So, because of courseworks and exams, I haven’t been able to browse through recipes last week, but I thought I’d still share something with you that I think is very worth trying! This post is about something that really helps me get through stressful uni times, and since I know a lot of you are in the same kind of situation at the moment (with exams etc), I thought I’d let you know about it!
Above, you can see what I’m looking at, day in day out, pretty boring. You can actually see two of my essentials on there (I’m leaving food out for the moment, might write another post about revision food though). Earplugs are absolutely essential, especially when I’m forced to work in the library/a computer lab, but that’s not what I want to talk about, I’m not that sad (I do love them a little too much though, and I think their inventor deserves a Nobel Peace Prize).
The thing on the photo I really want to talk about is tea. I know you English lot are already pretty crazy about tea, but I don’t mean English Breakfast, I don’t like that one very much at all to be honest (I went through a couple of months of trying to persuade myself I absolutely loved it though. I know better now). Making tea is like my little exam survival ritual, so the best thing to get me motivated to start revision, is to pop the kettle on!
I first came across Pukka Tea whilst I was working for The Food Doctor in London. I did food samplings in shops like Planet Organic, revital and Wholefoods and everywhere I went, I was presented with whole walls full of beautifully designed Pukka tea packages. Needless to say, I always left the shops with less money in my purse, even though I hadn’t even gone there with the intention to shop.
It’s been a love story ever since. When I confessed my love for their teas on Twitter, they kindly offered to send me some samples, and when the bag full of different coloured tea sachets arrived it definitely made me a lot happier than tea should ever make anyone. Anyway, can I just note here that I bought many many packages of their tea with my own money before and will do so again. I think they’re more than worth their money. This was a great opportunity to try more of their range though, so I can recommend my favourites to you :) (P.S. It’s a real struggle to pick them, because I liked pretty much all the ones I tried.
So here is my non-exhaustive list of favourites, all of which have become essentials that help me get through exams. What are your essentials?
I talked about this one before, it’s just delightfully mellow and if it actually has cleansing and purifying properties, even better!
♘ Three Mint
– So incredibly refreshing.
♘ Vanilla Chai
Even though I’m a big Chai Tea Latte lover, I don’t really drink much chai tea. I do however like to use this one to flavour cakes! I would have never thought of doing this myself, but one lovely girl in one of the revitals told me about it, and it’s actually really tasty! To do it, I cook the tea in milk instead of water and replace the regular milk with it.
♘ Golden Chamomile
This one is incredibly soothing, really good to calm you down and put things into perspective again.
♘ Night Time
This is my favourite tea of their range (of the ones I’ve tried so far). It’s absolutely amazing! It’s so so calming and really helps me to switch from work to sleep mode in the evenings (something I otherwise often struggle with). If you’re only going to try one of their teas, try this one!
And now if you’ll excuse me, a big mug of cleanse and a whole mountain of Marketing reading are waiting for me.