I have always wanted to be an herbal tea drinker. That's just the kind of person I want to be. I love to walk down the aisle at Whole Foods and pick out blends for enlightenment or a faster metabolism, hoping to fill my body with so many antioxidants that a begin to age backwards.
I have a cabinet bursting with lovely tea boxes and tins with all sorts of unfulfilled promises as they are completely full of tea bags.
It wasn't until I experienced BijaBody's Nightly Beauty Tea that I fully committed to the medicinal virtues of tea. This Missoula, Montana based tea and body product company brings something natural and effective to the market for the soft ruggedness that life brings.
The loose tea, full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and calming ingredients, looks almost too pretty to drink.
It has become my nightly ritual: Steep my Nightly Beauty Tea while I put a load of laundry in (or do dishes... fill in the blank), drink my tea while I read (or watch Housewives on Bravo, I have to be honest) next to my dog.
I loved my ritual so much that I had to share it with several of my friends, all of whom now swear by this tea blend. I even think it has made me prettier (power of suggestion is a miraculous thing, but read her information, it is compelling).
And I was a gonner when I discovered the anti-aging body products. All fabulous, but the Bedside Manner Lip + Treatment feels like liquid silk and keeps your lips moist all day. Seriously, like there is a moisture coat over your lips.
I met the owner Melissa Picoli this summer in Montana, and she shared her inspirational vision, mission statement and enthusiasm for all things beautifying. It's always fun when people turn out to be exactly what they seem.
Here is the website if you would like to check it out. know that you may be compelled to send it to people you love, as I have, but this was Melissa's intention. She made it for exactly this reason.