Friday, February 13, 2009
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?