Tea Tuesday #2 on a Saturday

October 18, 2014


Če morda ne veste, obožujem čaj! Vem, da jih imam preveč, a še vseeno jih kar kupujem. Pred kratkim sem kupila dva nova iz Hoferja, iz njihove bio linije, pa še enega sem naročila na iHerbu. Pa res ne rabim novih! Ne vem kaj mi je, ampak čaji me delajo srečno. Smešno, kajne? :) Nov čaj me skoraj tako razveseli kot nov kozmetični izdelek. Oh ja, res so odlični in v zadnjem času opažam, da vedno posegam po čajih, ki vsebujejo tople začimbe, ki krasno ogrejejo telo, so sladkega okusa in morda tudi rahlo pekočega. Zelo dobro vplivajo na moje telo, kako dobri bodo šele pozimi! Naj vam torej predstavim moje tri trenutno najljubše čaje, ki vsebuje podobne sestavine in če smo iskreni ne potrebujete vseh treh. Razen, če želite. :)

Yogi Tea Detox
Yogi Tea Detox Organic
Yogi Tea čaji so morda med vsemi tremi najbolj znani in splošno dostopni, med drugim tudi v drogerijah Dm. Yogi čaji so znani po uporabi ajurvedskih zelišč in začimb, sestavin, ki jih povezujem z Indijo. Preizkusila sem jih le nekaj, a vsi imajo zelo močne okuse. Po mojih izkušnjah to niso blagi čaji in včasih je potrebno kar malce časa, da se na določen okus sploh privadiš. Njihov Classic čaj je tako naprimer dober ampak kar pekoč, zame že kar preveč, da bi ga uživala vsakodnevno. Je pa zato Detox odličen. Glavna sestavina je sladki koren ali likviricija (liquorice), sestavina, ki ni vsem dobra. Prvič sem jo preizkusila v Cupper Liquorice & Spearmint čaju in moram priznati, da nisem bila popolnoma prepričana, če mi je všeč. Čeprav je Detox čaj sladek, okus ni tako močan kot pri Cupper čaju in mešanica ekološko pridelanih sestavin, kot so sladki koren, cimet, ingver, regrat, komarček, kurkuma in druge, ustvarijo krasen čaj, ki ga z veseljem pijem. Yogi čaji imajo tudi super poudarek na malenkostih, tako je na vsaki čajni vrečki mantra ali "Yogi Inspiration", nad katerimi se včasih za trenutek zamislim, včasih pa jih niti ne razumem. :) Všeč pa mi je tudi, ker so na škatlah yoga poze.
Yogi Tea Detox ingredients

Higher Living Purity
Higher Living Puritiy Organic Herb Infusion Tea
Naslednji čaj je med tremi moj najnovejši in takoj sem se zaljubila vanj. Gre za znamko Higher Living, ki sem jo odkrila na Instagramu (Manca, hvala!).<3 :) Čaj sem kupila v Nami, imajo nekaj okusov, mene je najbolj pritegnil Purity. Ali ni prelep dizajn? Meni je tako kjut, da bi imela kar vse! :) Glavna sestavina je prav tako sladki koren, a čaj ni tako sladek kot Yogi Tea Detox, sploh ne! Navdse je okusen. Moj najljubši izmed treh. Vsebuje tudi poprovo in zeleno meto in na začetku požirka se okusi meta, na koncu pa sladki koren. Včasih bolj, včasih manj. In če sem že v prejšnjem opisu omenila Cupperjev čaj, ga bom še tukaj, ker je najboljši približek. Meni osebno je Purity veliko boljši, ker okus po sladkem korenu ni tako močan. Vsaj kolikor se spomnim. :) Izmed treh ima najbolj blag okus, ki v primerjavi z nekaterimi zeliščnimi čaji sploh ni tako blag. Čaj je sicer brezkofeinski, sestavine pa so iz ekološke pridelave. In če sem že začela z opisovanjem embalaže, bom pa še končala. Ptiček na čajnih vrečkah je nekaj najbolj luštnega kar sem videla na čajih, notranjost škatle pa je prav tako krasna. Tako poslikava kot predlog za nakup podobnega čaja. Izmed vseh treh, najbolj priporočam tega, sploh če vas zanima okus sladkega korena in imate radi meto.
Higher Living Purity Tea ingredients

