mint and honey

100 Dialogue Prompts: Part 4

It’s amazing to see how much we can create together, my amigos. Here’s part 4.

  1. “Look, I might be evil but even I have standards.”
  2. “Do your parents know you’re dating Death?” “No, I promised we wouldn’t get back together after he broke up with me the first time.”
  3. “Wait why am I naked and covered in cheese?”
  4. “Good god, that cake is fuckin stale and dry mate!!” “Just like how you are recently? Gee, thanks.”
  5. "There is always time for a high-five.”
  6. “Karen, what would ever posses you to find me here.”
  7. “Oh my god, put that man down! Come on, let’s go get you some REAL food.”
  8. “A demonic sugar glider?”
  9. “People always say they never thought they would be here but I absolutely did.”
  10. “And I thought I was a bit weird. But you! You are insane!”
  11. “So your hair knows kung-fu? Ha, that’s nothing! MY hair knows HAIR-ATE!” (You know, as in karate) (This used to be an insider between me and a friend…)
  12. “One day, darling, you and I are going to conquer the Universe not just our world.”
  13. “Did you seriously think they wouldn’t notice when their humans went missing?!”
  14. “Well, maybe next time you should consider that not everyone wants to be woken up at four in the morning by a- what IS that, anyway?!”
  15. “Now, how exactly did your foot get stuck in the barrel?”
  16. “I hope you realize what you’re doing. This forest never ends, you know that, right?”
  17. “You can’t just kill someone and then make it all better by saying sorry!”
  18. “Why the fuck is my cat levitating?!” “He said he wanted to feel what flying was”
  19. “You’re trying to tell me you killed three men…with a microphone?”
  20. “Hang on, are you a John Wick fan?”
  21. “IT’S TWO IN THE MORNING!” “And?” “ I have a strict no murder rule until eight. Call me then.”
  22. “I did realize you were going to be naked the whole time”
  23. “Ok, I understand you like animals, but you can’t just bring a tiger into the apparent without asking!”
  24. “I…I didn’t want you to find out like this. I’m so sorry.”
  25. “OH MY GOD CATHERINE! I JUST SAW A NARWHAL! I’M TELLING YOU, I SAW A FREAKIN’ WHALE UNICORN!”
  26. “I gotta go, I left my toaster in the oven!
  27. "Why is there a gaggle of fancy buisness men on my front lawn?”
  28. “Can you please stop referring to me as ____! That’s not my name!” “Then what is?” “I don’t know!”
  29. *Sarcastic* “Yeah, sure. I won’t at all mind being your footslave.” “Oh, goody! I knew you’d agree!” “Wait, what?”
  30. “When are you going to give up on this whole ‘evil’ thing?” “When it stops being so much fun!”
  31. “You didnt say to KILL the man!” “WELL I DIDNT SAY NOT TOO”
  32. “Mum, Dad… I’m gay.” “That’s nice, honey, but now is not the right time!”
  33. “Take a look at your soul and consider your life choices! Oh wait, that’s right! You don’t fucking have a soul!” “Oh, god, just go drown in a bathtub of syrup why don’t ya?”
  34. “I kindly ask you to please quit making your heart stop. It’s creeping me out!” “So… Y-You were sleeping in a coffin” “Yeah I’m used to it” “Are you a vampire or what?! How can someone get used to sleep in a coffin?” “No I’m used to sleep I never said that I’m used to sleep in a freaking coffin!”
  35. “Darling I love you, more than I can ever express in words…. But please stop teaching chickens necromancy.”
  36. “I wanted to know why you stole souls, not your melodramatic backstory…”
  37. “I really wish that old white man would stop rubbing his nipples at me”
  38. “You know it is written: Do not summon Satan, right ?”
  39. “Look around, what is this?” “My room?” “No, this is pathetic.”
  40. “I’ve been a professor for 20 years, and yet still my greatest secret hasn’t been revealed–I can’t read.”
  41. “Our souls don’t belong in these 'human’ bodies, every one of us is implanted here from another galaxy, and this has been the case for a thousand years. No one knows what 'actual humans’ are like without us inhabiting them.”
  42. “Did you just create a portal in time and space to pull another version of yourself into this world so I have to deal with another annoying idiot?” “No but thanks for the idea.”
  43. “You’re bleeding?!” “Nah, I’m frolicing in a field of flowers - yes I’m bleeding!”
  44. “Let me get this straight. I tell you that I make a decent omelette and you somehow equate that to qualification for piloting a spaceship?”
  45. “It’s the weekend! Let’s hit the town! See a concert, redo our wardrobes, get high, start a crime ring, I don’t know.”
  46. “Keep running, you’ve only got 4HP!”
