Saturday, 3 September 2016

A Spicy Summer Tea Hamper with Yogi Tea + GIVEAWAY!

We have been really lucky with the weather recently so I have been experimenting with iced teas. A few weeks ago I received perhaps the best parcel ever, a glorious Summer Hamper from Yogi Tea. I am already a big Yogi Choco Tea fan so couldn't wait to see what was inside.
Yogi Tea Summer Hamper
Yogi Tea Summer Hamper*
When I think of summer tea, I think of fruity concoctions and airy green blends so I was surprised to find a hamper full of chai. Chai is my most favourite but not one I associate with summer. Yogi Tea were one step ahead of my thinking and supplied me with a selection of recipe cards showing me how to turn my tea into refreshing summer drinks. I had a go at making a Green Ice Chai and you can too. Here is the recipe card: 

Green Ice Chai Ingredients & Method
Green Ice Chai Ingredients & Method
The delicious result
The delicious result
Yogi Tea have revamped their Finest Selection box which included a few I hadn't tried before. Woman's Tea was so relaxing and calming. I was expecting a bland chamomile tea but instead it was mildly spicy with orange peel and cloves. Just what I needed after yet another stressful shift. 
I would never have thought about turning chai into iced teas but it works so well. In fact I found the Sweet Chai tasted so much better mixed with orange juice and ice than it did on it's own. I will certainly be being more creative with my chai whilst the sun is still shining.

A really unique thing I love is the little tags on Yogi teabags. They each carry an uplifting, thought-provoking message to get your through the day. However, I work in the tourism/retail industry so I can't say I agree with this one:

A funny joke if you work in retail
"The art of happiness is to serve all." A funny joke if you work in retail
The Yogi Tea principles are based around living a holistic lifestyle and the teaching of yoga so not only are their teas delicious, they are also full of ayurveda health properties.

"Ayurveda is a traditional Indian doctrine that recommends a self-aware lifestyle and a holistic approach to body, mind and soul as the keys to a long and balanced life." 

Ayurveda is a word you may have heard of, especially if you enjoy yoga. Yogi Tea explains all about it much better than I could here

I feel well and truly spoilt by Yogi Tea so want to share the love. As much as I want to keep the cup for myself, my cupboard is overloaded so I would rather it go to a good home where it will be appreciated. As well as the limited edition mug, you'll get:
1x 20 bag box Yogi Original Tea
1x 20 bag box Licorice & Mint Tea

Win me!
Win me!

Helen x 



*PR supplied samples. All thoughts and opinions are my own

56 comments:

  1. So many things can be put right over a mug of tea,I Love Builders Tea Strong & Hot :)

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  2. My favourite tea is breakfast tea, followed by spicy chai

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  3. good old pg tips
    from samantha price

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  4. Chamomile tea is so relaxing. I love it

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  5. I like earl grey. :)

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  6. I'm an Earl Grey drinker

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  7. I love anything with cinnamon or spices in general x :)

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  8. Depends what mood i'm in - English Breakfast, peppermint, chamomile. (@PeanutHog)

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  9. I love green tea

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  10. Favourite tea? Too many to choose, Chai, Assam, cherry bakewell

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  11. My favourite tea is Russian Caravan, if only for the name! :)

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  12. I LOVE EARL GREY TEA! XX

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  13. What a great way to learn about the many varieties of tea. Green, Mint, Dandelion, Ginger & Lemon. That's about the size of my tea repertoire. Fingers crossed

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  14. Fab giveaway. My favourite is green tea x

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  15. I love Earl Grey tea during the day and always have a camomile tea at night as it helps me to sleep

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  16. Chamomile with honey or green tea with lemon..yum .

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  17. Chamomile with honey or green tea with lemon..yum .

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  18. My favourite tea is Yogi tea that my sister in law brings me over from Thailand. She hS been working there as a teacher for the last 3 years and has come across some delicious teas!

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  19. I like drinking green tea but the ones with extra flavouring as it can be quite bitter. I don't mind so much though as know it is good for me.

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  20. I love Green Tea and sometimes I have Green Tea with Jasmine :-)

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  21. I absolutely love Yogi tea - they have such wonderful herbal flavours as well.

    Laura x

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  22. Earl Grey, but lately I have been enjoying green tea with grapefruit xx

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  23. Earl Grey when I want a cuppa, Peppermint when I want a herbal tea!

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  24. I love peppermint tea, and turmeric and ginger tea!

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  25. Love old fashioned pg tips to start my morning but love a green tea at nighttime to relax after a long day

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  26. Gunpowder,it's full of lovely antioxidants!

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  27. It's difficult to pick out a favourite as I love so many - fresh peppermint when I'm feeling healthy, Earl Grey when I' feeling sophisticated, strong 'builders' tea when I'm tired and gunpowder when I'm feeling indulgent - and these are just a few!

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  28. Redbush and decaf English breakfast tea xxx

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  29. I love pg tips strawberry cupcake flavoured smooth green tea! :) x

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  30. Tetley :) I'm a simple kinda girl hehe x

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  31. English Breakfast tea, taken strong, sweet and milky is my favourite :) x

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  32. I love the principle of yogi tea and love reading those little messages everyday with my tea.


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