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Guide to a Perfect Mothers Day Afternoon Tea

We all love having someone plan a day or afternoon to spend with us, and this mothers day we’ve put together a few tips for planning a lovely afternoon tea with your mom or mother figure in your life. Sharing time with someone is one of the most precious gifts we can give, and connecting over an herbal cuppa of warm or iced tea seems to magically slow down the passage of time and keep us in the present moment with the people we love. If you’re able to spend some devoted time today with your mom, here’s a guide to creating a personalized afternoon tea to share together, complete with little sandwiches and a delicious herbal lemonade recipe!

Gift your mom a Relax Selection Box along with shared time together for afternoon tea:

15 Questions to ask your mom over tea:

For a continued conversation with your mom, you can write these questions down on slips of paper and stash them amongst the teas within our Relax Selection Box, and each time you join her for tea she can share another insight. Or, go through these questions together over a shared cuppa this afternoon:

  1. What are some of your favorite memories with your mom? What was Mother’s Day like growing up?

  2. What are some lessons or skills your mom taught you that were really meaningful?

  3. Who were your role models growing up, who are they now & why?

  4. If you could re-live a moment or chapter in your life, what would it be?

  5. Other than parenthood, did you ever have any particular moments or key decisions in life that shaped who you are today?

  6. How was it like raising me? What was expected or a total surprise?

  7. What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?

  8. When you were my age, what was life like for you?

  9. What advice would you give yourself at my age?

  10. What's the most trouble you've ever been in? How did you get out of it / overcome it?

  11. Did you have any serious relationships before you settled down? What were they like?

  12. Looking ahead to the coming months, is there anything you’d want more or less of to feel like your best self?

  13. What are the actions, words or gestures that make you feel the most loved?

  14. Looking ahead to the next 3-5 years, what are some experiences you’d like to have?

  15. What would a perfect day look like for you?

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Afternoon Tea Spring Sandwiches

Don’t forget the snacks! Nothing puts a cherry on top of tea time quite like little homemade tea sandwiches. These make for a light, crisp and springy addition to an afternoon tea session.

What You Need:

  • Sourdough bread

  • Hummus

  • Fresh dill

  • Cucumber

How to Make:

Slice the sourdough bread into small pieces, large enough to make sandwiches about 4 bites each. Spread one piece with hummus, then top with 1-2 slices cucumber and sprinkle with fresh dill. Top with another slice of sourdough and enjoy along with your tea!


Relax Lavender Lemonade

Made with a floral blend of chamomile, lavender & marshmallow root, this relaxing and refreshing mocktail is a delicious spring or summer treat. Made with Pukka's Relax organic tea and fresh lavender to create a beautifully fragrant mocktail to enjoy with friends and loved ones.

What you need:

  • Sprigs of fresh lavender

  • 1/2 teaspoon of coconut sugar to sweeten to taste

  • 1 cup of water

  • Juice of 1 lemon or 50ml of lemon juice

  • 2 Pukka relax tea bags

  • Ice

How to Make:

Steep 2 tea bags of Pukka Relax tea with 100 ml of freshly boiled water and leave to cool in the fridge, overnight or for a few hours. Once cool, add fresh lavender, freshly squeezed lemon and coconut sugar to the glass. Stir with a spoon until the sugar has dissolved slightly. Pour over ice, top up with water and enjoy on a sunny day in the garden or park.

Original recipe found here

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