Wednesday, 7 October 2015

I love tea! Current favourites =)

Today, I thought it would be interesting to talk about something a little different... Tea! Yes, tea is one of those topics that I could go on about for hours and hours. As mentioned in last week's Versatile Blogger Award tag, I'm a complete tea addict! I drink tea throughout the day not just because it's tasty - it's also a healthy way of keeping hydrated, and a great source of antioxidants. These help reinforce the body's natural defence system, and slow down the ageing process. Today's post will be all about my favourites; but I'm always on the lookout for new types of tea to try, so please let me know if you have any recommendations!


Pukka is one of my favourite British tea brands - accessible, varied and not too expensive. All of their blends are completely organic, fair trade and caffeine free. Their teas always taste very natural and 'herbal', and they offer an interesting range of flavours for any mood and occasion. My current favourites are:

Womankind - cranberry, rose and sweet vanilla. This a typical fruity tea - naturally sweet; very light and easy to drink. It smells absolutely divine, and I enjoy it especially in the summer because it is so refreshing.
Relax - chamomile, fennel and marshmallow root. Delicious, delicate and soothing - this tea always helps me unwind after a busy work day. 
Love - rose, chamomile and lavender. Admittedly, I bought this one mostly because of the cute packaging. It's quite similar to Womankind but less fruity, more herbal and delicate.
Detox - aniseed, fennel and cardamom. This is probably my least favourite Pukka tea in terms of flavour, but it really helps if you're on a detox diet. I drink this whenever I'm in a need of a little metabolism boost (it really works!). 


Lloyd is probably the best 'value for money' tea you will ever find. One box (20 teabags) costs only 75 pence, and the quality is better than a lot of more established brands. You can most definitely find these in your local 'Eastern European' groceries shop, or on Amazon (it's a little more pricey there, though). They offer some interesting and unusual flavours, such as pineapple, manuka honey and orange blossom. My favourites at the moment are: 

Green tea with prickly pear & marigold flower. Delicious green tea with a twist. The marigold flower tastes very unusual - it's sweet, flowery, and almost 'grassy'. I reach for this one whenever I'm in a mood for something a little different. 
Flavoured fruit tea with plum and cinnamon. This is one of the most intense fruity teas I've ever tried. It's rare that you get such good quality from a teabag, especially considering the low price. This is refreshing, sweet, and with a nice, spicy twist. 
Warming tea with orange, cinnamon & cloves. This is my perfect winter tea - fruity, sweet, gently spiced and with a hint of cinnamon. 


Whittard is one of the most established British tea brands, and their loose leaf tea infusions are some of the best I've ever tried. I'm currently loving their Blueberry Blaster and Amaretto Flavour blends. Both of these are caffeine free, and they taste really intense and delicious. The quality of the Whittard teas is always top shelf - their blends include real pieces of dried fruits, nuts and herbs. Blueberry Blaster is a must-try for anyone who enjoys fruity teas; whereas Amaretto is more nutty, fruity and less sweet. I find that some of the more intense fruity teas tend to taste a little sour and 'acidic', but Whittard always gets it right. These are a little more pricey than your standard supermarket teas, but you can usually find them on sale (I purchased mine for just three pounds per 125g of loose leaf tea). 


This little blend by Abbey Botanicals is my miracle tea. Chamomile works wonders for me, and I recommend it to anyone who suffers from anxiety or stress - it will really help you unwind and relax. Chamomile tea also helps to clear up skin irritations (such as acne) and promotes healthy sleep, so you really can't go wrong with it! On top of that, it tastes really delicious, sweet and soothing. I personally think that chamomile tastes lovely when mixed with other flavours, and I recommend trying it with a teaspoon of honey, or a splash of almond milk. Abbey Botanicals offer many other interesting teas, such as raspberry leaf, peppermint and hibiscus flower. You can purchase these on Amazon for two to five pounds. 


And last, but not least, here are a couple of my favourite mugs! I absolutely love adorable, animal-themed mugs - every tea tastes better when you drink it in a cute mug. =) The dolphin mug is a souvenir from the UK's biggest seaquarium in Plymouth, and the koala one was a wonderful gift from my boyfriend. <3 

Are you a tea drinker? What is your favourite tea? =)

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  1. Omg , the mugs a re super cute, i have taken green tea for the past few weeks now so i think i'll have to try this one with Marigold Flower , i'm sure it will taste good , I'm into tea as well so always excited when the come in different flavours. Great post.

