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20 March – 19 June 2020

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In 2020 we started a new monthly making workshop: Making herbal teas with plants grown at the Company Drinks Garden by Grow Club and local families. We sit back and enjoy a cup of tea (made and bagged at the workshop) in good company, while talking about horticulture, herbal remedies, the benefits of growing our own herbs..... With the current lockdown keeping us all home, we've started a Tea Club, sending Make-Your-Own herbal tea bags, using ingredients from the Company Drinks Garden, inviting you to take 10 minutes out of your day to think about how you feel, to enjoy a healing cuppa and to learn something new about herbs and flowers.

We always start and finish our activities with a check in and a warm, healing cuppa… So with the current lockdown keeping us all home, we’ve launched Tea Club. We’re sending Make-Your-Own herbal tea bags, using ingredients from the Company Drinks Garden. We’re inviting Company Drinks group members to take 10 minutes out of their day to think about how they feel, to enjoy a healing cuppa and to learn something new about herbs and flowers. Thanks to B & D Renew for their support in funding this new project.

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Week 1 Update 04.05.20

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We designed and printed postcards, consulting with our community gardeners and on an instructions card, for an easy-to-follow guided meditation, to practice while teas are brewed.
The herb garden was maintained in preparation for a harvest, and once the herbs were picked, we dehydrated them.

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On 24th April, 25 tea packs were sent to volunteers who signed up to take part in the project.

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Each tea pack contained a Tea Club postcard for filling in, an instructions slip for making the tea, (including step-by- step instructions for a mindful meditation to last the duration of the 10 minute brewing time), and materials and herbs for making 2 x tea bags.

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Week 1 Tea: Lavender, Passion flower, Chamomile, Lemon verbena

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Tea Information: “Helping to lift the spirits and alleviate anxiety” and “Soothing the digestive system and aiding sleep”

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Feedback highlights:

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“Really appreciate all you are doing. The tea through the post made my day”

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“Gosh! What a happy memory. Lavender was my mother’s favourite scent!”

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Tea Club Week 2: An Update on What’s Brewing 12.05.20

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This week we sent volunteers a delicious blend of raspberry leaf, blackberry leaf, and hawthorn blossom. .