  47. “This is clearly your first time. Stop screaming already, you’ll wake the neighbors!”
  48. “Has anyone seen the outdoors?” “What the fuck is an outdoors?”
  49. “Why do I feel like this again, I thought we were done with this?”
  50. “Look, as much as I like to hang out with you, I’ve gotta go and save the earth. Toodles!”
  51. “Have you seen?… oh shit”
  52. “Two questions: one, how many matches do you have, and two, where do you keep your socks?”
  53. “Because fuck surveys, that’s why!”
  54. “Stop yelling out the window or the koalas will rip your face off!”
  55. “I guess when I heard 'Night of Debauchery’… I didn’t picture muffins on your pajamas.”
  56. “Honey, you can’t keep throwing people to the pit of pain and despair just because they don’t like choc mint ice cream.”
  57. “Oh, no honey, put that back…”
  58. “It’s going to be too late, you know. It’s always too late.”
  59. “Hey, so, uh… I’m in trouble…” “What did you do this time?” “I got stranded in Wales….. again…”
  60. “OK, but… how do we get the dog out of a hole in space in time exactly?”
  61. “Aren’t people supposed to grow instead of shrink ?”
  62. “Wait. You’re aroused?” “Why would that surprise you?” “It does on account of you being covered in blood. Wipe that smile off your face. You look like a cat in heat.”
  63. "I pay your taxes”
  64. “No, ____. We did not raise our hamster like this.”
  65. “You can’t run from your own shadow(s), what makes you think you can run from theirs?”
  66. “You adopted… a dog?” “Mate, that’s not a dog.”
  67. “And at this moment, he decided to punch himself in the face.” “Narrator, listen, I know you’ve been with me my whole life, but you’re a huge jerk.”
  68. “Why didn’t you tell me it was a portal BEFORE we ended up here?”
  69. “Is that…the Mona Lisa.” “…Yes…” “What did I say to you about stealing priceless artifacts!?” “…That I had to take you with me next time.” “Exactly!”
  70. “Yes, I agree, magic is pretty cool. But did you really have to use it for THIS?”
  71. “Despite the fact that was epic, you’re still suspended”
  72. “Chill, dad it’s not what you think it is!” “Well it looks like you’re making out with the demon your grandma banished to cellar…WHY IS HE IN YOUR ROOM?”
  73. “If you truly love me you’ll let me-OH FUCKING HELL DID YOU JUST STAB ME!?”
  74. “Spoon”
  75. “What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machines escalated into a war which has decimated a Million worlds.The ___ and the ___ have all but exhausted the the resources of a galaxy in their struggle for domination. Both sides, now crippled beyond repair, the remnants of their armies continue to battle on ravaged planets, their hatred fueled by over four thousand years of total war. This is a fight to the death. For each side, the only acceptable outcome is…“
  76. ”… I’m going back to bed. You brought it here, you can deal with the mammoth yourself.“
  77. "Is the food supposed to be moving?”
  78. “You mean to tell me that in the two minutes I was gone,  you bombed a minor country,  got married to a stripper,  and assassinated a world leader?!”
  79. “Is that a unicorn???? EATING MY BEEF JERKY?!”
  80. “Do I get to dream about you again tonight?”
  81. “Well now I have to change clothes AGAIN!”
  82. “All of this was because of a… OF A PLUSHIE?!” “Well…Yeah?” “Great, how are we going to get out of jail now?!”
  83. “So…you gonna tell me why my brother is upside down and why you’re wearing my purple thong?”
  84. “Did you really have to burn down another Cracker Barrel?”
  85. “Sir, that’s impossible, you can’t do that.” “IS THAT A FUCKING CHALLENGE?!?!”
  86. “We need to invade Portugal.” “…Sure, why not?”
  87. “Did you divide by zero?! YOU’RE GOING TO KILL US ALL”
  88. “Stand down, Milady, this is a matter between gentlemen with mustaches.”
  89. “Next time you get arrested I am NOT paying your bail” “That’s a lie and you know it.” “….”
  90. “I thought you were dead.” “So did I”
  91. “John dont flush the dog down the toilet”
  92. “What did I say again about resurrecting dictators??”
  93. “Cucumbers are NOT pets… what do you mean, you ate him??”
  94. “Are you and God seriously fighting right now? And what happened to Satan?”
  95. “Are ferrets supposed to be blue??”
  96. “I’m the protagonist? Well I guess that explains why I look like about a thousand other people.”
  97. “Why do I do this to myself?”
  98. “Stop eating your tortilla chips with ketchup. It’s unattractive.”
  99. “How do you eat an entire cheese wheel in one sitting?”
  100. “Why are God and Satan moving in with us?”

