Prefer It Hot & Soft In Lockdown?

Now that we’ve got your attention, let’s get onto the subject matter straight away – hot drinks and soft drinks! If you are a hot drink fan and a soft drink fan, then this lockdown feature is for you. #TeamCoco has put together a great selection of drinkable beauties for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

It’s all about hot tea with our first three choices, we’ve opted for a tea packed with chocolatey honeycomb, a fabulous peppermint infused tea, and a super herbal tea. Then we move across to quaffable soft drinks with a cold brew coffee, a tasty nutty milk, a flavoursome sparking water, and a unique kombucha.

Hot Tea

Bird & Blend, Honey, I’m Comb Tea

This Ceylon black tea is a blend of chocolate-y honeycomb goodness, perfect for biscuit dunking tea fans! Comb on, try me… and it’s vegan too.

You can order this gorgeous tea in a 50g pouch, 150g refill, 150g tin, or a 300g fan stash.

Priced from £5.55, available from www.birdandblendtea.com

East India Tea Company, Peppermint Infusion Pyramid Sachets

Officers and sailors in The East India Company would famously brew peppermint leaf as an herbal digestive on long voyages. Made from the finest English Mitcham dark peppermint, this Peppermint Infusion has a pleasant and invigorating taste. Wonderfully refreshing no matter the time of day.

Loose peppermint leaves packed in silken pyramid bags, individually wrapped in soft touch sachets.

Priced at £12 (10 x pyramid sachets), available from www.theeastindiacompany.com

THEENK TEA, Herbal Tea

THEENK TEA is a 21-day herbal program designed to support your brain function and mental wellbeing, naturally. Each box is packed with 12 herbal nootropics, adaptogens and stimulants divided into 3 functional blends for mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Blends include:

Morning Glory
This special blend is focusing on giving you energy for the morning. It’s designed to make you experience a gentle energy boost, improved mood and focused mind. Ingredients: Yerba Mate; Tulsi; Gotu Kola; Rosemary; Gynostemma; Ginkgo Biloba.

Afternoon Madness
We know that the midday crash is something that many people experience during their regular day. This blend uses plants which will help you recover the energy and get ready to tackle the next task. Ingredients: Lemon grass; Ginkgo Biloba; Gotu Kola; Bacopa Monnieri; Gynostemma; Schisandra.

Evening Delight
This particular blend is focused on relaxation and helping to fall asleep more easily. Ingredients: Hibiscus; Passiflora; Gotu Kola; Chamomile; Tulsi.

Priced at £39 per box, or £33.90 per monthly subscription, available from www.theenk-tea.com

Soft Drinks

Bottleshot Cold Brew, Oat M*lk

In keeping with authentic New Orleans recipes, Bottleshot brews their premium, ethically sourced Arabica beans in chilled water for 18 hours with chicory to make a tastier, irresistibly smooth coffee that’s high in caffeine and has 60% less acidity compared to regular coffee. Not to be confused with iced coffee which is simply ‘hot’ coffee poured over ice, cold brew is a healthier option that has taken the US by storm and due to the steeping process results in a naturally sweet beverage that is easy on the gut.

Bottleshot Cold Brew’s Oat M*lk is a light dairy-free option as we see a growing demand for milk alternatives due to rising lifestyle and diet trends such as veganism and plant-based diets.

Priced at £14.99 (6 cans), available from www.bottleshotbrew.com, Amazon, Whole Foods Market, and Soho House.

Nutty Bruce, Almond Milk

Nutty Bruce helps to add health and wellness into your busy life by creating nutritious, delicious and convenient range of plant-based milks – and we are loving the Nutty Bruce Almond Milk.

Priced at £2.25 (1ltr), available from www.planetorganic.com and Whole Foods Market.

DASH Water, Peach

Dash Water is getting ready for a summer full of sweetness with the launch of its brand new flavour, Dash Peach. Dash Peach uses wonky and surplus peaches which are deemed unfit to be sold in UK supermarkets. The savoured peaches which, have a little bump here or mark there, have been infused with naturally sparkling British spring water, creating that taste of summer in can – a zero calorie ‘guilt free’ drink.

The blush-coloured Dash Peach is set to refresh and revitalise the nation this summer, the irresistible sparkling drink has the perfect ‘dash’ of juicy peachy delight in every sip.

Priced at £1.29 (330ml can), available from www.dash-water.com, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, and Amazon.

Lo Bros, Kombucha in Ginger & Lemon

Drinking healthily as possible is important not only for our physical health, but our psychological well-being, too. During these crazy times, Lo Bros is the perfect drink to keep your immune system up, giving you the right dose of sugar for your body and your gut.

Unlike many other kombucha drinks, Lo Bros Organic Kombucha is naturally low in sugar, containing just 1.6g per 100ml. Sugar is an important part of the kombucha brewing process and Lo Bros leaves just a small amount of sugar in each bottle to ensure that it feeds the beneficial bacteria, keeping them healthy.

Priced at £1.50 (330ml bottle), available from www.lobros.co.uk

Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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