As a TuckTop fan, you already have the perfect way to carry your phone and small essentials, freeing your hands to nestle a mug, but did you know holding a warm beverage can also make you a warmer, as in kinder, person?
Studies out of Yale University and the University of Colorado at Boulder showed that holding something warm makes people view others more charitably and predisposes them to be generous. If enjoyment isn’t enough, the promise of being a better person is a great reason to tuck your phone and free your hands to grab a cuppa!
Your pantry likely contains most of the ingredients you need for these highly aromatic herbal mixes. If not, improvise and get creative. All measurements are approximate so adjust to your personal taste. Remember, steeping in hot water means a little goes a long way.
Simply place the items in a teapot or single cup tea infuser and add boiling or very hot water. Let steep for a minute or two and enjoy. You can even steep the ingredients directly in your mug, just drink carefully!
The seven flavor combinations below are delicious and easy to prepare, and they double as aroma therapy in a mug. Inhale deeply for guaranteed smiles, serenity, and an outlook of kindness to the world.
Orange Ginger Classic, elegant and slightly piquant…
4-5 thin slices of fresh ginger root; ½ tsp slivered or grated orange zest
Apple Pie Perfect cheater dessert when you want the flavor and aroma but not the calories ;)
1/3 of a small apple, cut in chunks; dash of cinnamon; dash of ground allspice; optional ¼ teaspoon sugar for those with a sweettooth
Celery Bay Instant comfort and nasal clearing power of homemade chicken soup without the work!
1 small bay leaf; 1 tsp finely chopped celery heart leaf; optional ¼ tsp bouillon powder or concentrate
Pepper Maple A surprising spicy instant perk-me-up. My favorite!
5 – 6 slightly crushed peppercorns, dash of maple syrup
Ginger Turmeric Healthy and hearty, packed with antioxidants!
3-4 thin slices of fresh ginger root; ¼ tsp ground turmeric
Honey Lime Thyme Aroma heaven, sweet and delicate…
½ tsp honey; 1 sprig of fresh thyme, or a pinch of dried; ¼ tsp slivered or grated lime zest
Orange Clove The relaxing warmth of holiday memories:)
Zest, grated or slivered of half an orange; 4-5 whole cloves slightly smashed or 1/8 tsp ground clove
Life is better with hands free to embrace the moment – or the mug! Find out about our stylish TuckTop with 9 discreet pockets to safely tuck all your small essentials. Perfect for work, travel, and everyday life.