Tea Time Reflections

My tea habits have still been in tact and I have been drinking lots of Yogi teas and Celestial Seasonings tea. I recently gave a new flavor of Yogi tea a try and I am a big fan of it! The new flavor is Yogi Kava-Stress Relief, which they advertise eases tension and promotes relaxation. Sarsaparilla and cinnamon are other ingredients in their kava tea that they blend together. The cinnamon and the sarsaparilla give the kava blend a warm feeling, so the tea has a fairly rich and unique flavor.

Kava is originally a root used forgot its calming nature on the mind and body, which assists in promoting sleep.

I still am obsessed with Yogi’s ginger tea. Their ginger tea blend is my favorite and a staple in my tea collection.

In regards to Celestial Seasonings tea, I am still drinking Country Peach Passion, Sleepytime, Chamomile, and their Peppermint tea.

Today, I tried a new Celestial Seasonings tea flavor that I had never tried before. The flavor was their Half & Half tea blend, which includes lemonade and iced black tea. It is a cold brew and was very delicious! I would definitely recommend for this to anyone, especially with the Summer days approaching. It was very refreshing!

This rounds of tea bag quotes were all encompassing, covering topics such as love, energy, kindness, communication and people.

I don’t find these cliché at all, in fact, they make making my cup of tea extremely exciting. Tearing my Yogi tea bag open and finding my tea bag quote is just as exciting as breaking up a fortune cookie to find your fortune. Honestly, reading the quote on the end of my tea bag is much more exciting than finding my fortune from a fortune cookie. I always look forward to the uncovering the quote from my Yogi tea bag.

There’s something even more calming to drink some warm Yogi tea, while simultaneously reflecting on the piece of wisdom at the end of the tea bag.

What are your favorite teas? What is your favorite part about drinking tea?

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

How Do You Tea Time?

I live, love, laugh tea. It is great in all shapes and forms. I have a group of my select favorites, and “go-to’s,” that I can never give up, though I am always willing to expand my horizons and I do have other favorites outside of my main tea group that I do enjoy. My two favorite brands of tea are Celestial Seasonings and Yogi.
While, no Yogi tea occupys my pantry currently, it has become one of my favorites. I, especially enjoy, the “lavendar honey” flavor and the “ginger flavor.” For the days that I am sick, I also thoroughly enjoy the “throat coat” tea. Yogi has a handful of flavors that all cater to my needs and likes.

However, I grew up a few miles from the Celestial Seasonings factory. So, since I was a child, I have always grown up drinking Celestial Seasonings tea. Yup, I have been in the infamous peppermint room multiple times, which brings me to my next point. Their peppermint tea is one of my absolute staple teas to have in my pantry. It is not only a staple, but a necessity type-of-thing. Peppermint is great for so many things, including bowel movements, period cramps, etc. Plus, it tastes amazing. The same could go for ginger tea, as it helps support your immune system, improves bowel movement, and also alleviates any nauseau you may be experiencing.
Back to the topic of Celestial Seasonings…Celestial Seasonings tea usually owns my tea pantry. I love their extension of flavors and their variety. Another staple that you can always find in my tea pantry is their Sleepytime tea, which includes chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn and rosebuds. Their blend is delightful and can put anyone to sleep. It also tastes quite lovely. It is a classic, for sure.
While peppermint tea and their sleepytime tea are some of their most popular teas, I found love with their “Country Peach Passion” tea flavor, as I love peach. Their blend includes, floral chamomile, aromatic citrus and sweet peaches, which produces a lovely blend and is not too sweet. The addition of the chamomile allows for a calming effect.
My newest venture into their brand included the purchase of a tea they have manufactured for a while, and one that I had been eye-ing for a while, as well. I had heard about it quite a bit, especially during the Celestial Seasonings tour. I had been eager to try it. The blend was called Tension Tamer, and Tension Tamer has become one of my all-time favorites. Tension Tamer, includes Eleuthero, peppermint, cinnamon, ginger, chamomile, lemongrass, licorice, catnip, tilia flowers, natural lemon flavor with other natural flavors, hops and Vitamins B6 and B12. The tea provides for an uplifting, yet calming experience for the tea drinker, and it is quite delicious. I would recommend for anyone and everyone. This blend may now have taken Peppermint’s place as my all time favorite.

With that said, I branched out and tried a new brand of tea, in order to make sure that my tea pantry would include a box of lemon ginger tea. This is also one of my necessities to have lying around in my pantry. I can kill a “20 pack” in less than two days, sometimes. It is a dangerous addiction. Stash, which is a brand that I have never heard of, seemingly appeared to be a safe option, as the grocery store I was at did not sell any Yogi tea (?!) I do not understand how or why, but that was the case. The lemon ginger tea was quite lovely, contrary to what I assumed it was going to be. Stash surprised me with a well-blended lemon ginger tea. While I do not see myself purchasing Stash tea very often, lemon ginger is always a necessity.

After spending some time online, I was shocked to find that Celestial Seasonings actually manufactures a lemon ginger flavor, as well! I am shook, amazed, and so ecstatic. For those lemon ginger tea lovers, there is now another brand that manufactures one of my all-time favorite flavors of tea.

As you can tell, I am mostly (but, practically strictly) an herbal tea drinker. Caffeine and myself do not always go well together as a team. Herbal tea is great, because while caffeine-free products contain a miniscule amount of caffeine, herbal teas are all-natural and do not contain any caffeine within them.
Tea has become one of my favorite drinks and I always keep a large amount stored in my pantry for all occassions. I love my herbal tea, especially to wind down after a long day of work, or even after a hangover.

The health benefits from drinking tea are enormous and it is a great habit/drink to pick up, especially over sugary, or over-caffeinated drinks.

When is it NOT a good time to drink some tea and wind down?

What are your favorite blends of tea?

Have a tea-filled day!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Tea Time Reflections

∞ Yogi Ginger Tea Reflections∞

My current tea thoughts include thoughts about how to live life fruitfully, happily, and meaningfully.

The first step includes appreciating, loving, and utilizing yourself, and all your skills and assets.

The second step includes going forth and living the best life you can live, based on your experiences and your inner strength. Going out and actually living your best life requires more than happiness and desire to live, but other characteristics, such as character and commitment.

The third step includes uplifting those around you and bringing out their best qualities. Living your best life also includes incorporating uplifting others around you, in order to assist them in living their best life.

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Inspiration can be found anywhere, even at the end of your tea bag.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Tea Time Reflections

Just drinkin’ some tea and reflecting on these quotes…
These quotes are brewing up a cup of water warm enough to keep my tea and my hands warm.

A little ginger tea never hurt anyone.

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Beautiful inspiration and gentle reminders can be found anywhere, even attached on your next tea bag. 

xo,

Aichan Tewahade