Mothers Day 2017
Monday, 13 March 2017 12:22:33 Europe/London
And then I wake up from that delicious dream, and find my teenager dead to the world and unlikely to get out of bed this side of noon, the kitchen bares the tell-tale signs of a midnight feast, but at least he’s tidied his room judging by the mountain of washing on the floor and dishes in the sink.
If I could choose a Mother’s Day gift it would be to have a few more hours in the day, and to feel a little less stressed. We are all guilty of trying to pack loads into the day; housework, laundry, gardening, work, kids, shopping, cooking, friends, family, leisure activities – there sometimes just aren’t enough hours. And what do we do when we get a little down time? We sit down with a cuppa. Yet caffeine, which tea and coffee are both high in, increases our levels of cortisol, one of the body’s stress hormones. Just what we need, to feel more stressed!
So I decided to have a look around for some caffeine free options that are a bit more interesting than run of the mill decaffeinated teas and coffees. A lot of the fruit infusions that I tried smelled amazing,
Another favourite, which is also in the gift box, is Rhubarb Rooibos. I LOVE rhubarb. Rhubarb rock, rhubarb crumble, just rhubarb – and this tea makes me think of rhubarb and custard. Again, you can see the pieces of fruit and the lovely red rooibos tea in the bag. I let the tea brew for about 4-5 minutes and the flavour and smell were lovely, very rhubarby.
Wow! This is my new morning cuppa! It makes a beautiful deep purple infusion, bursting with zingy but sweet fruity flavours and reminded me of hot blackcurrant drinks my own mum would make for me when I was a little girl, wonderful! The chunks of pink and red and purple fruit in the bag smelled delicious before I had even poured the hot water in, like little sweets. The tea itself woke my mouth up with a fabulous berry blast, really tasty.
We mums really appreciate a little present, and as much as I love a scented candle or a box of chocolates, I’d be absolutely thrilled to get this box of teas as an unusual Mother’s Day gift with a difference. There are 5 of each flavour in the box, plenty of relaxing cups of tea for your amazing mum (or treat yourself!). I’d quite happily put my feet up for ten minutes and unwind with any one of these caffeine free tea options. I have enough stress already, I don’t need my cuppa making me feel more wound up.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there, have a lovely day.
Mum, Guest Blogger and Tea Lover