Teapigs Piglet Packs


Throughout my recovery I have used tea as a source of comfort. I even attended a loose-leaf tea workshop where I was educated on the difference between teabags and loose-leaf tea. My cupboards are full of different variations from peppermint to Chai to Pai Mu Tan (china in summer). I cannot get enough of it!
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During the early stages of my recovery, I started to use mindfulness while doing everyday activities which supported me in making them into more of a ritual. One of those rituals was drinking tea. 
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I didn't realise how much I was missing out on. I had all these beautiful flavours but I was knocking them back rather than enjoying them. By placing a gentle focus on everyday activities, I allowed myself to build relaxation into the day. By engaging my senses I would bring myself back to the present moment, rather than stuck in the past or future of which I had no control over.#
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When creating Soothe Boxes, I knew that tea would be one of the chosen products. I wanted to choose a brand that allows loose leaf tea to be accessible to everyone, knowing that not everyone would have a tea strainer, so Teapigs was my first choice.
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As part of my ritual, I would practice self-compassion, slowly repeating phrases such as 'I will be ok' or 'I am going to get better'. This was particularly helpful when recovering from a panic attack. I would often turn to my rituals and use phrases, such as 'this too shall pass', forever a favourite in my mind.
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The Teapigs piglet packs come in two flavours- Peppermint and Chamomile- both known for their calming properties. Peppermint is particularly good if you struggle with any stomach issues as a result of stress or anxiety, whereas Chamomile may be beneficial when finding it difficult to sleep. I genuinely drink these two teas every single day. They are cupboard staples.
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Each pack of Teapigs comes with a corresponding 'Soothe Moment' card, which details how the tea can be used to self-soothe. My hope is that the owner of a Soothe Box can turn to the products in times of difficulty and find comfort in them, just like I did when I was unwell. By slowing things down and taking time out of the day, I slowly gave myself the tender loving care that I needed to recover.