Let’s make one more ‘100 Dialogue Prompts’ list together. Leave a comment with your prompt below. Don’t forget the double quotes “”. And as always, only one prompt per amigo! Also, here is your random Dutch word of the day: pindakaas

Basic ideas for kitchen witchery

These are not recipes, but ideas - what meal could serve what purpose. They are simple, so you either should have your own recipes for them, or find them on the internet easy enough. 

Happy cooking!

BANISHING

  • chili (cayenne pepper, black pepper, chili - generally spicy things)
  • lemon-infused water (lemon is a repellant, and water is uncrossable for some entities)
  • sugarfree coffee with cinnamon (coffee and cinnamon are both banishing ingredients)
  • curry (cayenne pepper, black pepper, chili - generally spicy things)

PROTECTION

  • caprese salad (basil, tomatoes)
  • margarita pizza (basil, tomatoes)
  • apple pie (apples)
  • corn-on-a-cob (corn)
  • mint tea (mint)
  • herb soup (rosemary, basil, mint, thyme, bay leaf…)

HEALING

  • apple pie (apples)
  • golden milk (milk and turmeric)
  • elderflower tea (elderflower)
  • mint tea (mint)
  • onion syrup (onion and honey)
  • chamomile tea (chamomile)
  • lemon-infused water (lemon)
  • ginger tea (ginger)
  • nettle soup (nettle)
  • pumpkin soup (pumpkin)
  • pumpkin cookies or bread (pumpkin)
  • curry (turmeric, garlic, onion)

LUCK

  • cinnamon rolls (cinnamon)
  • orange juice (orange)
  • chamomile tea (chamomile)
  • corn-on-a-cob (corn)
  • pineapple juice (pineapple)
  • poppyseed buns or bread (poppy)

HAPPINESS

  • orange juice (orange)
  • honeyed tea (honey)
  • mint tea (mint)
  • lemon-infused water (lemon)
  • vanilla-flavoured ice cream (vanilla)
  • sunflower seed buns or bread (sunflower)
  • sugar cookies (sugar)

PEACE

  • lemon balm tea (lemon balm)
  • lavender-infused water (lavender)
  • cucumber-infused water (cucumber)
  • vanilla-flavoured ice cream (vanilla)

PROSPERITY

  • milk with honey (milk and honey)
  • apple pie (apple)
  • pumpkin soup (pumpkin)
  • pumpkin cookies or bread (pumpkin)
  • chocolate chip cookies (chocolate) 
  • sandwich - any (bread)
  • fried rice (rice)
  • curry (rice)
  • fries (potatoes)
To dream of a lover potion/tea

Originally posted by thebeautyinfood

Ingredients:

  • Chamomile
  • Lavender buds/flower
  • Rose petals or Rose water
  • Mint
  • Honey
  • optional: pictures and reminders of your lover/loved one.

Steps to make:

  1. Boil the water
  2. Put the lavender, chamomile, mint, and rose into a tea steeper
  3. Pour the into a mug and steep your tea for how ever long you like
  4. Add in the honey to your tea to sweeten it
  5. Drink just before bed with the optional objects around you to remind you of your lover/loved one. It would be helpful to think of some of your favorite memories of this person.
  6. Drift off to sleep and let your self dream of your loved one(s).
Incense for the Theoi

A collection of personal associations. You are more than welcome to add your own, but I don’t want to see any bashing of this list of PERSONAL associations. They work for somebody, deal with it!


