herbal tea


Blossom Blends Tea

So, I’ve made it half-way through my caffeine-free month! Only a couple of hiccups, I’ve had a small amount of green tea when I was away at Billabong Retreat during the tea ceremony (wasn’t NOT going to take part) and there is some question aver the levels of caffeine in Chai latte syrups. There’s WAY more sugar than anything else, so good thing I’ve not quit sugar ;)

Fiona’s turning 30!

Along the way, I’ve gotten to try some different caffeine-free substitutes, including the range of herbal teas from Blossom Blends.

Blossom Blends Tea

Anne, from Blossom Blends sent me some samples. This is the inspiration behind the venture:

Blossom Blends is a boutique tea purveyor that started out in the humble recipe draw of my Nanna Mac’s kitchen. Every Sunday my family would drive to the sleepy country village of Hanwood (Population 583!) to visit her, have a chat, and enjoy a cup of her much loved tea blends.

Nanna Mac would have nothing but the fine things in life and nothing was truer when it came to her tea, if it wasn’t up to scratch she wouldn’t have it! There is nothing but the finest herbs, flower and fruits that go into a tin of our tea and the blends themselves have been polished by a qualified naturopath to make sure that the original goodness and nutritive properties is there for all to share and enjoy.

The six blends are:
– Get Up and Go Go
– Time Out
– Body Beautiful
– On the Wagon
– Complexion Perfection
– A Little Pick Me Up

on the wagon tea

Of the flavours I’ve tried, I have to say that the On the Wagon and A little pick me up were my favourite two blends, must ave been the spearmint influence!!! :) (or the little flowers bobbing around :)

Blossom Blends tea can be bought through the Facebook page, Etsy store and now through Hard to Find for $17 per tin.

local honey
(enjoy with some local honey)

Or, of course, you can WIN a three pack like the one below here on this blog, worth $51, thanks to the generous Blossom Blends team :)

Blossom Blends Tea

Let me know which of the blends you’d most like to try in the comments section (all the ingredients are listed on the shop pages above), and fill in the Rafflecopter to enter. Extra entries are available for: liking Blossom Blends on FB, liking ll.net on FB and sharing the link to this comp in your networks. Entries close Friday June 22. Australian postal addresses only. Remember to fill out the Rafflecopter after you comment!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Seriously, who doesn’t enjoy a chilled out cup of tea?

After helping my mother move Dad’s excessive DVD collection to the new house, we met my sister and went for a relaxing, child-free(!), coffee at the newish cafe at Speers Point Park, Sal’s by the Lake.

Sal's by the lake, Speers Point

Mum and Jen each got the coffee and cake for $7.

Sal's by the lake, Speers Point

They look like Sara Lee cakes to me!

Sal's by the lake, Speers Point

Tall foam! (I went back this weekend for takeaway coffee, but they’re run out of soy milk. At midday. *sadface*)

Sal's by the lake, Speers Point

I was mid juice cleanse so I sipped my lemongrass and ginger tea, before scouting out the new playground. It looks awesome!

Some things I’ve seen or tried this week and love:


Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies Sweet Caramel Cakes (baked for a meeting which kinda dissolved when there were two of us. But we still ate cakes)


Twinings Camomile and Spearmint herbal tea.


Deek’s Quinoa Loaf. Half price, so I finally tried it. Yum lightly toasted with tahini for afternoon tea.


An item a week! RRP $15 is a bit steep though to collect the set. *sigh* My Hello Kitty dinner set will have to wait.

What do you like this week?

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