Why on Earth Would You Drink Tea?
As you know through earlier blogs of mine that I am a huge promoter of Tea. I have it in my store as I am a true believer in the wonderful healthful benefits in this ancient medicine. Besides taking a break in your hectic day Tea may be just what you need for good health and well being.
One of the best things to do in the winter is to incorporate Tea into your day. Start off and end the day right by adding the best of beautifully boiled herbs into your cup. In the winter months, we tend to eat richer, more calorie-dense meals, along with holiday eating that could put our digestion into complete chaos. For those of us who are relatively cautious about our diets, the holidays can be especially hard on us. We simply are not used to some of the things we ingest. A good tea to promote digestion is essential to staying healthy. We should try to stay grounded and alert during the day, and well-rested at night so the chaos of the holiday season does not run our bodies amok.
I tend to follow this Winter Tea regimen for workdays until March. It goes as follows:
In the morning before eating anything (and if you are a coffee drinker before coffee or in place of coffee) try a nice cup of Ginger Tea made with fresh ginger, lemon, and honey. If you are open to a more traditional tea try a cup that delivers a warmer sweet spice. Chai teas deliver a good deliciously spice with its roots grounded in ancient India, where traditional spice blends known as Karha were mixed with black tea, milk, and sugar. Spicy Masala Chai is balanced and energizing when brewed either straight up or in a classic way with milk and sugar. This is a great tea to start those fires of digestion!
A good mid-day tea helps to enhance powerful energies! We all need that important pick-me-up. Cho-Ku-Rei Tea is a delicious Sencha Tea (the most popular tea in Japan) that features a mild grassy flavor and vitamin C which encourages good healthy digestion, centering, and energy. I also can't say enough about Oolong tea. Oolong tea is well known for its delicate fragrance, mellow taste, and long-lasting sweet aftertaste. This tea is a beautiful, tasty, full-bodied, healthy tea. If you are open to higher caffeine levels, Green Tea is amazing for energy without the acidy side effects of coffee.
As you approach evening it is important to cut out any and all stimulants. I love the Witches Brew Tea for an early evening/dinnertime treat. This tea blends together the herbs of the fall and winter months using Eleuthero, Cinnamon, Hawthorne, Cardamom, Clove, Ginger and a hint of Orange. It promotes healthy digestion and with the Eleuthero acting as an anti-stress agent, it brings all of the issues cultivated from your workday into something more manageable!
Late evening is a special time to calm, relax, do a little Yin Yoga and get ready to let your body rest. I have always been a light sleeper, so it is important to get things to wind down for me as much as possible before actually tucking in for the night. One of the best-kept secrets, of course, is to finish eating 3 hours before going to bed. If you enjoy a stronger beverage before bed, try and finish it early as well and stay hydrated. I like a good cup of tea that slows me down and promotes solid restful sleep. Try a good Sleepy Tea. Our Sleepy Tea is great for relieving stress and anxiety, indigestion, and insomnia. This Sleepy Tea includes Valerian Root, Passionflower, and Chamomile Flowers which are perfect for relaxing in the late evening or right before bed. There is no need for pharmaceuticals or over the counter sleep aids to leave you feeling groggy.
It is senseless to buy poor quality tea. The Yama Yoga Store has the best blends from the best places on earth. Search our tea section and get yourself set up for a happy and healthful winter!
What is your favorite Tea?Sat Nam ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ
Soorya Kirti Kaur @ The Yama Yoga Store
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