So lately I’ve had a bit of a writer’s block. Then I realized, I just wasn’t writing!
The first step to get over a writer’s block is just WRITE.
That’s when everything starts to flow!
So what will this post be about you ask?
Well as I sit here, writing this, I am drinking tea.
So tea it is.
I recently got a part-time job at Teavana.
And I love it!
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to work in the service industry again. (I’m not crazy about being a waitress again.) And of course, the first part-time job that comes to mind for an actress? Waitress.
But I LOVE TEA.
I’ve never liked coffee so I don’t drink it, but tea? I’ve been drinking tea for years and think that tea has tonnes of benefits for everyone.
I’ve been collecting tea and now that I’ve started to work at Teavana, my collection has grown considerably.
It used to take up a shelf in our cupboard but it got so big that we had to buy a whole new shelving unit for it.
Lots of room for tea now!
Now before I go on, THIS IS JUST A BLOG!
What I post on here are my favourite teas and what I find helps me with sickness, detoxing etc.
Feel free to try these teas out but this is my opinion and preference.
Before I moved into my new apartment I was constantly sick. I had teas and tricks that I would use daily to help me and keep the symptoms at bay.
Sick Tea #1!
It’s a fruity/citrus tea that makes my throat feel great. (Especially if I add a little bit of honey.) It also smells SO good. The pearls are a white tea which are filled with good antioxidants, perfect for getting rid of a cold.
Sick Tea #2
This one is spicy and goes right to the sinuses, opening them up. It’s also got a lot of cinnamon and ginger which are good for colds too.
I take two drops of this morning and night when I feel a cold coming on. Make sure you have a glass of water nearby to chase it down with! I also put the drops under my tongue.
Liquorice Root Extract
At first, this taste is really hard to do but after a while you get used to it.
I take a 1/4 teaspoon of the liquorice and mix it in a small cup of water. Then chug it! Or better, gurgle some in your throat, then swallow it. It really helps with a sore throat. You can also put this in tea!
My Favourite Teas as of November 2015:
I put a teaspoon of the Teavana’s Rock Sugar in it to bring out more of the chocolate flavours. Then as a dessert, I make this a a latte with two pumps of chocolate (without the sugar) and coconut milk. It’s SO GOOD. I have it after dinner so I don’t crave any cake or actual dessert.
Best part about this tea? Matt likes it! I have been trying to get Matt to like ANY tea for years so I was so happy when he finally admitted he liked it. Point Cassie!
I’ve recently become a HUGE fan of matcha. it Has so many benefits. It has the highest amount of caffeine and antioxidants because the whole green tea leaf is ground into a fine powder. I find I can’t drink it on its own so I add some honey to it to sweeten it a little. Even better, I make this into a latte with coconut milk.
I think matcha in my Harry Potter mug is a perfect Halloween tea 😀
For added benefits, I make the matcha, then add cinnamon, cloves, ginger, turmeric, black pepper and liquorice. Then add Boathouse Vanilla Chai Milk. It’s a great metabolism and immune booster and the chai milk is super tasty.
There is no almonds in this! (All of Teavana’s teas are nut and gluten-free.) This tea is tasty on its own but is also really good in a latte. It kind of reminds of having a caramel cookie.
This one is a white tea with some caffeine. It has cherries in it and needs no sweeteners. It’s like a cherry, fruity delicious tea. It also smells heavenly. White tea also has lots of antioxidants!
This is a nice detox tea, especially if you have it iced. It’s super fruity and I usually make a big pitcher of it at night and have it in the morning before I start the day! You need to drink it for at least 3 weeks (along with a good diet and exercise) to see any weight loss results but I have found that I have been feeling better since I started drinking it. (You need to flush out the toxins before you get to results right!?)
Needless to say, tea is pretty much my life now and I think there is a tea out there for everyone. If you have any questions about tea, let me know!
Enjoy my favourite teas!