Getting the water I need in Arizonia.

By Guardianstone Latest Reply 2010-11-13 21:54:07 -0600
Started 2010-11-10 04:44:31 -0600

I have never liked city water su s.
Arizona buys it's water fron Nevada, and if you have never tasted it, don't. It has a very high alkali taste.
I have found a way to get my water and not make myself sick.
1. After I empty a soda or water bottle,
I wash it out with a hot bath in the dishwasher.
2. After drying, I fill 1/2 the bottle with filtered water.
3. freeze it.
4. Fill the frozen bottle with your favorite sugar free packet and filtered water.
Allow it to sit for 10-20 mins.
5. Shake well before drinking.
6. Repeat as often as needed. When the ice starts to melt about 1/2 way down freeze about 1/2 the drink, and make another. You may want to make several starting with 1/2 a bottle in each, so the first one is ready without having to make more before you have ice.
I like making 2 bottles worth. Pour 1/2 from each bottle into a 3rd bottle. freeze other bottles, and cool 3rd. Then 'Yer off to the races'.
Just remember to Wash and replace the bottles often.
Anyone else have ideas? I had to find some way to drink water without poisoning myself. I also do the same thing with filtered water.
It is a nice change.
Guardian stone

22 replies

sNerTs1 2010-11-12 22:36:40 -0600 Report

I usually just drink bottled water but I am a HUGE coffee and tea drinker. I never really knew anything about tea until I met my husband and my MIL would make tea for every dinner. Loose leaf tea that she got from California. The best I ever had, and you dont have to add a sweetner to this. She got me hooked. I rarely use bagged tea and drink that for most of the winter months.

Thanks, this was and is an interesting read.

Hugs ~ Cheryl

Guardianstone 2010-11-12 23:17:29 -0600 Report

My mother belongs to an herbal society. She also belongs to a tea society. She sells tea and accesories. She gives talks about high tea, the history of tea, and medical uses for tea.
Her Herbal group has paid for her meals, and sometimes transportation for her talks. She has taught the National herbal society how to properly make tea, and hold a high tea. Her tea ladies went to England and had a high tea after visiting the gardens at the palace. I have had the privage of helping her select what she would buy for her shop, and asked for my opinon on herbs, speaking, topics for her newsletter and things from my web reserch. She Wrote and still contributes the tea newsletter. She has held various positions in both groups. And still runs her shop 'Thyme for tea'.
So, I take my tea seriously.
Guardian stone

GabbyPA 2010-11-13 19:01:54 -0600 Report

Wow, I want to meet your mom.

Guardianstone 2010-11-13 19:49:57 -0600 Report

Yea, she's special.
Raised 4 kids, was a nurse's aide, CORT, Trainer and union rep.
When the heck did she have time for us.
Just got some 80 cal strawberry cheese cake non-fat yogurt.The bus is an hour late, and no spoon. Wahhhh!

Guardianstone 2010-11-13 02:12:55 -0600 Report

I just ordered a catalog for Stash, and downloaded a copy of it. Great discriptions.
I need to walk down to the store when it opens. I'm starved.
Guardian stone

beckydoobydoo 2010-11-12 07:12:55 -0600 Report

there is also bigelow tea company, great teas there as well, they even have eggnog tea.think its not sure but you will be directed there.

realsis77 2010-11-10 11:03:23 -0600 Report

Hi its grreat to have water you can drink away from home! I hope your enjoying your trip. Its nice to hear from you!

GabbyPA 2010-11-10 06:45:00 -0600 Report

I make a lime water for myself many days. Now that it is cooling off I will be switching to some warm green teas, but taking it with us is very important. Good to have a source of water we will drink while we are away from home.

Guardianstone 2010-11-10 08:38:29 -0600 Report

I'm allergic to both, but thank you.
I'll be mixing some of the flavors in my hot tea. Iced Raspberry, peach tea, and one of the orange flavored works. I use just enough for flavor. Then use the rest in Grandmas old tea piture (sp).
and make hot or iced tea. Wish I could find a cinimon. There's an apple spice but I don't want the apple. (unless it's apple pie crust ice cream.)
Thank you for the ideas.
Guardian stone

jayabee52 2010-11-13 02:13:00 -0600 Report

Do you know about cinnamon sticks Guardian? They're the bark of the tree dried. I think it could be ground up to make the spice. If I want cinn. tea I steep a stick for 5 min or so.

Guardianstone 2010-11-13 03:25:41 -0600 Report

It's great, but a bit strong. Regular hot tea with cinn. and sweetener steeped for a few minutes is better for me, and a cinn. toast flavor. NO TOAST, NO SUGAR. Sorry my neighbors are trying to sleep.
Remind me to tell you about our love-struck kitty.
A smitten kitten.
Guardian stone

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-13 09:06:34 -0600 Report

I gave up my search for cinnamon tea a long while ago. I'm allergic to oranges, chamomiele and a few other things they like to mix in with the cinnamon blends. I stick with the cinnamon sticks. Like you I steep them for just a few minutes. It's about hot tea season here in Colorado.
Have you tried catnip tea? It's been a while since I drank any. The cat used to get indignite if we didn't share.

GabbyPA 2010-11-10 18:24:20 -0600 Report

There is a fantastic website for tea. I found it in Alaska, and they are in my grocer now. It is called Stash Tea Company. OH MY....they have every possible flavor you could imagine. Here is the website.

GabbyPA 2010-11-12 08:26:52 -0600 Report

I know, isn't it just scrumptious!? I used to shop from there for many of my holiday gifts. Now, it's too expensive for me, but I still get the tea sometimes for me. Specially in the winter, since I am not a huge coffee lover. I do prefer a good cup of tea.

Guardianstone 2010-11-12 10:29:23 -0600 Report

The chocolate almond decaf sounds good. But no decaf. Unleaded has no use.
Coffee and I are not a good mix. while we are there we need some apple piecrust ice cream. Ooohhhh, ahhhhhh It sounds good enough to put unto a diabetic coma . . . but what a way to go.

Littlehopper 2010-11-13 19:10:40 -0600 Report

I like their Peppermint. It is great black especially if you have a stomach ache & I usually don't like black tea.

Guardianstone 2010-11-10 20:54:27 -0600 Report

I know the tea. I will smile when I visit this site. I'll walk with through the site with you.You have a warm place in my heart.
Thank you sister.
Guardian stone

GabbyPA 2010-11-11 09:48:06 -0600 Report

Better yet, let's pull up a chair and a nice warm cup of mint tea with a bit of cream in it. We could chat for hours until the waitress runs us out.

Guardianstone 2010-11-11 11:01:21 -0600 Report

I like that. too bad they don't make creame d minth. But I like orange peoke.
Constent comment is my favorite, but vartety is the spice of life.
Just let her try to run us off, I'll call special forces, and my couz the Gunny Sgt. He ows me.

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