Self care is all about nourishing ourselves inside and out. And what better way to do that than a hot cup of tea on a cold winter's day?
With specialty tea stores cropping up everywhere, there is no shortage of places to find exotic blends that are sure to appeal. My favourite is Spirit Oak Tea Company in Kenora, Ontario.
(www.spiritoaktea.com) Specializing in hand blended, organic teas, I can always count on them to provide an array of tantalizing flavours, fascinating ingredients and an abundance of choices to suit any mood or ailment.
Feeling dragged out and tired? Maybe a yerba mate or an energizing tea with guayusa will boost your energy. (Guayusa is a super leaf from a type of holly tree native to the rainforest. It is packed with caffeine and has twice the antioxidants of green tea.)
Need something to calm frazzled nerves? How about a blend that has skullcap in it? Skullcap is a member of the mint family and has long been used in Chinese Medicine for its anti-inflammatory and sedative qualities.
Concerned about your health? The popularity of chaga mushroom tea is rapidly increasing. Known for its immune boosting, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory effects, natural health care practitioners often recommend this tea for its numerous healing properties.
So put on the kettle, place your favourite blend in to brew, then sit back and enjoy a few moments of peace.