Honey Healing by Sophie Kalinauckas
I am very excited to share the first, of hopefully many posts by the incredible writer Sophie Kalinauckas. With her love of Greece, the tea from Krocus Kozanis seemed the perfect fit for her first article for SewWhite.
Midweek, rained stained skies, recovering coffee addict, desperately thirsty for a taste of energy, I hopelessly search through the cupboards of the office with nothing but broken tea bags and pointless decaf in sight. I begin to surrender before my colleague Sisley saves the day. ‘This Greek treat will turn you into a Greek goddess,’ she tells me and hands me a yellow tea bag with Greek letters and flowers patterned all over it. ‘Am I not one already?’
I answer my own question as I catch a glimpse of my dark circles, frizzy curls and sun deprived expression in the microwave’s reflection. ‘Yaimas’ (cheers) I say instead and brew my new present: a Krocus Kozanis Organic Greek Safron Herbal Tea, the honey, orange and selected herbs flavour! As I leave the tea-bag to soak into hot water, immediately I sense the air transforming: honey aromas dance from the steaming tea cup up to tickle my nose with Hellenic scents. Before I even take I sip I say, ‘If I close my eyes I feel like I’m flying over to the homeland, sitting by the ocean in the afternoon, with nothing but my honey steamed drink and the chance to talk philosophy all day long.’
I settle back to my desk and take a few minutes to let the flavours settle and explore my daydream a little further – ‘feet dipped in the Aegean waters, the sun beaming on my face I glimpse the honey bees bobbing around on the mountain before me.’ On with the day…must focus, so I take a sip of my Greek magic pot and the array of herbal flavours send warmth throughout my whole body; it’s like camomile but sweeter and sends a sense of Ancient calm to my work-stressed soul -just what you need when you have a million bullet points on your to-do list.
Honey, was in fact the food of the Gods in Ancient Greece. They called it Ambrosia and it was the philosopher Hippocrates who celebrated the nutritional and therapeutic characteristics of honey and so it was used in both food and medicine galore. Maybe not a Greek goddess to the eye but I certainly begin to feel like one thanks to my Ancient healing cup of Greek goodness!
Disclaimer – We were sent this tea to review. All opinions are our own.