Aveda Comforting Tea for Self Care

Aveda Comforting Tea is tasty, therapeutic and timeless. When I think of self care, the first thing that comes to mind is not a relaxing day at the spa or a brisk evening walk but a luxurious cup of tea. There is something so profound in savouring a cup of tea over some peace and quiet. The good thing about it is you can have your tea anyhow you want it – first thing in the morning while everyone is asleep, by the fireplace accompanied by a good book or with a friend garnished with a great conversation.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I was old enough to remember. In Northern Nigeria where I come from, drinking tea is a social ritual and in many cases, a form of entertainment that is often used to engage guests. Every corner of the streets are filled with a “mai shayi” (tea master) who brews different types of hot beverages made to order and sold by the cup. These locations are like the tea houses that are available in the West. It’s so common to find people huddled at these tea houses drinking tea and conversing in the local language.

Years later after leaving the country, the tradition has not left me and I am fortunate to have an opportunity to blend this part of my heritage with Canadian culture. Although I grew up on traditional black tea, I have now been exposed to a lot of green and herbal teas. So, as a bona-fide teaholic who has tasted almost every type of tea under the sun,  imagine my surprise when I visited a friend and she told me Aveda sold teas. I was a bit skeptical but I am quite adventurous, so I couldn’t wait to give it a try. Now, I like my teas with sugar so when my friend told me it was already sweet, an alarm rang in my mind but I didn’t say anything. Later, I got a box of Aveda tea courtesy of the company and I’ve been enjoying my home-made brews ever since.

Aveda Comforting Tea is a special blend of liquorice root and peppermint that’s caffeine free and 100% certified organic with no sugars or added flavours. They are soothing, calming to the senses and promote a sense of well-being. Aveda has done a great job of branding itself as specialized in the art and science of pure flower and plant essences hence I can see where the tea fits into the mix. Believe me when I say I am not just bragging about this tea for the fun of it. You have to taste it to really understand what I am talking about. They can also be purchased online HERE.

The tea tastes light and fresh. The liquorice flavour lends a subtle sweetness that lingers in the background and is not too overpowering. I thoroughly love my Aveda Comforting Tea and I can say it with so much confidence. As for the self care and its soothing effects, you will experience it best when you drink it hot than cold. When to drink it? It is really up to you to find out what works best. Ideally, you can drink it anytime but my suggestion to you if you’re someone who works a lot is in the evening after a long day at work, preferably after your last meal of the day. If you can, don’t drink it alone. Grab a friend and talk about your day with them. Alternatively, you can host a tea social at your place filled with fun activities and invite the girls for some afternoon tea served with snacks.

I doubt I can effectively compare a cup of tea to a foot or neck massage but I am sure it comes quite close. We all experience stress in different ways so I can only imagine that we would also relax through a variety of methods. For me, it’s not so much the activity itself but the meaning it creates. Drinking tea creates a quiet calm in the midst of a storm and brings people together in a way that other activities don’t. Do you agree with this comparison? What are some of the simple ways in which you unwind and indulge in self-care? Does something as simple as a cup of tea appeal to your senses? Do share with me!

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30 Comments

  1. July 27, 2017 / 4:05 am

    I LOVE drinking tea. I find it very relaxing just before I go to bed. My faves are lemongrass and mint tea. The flavours are to die for. That said, I need to try Aveda. It looks like a really good one. Thanks for sharing, Jamila!

    • Jamila
      July 27, 2017 / 11:59 am

      Hi Precious!

      I LOVE drinking tea too! Wow…lemongrass is a good choice. Yeah, so my friend was first served the tea at her hair salon and ever since she was hooked. When she introduced it to me, I got hooked too! You will love it.

    • Jamila
      July 27, 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Hi Violette!

      Liquorice root and peppermint have a lot of health benefits from soothing the stomach to reducing stress. They are both super great for the body!

  2. July 27, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I’ve heard about the many health benefits of liquorice both in skin and hair-care. I do take green tea sometimes for the health benefits too and Aveda is worth a try! Thanks for sharing Jamila.

    • Jamila
      July 27, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      Hi Jessica!

      Good to know because green tea is actually way better and healthier than black tea! Aveda tea kind of looks like green tea so you won’t notice a difference except for the amazing taste!

    • Jamila
      July 27, 2017 / 5:18 pm

      Hello Rena!

      You’re welcome! Try it out and let me know how it goes…

  3. July 28, 2017 / 4:27 am

    I’m not much of a tea person, I prefer hot chocolate but I drink tea once in a while. Maybe I’d try this out. Thanks for sharing, Jamila!

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    • Jamila
      July 28, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      Hello Zinny!

      I too love hot chocolate especially in the winter around Christmas time! If you do try it out, let me know how it goes. Cheers!

  4. July 30, 2017 / 2:53 am

    Wow! I have never tried Aveda Tea before. Sounds great! I never really had any variety of tea just black tea.😄

    • Jamila
      July 30, 2017 / 3:02 am

      Hi Miracle!

      Thanks for visiting. Aveda teas are very good and healthy on the body as well. Black tea is great but mostly contains a lot of caffeine in it.

  5. July 31, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    I’m usually not much of a tea drinker but this sounds like something to try – also for its health benefits!

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    • Jamila
      July 31, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Hello Kemi,

      Goodness!! You are missing out on a lot of the health benefits tea has to offer. If you don’t like it hot, try it cold and flavoured.

  6. August 1, 2017 / 3:39 am

    I love tea! I will try this one out!

    • Jamila
      August 1, 2017 / 4:34 am

      Hi Takara,

      Great to hear that you love tea! What types of tea do you like? Give Aveda Teas a try and let me know how it goes. I am very sure you will enjoy it.

  7. August 1, 2017 / 3:42 am

    Okay, so I have to admit. I despise drinking tea! I am a coffee girl all the way. However, your post inspired me to maybe give tea another chance! Great post. I love your writing style.

    • Jamila
      August 1, 2017 / 4:40 am

      Hi Cassie,

      LOL… I can imagine! Most people dislike tea altogether but Aveda Tea is worth a try.

  8. August 1, 2017 / 8:47 am

    Tea is my drug of choice. I go through 8 – 10 mugs a day. I love green tea but try to get friendly with other beverages. I’ve been testing some herbal teas to the delight of my mind and body. I haven’t heard of the tea You write but is sounds worth trying. 🙂

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    • Jamila
      August 1, 2017 / 2:01 pm

      Hello Kate!

      Wow! 8 – 10 mugs a day is a bit much for me but I admire that. Herbal teas are a delight and I should try them more often.

    • Jamila
      August 1, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      Hello Nastja,

      Lol… I used to feel weird for drinking tea in the summer too! I have since surrounded myself with other tea drinkers who understand how that drinking tea is an all-year round event! 🙂

  9. Jamila
    August 1, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Hello Belle,

    Yes, I was also as surprised as you are when I found out they made tea!

  10. August 2, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    I’ve gotta try this!

    • Jamila
      August 3, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Hello Hanna,

      Yes, you should absolutely give it a try!

  11. August 4, 2017 / 3:02 am

    Although I am not a regular tea drinker, I enjoy occasional luxury of tea drinking.
    They do help to refresh mind and body.
    It was lovely reading your post.

    • Jamila
      August 4, 2017 / 3:55 am

      Hello R. Patra,

      I truly believe tea is good for the mind and body especially herbal teas. Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the post!

    • Jamila
      August 6, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      Hello Corina,

      Wonderful news! Great to hear that you are a huge fan of tea.

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