Life has picked up in a really great way! I've been super busy, having fun and still takin care of myself. I was actually lucky enough to receive an amazing wellness pack from Celestial Seasonings (could not have come at a better time I might add!) filled with lots of goodies to help keep you feelin’ great.
This time of year I think can be particularly tough. Season changes always bring about lots of stress to the immune system. Not to mention our hectic lifestyles on top of it all. I know everyone is dealing with some insane schedules right now. Yikes! So all you can do is take of yourself the best that you can. I always try to stay away traditional meds as much as possible and I look to foods and teas as a way to keep healthy. When I got this very generous box of goods from celestial seasonings it was exactly what I needed!
It was jammed pack with a variety of their wellness teas and accessories! Perfect! Pretty much everything you need. Honey sticks, cool mug, soothing lip balm, cute bear and some cool reads. Oh yeah and fabulous tea!
Could not wait! I tore into some of their green teas first. I tested out the Honey Lemon Ginseng Green tea and it is delicious. Really comforting and soothing. Not too overpowering, nice taste. The green tea I tried next was just as good. Green tea is just always delicious I think. There is a ton of great information out as to the benefits of including green tea into your diet. I try to drink 2-3 cups per day personally!
I've always been a fan of the sleepytime teas that they have, so this one was a given winner for me. Minty, lemony and calming.
I was really curious about the Echinacea Complete Care tea. I remember when I was little my mom would give me these big Echinacea tablets whenever we started to get sick. (Anyone ever take these?) They were sssoo chalky and strong in taste that I used to have to choke them down. This tea however tasted fantastic. It has a strong peppermint smell when you open the box but there is only a light aftertaste of mint in the tea itself. It has a very clean taste. I like the licorice that is added in as well. It really shines through. Yummy!
The tummy mint was also fabulous. I'm really finding that I like peppermint tea more and more. Peppermint has been used to help treat digestive issues but I also find that it helps with my night time cravings and calms me down after a busy day.
I really enjoyed these teas not because they just taste fantastic but they also are formulated for helping you stay healthy and balanced.
And just in case your curious about certain herbs and how they alleviate certain symptoms the book, Herbs for Health and Happiness, is a really interesting read. I loved paging through it and just looking up certain herbs and learning about what they are used to treat. They have it sectioned off into certain ailments such as calming an upset stomach and building a healthy heart. Great little reference book to have!
Overall awesome wellness pack! I'm such a huge fan of their products anyways so this was so cool to be able to try out new teas. The people at Celestial Seasonings also have offered to pass along a wellness pack to one of my readers. How awesome!
Heres how to win….
1) Leave me a comment telling me your favorite tea or you best way you find to relieve stress and seasonal colds..
2) Add me to your blogroll!
3) Link this giveaway on your site and let me know
4) Become a follower
I’ll pick the winner one week from today..so March 15th. (omg its already almost mid March?!)
And Id just like to say you all make my day!! I loved all your sweet comments and thanks for excusing my absence lately. =) Its all about keeping everything balanced though and keeping your body happy and healthy.