Why I’m ditching the tea and switching to water for #WaterWednesday with Aqua-Optima [AD] [Giveaway]

Why I'm ditching the tea and switching to water with Aqua-Optima

This is a collaborative post with Aqua-Optima. 

You could call me typically British. By that I mean I do love a good cup of tea! There really is nothing better than a cup of tea first thing in the morning, especially after a broken night’s sleep the night before. Often by 9am I’ve already had about three cups! So you could say that my tea consumption is high and not at all good for me, sometimes I dread to think how many cups of tea I’ve had in a day…..ten, eleven, twelve? Who knows?

As a result I’m really conscious that I drink a lot of caffeine and one of the ways that I’m trying to reduce my tea consumption is by joining in with the Aqua-Optima #WaterWednesday campaign where I’m replacing my caffeine beverages with water on Wednesdays, and you can do it too!

Using the Aqua-Optima Water Chiller

There are so many benefits to taking part and doing this. Firstly it’s hydrating, secondly it’s good for our organs and brain, third of all it’s great for our skin and complexion, and last of all it just makes me feel so much better. Although caffeine does pick me up, I do notice that in the afternoons I often have the dreaded “slump” which is less so on the days when I’ve been drinking more water.

To help with my water consumption and to make sure that my water is chilled on these warm days we’ve recently been having, I’ve been using the brand new Aqua-Optima Lumi Chiller

Using the Aqua-Optima Water Chiller

It’s stylish and sits easily on top of your kitchen work top and underneath your cupboards. It’s really easy to use. Simply add the water filter, add water, plug it in and away you go. It does take a while to chill the water, but once it’s chilled it’s good, and I’m finding it far nicer than drinking the water straight from the kitchen tap.

The Aqua-Optima Water Chiller in my kitchen

Top view of the water chiller

Close up of the water chiller

Overall I would say that Aqua-Optima Lumi Chiller is helping to increase my water consumption, maybe because it’s chilled or maybe it’s the novelty of having a water chiller in my house. The water chiller is available at many retailers including Amazon.

Why I'm ditching the tea and switching to water with Aqua-Optima

So if you also want to have one of these in your kitchen and get chilled water at the touch of a button I’m giving you the chance to win one of these for yourself. All you need to do is complete the Gleam competition form below and the winner will be announced on Thursday 11th July 2019.

Win an Aqua-Optima Lumi Chiller

I also challenge you to join me in swapping your tea, coffee, coke or any drinks with caffeine in them and replacing them all for water next Wednesday.

Do you drink enough water? I would love to hear if you want to increase your water consumption.

Claire x

Terms and Conditions

  • Entry is open to residents of the UK only.
  • Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.
  • The competition opens on Wednesday 26th June 2019 and ends at 11.59pm on Wednesday 10th July 2019. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, indecipherable, duplicated or which contain profanity will not be valid and deemed void.
  • All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, due to computer error in transit.
  • The prize is as stated and comprises of 1 x Aqua-Optima Lumi Chiller worth £100.00 The prize is not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
  • Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers’ terms and conditions.
  • The winner will be announced on the Thursday 11th July 2019.
  • The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.
  • In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
  • Unless stated otherwise the winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by the closing date Wednesday 10th July 2019 at 11.59pm.
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be reached within 24 hours of being notified of their win, or they are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random, or in the event that the promotion is being judged, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the same judges.
  • Confirmation of the prize will be made in writing/via online correspondence to the winner(s).
  • Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.
  • Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered over this decision.
  • Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time.



  1. Ritchie Dee June 26, 2019 / 10:50 pm

    Yes I will

  2. James Silcock June 26, 2019 / 11:02 pm

    Yes I will

  3. Fiona jk42 June 26, 2019 / 11:37 pm

    I’m not sure I could do without caffeine entirely, as on days when I don’t get a cup of coffee in the morning I get a bad headache. However, I have reduced my coffee consumption and now only have 3 cups per day. The rest of the time if it’s cold I drink fruit tea and if it’s warm I like lemon juice with water.

  4. Solange June 27, 2019 / 2:37 am

    Most definitely.

  5. Tracy Nixon June 27, 2019 / 5:17 am

    Yes, I will join in with the #WaterWednesday campaign!

  6. Katie June 27, 2019 / 7:22 am

    I drink a lot of water anyway but I will join in

  7. Peter Watson June 27, 2019 / 7:28 am

    I’m happy to join the #WaterWednesday campaign.

