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Sometimes, when you are exploring another culture, you find something beautiful and perfect that you know you need to bring home with you. Sometimes, that’s a souvenir, sometimes, that’s a person. For me, it’s been a ritual of tea drinking.
My Everyday Routine with Bigelow Teas
If you’ve been following our adventures on Instagram, you may know that Ella and I just returned from a road trip in England!
We started in London, made our way up to the York area, then over to Richmond where we stayed in a gorgeous 12th century tower, hopped up to Scotland to visit some family, and then made our way down south to see Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, and Southampton.
We had planned this road trip for months, so I had taken the time to get ahead with my work in order to be fully present during our adventure. I wanted to relish the small moments and focus on connection – with my family and the beautiful country we were exploring, but also with myself.
One of my biggest strengths and weaknesses is that I can be a bit of a workaholic.
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I’ve spent the past 5 years building my business, having to work long hours to get it off the ground and learn as much as I can throughout the process.
The long hours were necessary, but now that my business is doing well and I can ease up, it’s really hard to break those habits. (Constantly thinking about work, putting my daughter to sleep and immediately hopping back on the computer, etc.)
Our trip to England couldn’t have come at a better time for me.
While in England, we embraced the daily ritual of enjoying a cup of tea and relaxing. Whether it was at a cute tea shop, or cuddled up under blankets in our drafty tower.
I loved the intentionality of the practice. Assembling your tea, boiling you water, waiting patiently as it steeps and cools just the right amount. And then the necessity to put aside distractions so you can enjoy your tea while it’s still hot.
It’s so much more than just a cup of tea.
When I came home from England, I knew I wanted to bring that restorative practice home with me, and make a conscious effort to unplug and unwind each night, giving myself some time to restore and rekindle other interests, like reading.
But I’ll be completely honest: in order to entice me away from the habit and satisfaction of working, I’ve had to really make the idea of unplugging special and soul nourishing.
I’ve put effort into making my living room and bedroom into comforting spaces that I can relax and enjoy being in, I’ve given myself permission to just buy the books that have been sitting on my wish list forever, and I’ve stocked up on my favorite Bigelow Benefits Tea varieties.
Drinking tea has become part of my daily unwind routine – it’s such a small addition that makes a huge difference in how I feel at the end of the night.
What I love about these Bigelow Benefits teas is that they can be enjoyed as is, combined to create a unique flavor, or made into a tea latte! Every variety that I’ve tried has been fresh and vibrant, as Bigelow stands by foil packaging, freshness, US manufacturing, quality tea & ingredients!
The Bigelow Benefits Teas that I currently have stocked are:
- Ginger & Peach Herbal Tea – for those who love a calm stomach every day
- Tumeric Chili Matcha Green Tea – every day is the perfect day to refresh
- Cinnamon & Blackberry Tea – taking time to care for my sugar balance every day
Another flavor I am also thinking about picking up is the Blueberry and Aloe Tea (“isn’t it nice to know you Radiate Beauty every day”).
Bigelow has benefit tea varieties available at Kroger, Stop & Shop, Giant, Shoprite, or Market Basket (Demoulas) – be sure to check out all of the varieties and benefits here.
What everyday routines would you like to create or enhance with Bigelow tea?