Making Reusables the New Normal

Once upon a time, two physics graduates got together and decided they wanted to do something different with their lives. Something good for the planet. Something that would make a real difference. And Ohelo was born… More than 8 million tonnes of plastic a year ends up in the oceans, and 2.5 billion single use…

Reduce Your Tea/Coffee Footprint

Welcome to Part 2 of my New Year’s Resolutions posts on reducing plastic waste. Plastic is the most pervasive man-made material ever, throwing something away doesn’t really mean away; it’s still on Earth… just out of your sight – as is every piece of plastic ever made! Net Zero Co are an online marketplace who have created…

Clean Up Coffee

Did you know that 7 million disposable coffee cups are thrown away every day? Of this staggering figure, less than 1% are actually recycled. Ethical coffee brand Percol have started a petition to request that the government makes all disposable cups recyclable. Percol offer fairtrade coffee, with an organic range, and a carbon neutral supply…

Focus, Stay Awake… then Relax & Enjoy the Summer!

Sometimes modern life requires us to keep going when we’re tired, or stay focused when our brain doesn’t want to think. As a result, we can then find it hard to relax when it’s time to shut down. So, if you’re a student studying for exams, a hard worker with long hours, or you simply…

My Yuyo Yerba Mate Mission

I’m on a mission. And that mission is to spread the word about the wonders of yerba mate. A wonderful South American beverage made by steeping the ground leaves and stems of the yerba mate plant.  This ‘super plant’ has a host of fantastic health benefits, yet it’s simply not as famous as tea or coffee…

Random Tea…Tealogists Matcha Green

So, we know by now that I’m a big fan of matcha green tea – not only does it taste great, it makes you feel great too. It is, quite simply, stone ground green tea. But the leaves are specially selected, which means that it has 40 times more antioxidants than spinach, kale or acai…

Random Causes… The Green Frog Jumps High!

As you may know, I’ve been following the Rainforest Alliance and their little green frog for a while now. Such a wonderful certification, which does wonders for the sustainable farming of so many products which we take for granted, such as tea, coffee, cocoa and bananas. It also makes the the lives of those who grow…

Random Food… Accidentally Vegan Foods & Animal Testing. Beware!

For anyone who is a vegan, whether just starting out your journey through Veganuary, or well established, the world of product labelling can be a minefield.  There are of course those products which proudly hold the Vegan Society logo, and it’s a pleasure to be able to simply lift those off the shelf and drop…

Pure Chimp Super Tea (Matcha Green Tea)!

It’s the New Year and time for all those promises to yourself to get healthy, fit or try new things. Well, Matcha Green Tea is certainly a health boost (especially if you’re trying to cut down on your coffee intake) and it’s probably new for many people too! I was very kindly sent a tub of…