🎶 ‘Summer breeze! Makes me feel fine, blowing through the Jasmine in my mind…’ 🎶
This song kept playing in my head when I was creating this blend. It was a cold drizzly day here in Cornwall and I was reminiscing of warm balmy evenings in the garden during the summer – maybe after a BBQ whilst sipping something sweet.
This organic loose leaf herbal tea blend contains sweet jasmine and lime flower plus rose and camomile to give a light floral taste.
It can be drunk hot or cold – if you’d like it as iced tea, add a tablespoon of the herb blend to a heatproof jug, pour just-boiled water (not boiling, or you’ll scald the herbs, making them taste bitter). Cover the jug – a plate works well – and leave to infuse for about 15-20 mins. Strain the herbs, then place the covered jug in the fridge overnight and add lots of ice cubes the next day. Drink as required throughout the day.
You can re-infuse the herbs again, with freshly boiled water and leaving to infuse for 30mins plus, then after straining – add this to the first jug to make a larger quantity.
As seen in the photo here, you can also add the tea before you strain, to an ice cube tray and freeze. I love to add these ice cubes to other drinks (alcoholic or not), they make drinks look so pretty and add extra flavour.
You can purchase Summer Breeze in the Tea Shop
As part of Pride month – I’m launching my new tea blend this Friday to raise money for stonewall.org.uk an amazing organisation that visits schools in the UK to help them combat bullying against LGBTQ+ kids and young adults, to help all kids accept that everyone is free to be themselves regardless of choices or disabilities.
My youngest daughter, Amber, identifies as being pansexual and unfortunately has already experienced bullying because of her choices. So we wanted to raise money towards maybe someone from stonewall.org.uk to visit her school to help with the bullying.
Our goal is to raise £100 but it would be amazing if we could raise more!
I’m donating 50p from every tin of tea sold of Amber’s Rose Tea blend as well as my Rainbow Tea and some special new coasters that my friend Julia has created for me! You’ll have to watch the IG live to have a sneak peek!
Introducing Amber’s Rose Tea:
Please feel free to add your donation to our fundraising for stonewall.org.uk by clicking on the donate button below. You will be taken to PayPal to complete the transaction. Thank you so much for your support!
Click on the photo below to view the amazing IG live I had with Julia from @tatty_moo on IG (tattymoo.com)
As lockdown restrictions ease off here in the UK, take your cup of tea out into the garden and sip as you sunbathe – did you know that drinking hot tea can actually cool you down on a hot day?
Join my new V.I.Tea Club and discover more herbal tea facts and even help me create new tea blends each month.
For only £35 per month you not only receive the Tea of The Month in a subscription box, but you are also invited to attend livestream herbal workshops to learn how to create your own tea blends and other remedies to create from the herbs growing locally to you. Click on the link here for more information.
Wishing you a warm, dry and sunny Bank Holiday Weekend and Half Term break if you have the kids home (like me :D)
Have a Be-you-tea-ful Day! x
Breathe – Be Present – Recharge
Wow! When I decided on the above as the mantra and theme for my teas, I never imagined how poignant those three words would turn out to be just over a year later.
2020 was such a strange and stressful year, from not being able to leave the house to discovering very quickly there was a reason why I decided not to be a school teacher! Haha! Though kudos to the teachers out there who manage to educate our kids week in week out, I couldn’t get my youngest to engage no matter how I tried to ‘pretty up’ the subjects! So instead we turned to building dens and going for herb walks instead 🙂 I’m proud to say that now both my girls recognise elderflowers and elderberries and when the best time is to harvest them – then literally enjoying the fruits of their labour as we also tucked in to wild blackberries growing locally too.
There was the best harvest in 2020 I’d ever seen here and the berries were so sweet too!
Must have been all the sunshine we got in the first three months here.
No matter where in the world you are, whether your life is a little more normal or you’re back in lockdown again like we are here in the UK, I hope that you are well and taking time for your own self care too.
On that note, pop the kettle on – it’s time for a cuppa! 💖🫖💖
Scrumptious loose leaf organic herbal teas – perfect to sip on when you take a moment for yourself to breathe, be present and recharge your energy.
No flavourings are added, only 100% natural herbs are used and all the teas are hand blended in Cornwall by our herbalist Kate. We try to keep the herbs as whole as possible in the tea blends, to greatly reduce the ‘herbal dust’ that is so often found in herbal tea bags.
We don’t offer a tea bag option because we know that herbs release their flavour easily when allowed to infuse freely when not restricted by a teabag, plus you can always get at least two infusions from one spoonful of loose leaf herbal tea blend when added straight to the pot or mug infuser. Plus – it’s better for the environment when no bags are used as the herbs can be added straight to the compost and biodegrade much faster.
Visit our tea shop to purchase our tea tins and accessories, browse our blog to learn more about the herbs we love to use and why, or sign up to our monthly subscription boxes to be the first to sample our new tea blends!