Tea or coffee? – In my case I don’t need to hesitate to answer that question. I love a iced mild coffee, but tea comes first and foremost.
With the complex blends and infusions that tea manufacturers produce it can take some pondering as to which tea to purchase. Which flavour combinations harmonise well? Honestly a fair few times I have selected foul tasting teas, so now I know which ingredients will be much appreciated by my fellow tea addicts.
Here I share with you some of my current and past favourite teas.
Clipper – Snore & Peace
After failing to benefit from the usual nighttime remedies and so called tips, I came across this calming natural concoction without intention. Most teas which aim to make you calm enough to a state of sleepiness usually are based around Chamomile and lemon balm: this tea has those exact two ingredients but what makes it unique to other ‘sleep teas’, is that it contains lavender. The aroma of lavender is mainly recognised for improving sleep quality, though it was the first time I had heard of the plant being ingested via a hot beverage. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that rarely can be aided by non-medical treatments, however I can assure you that drinking this at least one hour before bedtime helped me to drift off sooner than without it. Before I moved out of my parent’s home to live abroad I gave the remaining sachets of this tea to my Grandfather; he now swears by it purchasing multiple boxes at a time. If you want to try this tea beware it has a intense taste that could take some time to adjust to.
Twining’s – Mango & Strawberry
If you are more of a sweet tooth kind of person you should delve into the world of berry and exotic fruit blends. Basic mixed berries or forest fruit teas are all well but when an exotic or citrus fruit is added to the mix you sugar cravings can be demolished without the need to open a packet of Haribo. Among British supermarkets this is one of Twinings’ cheaper teas, and can conveniently be often purchased in a ‘2 for £3.00’ deal.
Twining’s – Peach, Cherry Blossom Green Tea
Out of all teas I gravitate toward ones based with green tea. This one in particular I shamefully got too excited about upon discovery: peach being one of my favourite flavours and anticipating my first experience of trying anything cherry blossom flavoured. I think this is my all time favourite tea, but have found it difficult to track down since it’s initial introduction. When visiting London last week and the week prior to then I tried to find it in three different supermarkets; without success. According to ‘Tesco’s’ website they continue to sell it, just perhaps in their larger well stocked stores.
Pukka – Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey
Despite the overpowering ginger kick this tea is a ‘must have’ in you kitchen cupboards. I wouldn’t say it’s a tea to fulfil the purpose of overcoming thirst or wanting something lovely tasting; it’s just perfect for colds and sore throats. There’s not need to worry about buying throat lozenges or mixing the ingredients yourself, you can brew this in no time making it ideal for when you lack energy during recovery or are trying to tackle minor symptoms whilst at work.
Tetley – Boost Blueberry and Raspberry
If you prefer to stay away from extravagant flavour combinations, a Berry mixture could be best for you. Most ideal of all this tea contains vitamin B6 for reducing tiredness and fatigue. Overall the herbal and fruit teas by this brand are suitable for incorporating immune fighting elements into your diet.