All posts tagged: tea

Easter Simplicity

With the lead up to Easter…this year’s celebrations for me are a little different. The highs and lows, sadness and happiness all combining to signify how more important it is to live life and to it’s fullest each day.  Cherish and take joy in life’s simple little treasures. My sister decorated her home over the weekend for the celebration of Easter. Eggs, bunnies, olive vines and doves of peace. This wooden wreath holder, was on sale last week, I couldn’t resist it, and fell in love with it straight away…I’m not sure how I’ll get this in my suitcase…if not I’ll have to leave it behind. Fresh olive branches were used as a symbol of peace. Palm Sunday is being celebrated soon, and often, in Italy we’re given an olive branch. This Easter Bunny figurine is “Happy Together”  designed by Jim Shore – Heartwood Creek, you can see more of his beautiful Easter figurines here.  I love the intricate details and beautiful colour palette of his artistic works. The top right photo is of an …

Tea for me and Tea for you….Tea for Two

Make a cup of tea and stay with me for a few minutes, relax and enjoy. Sometimes a cup of tea, just does the trick. A soothing cup of tea relaxing with a book, or these days in front of the computer,with fellow blogging friends.Or finishing off an evening combined with five minutes of solitude. A winter warmer, a summer iced treat. A fragrant favorite of mine is “Tisana Meditazione” – Meditation Tea. It’s a combination of mint, cinnamon, sunflower petals, rose petals,chamomile and lavender. The fragrance of lavender is known to relax and soothe the mind and body. Lavender  tea is known to ease insomnia, help calm nervousness and anxiety. Alleviate colds ,coughs,bronchitis and similar respiratory problems. Fatigue and headaches. Funny enough two of my favourite teas both have lavender in them. Meditation Tea is very fragrant, sweet and soothing if you can find this combination I recommend trying it. Another favourite is “Tisana Dolce Sonno” meaning Sweet Dreams or Sleep, so I guess the title says it all. It’s ingredients are passionfruit leaves, …