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The act of slowing down or stopping often to pause helps us to feel more relaxed and peaceful. And for most of us, nothing symbolises a peaceful moment and a gentle pause more than enjoying a heart-warming cup of tea.
However, due to the stresses of modern lives, many of us rush through these special moments when we can be offered a sacred opportunity to calm our minds.
Enter the Rose & Dragon Tea Subscription: a monthly box of three different delicious loose leaf teas, accompanied by a quote card, with a tip or hint about mindfulness, or a philosophical idea that also includes some space for you to write any thoughts down.
Rose & Dragon is a new tea company that is creating a range of deliciously flavoured loose leaf tea with mindfulness and sustainability at the heart of all it brings to the world.
I was very fortunate to speak to the founder of Rose & Dragon during the lockdown, and you can read my interview with Gabrielle right here.
I hope wherever you are right now you can pour yourself a cup of mindfulness through the ritual of a gorgeous warming mug of tea and love reading about this tea subscription box from Rose & Dragon.
According to research by Rose & Dragon, studies show that practising mindfulness every day reduces stress and anxiety. As a result, the NHS and the National Institute for Healthcare Excellence recommends mindfulness as a way of reducing anxiety and depression.
However, Rose & Dragon know how challenging it can sometimes be to remember to be mindful every day. Thus, experts often suggest that people use ‘pairing’ to attach their mindfulness to an everyday activity, such as drinking a cup of tea.
Research states that the act of ‘pairing’ makes people twice as likely to stay consistent with their mindfulness meditation.
Your Rose & Dragon Tea Subscription Box contains three 20g unique blends of tea that are released every month.
Alongside your loose teas, you will receive a free pack of compostable, plastic-free, fillable tea bags made from wood pulp followed by postcards for each tea with a moment to practise mindfulness.
Your Rose & Dragon Subscription box fuses the daily ritual of drinking tea with mindfulness where you are able to process your experience with the ability to write notes as you enjoy your teas.
An updated floral version of the classic Earl Grey.
Fragrant notes of rose and vanilla inspired this take on the modern classic.
A sweet sensation that even the Earl would tip his hat to.
The first tea I try is Rose Grey, a delicate, fragrant twist on Earl Grey with pink rose petals, Sri Lankan and Chinese Black Tea, natural vanilla flavouring and some zingy orange peel to finish.
I don’t normally like black tea but I started to love it far more after my travels in Russia.
Rose & Dragon’s beautiful blend is an elegant, aromatic infusion with a heady rose scent. It’s a tea I can imagine Marie Antoinette would have!
Rose & Dragon say you can either enjoy their Rose Grey with or without milk. I had some of my favourite rice milk in the fridge and I decided to add just a drop or two for that extra silkiness.
Drinking this tea bathed me in such serenity. This is a tea I will have in the morning when I do my journaling by my side.
Additionally, this tea will be gorgeous to enjoy in the moments when I want to connect to my inner-goddess and when I do my oracle readings.
You can see above the other notes I added as I was drinking it. How many of love your tea with dreamy rose?
Mint Choc Chip
A naturally caffeine-free rooibos blend with a sprinkling of peppermint, a dash of cocoa nibs and a topping of sunflower petals that might make us reminisce of childhood days spent frolicking at the beach.
Guilt-free, mint choc heaven!
If you’re looking for the perfect after-dinner drink without calories or caffeine then this Mint Choc Chip tea is the one!
I can’t begin to tell you all how much I love rooibos. Full of anti-oxidants, it has such a soothing taste that I love in all seasons, and at all times of the day.
Mixed with sumptuous cocoa nibs and soothing peppermint it’s a tea that grounds me deeply.
All of the aromas in this sweet tea are so familiar and so there’s a deep nostalgia I feel drinking this. It truly smells like care-free moments from my childhood.
Interestingly, if you have Gastroparesis like me, both chocolate and mint can be triggering foods. I was apprehensive to try this tea based on that, but because the rooibos comes through so powerfully it hasn’t irritated me at all.
A light, summertime fruit blend that will make your tastebuds sing.
Juicy like an ice lolly and refreshing both warm and cold.
Completely caffeine free, so can be enjoyed any time of day.
I felt this mug was very fitting for this vibrant, pinkish-red citrus tea!
Rose & Dragon’s Citrus Paradise has a distinct perky aroma that can be enjoyed hot or cold. If you’re a fan of light and fresh brew then this is for you!
I find some fruit teas can be overly sharp and intense but the added hibiscus combined with the citrus notes makes this a delicious, slightly tangy well-balanced sweetest mug of tea. In fact, I think this is probably one of my favourite fruit teas I have ever tried!
What do you think about pairing drinking tea with mindfulness? Is it a ritual you could add to your daily routine?
There’s something very sacred about taking a pause in our day to nourish the present moment. Now more than ever.
Both drinking and preparing tea is abundant in mindfulness and serenity.
From the crescendo of the water boiling in the kettle. To the steam that rises gently. To the fusion of scents and aromas. To the comforting warmth as we hold it in our hands.
Being present throughout our lives always us steers us back to the moment in front of us. And that is the very essence of mindfulness that tea can bring so clearly.
The Rose & Dragon Tea Subscription Box is the perfect way to surrender to the present moment and be bathed in all the richness of peace that comes from that.
What are some of your favourite teas? Is a tea subscription box something that interests you? Finally, have you thought to pause with your tea to detail your thoughts and escape from the hustle and bustle of life? Let me know all your thoughts and light in the comments below.
I love the idea of a subscription box for teas, and this post is so beautifully written and photographed dear! Thank you for sharing <3
My darling Kailey thank you so much angel! I can just imagine you sipping that Rose Grey so elegantly! Tea is so special xoxo