  • Asteria – vanilla, mulberry, frankincense
  • Amphitrite – ocean, orchid, coconut
  • Aphrodite – rose, apple/cinnamon, jasmine, sandalwood, vanilla, coconut
  • Apollo – cinnamon, frankincense, apple
  • Ares – dragon’s blood, frankincense, pomegranate
  • Artemis – lavender, spruce, queen of the night, cedar, sage
  • Athena – green tea, sage, bergamot
  • Boreas – rain, honey, lavender
  • Circe – sage, bergamot, violet
  • Cronus – orange, mint, musk
  • Demeter – myrrh, honey almond, cinnamon
  • Dionysus – wine, jasmine, pine, berry
  • Eos -  jasmine, rain, lavender, orchid
  • Eris – peppermint, apple, violet
  • Eros – apple, rose, gardenia
  • Gaia – peach, oak, myrrh, patchouli, sage
  • Hades – coffee, dragon’s blood, mulberry, cypress
  • Hecate – violet, lavender, queen of the night
  • Helios – coconut, orange, cinnamon, jasmine
  • Hephaestus – sandalwood, patchouli, musk
  • Hera – jasmine, linen, orchid, sage
  • Hermes – musk, sandalwood, strawberry
  • Hestia – amber, cinnamon, sage, frankincense
  • Hygeia – linen, rain, gardenia, jasmine
  • Hypnos – chamomile, vanilla, lavender
  • Iris – strawberry, violet, lavender
  • Khione – lemongrass, vanilla, jasmine, orchid
  • Morpheus – honeysuckle, fairy dreams (Hem), rose
  • Nike – sandalwood, rose, jasmine, sage, cedar
  • Nyx – cedarwood, mint, jasmine-rose blend
  • Pan – cedar, patchouli, oak
  • Persephone – apple cider, rosemary, lavender, mint
  • Poseidon – pine, ocean, rain
  • Prometheus – mulberry, dragon’s blood, chamomile
  • Psyche – wisteria, peppermint, jasmine
  • Selene – gardenia, sage, lavender
  • Themis – sandalwood, sage, patchouli, jasmine
  • Tyche – sage, amber, frankincense, mint
  • Zeus – sage, musk, sandalwood, pine

General Incense for the Theoi:

  • Frankincense
  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Divine Power or Celestial Pack (Hem brand)

With contributions from:

@fuzzynecromancer, @heatherwitch, @hellenicpagan, @hekatesstrygx, @jnet-erin, @katxnightwind@myrtlerose, @nowgoesthesun, @pomegranateandivy, @pppcme, @studyhallcousins

Inspired by:

This lovely post!

Starbucks Brews for the Witch on-the-go

Disclaimer: No, I don’t work for Starbucks. Also, no, no one is paying me to write this.

Everyone knows modern life has a way of sneaking up on you, so what’s a witch to do when you’re out and need an extra magical boost? Honestly, if you happen to go Starbucks a lot–you can make simple brews to help yourself out!

Also, these brews are super helpful if you’re a closeted witch and you’re looking for other ways to flex your craft without drawing to much attention to yourself.

☽Study Boost/Get Shit Done Spell☾

  • Your favorite type of Coffee, OR  Black Tea, (English Breakfast tea, Earl Grey tea) OR Green Tea ( Emperor’s Cloud and Mist or Green Tea Latte)
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg

Once you get your drink order, go the condiment bar and mix some cinnamon and nutmeg into your drink. Stir clockwise while envisioning you completing a task you really need done and say in your mind : “I will [insert what you want to do], I will get the task done! So mote it be!”

Coffee and tea are known as stimulants. Cinnamon is good for success and is a “fiery” spice–so you get you the boost you need. Nutmeg enhances the properties of cinnamon. This spell can also be done with iced drinks.


☽Self Love Spell☾

  • Passion Tango Tea
  • Vanilla powder
  • Honey

Grab your drink order, go the condiment bar and mix some Vanilla bean powder into your drink. Stir clockwise while envisioning filling yourself with love, “I know in my heart am worthy of love, I give the gift of Love to myself. So mote it be!” Once your done add a little honey!

Passion tea actually has hibiscus, cinnamon and rose hips which are normally used in love spells. The addition of the vanilla bean and honey enhances the love effect of the drink.


