Over the last few weeks I seem to have accumulated tons of herbal teas on my desk at work. I have been actively trying to cut down on coffee and tea, since I am fairly allergic to dairy (but drink milk anyway) and have a very sensitive gut in general.
Sometimes there’s nothing like a glass of coke or a cup of tea though (for me anyway!) nevertheless, I have been opting to drink herbal teas throughout the day with 1-2 cups of coffee at work, max.
Although I have been getting caffine headaches, I feel better, I am less bloated, my skin feels clearer too. I remember reading about Oolong tea as some kind of weight loss tool and the packs of tea being sold at stupid prices. Duh! Oolong tea costs about 80p a packet and there is no shortage! Think about it – if you are drinking tea instead of eating cheetoes, obviously you will start to lose weight.
Here’s what’s on my desk.
Jasmine Tea is one of my favourites:
At work I can’t be bothered with the mess of loose leaf, so it has to be in a teabag. I find Oolong is quite bitter and overpowering in teabag form (and the same for a lot of green teas in teabag form, especially Twinnings version which is just disgustingly bitter). This pack was about £1.
B Tea from Whittards:
These come in a posh mesh teabag and in four types – Be Beautiful, Be Vitalized, Be Dreamy and Be Well.
I got mine from a discount store, 2 for £2 but otherwise they are a fairly pricey £4.50 for 20 bags.
The B Beautiful one is rather bitter and I’m not too keen. Be Vitalised isn’t bitter and quite fruity, not bad at all.
Birt & Tang Teas, Detox and Goji Berry:
I have only tried the Detox one and it’s a bit too tangy for me. The Goji berry one specifically says its tangy so god knows how sour it will be. I find it quite amusing that Goji berry is now seen as a superfood – my momma’s been putting it in soup for years!
They say the Goji tea is:
Gojiberry tea takes this superfood, a traditional ingredient in Chinese medicine and combines it with other warming herbs and antioxidant rich oolong tea. Goji berries are packed full of vitamin C, B vitamins, iron and beta-carotene so are the perfect nutritious addition to your traditional cup of tea.
All that eh!
I want to try their Puer and Magnolia teas, look interesting!
DHC Teas, powdered Green Tea and Umeboshi Plum:
Plum tea is for digestion and whets the appetite – green tea we know is full of anti oxidants and since I don’t want to use loose leaf at work and the tea bags taste awful, I opted for the powder version. Both very nice.
So tell me – what do you drink all day?