Last year I was at a mom's meeting where a woman was talking to us about healthy nutrition, aromatherapy, and herbals. She mentioned that she drinks herbal tea instead of water. Many medical authorities say that we should drink 8 glasses of water a day. This woman said that since we need that much water, why not give it a vitamin/mineral boost by making the water into herbal tea and drinking that. Ever since then, I've had a tea jar in the refrigerator. I have a glass gallon tea jug that has a spout at the bottom. I make tea in that jug and place it on the top shelf of the refrigerator. I drink from that for a few days before I need to make more. Today's tea is blue berry/orange. I always add 1/2 a cup of honey to sweeten it. I get the boost from the tea, the water, and the honey.
Here's exactly what I do. I love Celestial Seasonings teas. I only drink decaffinated, so that does limit me on my choices. But Celestial Seasonings has a wonderful selection for different tastes in decaff. tea. I put anywhere from 8-12 tea bags into the bottom of my glass jar. Then I add the 1/2 cup of honey. I fill my tea kettle and bring it to boil on the stove. Then I pour it over my bags and honey and stir until the honey is dissovled. I let this sit on my kitchen counter until the water is room temperature. This allows the tea to steep. Then, leaving the tea bags in the water, I add a lot of ice and fill to the top with cold water. I place this in the refrigerator and drink from it for two or three days before needing to fill it again.
When it's time to refill, I empty the bags and begin the process again. Sometimes I will add fruit slices or a few splashes of fruit juice to the tea while steeping. My favorites are oranges and lemons. White grape juice is also wonderful.
This is a great way for me to get the hydration I need, but it's also enjoyable for me! I love the taste of this tea and it's always icy cold whenever I want it! Give it a try.