☽Calm yourself Spell☾

  • Peach Tranquility* OR Calm Chamomile* OR one of their Mint teas (Jade Citrus Mint Green Tea or Mint Majesty)
  • Honey
  •  Milk

Grab your drink order, go the condiment bar and mix in some Honey and a splash of your favorite Milk. Stir clockwise while taking a deeeep breath, envisioning yourself feeling calm and say in your mind “I feel calm, may this feeling of peace wash over me! So mote it be!”

Peach Tranquility/Calm Chamomile has well…Chamomile in it, which is known to soothe nerves. If you’re not a fan of Chamomile, mint has soothing properties that work great for this spell.

*= please do not drink Chamomile if you’re driving.

There you go! I hope these brews help out some people whilst they’re out in public and are in need of some witchy assistance.   

anonymous asked:

do you have any good herb replacements for alder? (it's being used because of the properties that make it commonly used in both music and wind-whistling magic, and i have no way to get alder.)

This is a bit of a tough one to answer since I don’t know how you might be applying the herbs when you sub them for alder in your practice–are they being burned? Ingested? Applied topically? Used as a wand? I’ll do my best to give you some general options, but feel free to make a more specific inquiry. Musically inclined uses for herbs are few and far between, so this is mostly regarding the wind-whistling. 

Alternate Woods:

Other woods may be more accessible than alder (Alnus spp.). Elder (Sambucus spp.) is a similarly-named wood that shouldn’t be confused with alder, but it shares many of the same properties. The name latin name sambucus comes from a wind instrument traditionally made with elder wood, and it is associated with both music and wind. Elder can be very toxic if handled incorrectly, so you should take care if you use it. Poplar (Populus spp.) has properties regarding speech, language, and wind that you may also find useful.

Herbs:

Popular/generally agreed on herbs for air and wind-calling are anise seed, pansy, saffron, lavender, lemon verbena, heather, mint, and lungwort. Lungwort may be swung around the head or tossed to encourage winds. Not all of these are edible, so please research before you use them internally or externally!

And now, a recipe! This is a modification of a storm-calling/storm-singing brew I have used on occasion. The major changes are some swapped herbs and different intent/natural energy in the water, so it may take a little preparation and waiting for the right weather if you don’t have everything on hand. It is quite flexible with herb proportions, so don’t worry if you only have a little bit of mint or something, just sub in some more of another ingredient. 

The Call

A brew for wind and storm and voice

Ingredients:

  • Lavender, a few ounces of culinary grade. 
  • Mint (or, if you’re a little strapped for fresh herbs, a mint flavoring)
  • Elderberries. A spoonful for a more tea-like broth, or 1 cup per 3 cups liquid for a rich syrup. This is used symbolically as a connection to the elder tree and its properties, as described above. Do NOT eat the berries raw, as they are only safe once cooked.
  • One to three cups intent-specific water (more below on this)
  • Sugar or honey to taste; 1:1 ration to the water for a thick, sweet syrup to add to other beverages, and less for a standalone tea.
  • OPTIONAL, depending on intent: Bee pollen, ice cubes

The first step will likely be to fetch or prepare your water. In my original recipe, I use storm water; for a wind-specific brew, wait for an especially blustery storm or drizzle before collecting it. Alternately (especially if you want warm, summer winds), collect wind in a bottle and submerge it into a bowl of your water, allowing it to bubble up and aerate the liquid. The slower the better with the latter method (and it can be used for things other than water!); experiment with bottle angles and partial capping to see if you can get it to infuse gradually over a night or two.

Next, combine your herbs and berries with your water and sugar. 

FOR COLD WINDS: Add more mint, use white sugar, and place ingredients in fridge or cool place with ice cubes instead of water. Allow the ice to infuse cold into the other components and allow the mix to cold-brew overnight. You will still need to heat this if you use elderberries; if desired, create and freeze an elderberry tea in place of ice cubes, so you will not need to reintroduce heat after the cold-brewing process. Otherwise, heat the mixture thoroughly, and reduce on a simmer.This is perfect for a brisk, refreshing wind in the summer, or powerful winds in the winter. Best drunk or applied cold!

FOR WARM WINDS: Add more lavender, and use honey instead of sugar. If you have time, I recommend steeping the lavender and honey together in a cozy place for a few weeks beforehand. Combine your base ingredients and get it to a brisk simmer to extract all the herbal essence. Reduce. After cooling, add bee pollen and allow to rest in the sun before using.This is best for strong summer winds, and a warm breeze on too-chilly spring and fall days.

