Tea Chronicles

If you’ve been following me on instagram you’ll know that recently I have been going through something of a tea marathon. If you haven’t been following me on instagram, now’s your chance to guess my username! …

Anyway. Tea marathon. So far I have tried: yerba mate, chai tea, lemongrass, tung ting oolong tea, and peppermint. So I thought I’d do some reviews.

Tung Ting Oolong

This tea was odd. I dunno, it was pretty fragrant, but you don’t really drink tea for the fragrance do you? It tasted alright, I guess. Not really anything to write home about. The best bit was watching the leaves expand in the water.

3/5

Peppermint Tea

This tea is amazing. It’s like being punched in the face with mint. In a refreshing sort of way. If you like peppermint tea, this is totally for you.

5/5

Yerba Mate

This is significantly less like being punched in the face, but it’s still pretty damn good. It doesn’t do the leaves expanding thing, but it’s still a nice cup of tea.

4/5

Lemongrass

This just sort of tasted like lemon, really. I could have seen it coming, I guess. I didn’t really like it very much. If you like lemony tea, maybe you’ll like this more than I did. It smelt nice, I suppose.

2/5

Chai Tea

I think I like this. It’s a bit like my normal tea but with more flavours in, so I like that. I like being able to put milk in it. It’s not that I want milky peppermint tea, but I’d like the option, you know?

4/5

Thus ends my tea marathon, thus far. I’ll report back to you when I’ve drunk some more tea. Later, dudettes.

Product review: Karma Komba

247-Karma-Komba-2This is Karma Komba. It is a shampoo bar. Now, I know what you might be saying. “A shampoo bar? That’s a bit newfangled for me, Charlifarli. I much prefer my bottle.” Well, hold your horses, because I hope to sell it to you. (No, I’m not on commission.)

As Lush themselves promise:

Gives a lovely wash with great lather – and leaves you smelling of Karma.

Karma is our signature fragrance and has been around since the start of Lush. Here we have tried to give a lovely shampoo bar that doesn’t just get your hair clean but will also leave your hair wafting of Karma fragrance all day.

In trials we have found they last as long as approximately three 250g bottles of conventional shampoo. This makes them amazing value – but also means that for every bar you use, you are saving three plastic bottles. Helping the environment is good for your Karma.

Well, I don’t know about smelling of Karma all day, but the bathroom certainly smells really nice so that’s a plus. It helps if you’re willing to use their karma soap as well though, obviously. So, that’s a tick in that department.

You only need to use a little bit of it, so you just sort of rub it on your head and then massage into your scalp. It lathers up lots, so don’t go rubbing it all over the place. You’ll be all foamy. Plus, in a pinch, it doubles up as a body soap, which halves the things you have to pack with you if you’re going on holiday/pilgrimage.

And as far as longevity is concerned, they are definitely not exaggerating. It lasted for about 4 months washing my short hair once a day. So, let’s say you have medium hair and you wash it once every other day. Still four months. Long hair and every other day? Two months. Ish. Not bad though, because I’m guessing long hair just eats up shampoo anyway. And you probably have to wash it half as often so… I digress. The point is, it lasts quite a while.

At £5.50 a bar, it’s a bit more expensive than your average bog-standard bottle of shampoo, but if it lasts longer it’s more cost effective. Plus, there are the environmental benefits of no packaging/being really tiny so it takes up less space in the lorry.

You’d be mad not to go for it.