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Want to try something different to your normal brew?

Higher Living are always trying to invent new bright and bold infusions. Why not try our brand new Mince Pie Tea. Sweet and Spicy just like the real deal, our Mince Pie Tea includes: Cassia, Licorice, Ginger, Cardamom seeds, Pepper, Cocoapeels, Cloves, Coriander, Cinnamon and Natural Vanilla Flavouring.

Our new Christmas drink is the perfect blend to warm you up in the chilly weather or a great gift to a loved one.

We have packed this tea in individually wrapped biodegradable teabags. These teabags are our pyramid Teapees and are made out of cornstarch so are completely biodegradable.

If you are looking to try a tea different to any other tea, look no further and take a sip of our festive Mince Pie Tea.

Trying to reduce caffeine? 5 tips to help you on your way

Need a break from caffeine?

A great way to reduce caffeine content is to gradually ease yourself into the caffeine free life. Here are 5 top tips to help you on your way:

1- DON’T RUSH INTO CAFFEINE FREE DRINKS.

Don’t go straight into caffeine free drinks. If you’re anything like me I love a caffeinated drink in the morning. However, you can still reduce your caffeine by drinking different teas. Our green and white teas are great for giving you a small ‘buzz’ but they are healthier than black teas of coffee, having a lower caffeine content.

It is known that the average caffeine content of a coffee is 95mg -200mg in a 8oz cup. Our black, green (including Morning Mojo) and white teas have a caffeine content between 40-120mg, black teas being at the max. and White Teas at the min.

2- SWITCH TO HERBAL

After you have gradually reduced your caffeine content with green and white teas you can switch to herbal teas. Herbal teas will give you plenty of energy, hydrating your body. Don’t listen to people who say it doesn’t taste as good. There are plenty of flavours from spice to sweet to fruity, there will always be a blend for you.

3- DRINK GINSENG

If you are needing a boost, ginseng is the perfect herb. Ginseng is caffeine free but will still give you a boost of energy that you need. After roughly a week your energy levels will be back and you will feel better then you do when drinking coffee. Ginseng is found in our Morning Mojo, this does have a small caffeine content but will give you boost without the fall.

4- CHOCOLATE IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT

When you do crave caffeine, take a small bite of chocolate and this will be enough to stop your craving. Our Cocoa & Chilli will be pleasant if you are wanting a treat to get rid of your crave, containing Cocoa Peel. Yes, this does contain caffeine but the trick is to gradually reduce caffeine.

5- IF GOING COLD TURKEY

If you are planing to completely get rid of caffeine, we advise to do this at a time that you are not under a lot of stress or at demanding times. Going cold turkey will include headaches and fatigue which will not be great at busy times.

We have many different teas that will help you on your way to reducing caffeine to virtually nothing. Have a quick peak at our caffeine free range!

What is White Tea?

You’ve probably heard of green tea, you’ve definitely heard of black tea, but do you know what white tea is?

While it looks pretty much the same as green tea when steeped in water, white tea is said to come from young buds, before they have had time to mature into green leaves (green tea is picked before it is mature too, preventing the oxidisation process). Its name comes from the fine white hairs on the young tea leaf buds, but it is undistinguishable from green tea after drying and processing.

Now we know that it’s made using younger leaves, could it be better than green tea in terms of nutrition?

White tea has notedly high levels of vitamin C, along with antioxidants, which helps the body to slow the ageing process somewhat. It also has antibacterial properties, and is higher in certain polyphenols than green tea, making it slightly more effective at preventing conditions leading up to cancer.

It’s also worth noting that white tea has less caffeine in than green tea, making it the perfect drink in the evening. And with the light strawberry twist added to our tea bags, it’s so nice on a warm summer’s evening!

Have you tried white tea?

Written by curiously conscious.