salad and go out for a run. I feel ya.

We have to do what we can to resist these temptations. Contrary to what it may feel like, winter will come to an end, and the future holds bikinis and daisy dukes. You need something satisfying, energizing, and, preferably, warming.

Enter David’s Tea.P1100153 P1100158

I LOVE David’s Tea. For those of you poor saps that are unfamiliar, David’s Tea is a chain of specialty tea stores. It is Canadian, but there are now stores popping up all over the US. Their selection is impossibly huge, their stores inviting, and their staff super-duper helpful.

“Tea?” You ask. “Isn’t that more of a British Grandma thing?”

Don’t be silly! With flavours like crème brulee and red velvet cake, David’s Tea is modern and fun and delicious. Not to mention totally gorgeous looking AND smelling.

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English Rose. Tastes like you're drinking a British flower garden....and could it be more lovely?

Love Tea No. 7 is a chocolate covered strawberry tea-- so tasty!

Love Tea No. 7 is a chocolate covered strawberry tea– so tasty!

Cream of Earl Grey-- my standby. A lovely more vanilla-y version of the original.

Cream of Earl Grey– my standby. A lovely more vanilla-y version of the original.

Cookie Dough!!!

Cookie Dough!!!

Rooibos de Provence. This one has rosehip, currants, blueberries, lavender, and rose petals.

Rooibos de Provence. This one has rosehip, currants, blueberries, lavender, and rose petals.

Winter magic, I tell you. Winter magic.