I love my tea--brewing it, drinking it, blending my own healing mix--all of it! Of course, this should come as no surprise, considering how much I write about it; for those of you who see me beyond the writer's desk, you know I am never without a good cup or thermos of this magical elixir. And I love teaching, too---the lesson plans, the classes, yes, even the grading. But most of all, I love the way tea helps me stay refreshed and nourished while tackling those important teacher duties, especially this time of year when the first term papers beginning to rolling in.
I look to my herbal tea to revive me in (healthier) ways that caffeine or sugar just can't, to sooth me to sleep at night, or to keep me from getting that bug going around the office...the list goes on and on. Tea is my personal toolkit for self-care during a busy workday. So here I offer you three of my favorite teas every tea-lovin' teacher should have in her stash to help her plow through those first round of papers or take a breather between classes.
1. Warrior Tea Blend: Teachers are warriors of the mind, right? Whatever your answer to that, this warrior blend is chock-full off nutrient dense herbs to keep your body nourished between meals while you go from class to class.
2. Winter Wellness Tea: This tea is the miracle cold and allergy prevention blend to drink the very second you think you might be coming down with something. The elderberries, especially, ease congestion while the tulsi helps your body adapt to stress.
3. Sleepy Time Tea: A teacher needs her shut-eye if she's going to be a grading wizard and look good doing it, so this tea helps you unplug from your day and wind down for an evening of sweet dreams.
What teas do you drink to keep going through the day? What else is in your Teacher Survival Kit?
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