Cha Ajurvedski čaj za pomiritev (Ayurvedic Calming Tea)
Cha Ajurvedski čaj za pomiritev
Za konec pa še čaj v lističih, ki jih imam sicer največ in so mi najljubši, gre za Cha Ajurvedski čaj za pomiritev. Čajnica Cha ima tri ajurvedske čaje, vsak namenjen uravnavanju ene doše ali vitalne energije. Nisem popolnoma prepričana kateri tip doše je moj, je cela zgodba o tem, a naj le rečem, da sem vse skupaj pomešala in na koncu še pozabila. Če se ne motim, sem izbrala "napačen" čaj glede na mojo došo. Izmed Cha ajurvedskih čajev vsebuje najmanj ingverja zato pa sem ga tudi izbrala. Torej, Čaj za pomiritev uravnava vata došo, odpravlja telesno in umsko napetost ter ureja prebavo. Zaradi cimeta in sladkega korena ima čaj sladek okus, ingver prispeva kanček ostrine, aromo pa razširijo komarček, pomarančna lupina in kardamom. Glede na količino je čaj cenovno najbolj ugoden, a sestavine na žalost niso iz ekološke pridelave. Čaji v lističih so mi predvsem všeč zato, ker sestavine niso tako drobno zmlete in se prav vidi vsaka sestavina. Edina rahla nevšečnost je sama priprava čaja, ki je kar malce zakomplicirana. Prvič nisem sledila navodilom in sem ga pripravila normalno, tako, da sam ga pustila v vroči vodi nekaj minut. No, naj vam povem, da pravilen postopek ni napisan kar tako. Ker čaj sestavljajo predvsem začimbe (koreni, semena, lubje), svoje dobrodejno učinkovanje razvijejo šele, ko jih nekaj časa kuhamo. Okus postane močnejši in boljši, spremeni pa se tudi sama barva čaja.
Cha Ajurvedski čaj za pomiritev sestavnie, Ayurvedic Calming Tea ingredients
Tako, to je nekaj sladkih čajev iz moje zbirke. Niso vsem všeč a ko se okusa privadiš, ne moreš brez njih. Ste že preizkusili katerega izmed teh čajev? Jih boste? :)


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If perhaps you don't know, I'm obsessed with tea! I know I have too much of them already but I just can't help myself and I constantly buy new ones. Especially in the last few months. I recently bought two new herb teas from Hofer or Aldi. They came up with four new teas in their bio, eco line, and I also ordered one from iHerb. I clearly don't need more! I don't know, they just make me happy. :) New tea excites me almost as much as a new beauty product. They are just great and lately I've noticed that I'm constantly reaching for warming teas, for teas that contain warming and sweet ingredients and are sometimes also a bit spicy. So let me introduce you to my three current favourite teas, that actually contain similar ingredients and if I'm honest, you don't need all of them. Unless you want to. :)

I would say that Yogi Tea is the most known among this trio. They are easily available in my country, I wish we had even more flavours. When I think of Yogi Tea I think of ayurvedic herbs and spices, ingredients I associate with India. I tried a few of them and they all have strong flavours. In my experience these are not some mild teas and sometimes it takes a few cups to get used to their flavours. But once you do, you're happy you sticked with them. For example, their Classic Tea is nice but quite spicy, a bit much for me to drink everyday, but the Detox is delicious! The first ingredient is Liquorice, an interesting ingredient which wasn't an instant love for me. I first tried it in the Cupper Liquorice & Spearmint tea and I wasn't sure if I'd like it. Although Detox tea is sweet, it's not as sweet as the Cupper tea but the combination of certified organic Liquorice, Cinnamon, Ginger, Dandelion, Fennel, Turmeric Root and other create a delicious tea that I love to drink. Yogi Tea also has a great eye for small details. On every tea bag there's a mantra or "Yogi Inspiration", which sometimes makes me think but sometimes I don't even understand them. :) I also like the picture of yoga pose on the boxes, a nice touch.

Next tea is among the three the newest and the most delicious. I immediately fell in love with it! Higher Living is a British brand that I discovered on Instagram and their pretty design really caught my eye. Doesn't it look beautiful?! I think it's super cute! I picked up the Purity tea. Like Yogi Tea Detox, it also contains Licorice Root as a first ingredient. But it's not as sweet as the Detox, just super delicious. My fave of the three. It contains Peppermint and Spearmint and the first sip has a taste of mint which quickly changes into the sweet taste of liquorice. And if I've already mentioned the Cupper tea I will do it again because they contain similar ingredients, liquorice and mint. The Cupper tea is super sweet but this Purity tea is in my opinion way better, not as strong. Still sweet, but with the combination of licorice root and a blend of cleansing herbs it creates a perfect balance and it's a real joy to drink. Out of the three, this one has the mildest taste, which is actually in comparison to some other herb teas not mild at all. Tea is naturally caffeine free and contains the finest quality organic ingredients. They also have the cutest bird on their tea bags paper labels, and the inside of the box is also quite dreamy. That goes for the drawings and a recommendation for a similar Higher Living tea. You really need to try this one, especially if you curious about tea containing licorice root and if you like mint.

