"Tea tempers the spirits, calms and harmonizes the mind; it arouses thought and prevents drowsiness, lightens and refreshens the body, and clears the perceptive faculties." - Lu Yu
"In this balanced world of dark & light, yin & yang, good & bad we have choices. Each day we get to decide what kind of day we are going to have."
I believe starting your day with tea not only is good for your health, but good for the spirit. Many turn to tea to help lift their mood, calm their mind, and even heal their bodies. Tea has a way of molding into any moment in time and making that moment something worth remembering. If you've had the experience of enjoying tea in this way, you know what I'm talking about. There is nothing like that time to yourself that you carve out for you to enjoy that soulful beverage. If you're just not having the feels, maybe start by finding the tea you love most and spending more time in the preparation of it. Fully be present in the moment when you are measuring the tea, boiling the water and steeping the leaves. When we quiet our minds and slow down we start to notice that our senses can come alive with one sip, opening our eyes to more possibilities. If you really want the full affects of tea, don't hurry. Take things slow and be mindful. You will learn to enjoy the small things and eventually you too will believe tea is always the answer.
My go to's for tea
In the morning with breakfast I usually have green tea. This gives me a little caffeine to get my day started. For a good morning green tea, I would recommend our Annie's Garden, Rosie Grey or Matcha. Mid day is a good time to wake up your digestion system by having a 7 Hill's Chai or Dark & Stormy. In the evening's after dinner Red Bush Chai is my go to or Dreamcatcher for a restful night's sleep. If you need a calming tea during the day for anxiety or even depression, try our Lotus Mind & Mellow Mood.
May your cup overflow with Good Karma, Lyndsey