When we think about making tea, we immediately think of the brand, the bag, the pot.
We are so conditioned to associate an item with a brand first and foremost.
I can still recall jingles about tea bags from my childhood..... and that is frightening. Where is this data stored in my brain for all these decades ?
Did you know that gresh spices make a lovely tea ? They are the same spices that I often use in cooking and you can buy them in bulk.
For a refreshing tea, the basis would be coriander, fennel and cumin seeds, however, I like to 'spice mine up a little.
I like to add some cardamom pods (broken open) and some cinnamon stick. I also add some mulberries from the freezer from last year's surplus. I like to call the tea ' Mulberry Spice'.
You can make enough for a week or so by putting those ingrediatents into a dry jar. Don't woryy about quanities.... just find your own taste and change it up as you like.
I have a little jar that I fill when I am travelling.
I have a little tea strainer ball that cost me $1.00! I also use an old inside of a tea pot... or if you like, why not make the pot!
The point is, it's straight from the jar.... sooooooo cost effective, no packaging (after the bulk purchase) and you can change it to suit the season and your taste.
It is the perfect ritual to start the day with.... to sip slowly.... to be at peace..... THEN, you can dive into the coffee and the crazxy world.