Last but not least is a loose leaf tea from a Slovenian tea shop Cha, the Ayurvedic Calming tea. The shop has three ayurvedic teas created to regulate each Dosha or mind-body type. I'm not quite sure about my dosha type, there's a whole story about that, but I'm almost certain that I picked the "wrong" tea. It's meant for Vata, and I chose it because it contains the least amount of ginger. Not really the biggest fan. This tea reduces physical and mental stress and regulates digestion and metabolism. Cinammon and Liquorice makes it sweet and Ginger contributes a touch of sharpness. There's also Fennel, Orange Peel and Cardamom. I love how you can see all of these ingredients in the tea, that's why I really like loose leaf teas. Slight inconvenience is the preparation of the tea. The first time I didn't follow the instructions and I just made it like a normal tea - I steeped it in a hot water for a few minutes. Well let me tell you, those instructions are there for a reason. Since tea consists mainly of spices (roots, seeds, bark), they develop their beneficial effects only after boiling for a few minutes. That way the taste also becomes stronger and better.

There you have it, my favourite sweet teas from my tea collection. They're not everybody's cup of tea but when you get used to the taste, you can't live without them. What do you think about these warming, sweet, spicy teas? Do you like them?


Have a lovely weekend!

Jana xx
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16 comments :

  1. Pri meni je isto s caji. Mmm. Tegale yogi moram probat! Ne maram pa cimeta, zato se mu izogibam;)

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    1. Uu super! :)) Hmm potem pa ne vem, če bi ti bil všeč ta Yogi, ker je na drugem mestu cimet..meni se sicer ne zdi, da se ga okusi, ampak ko te nekaj moti samo tisto okusiš :P

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  2. I love tea too, I usually have to stop myself from buying more lol. These look lovely though and I've seen Higher Living in Canada. Perhaps I have to give one of their flavours a go xo

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one! :)) Definitely, and I hope you'll love it as much as I do! :) xx

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  3. Super post! :)) tudi sama "hrčkam" čaje :$ je pa nekak tak da se naveličam pa spet navdušim :) yogi čaji so res kar močni, bi pa vseeno poizkusila tega ki si ga omenila.. Pa oh higher living kaaak kjut embalaža :)) drugače pa sama trenutno preikušam pukka čaje ker jih imamo v eni kavarni mmmm :))

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    1. O hvala Sabina! :) Upam, da ti bo všeč ta Yogi! :) Jaaa no, super kjut<3 U ja Pukka so tudi fajn, imajo tudi zelo lep dizajn :)

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  4. Beautiful post, beautiful picture like always on your blog Jana.. I write this comments all the time.. but i can't mention it! You should give me some instruction to use my canon T5i :( I wanna try higher living for a long time.. now i'm on a big "trip" of numi tea :) Mate & lemon is my favorite! Xx

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    1. Awww Julie thank you so so much, you're always super sweet!<3 Your pictures are lovely too, you don't need any lessons! :) Uu I saw Numi teas on iherb, they look super lovely, had to google Mate, never heard of it :) xx

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  5. I love yogi tea as well ❤❤❤
    My fav is the one called joie di vivre with basil and cardomom! Mm you should try it!

    Kisses

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    1. They are amazing right? :) Uu I'll definitely check it out, sounds nice! :) Thanks for your recommendation!<3 Kisses gorgeous xx

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  6. Jaz imam zelo rada čaje in bi bila vesela, če bi mi nadomestili tudi kavo, katero bi rada nehala piti... Seveda jih imam preveč, ampak tudi jaz jih kupujem kot nora. Nisem pa še pogruntala kaj je takega v teh čajnih škatlicah :) ....všeč so mi čaji Clipper, ki jih po dokaj ugodni ceni prodajajo v trgovini Ilirija. Rada imam pa tudi navadne zeliščne.

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    1. Me veseli, da jih tudi ti tako obožuješ! :) Hihi čajne škatlice so ful kjut, meni so preprosto ljubše za shranjevanje kot pa vrečkice :) Uu hvala za tole, a to misliš tam na Viču? Včasih sem blizu živela pa sem šla kar dostikrat tja :)

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  7. ja, na viču, ob tržaški...ravno danes sem bila tam in kupila še 2 čajna paketka (črni ribez z acai jagodami in koprivin čaj) :D aja, pa ne morem iz trgovine, ne da bi si kupila allos sladico (mango ali ananas)... tja hodim predvsem zaradi solidne ponudbe bio izdelkov (čaji, piškoti, riž, čokolade, napitki....) . sem prav navdušena nad izbiro, pa še cenovno dostopna je.

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    1. Ooo res super, da si mi povedala, najlepša hvala, bom sigurno šla enkrat malo pogledat :)

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