Over the Teacups #6

Green and White and Black

Valleys steeped in mountainsides

Leaves sway like breathing


Welcome to #6 in the Over the Teacups Series, I have had such a positive response to these they just keep flowing. Let me know if you are after a particular genre of blog, but I am loving discovering blogs I wouldn’t normally be looking for. So why do people start blogging? For some it is a life long passion to write and this is a stepping stone to their bigger goals, others enjoy the release this offers – just to be able to pop their thoughts down, share and let them go. Some bloggers started up as a way to connect with people from all around the world, sell a product, enlighten, educate, promote or just for fun. The Tea Chest started a little over a year ago as a way for me to share my absolute love of tea and everything that encompasses – teacups, teapots, tea accessories, traditions,culture and ceremonies the list goes on; All About Me gives a brief insight on how The Tea Chest came about. It has grown into a place to share our adventure of Buying a Yacht, sailing around the world and discovering teas as we go. My chap is super supportive and gets utilised as chief proof reader, editor, suggestion maker and tea brewer for each post. It’s great to have his input and he is my go to for anything yacht terminology related! I can honestly say that through blogging I have found my tribe – I have ‘e-met’ like minded friends from all over the world who are struggling with the same things, celebrating the small wins and loving the journey, however it started. Next on the agenda is to organise a Zoom call with my blogging tribe to enjoy a Virtual Tea Party

Cup of tea while journalling
Thank you Loverna Journey

My latest blog discoveries are once again amazing, vibrant, interesting and inspiring. Check them out and leave a comment, it only takes you a minute to do that but for a blogger, it can make their day ♥

Chris Dove Writes has discovered greater awareness of her mind and body which has led to many lifestyle adaptations. Follow Chris and see how she has learned to live in harmony and with greater balance encompassing staying fit, hydrating, relaxing, and managing stress. Here are a few samples of some of her fabulous posts – Help! I’m Having a Bad Day!, Self Care: an Attitude, Priority, and Practice, Yoga as a Journey, Lifestyle, and Healing Practice and Managing Digestive Issues through Self-Awareness and Planning.

♥ Cindy Lauderdale Moore is the author of Cindy Goes Beyond. A blog that encourages others to live life beyond the edges of fear, comfort zones and limiting beliefs. It offers posts on life, adventures, travel, gardening and creativity. I thoroughly enjoyed Plants Gone Wild and Create a Meditation Area in Your Garden, both posts have loads of information and exquisite images. Go beyond, with Cindy, and experience the life you are created to live. You can follow Cindy on Pinterest as well.

Confessions of a Patchwork Momma has become a firm favourite of mine. Robin is an American expatriate who blogs about natural living with her big, blended family in rural Ireland. She and her partner Christy were featured in the Parents for the Planet series because of their commitment to sustainability. Read about how they decided to become parents again in their 40s here. This eclectic lifestyle blog ranges in topics from parenting, books, crafts, food, and more. If any of that interests you, which I am sure it must, put the kettle on and say hello!  Robin can also be found on Instagram or Twitter.

♥ Renata has always said that her passions in life are people and words. Her personal lifestyle blog, Buffalo Sauce Everywhere, allows her to fulfill both of these passions because she can help people using her words. She writes about anything from mental health to Disney World to curly fries with her own humorous and sassy slant. She enjoys taking her readers along with her as she navigates life’s twists, turns, and random misadventures. I really enjoyed the Learning to Say No posts that Renata has put up recently, there are two parts so make sure you check them both out. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram or her amazing comedy podcast on Spotify!

Sports Inquisitor author Fredrick Adehe blogs about sports and seeks to present his readers with the latest sports news. Sports Inquisitor discusses and analyses sports issues and topics that are pertinent to the game like VAR (Video Assistant Referees), rule changes, doping etc. Presented in a factual and truthful format (branded as The Truth Always), if you love sports and want to be regularly updated then Sports Inquisitor is the blog to visit. Get your sports fix here Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter

Brew a cup of tea and enjoy ♥
Love this image by Tina Dawson

What do you enjoy drinking while you are whittling away the hours with your blog? My go to is usually Earl Grey, I love the aroma of Bergamot and if I can, I indulge in French Earl Grey which has citrus bergamot in it and sometimes a sprinkle of lavender. I find this to be relaxing but also mentally stimulating at the same time. However, as I am currently in a country where the temperatures are climbing rapidly I have re-discovered my love for iced tea. It is tricky to get here but I do love a chilled Pomegranate Tea if I can get it ♥ Some other great drinks to enjoy while blogging, researching or creating are of course water which is fabulous plain or spiced up with lemon or mint leaves. Fruit smoothies are another way to keep up the energy levels, I need to start blending up some magic again. And of course there is coffee. Now I’m not a coffee drinker but those of you who do enjoy it, tell me your favourite blend or way to enjoy. Remember to keep hydrated whatever your passion ♥

