Are you partial to a Rosy Lee AKA cup of tea? I ditched coffee in favour of tea at the age of 17 and haven’t looked back. I love so many different teas, although my favourite is still good old black tea with a generous splash of semi skimmed milk and no sugar (FYI should you ever be called upon to make me a brew). Here are six signs that you could well be a tea addict too.
With Christmas and New Year around the corner we all want to look our best and fit into those little black dresses, but at this time of year it can be difficult to lose those few pounds. I don’t know about you but as soon as the evenings get darker I go into hibernation mode, curling up on the sofa and eating everything in sight, so when I was approached a month or so ago to try out a 14 day TeaTox from TEATU I jumped at the chance.
Naturally being from Yorkshire I love a cup of tea; strong and milky, there’s nothing a lovely brew can’t sort out. In recent years however I’ve been expanding my repertoire and replacing the odd cup of black tea with something a little more exciting, and from Chamomile to Fennel, Matcha to Peppermint, my cupboard is now fit to burst with an array of beverages to rival Whittards of Chelsea!
The latest tea I’ve been trying is Mirabilia Organic Olive Leaf Tea (RRP £4.69)* a loose leaf tea which is said to contain more antioxidants and vitamin C than green tea. It also advises it is proven to aid weightloss, boost the immune system and lower cholesterol – this sounds like no ordinary tea I’ve ever drunk, but a supercharged, health-giving elixir!
From my teenage years onwards I’ve battled the shine caused by my oily skin. The shine that breaks through even the most matte of products after just a few hours, the shine that means I went through a tonne of blotting sheets on my wedding day so I didn’t look like a total oil slick on the photos. So I know a few things about living with oily skin and have picked up a few tips along the way, which I’m going to share with you today.
I love a good cuppa (who doesn’t?) but out shopping I usually just grab a box of PG Tips or Typhoo and haven’t really ventured into the world of a more premium tea. After all black tea is just black tea isn’t it? As purveyors of quality tea, the good folk at teapigs would beg to differ and so they laid the gauntlet down; try our Everyday Brew for two weeks and never go back. So I did and my eyes really were opened to a tea that actually made me savour each mouthful rather than simply gulping it down.
Today I’m talking about tea detoxes, which really seem to have grown in popularity in recent months. This version of detoxing involves cleansing your system by drinking a specially blended herbal tea, which sounds simple enough. Always up for trying something new I was very happy when Slendertoxtea kindly sent me their 14 Day Teatox* to try.
Ok so tea is not necessarily a new addiction as I always start the day with a brew. But fruit and herbal teas have never really been my “bag” (sorry, lame pun) and, despite attempts to drink various different teas for health benefits, the boxes have usually ended up gathering dust on the cupboard shelf, only to be enjoyed by the occasional guest.