Timing is not everything in the food business, but when it comes to Republic of Tea's newest line of teas, it is no less than inspired. This week, in the midst of graduation/end-of-the-school-year chaos, the company sent over a few from its new line of Be Well Red Teas — "Get a Grip," "Get Soothed" and "Get Lost" tea.

All I have to do is add hot water and sit. The tea bags claim to deliver all sorts of good things to my overtaxed, overextended system. "Get A Grip" is infused with coconut, licorice and chicory to help calm those PMS symptoms. "Get Soothed" is laced with sore throat quashers and "Get Lost" — my favorite — has a dose of orange and cinnamon that promises to help me lose a little weight as I sip.

I'm a little bummed I didn't get to try the "Get Gorgeous" tea, but I'm not so sure it would have worked anyway. All of the teas are Rooibos-based, which is easily the smoothest, most calming tisane on earth. The teas all come in no-nonsense purple tins and sell for $9.50 for a tin of 36 tea bags.

Time for a Skinny Dip

Beer connoisseurs may want to turn me upside down and back, but I have to tell you anyway. I like that new Skinny Dip beer. It's bright and fresh and has a nice bitter kick. And I downed the entire bottle before I even knew it had just 4.2 percent alcohol. I'm guessing men will instantly peg this as beer for women — the label image of flip-flops at the side of a lake may have something to do with that — but I'm thinking this is the beer I will serve at my next summer party.

Technically, Skinny Dip is a light beer, but it's nothing like that watery stuff that comes in a can. This beer has flavor and personality. And one side note: It also has only 110 calories. Skinny Dip is made by New Belgium Beer, the same company that makes Fat Tire. It sells for $8 per six-pack.

The skinny on ice cream

I love ice cream. Giant bowls of rich, creamy ice cream are not just a treat at my house, at times they are breakfast, lunch, or most commonly, dinner. The problem with these giant bowls is that after I have licked the bowl clean I feel like a fat cow.

Solution: Skinny Cow.

This week, a pair of ice cream cones made by Skinny Cow arrived in my freezer, one of which was the most decadent chocolate binge I could want; rich ice cream packed into a crispy butterscotch cone. And it only had 150 calories. The new Skinny Cow cones look a lot like the drumsticks I used to eat as a child, but they're made with skim milk and have only a fraction of the saturated fat and calories. The best part about these treats is that they're individually packaged, which means I don't eat more than a single portion, and unlike so many low-calorie treats these days, they are not laced with sugar alcohols that can cause stomach upset. Skinny Cow cones sell for $5. Secret: If $5 sounds like too much, give the company a call at (888) 442-3722 and they'll send you some $1-off coupons.