February 18, 2013

Tea Date at Nine

During my two-week break from school, I was advised by my doctor to rid of my worries for a bit because it was making matters worst. Looking back, it seemed so difficult for me to stop overthinking and overanalyzing every single thing. All that stress and of course, all the idle hours at home gave me splitting headaches. I had to find a way to calm down somehow, and I found solace in Twinings Pure Peppermint Tea.



My mother looked at me warily the moment I took this from the shelf while we were at the grocery. I was never a tea-drinker, well, not unless you count milk tea. Everyone close to me knows I have a milk tea addiction. Going back, I was pretty unsure about my choice as well. You see, I Googled teas that were best for anxiety and peppermint was one of them. It was the only one from the list that I found that was available, so I thought, "There's no turning back now."


I opened the box the moment I reached home and the strong smell of peppermint invaded my nostrils. With that, I was pretty sure that I was gonna suffer. My mother predicted that I'd end up not finishing the whole box, but lo and behold, I've never missed a day without drinking this tea since I bought it. It's become a habit, a morning ritual and perhaps, even a date.

                                     

You might be wondering why I'd call it a date since dates usually involve at least two people. Well, as you can see, I drink my peppermint tea while reading the Daily Gospel 2013. I guess 9'o'clock doesn't just stand as the time when I grab a cup of tea between meals because it's also my date with God. I'm sure most religious people know that we run to our God in times of hardships. I guess that's what I did. I reflected on the verses and sipped tea in between to calm my overworked mind.

                                      

If you noticed in the photo above, I like my tea light. That way, I don't need to add sugar. I was also suffering from a bad case of insomnia, so sugar wasn't going to help me at all. I read a review on Twinings Pure Peppermint Tea that it's disappointing because the taste of peppermint isn't strong enough. It isn't, actually. For me, that isn't a bad thing since an overwhelmingly minty tea would just make me feel sicker than I already was. I guess it just depends on preference. As for me, I'm pretty satisfied with Twinings.


Another part of this morning ritual of mine is the Sun. As per my doctor's advice, I had to "get the sunlight" for at least 10 minutes to cheer me up. The first time he told me this, I thought he was crazy. After a week or so of doing so, I think it actually helped. It's actually healthy to get a little sunlight, you know.

How about you? Do you have a morning routine?


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22 comments :

  1. I might try this.
    I'm actually having the same experience but mine is about career. Every time I'm in my boarding house alone, I think of so many things to the extent of making me anxious. I just want it to be perfect. But I'm feeling better now. ",

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    1. Go. :) You could also try Googling another type of tea that would suit your taste.

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  2. I love teas too and that is part of my morning routine. I'm glad you mentioned the peppermint tea that helped you... Chamomile is also good for relaxing from stress. I'm following you on GFC now.
    Eliz from BC Bloggers.

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    1. I've also heard about Chamomile. I followed you back and I'll add you to my Links Out section. :)

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  3. This is nice. I had fresh peppermint tea from the farm. Just pick the leaves and then place them in hot water. Refreshing, actually. :D

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    1. Aw. Natural is always best. Meeel! Surprised that you commented on my blog. <3

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  4. I don't have a morning ritual and perhaps I should start one. Tea drinking could be it. :)

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  5. I haven't tried peppermint but i love Twinings Earl Grey Tea :)

    Date w/ Him is always the best part of the day :)

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    1. I've tried Earl Grey as well. Really good!

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  6. I usually have green tea before I sleep when I eat too much during the day but my morning routine is my 3-in-1 goodday coolin coffee with breakfast.

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  7. I prefer tea over coffee. Bubble tea and milk tea are my fave. I haven't tried Twinings yet, maybe I will soon. The brand reminds me of Fifty Shades. :)

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    1. To be really honest, I could've gotten another brand, but I got Twinings specifically because of Fifty Shades. ;)

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  8. I drink tea but not so much now as I am breastfeeding but I do love it. I have to try peppermint yet though.

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  9. Where did you bought it? I want to try having tea. But, I'm afraid the taste will be bad.

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    1. In our local grocery store. My suggestion is to try researching on tea flavors first before you buy a box. :)

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  10. I prefer coffee that tea. But I can consider this one, hope to get them on my next grocery. :)

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  11. I am now on my rice coffee every morning instead of the regular instant coffee. One of my colleagues said that this brand is good since he was using this one for years now.

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  12. I am not a tea drinker as i dont like the taste i am more of a coffee lover.. but after reading your blog post I might consider trying this brand..

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  13. i wanna taste their peppermint. we also have the twinings plain green tea.

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  14. btw, followed you now on GFC sis.. here's mine :) http://cuteanddainty.blogspot.com

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  15. I am more of a coffee drinker than tea, but if I have to drink tea, i prefer the black one.

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  16. Yes, I always have Twinings tea here in the house. Any flavor, I like! :)

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