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    1. Aw, thanks dear! <3 <3 I recommend it, Loyd especially have some really unusual green tea flavours, I hope you find something you like. =)

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  2. I loooove drinking tea! It's not only calming, delicious but can boost your energy up and make you feel so much better. I love Lloyd brand and also this Lithuanian brand "Žolynėlis", it's very natural and herbal teas which I absolutely adore :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. High five for tea! I never heard of that Lithuanian brand, where can I find it? We have a pretty big eastern european groceries shop around where I live, not sure if they stock it though. x

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  3. As a Turkish, I'm a tea addict. Even though we usually drink black tea, I'd love to try the Blueberry one. Also that koala mug is so adorable! xx

    www.damlatuzun.blogspot.com

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    1. I like to drink black tea whenever I'm in a need of a little caffeine boost. =) Thank you for commenting! <3

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  4. I like chamomile tea too! It's so relaxing. I like to drink it with vanilla but it never came to my mind to add almond milk to it. Although I extremely rarely drink tea with milk, I'd like to try it out. I guess it will taste very good. :) The mugs are very lovely!

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    1. I usually don't like tea with milk, but almond milk is really nice, and a lot more flavourful. =) <3 Thank you for stopping by! x x

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  5. I love teas too and these looks so good!! I usually drink basic such as green, black and chamomile tea but flavoured ones are nice too. :)

    Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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    1. I love pretty much every kind of tea there is, haha! =) Thank you so much for your lovely comment <3

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  6. That Whittard tea looks amazing! I go through stages with tea. There are times when that's the only thing I'll drink in the morning or at night and then I'll go back to just drinking coffee in the mornings. But that tea, has my attention! I have to see if they sell them here in the states.

    Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have an amazing day!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Ohh I hope you can get it, it is amazing! It is probably the most popular high-end tea brand in Britain, I'd say. Let me know if you get to try it, would love to hear your thoughts <3 x x x

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  7. love this post cause i LOVE tea!

    Sabrina | GYPSY T▲N

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    1. Yay! Thank you for stopping by! <3

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  8. I love tea! I haven't tried these brands, I don't think they're available here.

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    1. Aw, that's a shame! You may be able to find some of these on Amazon, though. =) <3 Thank you so much for your lovely comment! x

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  9. I don't like the taste of normal tea, I am going to try some flavoured ones instead of drinking mochas all the time!

    I love your mugs! They are so cute!

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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    1. Mochas are AMAZING, though! =D Have you tried spiced orange mochas? They're so yummy. =) <3 Thank you for commenting, dear! <3

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  10. They look so nice! I love green tea, or raspberry and mango, or liquorice, or this one called sweet dreams. Plus you can't beat a mug of good ol' PG Tips!

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    1. Thanks, Rosie. =) <3 I too really like the raspberry and mango tea, I think it's Twinings? Thank you for stopping by. x

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  11. I am a real tea lover, and I love whittard, their teas are delicious!

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  12. Okay, I'll be honest and say I don't drink too much tea and know these brands at all because I'm more of a coffee drinker, but these sound great! Your mugs are absolutely adorable!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. I like coffee occasionally, especially things like flavoured mocha or latte. =) Thank you for stopping by <3

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  13. I love drinking tea~! Green tea is my favorite, and the dolphin cup is super cute <33

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  14. Tea is my favorite! I drink green tea on the daily!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
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    1. I usually do, as well! Green tea really works wonders, and it's so tasty! Thank you for commenting. <3 x

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  15. I'm more of a chai drinker - I like the flavor, and it doesn't stain like coffee or tea! Pukka sounds great though, I wonder if they have them in the US.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. I like chai from time to time. =) Thank you so much for stopping by, lovely! <3

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  16. oooh i love tea too! thanks for sharing!

    lifeisashoe

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    1. No problem, thanks for stopping by! <3 x

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  17. This post has me craving tea now. Pukka love is my favourite x
    http://christbelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really like it, too! Plus the packaging is so cute. :3 Thank you for your comment! x

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  18. I am a big tea drinker, but I tend to go with green or white tea as opposed to fruit tea.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I love green tea! Haven't tried much white tea, though, do you have any recommendations? =) <3

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  19. I love drinking tea, plus it is so beneficial :) I love Pukka, but I think that Whittard is my fave!

