I love tea. Besides water and wine – it’s the only thing I drink. I love all different types like Green Tea, English Breakfast and Darjeeling. I often write on this blog about its productivity benefits. I believe making a cup of tea is a great way to relax and take a break. We all have our favourite mugs to drink from, especially if you drink tea as much as I do! A friend of mine gifted me a personalised mug (or Mug Personnalisé as they’d say in French), so I do love using that pretty much all the time. Anyway, I thought before it’s too late — I should share with you that January is National Hot Tea Month.
To celebrate Tetley USA reached out to me and told me that they are challenging Americans to take the Tetley Five-Day Teatime Challenge. Every day, on or around 4pm, shut down your devices and take time for yourself to recharge. Just 15 minutes is all you need to clear your mind, savor some of your favorite tastes and give yourself the time you deserve. They also sent me some yummy new tea to try! It’s in my desk at work just waiting to be steeped!
Here’s what the time investment for the challenge looks like:
– 1 minute to pick out your favorite mug – we’re talking a real, ceramic mug. Nothing with a lid, nothing paper, and no cardboard sleeves allowed.
– 2 minutes to heat up the water. No peeking at your phone while the water boils!
– 2 minutes to steep your tea. Don’t try to speed up the steeping with unnecessary dunks. (I’m very guilty of doing this.)
– 10 minutes to sit, relax, and enjoy!
I have spoken before about how important it is to take a break from technology. Being constantly connected leads to increased stress between the “always on” mentality, strained eyes, and blurred lines between work time and down time. Next time your feeling stressed just put on the kettle!
What’s your favorite kind of tea?