  8. Sheena Batey June 27, 2019 / 9:59 am

    Yes I will join in the #WaterWednesday campaign

  9. Janine Atkin June 27, 2019 / 10:24 am

    I drink nothing but water πŸ™‚

  10. Iain maciver June 27, 2019 / 11:57 am

    yes indeed

  11. Alica June 27, 2019 / 12:04 pm

    Yes, I will join in with the #WaterWednesday campaign but coffee will have to be included lol

  12. Debbie Skerten June 27, 2019 / 12:10 pm

    Yes I will. I need to get healthy.

  13. Darrell Perry June 27, 2019 / 1:20 pm

    I’m not much of a tea drinker, but I do love coffee. I have started replacing one of my coffees every day with a glass of water. Although I drink a lot of water, when I am out on my bike

  14. Patrick Campbell June 27, 2019 / 3:49 pm

    Yes I would love to, thank you.

  15. Katie Richards June 27, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    I’m definitely gonna give it a go πŸ™‚

  16. Laura Wheatley June 27, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    sounds like a great idea, i also love a cuppa but sure I could manage for 1 day a week

  17. Angela Treadway June 27, 2019 / 6:09 pm

    yes i will x

  18. fiona waterworth June 27, 2019 / 7:44 pm

    yes happy to do so, and I have recently managed to convice my husband to drink more water, he now drinks 2 litres a day, 4 weeks ago he never touched water

  19. Talya June 27, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    What a great way of getting more water in your life – we all need it!

  20. Laura Pritchard June 27, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    Yes, I need to drink more! #WaterWednesday

  21. Emily June 27, 2019 / 9:18 pm

    I am terrible at drinking water too (although fizzy drinks are my downfall as I don’t drink hot drinks!). I much prefer an ice cold drink so love that this makes it so easy to have water that way x
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  22. Susan Smith June 27, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    Yes i will

  23. Michelle Smith June 28, 2019 / 9:13 am

    I don’t drink enough water so I definitely will

  24. Kim M June 28, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    Yes, drink a lot of water already x

  25. pete c June 28, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    certainly will be – it` s a good initiative

  26. Sophie Roberts June 28, 2019 / 11:40 pm

    Yes I’d love to join in!

  27. Susan B June 29, 2019 / 9:23 am

    Yes, I will join in with the #WaterWednesday campaign.

  28. Helen Best June 29, 2019 / 3:25 pm


  29. Claire Woods June 29, 2019 / 7:54 pm

    yes, this is a great idea.

  30. Carole Nott June 29, 2019 / 10:54 pm

    Sounds like a good plan

  31. ADEINNE TONNER June 30, 2019 / 6:53 pm

    Yes it will encourage myself to drink more water than i do already.

  32. Ruth Harwood July 1, 2019 / 7:12 am

    yep, I reckon I just might!!

  33. Lorna Ledger July 1, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    #WaterWednesday – yes, we already have a water butt, but we will perhaps share the shower!

  34. Andrew July 2, 2019 / 12:26 pm

    Yes #WaterWednesday

  35. Sarah-Jane Carter July 2, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    yes I will x

  36. Karen Usher July 3, 2019 / 12:39 pm

    No doubts about it!

  37. betsy ferguson July 4, 2019 / 6:08 pm


  38. Mel Pennie July 4, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    Yes .. I will certainly join in with the #WaterWednesday campaign . . . really good idea!

  39. Patricia Avery July 4, 2019 / 7:12 pm

    #WaterWednesday Yes. I’ll give it a go πŸ™‚

  40. Katie Skeoch July 4, 2019 / 11:01 pm

    #WaterWednesday sounds like a great idea and lifestyle change. I may struggle without my caffeine though

  41. Carrie-Anne Brown July 5, 2019 / 10:51 am

    Sounds like a fantastic idea! and yes I will be πŸ™‚

  42. Jodie W July 6, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    Yes i will be joing in water wednesday

  43. sara wilson July 6, 2019 / 10:54 pm

    Yes, I will join in with the #WaterWednesday campaign!

  44. Jade Jones July 7, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    I already drink mostly water anyway so it wouldnt be too difficult,…. of course ill join in shame its tap water though and has that metallic taste

  45. Charlotte Bell July 8, 2019 / 11:59 am

    I love drinking water and aim for 2 litres a day!
    I will cut out my morning coffee and have a glass of fruit water instead!

  46. Jan July 8, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    Yes, I think I will join in with #WaterWednesday. I drink too much tea!

