I’ve no idea what’s going on with me, but for the last few months, a good night’s sleep has become a distant memory. I’ve tried everything, milky drinks, warm baths, early nights, regular bedtimes, lavender on the pillow, you name it, I’ve tried it.
The other weird thing is that I’ve gone off tea! I’ve always had a weird relationship with tea, I go through phases where my need for tea is insatiable, but I’ve been in a coffee phase for a while now and haven’t touched a drop for a long time.
And then this little gift arrived and everything changed!
First thing to mention, before I talk about the tea, is that mug. You know how most of us have a type of mug we prefer to drink out of? This mug, with my name on it, is my favourite size and shape. A most satisfying mug so thank you for that!
Moving onto the tea. While I’d heard of Tick Tock, I didn’t actually know anything about the brand at all so what I didn’t know is that all Tick Tock teas are made from Rooibos (redbush) and that Tick Tock have actually been around since 1903 and the tea is still harvested and cured in the same way it was 100 years ago, by hand.
Rooibos is naturally caffeine free. It’s also low in tannin while being rich in antioxidants. The lack of caffeine makes it ideal for everyone, especially Chloe, our 8 year old who is absolutely mad about tea. She’s only allowed very occasional cups of tea, but with Tick Tock, I feel comfortable letting her have a cup whenever she fancies. And that goes for me in the evenings. I can drink this stuff up til I go to sleep if I wish!
In the Tick Tock range are six flavours, Original, Earl Grey, Detox Renew & Restore, Vanilla Chai, Green Tea and Honey Lemon & Ginger. I received a full of Organic Rooibos Green tea with two bags each of the Original and the Earl Grey.
Starting with the Green Tea. I love Green Tea. It is the exception to my not currently drinking tea, and I probably drink a cup or two a day. But green tea is an acquired taste and it can be bitter. This stuff, the Tick Tock Green Tea, has all of the flavour but it’s mellower, it doesn’t have the bitterness I’m used to in a green tea and its delicious. If you’ve tried green teas before but didn’t quite find them to your taste, try this one, it may be just what you are looking for, it’s delicious.
Then I received these two packets, each only had two teabags in which is a real shame because they are both absolutely delicious. The Earl Grey is beautiful, it has that classic Earl Grey taste you expect, the bergamot flavour, while the Original Redbush Tea tastes like a beautiful cup of tea.
When I do drink tea, I’m fussy, if you’ve only got Tetley or PG Tips or Typhoo then I’ll probably give it a miss, I find them completely flavourless, so I tend to only drink Yorkshire Tea, but these TIck Tock teas don’t compromise on flavour at all which is incredible considering their lack of caffeine and tannins, I think many tea drinkers would not be able to tell.
As such not only is my taste for tea reignited, but I think I’ll make the switch to Tick Tock, simply because (unlike decaf coffee for example), you are not compromising on flavour. These teas are far nicer than many well known brands and I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.
For more information and a closer look at the whole range, you can take a look at the Tick Tock website but I’ve spotted the line in my local Tesco so that’s where I’ll be going!
*All items in the post received free of charge for review purposes.