One of my most favorite scents in the world is fresh basil. It’s so clean and crisp and natural … sort of like fresh cut grass, but better … because you can eat it. I have never been a big water drinker – I need some flavor in my beverage – so lately I’ve started flavoring my water with basil.


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I love it! You get the fresh scent with each sip and a hint of the spicy mint flavor of the basil. I just rip a few leaves in half and stir them into my glass or into a large pitcher. In my latest CB2 catalog, I came across this Ceylon Pitcher with a filter on one side so you can flavor your water, brew tea, whatever. Must have!!

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And don’t stop with basil. Water tastes great when infused with cucumber, mint, lemon, lime, and orange too. A great spring / summer taste sensation! READ MORE GREAT POSTS ON MY FULL BLOG, FURIOUS SHIRLEY!

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