  47. Lynn Neal July 8, 2019 / 5:20 pm

    Yes I would give this a try!

  48. James Travis July 8, 2019 / 6:42 pm

    Yes, I’ll give this a try

  49. Katie Robertson July 9, 2019 / 9:31 am

    Yes I will join in I really need to drink more water

  50. Dominique Ralf July 9, 2019 / 10:30 am

    I try to drink lots of water, but probably still not enough and I would like to encourage my partner and children to drink a lot more too, so I will definitely get my family involved in the #WaterWednesday Campaign.

  51. Anneka Davies July 9, 2019 / 10:44 am

    I will definitely join in

  52. Victoria Prince July 9, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    I won’t be joining in with the #WaterWednesday campaign because I can’t – it’s very rare I drink anything other than water anyway! (and I drink a ridiculous amount of that for medical reasons) Great idea though

  53. Ellen Stafford July 9, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    Yes definitely. I am currently drinking more water instead of soft drinks.

  54. jules eley July 9, 2019 / 9:25 pm

    Absolutely.. count me in!

  55. Sarah Roberts July 10, 2019 / 12:48 am

    Yes absolutely! im passionate about plastic waste and making our world a safer place

  56. Tracy Barber July 10, 2019 / 1:08 am

    To be honest probably not I like my tea too much. I do drink a lot of water already though, in between cups of tea

  57. Dean T July 10, 2019 / 3:42 am

    Sure will, been drinking alot of water with this heat so should be easy

  58. Geoff Hibbert July 10, 2019 / 6:14 am

    Don’t see why not

  59. Abbygayle May July 10, 2019 / 7:07 am

    Yes I will. Good idea.

  60. Melissa Lee July 10, 2019 / 8:23 am

    It’s such a fantastic idea, and I definitely will

  61. Simon Tinsley July 10, 2019 / 8:37 am

    Of course!

  62. Stephanie Crimes July 10, 2019 / 9:30 am

    I most certainly will!

  63. Amanda Botterill July 10, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Oh yes!!

  64. Heli L July 10, 2019 / 10:21 am

    I will try my very best to take part in #WaterWednesday. As much water as I try to drink every day, I know it’s probably still not enough so this can only be a good lifestyle change.

  65. Sandra Fortune July 10, 2019 / 10:51 am

    Certainly will I already drink lots as I’m on a diet plan

  66. Nicola Sadler July 10, 2019 / 10:55 am

    I certainly am!

  67. Kim Neville July 10, 2019 / 11:08 am

    Yes will be joining. Drink mainly water πŸ™‚

  68. Katrina Adams July 10, 2019 / 11:23 am

    Yes I will be joining in and drinking water. I don’t drink a lot of tea but I don’t drink a lot full stop so hopefully this will encourage me to drink more.

  69. paula cheadle July 10, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    sort of, I will give up some, and drink more water, but can’t go without a coffee when I first get up

  70. Ruth Wollerton July 10, 2019 / 3:26 pm

    Yes I think it’s a brilliant campaign

  71. Anna Brown July 10, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    I would give #WaterWednesday a good go!

  72. MERYL THOMAS July 10, 2019 / 5:13 pm

    Absolutely, I will join the #WaterWednesday campaign

  73. Jade P July 10, 2019 / 7:57 pm

    It would be a struggle but I would definitely try it!

  74. Kyra July 10, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    Yes, I definitely need to drink more water.

  75. Gemma A Found July 10, 2019 / 8:24 pm

    Sure. I need to drink a lot more water!

  76. Sam Parkes July 10, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Yes we will my daughter will only drink water so this be wonderful

  77. Becki Johnson July 10, 2019 / 9:00 pm

    I will happily join in! I sometimes forget to keep on top of my water intake!

  78. SUSAN L HALL July 10, 2019 / 9:21 pm

    I already have started as used to drink lots of tea at work or lots of 1/2 cups so never really drank enough fluids i now drink flavoured water ( using fruit infusion bags) and that way im drinking a lot more- but need to cut down when im home too

  79. Sue Carter July 10, 2019 / 10:20 pm

    I am a preschool teacher so drink lots of water during the day to set an example to the children

  80. Becci Cleary July 10, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    I would do it for more than #WaterWednesday if I had one of these, I miss lovely tap water, ours never comes out cold, it’s always tepid and tastes not too nice

  81. Darren Bourne July 10, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    I already drink lots of water but it would still be a great reminder to drink more.

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