At the end of the working day, there is no better way to kick back and relax than with a cup of tea. It has been hailed for centuries for its relaxing properties, making it the perfect way to finish off your day before heading to bed. But just what do you need to do to create that ideal evening of complete relaxation and enjoyment? Follow these steps and you can't go far wrong!
Choose a tea
The first thing you need to do is select a tea that is good for relaxation. Herbal teas are great for this as they are typically low in caffeine and help both mind and body to wind down. Ayurvedic Anti-Stress Tea is the perfect addition to any evening. It is a loose leaf tea that can be brewed as strong or weak as you like. Another great choice is Chamomile Violet, which combines the subtle taste of chamomile with lavender, which is known for its ability to help people relax. For a special treat at the end of a hectic day, brew yourself a Tia Kwan Yin oolong tea - it was traditionally reserved for emperors but is now much more widely available.
Brew your tea
Now it's time to get out your tea services sets and start brewing your relaxing cup of tea. The length of time you leave the loose leaf tea in the teapot will depend on how strong you want the flavour to be - the longer you brew for, the stronger the taste. Using a glass teapot is a good idea as there is something quite relaxing about watching the leaves slowly infuse the water. Making tea should be an enjoyable experience, so take your time over it and you'll appreciate your drink all the more.