What’s in BeBalanced?

What’s in BeBalanced?

Our newest wellness tea blend, BeBalanced, combines white tea with three adaptogenic herbs and peppermint. White tea is the least processed of teas, and for this we’ve chosen white peony, one of the more robust expressions of white tea. But since we frequently...
What are Adaptogens?

What are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are certain plants that ‘adapt’ well to their environment, by responding well to stressors and other factors. ‘Well, that’s nice, but what does that have to do with health?’ You ask. Many of these adaptogens have been made into...
What flavor promotes weight loss?

What flavor promotes weight loss?

Sometimes traditional Chinese medicine doctors suggest to patients wanting to lose weight to eat some grapefruit before every meal. A half, or even a few bites is enough. Grapefruit helps to activate the digestive tract, getting the enzymes ready to go to work and...
More Reasons to Love Vinegar

More Reasons to Love Vinegar

(Note: Today, I’m taking a break from the TCM weight-loss series. It’ll be back soon–don’t worry!) The Chinese sure love their vinegar–see the picture how many different kinds of vinegar we had in our house alone!  And for good reason...

Glossary

Glossary Acupuncture – A application of TCM which inserts needles on very specific points of the body to treat and heal. Wikipedia Cupping 拔火罐 – Ba Huo Guan – Alternatively called fire cupping, a form of TCM in which glass or sometimes bamboo cups...
5 Things to Know about Pu-Erh Tea

5 Things to Know about Pu-Erh Tea

Once you start exploring teas and trying different kinds, you’ll undoubtedly encounter Pu-erh Tea. And while the name sounds foreign (especially compared to “green” tea) and the taste can be a bit off-putting at first, there is lots to love about...

How to Stay Fit While Traveling

With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, it’s the start of the summer travel season. When else than during summer travel season do you want to look and feel your best? To be lean, bikini ready, and have glowing skin? Yet traveling means a new environment,...

Services

  Tea Training and Tastings Do you serve tea in your coffee shop, restaurant, or cafe? Do you carry tea in your store? Do you think all tea is created equal and can and should be served the same? Do you wish your staff could better talk about tea and upsell the...