FOUR OF THE BEST TEAS TO HELP YOU SLEEP…

According to an article on Step to Health, six of the best teas to drink to help you sleep well are –

1.   Chamomile and Tila – Tila is known for being a natural sedative which is highly recommended for relaxation and for relieving tension.I think we all know about how relaxing and calming Chamomile is.

2.  Lemon Balm – has an acidic aroma. Using its flowers and leaves to make teas helps one get a deep sleep.

3.  Mint Tea –  it contains anti-inflammatories and sedatives, and is a great way to get a better night’s sleep.

4.  Passion Flower and Valerian – Passion flowers contain natural anxiolytics and acts as a natural tranquilizer and Valerian is one of the best known natural sedatives. Although its taste is not very pleasant, it induces sleep and reduces nervousness.

 

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5 TOP TEA SUBSCRIPTIONS…

Tea Tourist UK – I have their subscription and have written a few reviews on their teas. Their subscription is a bit different as Tea Tourist is not actually a tea supplier but they source exciting teas from specialist tea companies and deliver a tasting selection direct to your door each month –Tea Tourist is your passport to the wonderful world of loose leaf tea. They package them in taster-sized portions which each sample providing enough for 3-4 cups. It’s a rolling monthly subscription, so no contract, and you can cancel anytime.

Bluebird Tea Company – As a VIP member of their tea Tasting Club, you will receive three new loose leaf tea blends every month, through the letterbox without having to lift a finger! Each loose leaf blend will come in a 20g pack, enough to make 10-15 cups of tea. They have three, six or twelve month subscriptions. Their Tea Club members are also the first to receive our limited edition seasonal collections before they get released …. AND they will send you a Perfect Tea Spoon as a welcome gift!

Bruu – the gourmet tea club have a three month, six month or twelve month subscription and you will receive 30 teas every month giving you up to 40 cups. (Less than 25p per cup).

They also have an option to pause or cancel your membership at any time. Gourmet by name, gourmet by nature, they say with all of their teas packed with only the finest quality tea leaves and in many cases blended with fresh organic ingredients. Which means their teas not only taste delicious but are also packed full of natural goodness.

The Tea Taster Club – You will get 4-5 teas to sample every month and guaranteed min value is £25 – but it’s often far more. The quantities of tea will depend on which teas are chosen for you. Your tea box comes with 3 Tasting Cards – so you can enjoy tasting the teas with friends. Each month you will also receive tasting notes and information about the teas.

There is no commitment and you can cancel at anytime.

Cha Tale – they have the most interesting and unusual teas, sourced from independent tea farms around the globe to give you an amazing taste. Each month they will send you a selection of new teas to try, how many depends on your monthly plan. They choose from over 1000 different fine teas, stocking everything from Green Tea to Milky Oolong. They are constantly sourcing new varieties and making their own blends to ensure that each month you get to try something exciting.At 20p per cup we think out tea is incredible value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL TEA DAY 21ST APRIL…

National Tea Day on 21st April is celebrated with many but especially with the National Tea Day organizers.

They hold events all over the Country to enjoy this event including a National Tea Day Festival which takes place at Kensington Roof Gardens in West London where guests can enjoy the feeling of an afternoon garden party in the heart of the Capital.

Some featured Afternoon Tea Day events were held at Hoar Cross Hall, Derbyshire. The Midland Hotel, Manchester, brewbabu in Peterborough, The Chase Hotel, Coventry and many more exciting places. After looking through the National Tea Day list of locations I am sure you will find many you have never tried before.

They even have a number of charities which benefit from National Tea Day. They believe that tea is all about bringing people together, whether it be families, friends or communities. National Tea Day is working with charitable organisation’s in order to raise awareness of good causes.

SOME MORE TEA TASTERS WITH TEA TOURIST TEA’S…

I received another batch of Tea Tourist Teas to review and also gave some to my daughter to try as she loves loose tea and has become quite a tea addict but loves trying new flavours.

Cherry Sencha Green Tea by Cheshire Tea was one my daughter tried and she gave a rate of 4 out of 5. This fragrant green tea helps you to relax and unwind and the juices of cherries give it a subtle sweet edge so a lovely tea to drink with afternoon tea or a pudding.

Brockley Breakfast Tea above is made by the Good & Proper Tea Company and is great as a breakfast tea with a traditional base of Assan, Kenya and Ceylon tea which is complimented by aromatic notes of Darjeeling.

A perfect tea to start your day which can be topped with a dash of tea. I prefer it with a dash of tea and would definitely give it a 5 rating.

