This post is sponsored by Twinings of London as part of Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, the ideas and opinions stated are all mines.
Prepare this box with all you need on a Winter’s day for you or as a gift as a way to promote self-care and well-being during the freezing weather.
Temperatures are dropping down in most of the country, with some of these areas even hitting record lows. Our bodies are trying to keep up with defending themselves from viruses and bacterias and most of us would love to be able to stay at home and take care of ourselves. While the current “Bomb Cyclone” upon us, it might be a good idea to prepare ourselves to actually spend more time at home and enjoy it as an opportunity to feel grateful for what we have and content with what surrounds us.
This last approach is the description of “Hygge” (pronounced “hoo-gah”(n)), a Danish word that has been circulating on the internet more since last year but it’s not a trendy thing but a way of life. The actual description is “coziness and a deeply satisfying feeling of well-being. Enjoying life’s simple pleasures”.
Although in Southern California snow is not exactly what we are experiencing, the cold and dry winds from the desert, some rainy days, and the sea breeze definitely make day temperatures drop at night. However, I am planning to create one hygge box for myself and another to send to my friend who lives in New Jersey and is having a hard time with all the snow and cold weather. The perfect excuse to stay at home as much as possible and enjoy a delicious pot of herbal tea. Why tea, you might ask? Because I find tea the perfect drink to enjoy in the afternoon and night, as I can choose from at least 17 options from Twinings of London herbal teas, several of them naturally caffeine-free. This makes them perfect for explore and enhance my relaxing moments, recharging me-time and enriching pursuits.
Hygge Tea Party Kit:
What do you need?
Basically, you can put in it whatever think would help you or the recipient to feel cozy and comfortable. In this case, I am going to fill my friend’s package with the following things:
– A box or basket to fill up with goodies
– An aromatic candle
– A nice mug
– Soft socks
– A box (or boxes, depending on the size of the package) of Twinings of London tea new blends created by nine Twinings master blenders who traveled the world to find only the best teas, spices, herbs and fruit infusions available:
Lemon Delight: This bright and sunny tea starts with ingredients expertly selected from Paraguay, Senegal, and Europe. The experts at Twinings of London join white hibiscus together with lemongrass, lemon peel, verbena and natural lemon flavor to craft a refreshing, well-balanced tea that you can enjoy at any time you need a little lift.
Berry Fusion: This one-of-a-kind tea starts with ingredients expertly selected from Europe, South America, Egypt and Asia. These ingredients are blend together with rosehips, hibiscus, orange and blackberry leaves, apple pieces, licorice root and natural berry fruit flavors to craft a mouth-watering tea that is simply irresistible.
Buttermint: Peppermint is thought to have originated in Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. This aromatic blend starts with peppermint leaves expertly selected from Europe, Egypt and North America and combines them with the rich, creamy flavor of vanilla to craft a velvety smooth tea that is sure to awaken all your senses.
Beginning with the finest ingredients sourced from all over the world, each unique blend is expertly crafted by a team of master blenders to provide the perfect balance of taste, flavor, and aroma.
I will also add a hand-written card and the instructions of how to brew the tea, as it is easy to over-boil it, which I definitely do not wish to happen to anyone.
How to brew this tea:
To brew the perfect cup of Twinings Herbal Tea, bring water to boil, and pour over the tea bag as soon as it reaches boiling. Over-boiling will cause oxygen to be reduced, making the tea taste “flat”. Brew for 4 minutes or to desired taste.
Set up the kit.
More ideas of what to put on a kit like this include a good read, a coloring book and color pencils, Put everything in the box over some decorative paper. If you are going to mail the package, be careful of protecting anything that can break -like the mug- with bubble wrapping and put it in a small box for extra protection.
This is the perfect hygge kit for when you are thinking of traveling for a weekend to a nice inn in a quaint town or if you are going to have guests staying at your home. A delicious cup of good tea is the perfect way to make someone feel at home.
A bit of history: The Twinings story began in 1706 when Thomas Twining opened the House of Twining in London with the vision to sell only the finest teas, herbs and infusions. Twinings of London has been providing quality tea experiences for more than 300 years.
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Enjoy the winter time making yourself and the people you love feeling the hygge spirit and #beyourbestblend.