I would love to have more bloggers featuring on future posts so please, if you know of anyone who may be interested let me know. Any genre, anywhere, any social media accounts, doesn’t matter what their experience is be it a brand new blogger, someone needing a boost or a really popular and successful blogger – Everyone is welcome! All I ask is that I receive a brief blurb about the blog, any links associated and that once published they share the post…I will do the rest ♥ I look forward to hearing from you ♥

Fabulous Facebook Page for Bloggers
A Poem for Tea – Anonymous

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36 thoughts on “Over the Teacups #6

  1. Thanks for including my current blog in this list, Justine! I look forward to checking out the other blogs mentioned- with a cup of tea of course.😊Earl Grey is one of my favourites too. I don’t drink it every day and tend to reserve it for moments when I need an extra pick me up. I start every morning with a cappuccino or americano but the rest of day is devoted to tea. 🍵I think your idea of a Zoom tea party is really creative! Recently I “met” a blogger friend from 8 years ago when she attended my Zoom Zumba class. It was awesome! We can make beautiful connections through this platform. 💖

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    1. Thanks so much for being a part of this series, I love your blog and would love to meet you some day, be it virtually or really on our travels ⛵🌍

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  2. In my part of the world the different types of tea you mentioned in your post are not very common but at least I enjoy and appreciate my surroundings when i take in coffee or tea (lipton). i really like the series you have got going. Will make it a point to check out the other blogs. I am even following your blog for more of these. Stay safe as the world battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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  3. Can’t wait to go check these pages out now that we literally just finished remote teaching. Today is the last!!! Great job Justine including us and broadening our tribe!! 😊💖

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  4. Glad I discovered you through the Blogging for New Bloggers Group. I love your blog! I jumped on the meditation in the garden link and that is a cool find. I’m totally going to set up a space in my veggie garden. Thanks for the cool article. PS my favourite tea is Earl Grey too. I drink mine with a dash of honey.

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    1. Welcome to the Tea Chest Blog, so pleased you popped in and enjoyed. Just had a look at your blog, would you be interested in being a part of #7 of the Over the Teacups series??


  5. Wow! I love these blogs. I am a regular reader of Cindy and Chris Dove’s blog. I will check others you have recommended here. Thank you for introducing us to all neww great blogs.

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  6. This is such a lovely post and blog! I just recently discovered the wonders of tea and so far my favorite is chai! ❤ I just love the spicy warmth that it brings. These quotes and poems about tea are so cute and comforting. Thanks for pointing me out to these inspiring blogs as well! Hope I can be a part of the list in the future! 🙂

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    1. Hi there, thank you for popping in I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. If you would like to be a part of the series please email me a brief blurb about your blog and any links you may like added. I will do the rest. All I ask is that you share when published ☕🙏 contact@the-tea-chest.blog


  7. TEA!

    I’ve got a few in my cabinet right now. Mostly ’cause I can only microwave water for tea right now. I really want to get an electric kettle where I can set the temperature based on what kind of tea I’m brewing. I had one once and the hype is REAL. I can’t wait to start drinking tea like I used to again. Will definitely be back!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kindness and for choosing to follow the Tea Chest Blog. Hope you can get some tea supplies soon ☕🙏


  8. We spoke before, about tea saving me and others with hemochromatosis like me. Your blog is so inviting and you know I read with frequency. Be well be safe and maybe you can sail into Haven marina at Ipswich and stay over a couple of days. We are only twenty miles from there and The Husband and I are perfect hosts I have tea and he has a gamut of sailing tales.

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    1. Oh you are so lovely. We are looking forward to getting our boat back in the water and setting sail as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Thank you for your invitation we hope to meet you on our travels 🙏⛵

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  9. I am so pleased that I have discovered your blog, I know I am really going to enjoy reading it and will definitely have a look at these other blogs you have mentioned too. I love all things tea related and drinking tea is such a lovely thing especially if outside isn’t it? I love the style of your blog it’s beautiful 😊

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