For my last birthday, I had at least one card with a teapot on the front and even a present wrapped up in teacup wrapping paper. I didn’t even know you could get teacup wrapping paper (it was rather wonderful)!
So yes, I love tea. It can make a bad day feel better, it warms you up and gives you that cosy comforting feeling like a cashmere jumper. All that good feeling from some dusty bits in a bag…
I have recently been expanding my tea palate and have discovered some real wonders, which I thought I would share with you. For me, different occasions and times of day warrant different teas… so here goes:
1. Laid-back Botanicals from Teatonics. A delicious tea that is perfect for unwinding and relaxing at the end of the day. Each little bag contains calming elements such as lavender, camomile and elderflower… and one of the best things about it is that the blend is created in Dorset, just round the corner in Shaftesbury. How cool is that?!
2. Chai. A spicy and warming twist to a regular tea. I love to have a cup mid-morning when I need a bit of warming up from the cinnamon, cloves and ginger. With or without milk it’s one of my newest favourites.
3. Fruit tea. Caffeine free and zingy in flavour! I tend not to let the bag seep for too long as I find the flavour can be too strong. These are a good way to keep hydrated without having to drink cold water – brrrr!
4. Mint tea. A great digestive and a lovely refreshing drink all year round. In the summer, when the mint is bountiful in the garden, I’ll make a fresh batch with leaves in a pot. When the leaves aren’t available, I turn to pre-made bagged teas. Yum.
Which are your favourite teas? I’d love some more recommendations.
Time for a cuppa first though… don’t you think?!
Have a great day. x