I’m convinced that every world traveler should pack a few tea bags. Tea takes up very little space, is easy to pack and store, and can be used for a variety of purposes throughout your journey. Here’s how I use Numi tea when I take a trip!
On the Plane
On especially long flights, my stomach can get a bit upset. I travel with tea because it soothes my stomach (and warms me up on freezing cold airplanes… why are airplanes always so cold?). Ginger and mint are both wonderful for stomach aches, nausea, and general digestive discomfort, so I stock up on Numi’s Moroccan Mint and Ginger Lemon teas.
When flying, you can simply ask a flight attendant to fill your cup with hot water and you can brew whatever you’d like (I recommend bringing a reusable mug!)
Jet lag can ruin the first few days of travel, if you’re not prepared to deal with it. I use tea to help ease my body through the transition to a new time zone! I’ll drink one of Numi’s higher-caffeine blends (like Breakfast Blend or Emperors’ Pureh) to gently help me stay awake during daytime hours, and make myself a cup of Chamomile Tea to help me drift off to sleep a little easier if I’m feeling restless.
To Share with Friends
When traveling, I like to bring a few small “thank you” gifts from home to leave with Air BnB owners and friends who have offered to host me. Of course, since I like to travel light, I need something that’s small and easily packable. A few packets of a favorite tea and a heartfelt thank you note are the perfect gesture!
On my most recent trip to southeast Asia, I visited a non-profit group and brought everyone Numi tea to share. There’s something about the ritual of making and drinking tea together that bring people closer together!