Friday, February 13, 2009

Relax with a Good Cup of Tea

Photo by St0rmz

At the end of the day, I love to sit and relax with a cup of tea. It's my reminder to take a deep breath, let go of all that happened that day, and turn off the go-go-go switch that seems to be in overdrive all day long. Sound familiar?

Oprah once talked about having a cup of tea at night to stave off late night snacking. She said that she likes to use a beautiful mug that John Travolta gave her. It makes it more special, like a small bit of pampering that she gives herself everyday.

While I don't have a mug from John Travolta, I do like the idea of creating a small daily luxury. A few minutes just for myself.

Of course, close to bedtime, I like to stick to herbal or decaffeinated teas. Here are some of my current favorites.

Trader Joe's - Pomegranate White Tea, Blackberry Fruit Infusion, and, of course, Bed Time Tea!

Yogi Tea Organic Ginger - great for digestion. I have this when I ate too much greasy food for dinner.

Tealuxe - they have over 500 varieties, or "bins" of loose-leaf tea. A good place to start is with the Teatender's Top Ten. Some of my favorites: #191, Monks Blend, #223 Organic Peppermint, #149 China White Peach, and #174 Sencha Green Tea.

If you are using loose-leaf tea, I love the Teavana Perfect Tea Maker. Way better than a tea ball!

So, sit down with a cup of tea. Take a few minutes of you-time. You deserve it! (Even if you don't have a mug from John Travolta!)

How do you decompress at the end of the day?

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