This Black & Dandelion Tea is made by O’Teas from in Hertfordshire and the Isle of Man. This popular black tea combined with the nourishing roots of dandelion flowers makes it burst with health benefits.

They say that the root of this yellow flower is thought to be great for digestion and weight loss. It is a perfect detox tea for everyday use and can be served with a touch of milk and honey if required.

I’ve just starting drink this twice a day and enjoy it with just a bit of honey and will let you know if the weight drops off. I would give the flavour of this black tea a 4 out of 5 rating.

The Gunpowder Tea above is from a tea company called The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company  based in London.

This is what they call a punchy, full flavoured, tightly rolled green tea, and an all day classic with a rich roasted flavour and best served without milk and sweetened with honey if required.

Blend No 45 is made by Edgecumbes Tea Blenders from Arundel and is a full bodied aromatic blend of orthodox leaf black tea which is designed as a tea to drink at any time especially with breakfast or afternoon tea. I would definitely give this a 5 out of 5 rating.

The Ben Shan Oolong is by Tea in the City who are based in London. This tea is a lightly roasted Oolong from China’s Fujian Province. It comes completely unflavoured and is a great tea to have with your puddings or fruit. Another four our of 5 from me for this tea.

MY TOP FAVOURITE TEA AVAILABLE FROM TEATOURIST..

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From my box of mixed teas from the unique company ‘Teatourist’ came a choice of ‘Matcha Green Tea by Teaologists’, ‘Reggae Refresh, by Born Wild Tea’, ‘Recover Tea by Blendology’, plus ‘Pure Ceylon by Exclusive Tea’,  ‘Gunpowder Tea by Morgans Brew Tea Co’ and finally ‘Rooibos Earl Grey by Tea Leaf London’.

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I have to say I enjoyed trying them all but couldn’t wait for another cup of the ‘Rooibos Earl Grey by Tea Leaf London’, which has a modern twist on the classic Earl Grey Tea. The Rooibos combined with the flavours of Earl Grey a lot of us enjoy. The golden red liquor cleverly fuses the sweetness of Rooibos with fresh citrus and bergamot to give you this unique taste. I added a dash of honey in my second cup which made it even more delicious but you can simply add a dash of milk or a slice of lemon.

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For readers who may not have read my previous post on the ‘Teatourist‘ unique business, they bring the world of loose tea for you to try in 3 easy steps. They find the hottest specialist tea companies across the UK and choose one of their best-selling teas to feature in their monthly boxes. Each month they send different teas from different companies.

Get ultimate variety. Their subscribers (called teatourists!) receive 6 yummy teas from 6 different companies to try every month. Each one presented in a perfect 4-cup sample sized pouch.

You call the shots teatourist subscriptions are rolling month to month. Boxes ship monthly around 20th. There are no contracts and you can cancel anytime

Their monthly subscription delivers: • A tasting selection of 6 x different teas from 6 different companies each month. Infinite variety with no waste. • Tasting notes and juicy details of each tea they feature in the box and online •

Special offers and discounts on products from the companies they feature and a Flexible monthly subscription. Rolling month to month, cancel anytime Price: £14.95 per month (billed monthly)

As a special offer to my visitors and subscribers Teatourist are happy to offer a discount code just for me, entitling you 30% off your first box, when you take out a monthly subscription. Message me for the code.

 

 

TEA TOURIST FOR THE BEST VARIETY OF TEAS…

 

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Teatourist brings the world of loose tea for you to try.

How teatourist works in 3 easy steps -What’s the offer

Discover new teas. They find the hottest specialist tea companies across the UK and choose one of their best-selling teas to feature in their monthly boxes. Each month they send different teas from different companies.

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Get ultimate variety. Their subscribers (called teatourists!) receive 6 yummy teas from 6 different companies to try every month. Each one presented in a perfect 4-cup sample sized pouch.
You call the shots teatourist subscriptions are rolling month to month. Boxes ship monthly around 20th. There are no contracts and you can cancel anytime.

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Their monthly subscription delivers: • A tasting selection of 6 x different teas from 6 different companies each month. Infinite variety with no waste. • Tasting notes and juicy details of each tea they feature in the box and online •

Special offers and discounts on products from the companies they feature and a Flexible monthly subscription. Rolling month to month, cancel anytime Price: £14.95 per month (billed monthly)

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As a special offer to my visitors and subscribers Teatourist are happy to offer a discount code just for me, entitling you 30% off your first box, when you take out a monthly subscription. Message me for the code.

I will be featuring some of their teas of the the next few weeks so keep your eyes on my blog posts.

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