I only work part-time and I have been lucky enough to score hours that fit directly around my boys' school life, but as a result I pretty much never stop. I'm forever rushing between work and picking up children, food shopping and making sure the dog has been walked.
Between blogging, work, children, dog, degus, baby and all the other bits and pieces, there are some nights where I manage to go to bed without even doing the basics, like feeding myself!
I am knackered!
It's becoming increasingly important to me that I take whatever time I can to look after myself a little bit more after all, if there's no fuel the fire cannot keep burning.
I was delighted when Adagio Teas asked me to review their artisan tea collection: finally, a reason to give myself 10 minutes and enjoy a little 'me time'.
Usually a cup of tea is a last desperate attempt by myself to gain back some spent energy.
The kettle gets boiled.
The teabag is chucked in the cup unceremoniously.
The cup is filled.
The cup sits.
The filled cup waits.
The cup gets cold.
M husband comes home and finds several manky old cups of black tea sitting around the house (sometimes I manage to take the teabag out, sometimes I don't).
I love a cup of tea. When I can get one.
Here's a clever thing though:
Look! You put gorgeous loose tea into the tea maker.
You wait a bit and watch as the water changes colour and smells amazing.
How cool is that!?
I have to say it is very satisfying. I certainly won't be forgetting about my tea any time soon.
It's also very easy to clean and completely see-through, so you get to watch as the tea infuses.
Adagio have an amazing collection of gorgeous artisan teas from around the world.
My favourite from the samples I tasted has to be the Earl Grey Moonlight; an odd choice for someone who 'doesn't like Earl Grey'!
The tea itself is so fresh and full of flavour; as soon as you open the re-sealable bag you are hit with the most amazing fragrance.
It definitely forces me to make my tea-time more of an occasion.
If you love tea, give them a little visit at www.adagiotea.co.uk
You wont be disappointed!
Disclaimer: I was sent a sample of Adagio teas to try, along with an IngenuiTEA pot to brew them in. I was not expected to write anything positive and I have not been paid for this post. All words and thoughts are completely my own and I bloody loved the tea - it was so good!