FOR POWER: Add more elderberry. Make a syrup instead of a tea, using lots of the berry for a dark, rich brew. I would personally recommend using storm water AND aerating the water for some extra kaboom; if possible, create the potion on a day that’s already windy/stormy, and cool the syrup outside as the wind howls. Sing to it or play music if you’re comfortable–stuff with heavy drums and monotone vocals is my fave for big moody weather feelings.

To use:

if a tea, drink shortly before attempting vocal, whistling, or wind magic. Drink hot if working vocally to loosen your voice. If a syrup, add to water or another beverage, or apply to your lips. You can also take it as a thick tonic. I would recommend clearing your mind and meditating on the potion’s purpose before consuming.

I hope this is useful! Followers, feel free to chip in; wind and music magic are not generally my arena, so if anyone can help this anon, I’m sure they would appreciate it!

Witch tips: To lose weight

From this post. 

**Please seek medical help if needed (nothing else is working, eating disorders n such) and keep an eye on your health** 

This is NOT a replacement for proper diet and exercise and won’t work if you don’t. 

1: Detox potion; lemon, lime, cucumber, mint, and purified water. Charge with intent. 

2: Write sigils on your stomach (preferably to make you more comfortable in your skin)

3: Take a candle and carve your weight at the top and how much you want to lose on the side. Burn while working out. As the candle burns imagine your fat burning. As you sweat, imagine fat melting. 

4: 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder, add 2 cups of boiling water to it. Let cool then add 4 teaspoons of raw honey. Stir clockwise to instill your intent of raising your metabolism and losing weight. 

Please only use these in a healthy way and remember you’re all beautiful as you are!

Recipe: (anti) Headache Honey

Greetings! Here’s a recipe I promised not so long ago. Great for treating any kind of headache, it’s drug-free and can be used alongside any other medications if need be, though I find that it’s good enough to treat a minor to middling headache all by itself.

Ingredients:

•Runny honey, a jar that has about a third missing is perfect.
•Two handfuls of fresh mint leaves (if you don’t grow it, try and buy the freshest you can. Dry will only do so much, unfortunately…)
•A pinch of citrus rind (lemon and lime is my preference but feel free to change it up for correspondences)

Method:

Get your mint and grind it into a paste. You want it to be as unrecognisable from a leaf as you can make it. I do this in a pestle and mortar, grinding in right handed circles and muttering ☆General Witchy Things☆.
Add the fruit rind and grind it in too.
Then, pour a small amount of the honey into the paste, stirring to incorporate the two ingredients together.
Keep doing this, adding a little honey each time the mixture is cohesive.
When you’ve got too much mix to incorporate as the last instructions, add back into the jar you’re keeping it in. Stir thoroughly to assure all mint paste and honey are bound together. Bind the jar of you wish; I tend to simply picture a cool breezy day and my hair streaming in the cool wind, all headache free!

This should keep… indefinitely, depending on how much paste is exposed. If it’s all mixed properly, honey will last a long time.

Enjoy!

24/7 Marriage Counselor

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Originally posted by jjilljj

Briefcase? Check.
Suitcase? Check.
A wonderful smile and everything perfect? Automatically checked.

Fantastic! He puts his fist to the door in three firm knocks in rapid succession.

The door opens without a moment to spare and on the other side is a bright grinning woman. “Good morning, Mrs. Kang. How are you doing today?”

“Oh please~” She slaps a hand to her blushing cheek. “You can drop the formalities. Call me Sunny. But don’t just stand there! Come in, come in!”

As if the mint coloured house and the honey brown porch wasn’t enough, the interior of the home, although small, is cozy and even cuter. It’s all light hardwood floors with ivory walls, open concept with the kitchen seen from the front door. The living room carries pops of teal, perfectly neat and impeccable like the white picket fence and freshly cut grass outside. But he knows the things that often seem immaculate are usually there to make up for what isn’t; it’s the surface of the ocean.

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Homemade, refreshing iced tea! It only uses water, black tea, a sprig of mint, and honey. No sugar needed. If you’re looking for something refreshing to drink on a hot day without worrying about the calories, just use this recipe.

*The measurement on the kettle isn’t in litres, that was a mistake. Use 48 ounces of water.