Tea is a perfect ingredient to include in a self-care regimen. Why? Tea requires attention and care, and is itself a reward. This focus is what makes tea grounding and revitalizing, and in return gives back the attention, care, and reward put into making the cup. There are five types of self-care: social, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional. Keeping this in mind, there are a few ways to enjoy tea, other than your go-to. This can still involve your favorite brew, but it may or may...
There are quite a few ways you can make art with tea. Most of the time, drinking the tea is the best thing you can do. However, there are a few reasons you may reserve some tea for art.
Mixing your favorite tea with a BFF’s favorite coffee?! Crazy…maybe even sacrilegious, right? Tea is so magical on its own; it doesn’t need another beverage stepping in (or should I say steeping in), right? Well, maybe not need, but it does spark a bit of curiosity. So why not spend one afternoon mixing high quality flavored loose-leaf teas with high quality single origin coffees?
Take a stroll through the average beverage aisle in your supermarket, and you might get the impression that tea has always come in small boxes with disposable tea bags. But before those easy to come by boxes, there was the rich and intriguing history of the tea strainer, a beautiful little tool that has helped our ancestors enjoy loose leaf tea for hundreds of years. Enjoying loose-leaf tea, and becoming familiar with this tool, can help spark an appreciation for your tea strainer and infuser collection, or simply inspire you to grow one.
Drinking a hot cup of tea may seem like the perfect cozy winter activity, and it is, but that doesn’t mean it also won’t help you survive a sweltering summer day. Science supports tea being an ideal remedy in both seasons due to how our bodies react to internal and external stimuli, and how our natural responses to a good cup of tea make the heat that much easier to endure.
A truth universally held by tea drinkers is that a great cup of tea is made even more wonderful when shared with others. Why not, instead of just an afternoon tea, devote an entire day to tea, encouraging you to get together with one or more friends and bond over a fresh cup?