Where there’s tea there’s hope

I love my job, being at home with my children every day is the best thing I could ever ask for. The most difficult parts of it though are the sleep deprivation and lack of time to myself. Both of these issues are soon forgotten when sitting down to do some work with a nice cup of tea on the go.

This week, I have been reviewing a selection of teas from Dragonfly Tea.

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My teapot is one of my favourite possessions and easily one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. My sister Alice picked it up from a charity shop for me, and it has a tea light underneath it to keep the tea warm, so I can make myself a pot and it will keep me going all afternoon.

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This has been perfect for sampling the Assam leaf tea. This is standard tea that comes in leaf form, so you do need a teapot. But life wouldn’t be complete without a teapot. This is a good strong tea, the sort that you would regard as English tea. Most people would consume it with milk but strangely, since I was pregnant with Lia I haven’t liked milk, so I can vouch for the fact that this is also fabulous as black tea.

The other teas that I have been sampling were all in teabag form. The first is chamomile which, in my opinion, is a great evening drink. It is naturally caffeine free so unlike green and black teas, it will help you to sleep rather than keep you awake all night. I think chamomile is somewhat of an acquired taste, but the dragonfly chamomile is notably fresher and easier to drink than any other chamomile I’ve tried. I was rather surprised but Libby also enjoyed a cup of this.

I also sampled two green teas, one was the spearmint flavoured Moroccan mint, a blend of spearmint leaves and green tea leaves. Green tea is also an acquired taste but has great antioxidant properties, so drinking it can be beneficial. If you are trying to get into green tea, this is a great start as it genuinely tastes lovely, more like spearmint than green tea

My personal favourite though was the moonlight jasmine, a mix of green tea and jasmine blossom. This is often viewed as a palate cleanser. I honestly could drink this all day every day though and I will without a doubt be buying some more. It is really refreshing and yet soothing and has the health properties of green tea thrown in as an added bonus. And with that I’m off to make another cup, but I’ll leave you with this thought.

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Please note, I was provided with a selection of tea for the purposes of an honest review. All views, opinions, tea pots and tea addictions are my own. The above picture (where there’s tea there’s hope) was made by my incredibly talented sister, so please do get in touch with me if you want to commission her to make one for you.


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