Rituals and Wellbeing Part 1: Take Time for Tea

Applying mindfulness to our daily routines and creating mini rituals can be amazing for our wellbeing. Everyday tasks carried out consciously and with intention can encourage us to take time and enjoy those little moments of joy. This is the first in our 3 week series and we are celebrating taking time for tea. Creating a mini ritual whereby we focus on the task on hand and enjoy every part of the process from boiling the kettle to taking your first sip.

Tea rituals around the world.

Tea has been enjoyed around the world for centuries and each country has their own speciality. India has their Masala Chai served in terracotta cups , Morocco has delightful mint served in elegant glasses the list goes on, but all have something in common, they take time to enjoy the process, and it's as much about the vessel used to drink from as well as how it's brewed. These moments often pass by and it's a missed opportunity of making it a special part of the day to reflect and take time for your thoughts.

Tea rituals around the world.

Tea has been enjoyed around the world for centuries and each country has their own speciality. India has their Masala Chai served in terracotta cups , Morocco has delightful mint served in elegant glasses the list goes on, but all have something in common, they take time to enjoy the process, and it's as much about the vessel used to drink from as well as how it's brewed. These moments often pass by and it's a missed opportunity of making it a special part of the day to reflect and take time for your thoughts. 

Best Mugs & Cups for Tea

There's so much choice and it's so personal, but here at AA we love rich dark shapes and organic forms. A particular favourite of Abi's are the Lissie Mugs. Their handless design and handcrafted stoneware texture tantalise the senses, from pouring to holding to sipping.

Best Mugs & Cups for Tea.

There's so much choice and it's so personal, but here at AA we love rich dark shapes and organic forms. A particular favourite of Abi's are the Lissie Mugs. Their handless design and handcrafted stoneware texture tantalise the senses, from pouring to holding to sipping.

The mugs and teapots we're reaching for.

Kendal Stoneware Mug

£11.50

Calloway Teapot

£38

Lissie Mugs

£25

Vinnie Mug

£14

Choosing the best loose leaf teas to drink.

Using loose leaf and taking a moment to enjoy the ritual of brewing is a simple way of adding a small moment of intention and mindfulness to our everyday busy lives. An opportunity to slow down and be present. Brewing loose leaf tea will always result in a more delicious cup as opposed to teabags. This is due to giving room for whole leaves to expand which intensifies their flavour, something you can't achieve with bags as the leaves are chopped in order to fit into them.

Black & Yuza

Blending Korean black loose tea leaves with citrusy yuza fruit, this tea has a sweet note that is totally refreshing.

Hadong Black

With smoky flavour and a strong sweet taste to finish, you can't help but be obsessed by this tea.

Burdock Root

Can be enjoyed hot or cold, it's the perfect drink to elevate your body's positivity.

Buckwheat

Gentle roasted flavour full of nutty notes and a roasted rice aroma with a smooth, sweet taste to finish.

Top Tips on how to brew Loose Leaf tea.

Tip 1

Loose leaf as opposed to bag, is as ground coffee is to instant. Loose leaves have way more flavour, as the leaves expand, so does the flavour.

Tip 2

Water Matters - filtered water gives the least chance of flavour interference. Nerdy, but true!

Tip 3

Brewing with lower temperature water will yield sweeter and more delicate flavours. Temperatures closer to boiling will create much richer texture and more astringency.

Top Tips on how to brew Loose Leaf tea.

Tip 1

Loose leaf as opposed to bag, is as ground coffee is to instant. Loose leaves have way more flavour, as the leaves expand, so does the flavour.

Tip 2

Water Matters - filtered water gives the least chance of flavour interference. Nerdy, but true!

Tip 3

Brewing with lower temperature water will yield sweeter and more delicate flavours. Temperatures closer to boiling will create much richer texture and more astringency.

Discover the Tea Range

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Teas, Teapots and Drinking Vessels to encourage you to slow down, take a moment and enjoy the simple ritual that brewing a cup of tea offers.

Nellie Teapot

£43

Beckett Teapot

£35

Jagger Teapot

£30

Kennedy Teapot

£44

Maude Cup

£14

Salerno Jug

£24.50

Morino Jug

£18.90

Aden Mug & Saucer

£9.50

Black & Cinnamon

£20.50

Green & Roasted Rice

£11.50

Black & Ginger

£20.50

Persimmon

£24

Browse the Collection

Take a look at our range of tantalising teas and stylish teapots and be inspired to carve out a little pocket of calm into the everyday.

Teas & Teapots