September 29, 2016·

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have a hard time slowing down. Pretty much from the moment I was born, I was ready and rearing to go. I have always been the type of person who just goes at 1,000 mph all the time. It really hasn’t been until the last few years that I’ve learned how to say “No” and actually take time to rest. I’m still not great at it, but I do what I can when I can… AND I try to force myself to make time for myself. Unwinding with Tazo Tea #sipjoyfully #ad (1) When I find myself going, going, going, and I feel like I have to just keep going or else I’ll fall behind, that’s when I really FORCE myself to stop and breathe and relax a little bit. My FAVORITE way to relax is taking a hot bath and drinking a hot cup of tea. For me, there’s nothing like a cup of hot tea (with some raw honey!!) and lemon or orange. Couple that with a hot bath and a good book? Oh. Yes. Unwinding with Tazo Tea #sipjoyfully #ad (2) One of my FAVORITE tea companies is Tazo® Tea! They have such a wide variety of teas AND I love that they source their teas ethically and even work with Mercy Corps to make a difference in communities around the world! Y’all know this is really important to me! 🙂  While I love pretty much all of their teas, Tazo’s Passion® blend is my absolute favorite. It’s sooooooooo good, y’all. It’s a herbal infusion of hibiscus, orange peel, rose hips AND passion fruit flavors! Add some citrus and honey and you are dealin’. So. Good. 

Tazo’s Zen and Awake™ English Breakfast blends are also deliciousUnwinding with Tazo Tea #sipjoyfully #ad (5) Also, something that is really fun and special to me is just the “sentimental” feeling I get when I drink tea. Now, you’re honestly probably thinking… “Huh???” Well, there’s a tradition in my family… when a girl in my family is getting married, all of the aunts throw the bride-to-be an “Auntie’s Tea” and all the aunts, moms, and cousins, etc. are invited. Unwinding with Tazo Tea #sipjoyfully #ad (6) We always sip delicious teas, have little cakes, baked goods, etc. and everyone brings a gift of a tea cup and saucer. So, I have so many really beautiful and unique tea cups and saucers from all the women in my family. I love pulling them out for special occasions or just a night of relaxing. I know it seems kind of silly, but it’s really special to me! A few years ago, I even shared a post about my “tea cup” collection… haha the post is OLD and the pictures are AWFUL, but you’ll see what I mean…  Unwinding with Tazo Tea #sipjoyfully #ad (7) What about you? What do you like to do when life gets too busy and you need something to slow you down? How do you like to unwind? 


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