This month we are shining the spotlight on Jocelyn, one of our team members who primarily works at our warehouse and is our "Jane of all trades." Jocelyn thrives as a creative content maker and is the genius behind the art and graphics you see on some of our products.
Read more on Jocelyn's favorite teas and honey, as well as her tips and tricks on how to make her perfect cup of tea.
Jocelyn's favorite tea is actually three tisanes blended together. She loves it for its medicinal properties and how comforting it is. This trio delivers floral, fresh and warm zesty flavors and is completely caffeine free! The subtle apple and honey notes of the CHAMOMILE balance perfectly with the cooling AND warming elements of the PEPPERMINT and GINGER. We call this a Ying & Yang blend, as the opposite flavors blend harmoniously together. 💖
HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE BLEND
This calming blend is a hug in a cup and works to promote restful sleep and reduce inflammation. Peppermint and Ginger can soothe aches and pain and help alleviate nausea. The strong, yet soothing aroma of this blend helps clear headaches and sinuses. Jocelyn drinks this blend all of the time, but especially when experiencing pain, cramps, inflammation, or when feeling anxious or stressed!
At Old Barrel Co we celebrate and nourish our health in all ways. We asked Jocelyn what her favorite way to practice self-care is and this is what she said:
"Getting outside and being active with the people I love. I naturally gravitate towards being a hermit, but I always feel so fulfilled after some sunshine and time with my people."
TIPS & TRICKS FROM JOCELYN
She adjusts the ratios of the teas depending on how her body is feeling! Each of these ingredients have such powerful medicinal properties, and you can customize your blend to appeal to exactly what you need. For example, if you have a headache, add a little more peppermint. If you are feeling anxious, add a little more chamomile!
A simple ratio guide for you:
per 8oz of water: 1 tsp Chamomile, 1 tsp Peppermint, 1/2 tsp Ginger
CUSTOMIZE YOUR BREW
Jocelyn is a big believer that Mexican Vanilla Extract is the ultimate flavor activator and uses it in many different blends. This vanilla contains no additives or preservatives and adds an element of slight sweetness and smoothness to any cup of tea.