You know the saying, put your oxygen mask on before helping the person next to you?
Let's discuss purpose based teas - to your health and wellness!
The best wellness teas, at the end of the day, are the ones you are going to drink. Tea blends for health can be good for you and delicious - you just have to find your cup of tea! Hydrating herbals (for when you need a variation on lemon water), refreshing antioxidant rich green teas, full-bodied rooibos and superfood berry tisanes...wellness teas come in all colors, aromas and palate considerations.
Hot or over ice. Poured over creamy steamed oat milk as a latte; or matcha whisked to frothy green perfection.
In an enviro-cup, or your Grandmother's heirloom china. Whatever your preference, making a ritual out of your daily tea preparation by adding a dose of mindfulness will also elevate your health and wellness tea experience to a higher level of enlightenment.
"Wherever you are, be there totally" - Eckhart Tolle.
This goes for the perceived little things - chanoyu is a multi-hour tea ceremony in Japan, remember. Consider a dose of mindfulness, with attention to breath, the next time you prepare yourself a cup of tea. Inhale the aroma. Lose yourself in the taste of the first sip. Make it a (brief) ceremony. A ritual. You are preparing a gift for yourself, afterall.