Tea Time

A DIY office desk cafe and a cup of tea on a desk.

DIY Office Desk Café Box

Sometimes during the daily grind you just need to take time for a quiet cup of tea or hot chocolate. You could make a run to the nearest café or even the break room. But if you’re an introvert like me, sometimes you just want to enjoy some downtime in your own little space. Or perhaps you can’t step away from your desk for long, or there’s no room to store your favorite drinks and such in the break room. Well if you have some free space on your desk, you can fill this simple DIY office desk cafe box with […]

A cup of tea surrounded by tea packets.

My Top 5 Stress Relief Teas

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world revolves–slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. This moment in life.” -Thich Nhat Hanh   Tea: a time-honored tradition in countries and civilizations throughout time. A warm cup of tea is synonymous with taking a break, momentarily withdrawing from the troubles of the world. It’s that withdrawal that makes tea a great stress management technique. Taking just a few minutes focus solely a cup of tea, its warmth and flavor, can halt the stress response and improve your mood. Here are […]

An afternoon tea with scones with clotted cream and jam.

Homemade Scones with Clotted Cream

I have been obsessed with scones with clotted cream and jam ever since I had them at a quaint little shop called Tea and Tattle in London. At first I wasn’t too sure about eating any sort of dairy product referred to as “clotted”. But oh my goodness, it is delicious, especially with a buttery scone and jam. These dainty little treats are perfect with a hot chocolate or cup of tea on a cold, rainy day!