    Check out my blog if you want: www.theglamandglitter.com

    Tamara xxx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, dear! <3 Checking out your blog now. <3

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  20. Great post! Would your like to follow each other?
    Follow me and I'll follow you back :)

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  21. omg! whittard used to be my favorite tea brand(: english breakfast is the best! I'm very curious to try the others(:

    xx from Brighton
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    1. Yep, you can't beat the good old english breakfast! =) Thank you for commenting, lovely! <3

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  22. i like so much tea !
    I must try from this tea .

    http://sekymorrison8.blogspot.mk/2015/10/blog-post.html

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  23. I love tea it is my daily ritual :) Great blog by the way :)

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    1. Same here! Can't imagine a day without tea. <3 Thank you for your lovely comment! x x

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  24. I am a huge tea lover! :))) I especially like tea with lots of fresh lemon juice - it's the way we Polish people drink it, kind of a habit :)

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    1. Yes, I was born in Poland, so I'd know! =) Nie ma to jak herbatka z cytryna =P <3 x x x

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  25. Your blog is so cool, I like it.
    Do u want to follow each other? Follow me and I will follow you back with pleasure.
    Let me know in comments. :)

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  26. Ooo may need to check some of these out! I am starting to get more into tea so I'm always looking for new ones!
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    1. Oh, that's awesome! Let me know what you end up trying =) <3 <3

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  27. I LOVE teas! My favourite is green tea (how boring, haha!). I'll have to check out some of them x

    La'bell || labellwong.blogspot.com

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    1. Not boring at all! Green tea is my favourite, I love it! =) I love mixing it with other flavours, though, fruity green tea is especially yummy =) x Thank you for stopping by!

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  28. I love tea. I like the look of that Womankind tea. I usually drink Yorkshire Tea haha. Nice and strong. Gemma xx www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Yorkshire tea is good! <3 We have it at the office and I drink it sometimes. =) Thank you for commenting, my dear! x x x

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  29. Hello Kay :) me again hehe! I was wondering whether you could do a room tour, or if you already have? Thanks darling xx

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    1. Ohhh, good question! Gonna reply on your blog x x

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  30. Nice post. :)
    Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know, where (GFC, Bloglovin, Twitter) you are following, and I follow you back. :)

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  31. I am also tea lover and this post is amazing!! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog. x

    The Fashion Spell

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  32. Omg! I love tea in the fall! Thank you so much for this post. I am now a follower of yours. I hope you would take a look at my blog as well.

    xo,
    Crystal
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  33. Pukka sounds like the way to go. I recently bought this super expensive tea and it turned out to taste like cardboard. Too bad I didn't know about these brands!

    Beauty V. Brains | fashion and beauty for smart girls who like stuff

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    1. Oh no! =( What tea was it? Thank you for stopping by! x

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  34. Looks great!
    Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know!
    xx
    Sarah

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  35. I love tea so much!! Love your tea mugs!!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    1. Me too. Thank you, my dear! =) <3

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  36. Oh the tea looks so delicious!
    I love it the tea!
    Btw now I´m following you in GFC#31
    I hope your follow me back
    xx

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  37. Those teas sound so amazing! I always usually gravitate toward a lemon and ginger blend.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. Love lemon and ginger! <3 Thank you for commenting, lovely x

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  39. The pukka detox mmmmmmmm........
    Jabeen x
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  40. The packaging for love and womankind are too cute! My favourite tea is t2's green tea though :)
    Great post! So many teas to try!

    pynkbunny.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, the packaging is what made me go for it in the first place =) It's really tasty, though! x Thank you for stopping by, lovely x x x

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  41. The packaging for love and womankind are too cute! My favourite tea is t2's green tea though :)
    Great post! So many teas to try!

    pynkbunny.blogspot.com

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