FAQ

Store

How much is shipping? Where does it ship from and how long does it take?

Shipping is free on all orders over $25 shipped to destinations within the United States. For orders under $25 and those sent to overseas destinations will be determined by USPS calculation based on weight and location.

For addresses in the US, the tea is usually shipped via USPS or Amazon, and typically takes 4-7 business days to arrive.

For international customers, delivery can take up to 4 weeks, depending on location and transit time through customs.

 

What are your handling fees and processing times?

There are no handling fees. Processing time is typically 1-2 days for physical products are in stock.

 

What is your return policy?

Due to the nature of the products being sold, we cannot accept returns. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, please get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to resolve it.

If you have further questions, please review our full shipping and return policies.

 

Is it beneficial and safe for me to use all the products offered in your store?

In most cases, absolutely! However, generally speaking we’d suggest you don’t take more than 1 new product at once so you can feel how each affects you separately.

Second, if you’re taking medication or otherwise under the care of a physician for specific conditions, please consult with a health care practitioner before beginning any new herbal or supplement as possible drug interactions may not be well-tested.

You and only you are responsible for your health: how you interpret and use any product or information found or purchased on this site is at your discretion and responsibility. And please be aware, the statements on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent any disease.

Teas

How should I drink these teas? How much tea should I drink?

Just the way it is! Unlike coffee or black tea, our teas don’t need sugar or milk to make them palatable. Although, BeEnergized (matcha) does make a great latte! Please see the individual product pages for steeping instructions.

How much tea you drink is entirely up to you! Drink as much as a little as suits you and helps you reach your goals. If you want an extra boost, try an extra bag or 2 to help keep you on track.

Though both BeLight and BeBalanced have far less caffeine than an average tea bag, depending on your caffeine tolerance, you might start with one bag of each tea per day.

 

What about the hemp seeds in BeLight, should I be concerned about THC?

Hemp seeds are naturally free of THC. To comply with applicable laws and to prevent any misuse, they are sterilized before packaging, which renders them incapable of germination.

In food products, hemp seeds are rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs), iron, protein, fiber, and Vitamin E. However, in tea they serve a different purpose: to moisten and loosen bowels.

 

If the tea has laxative qualities, isn’t it an OTC drug?

No; it is a food, specifically a beverage—like prune juice in its cleansing properties, but better tasting and lower in calories!  And besides, most people don’t even notice a laxative effect.

 

If the tea aids digestion, isn’t it a dietary supplement?

No; it is a food, a beverage. Its digestive and calming benefits are similar to chamomile tea, which Europeans have enjoyed after dinner for decades. Its weight loss properties are somewhat similar to those of green tea. (Please see articles on the Free Resources page.)

 

Do the teas contain caffeine?

BeLight, BeBalanced, and BeEnergized all contain caffeine. The caffeine content of the first two is low, approximately 10-20mg per bag. BeEnergized has a much higher level of caffeine–similar to a cup of coffee.

The BeRenewed Tea Cleanse also contains caffeine because of the above 3 listed teas.

Services

What experience or qualifications do you have to speak, teach, or coach?

In addition to those certificates discussed below, I’m recognized speaker, author and often-published wellness expert, tea blending award recipient, and committed life-long learner.

I’ve completed over 400 hours of in-class and clinical practice in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including working with some of the top acupuncture and herbal doctors at hospitals and clinics in Hangzhou, China. In addition to class and clinical practice, I also acted as the ghost writer on a book about functional foods of Chinese medicine published in spring of 2012. While I’m not a licensed acupuncturist, and as such don’t practice acupuncture, I often consult with and/or refer clients with more serious health challenges to acupuncturists. I do however use acupoints and pressure points to accomplish similar goals through at-home self-treatment.

I studied Ayurveda at the Greens Ayur Hospital, in the heartland of Ayurveda, Kerala, India, completing courses in Panchakarma, massage therapist training, and nutrition.  I may incorporate Ayurvedic oils, herbs, or abyanga (massage) techniques with an Ayurvedic lifestyle consultation. My knowledge of Balinese traditional healing and jamu comes from proactive research, observation, and courses attended on the Indonesian island.

Yoga teacher registration is offered through the US organization Yoga Alliance for those completing 200 hours of training. In July 2012, I completed that training and became a Registered Yoga Teacher, on top of my >10 years of personal practice spanning many countries and styles.

My informal training is even more extensive with years of self-experimentation and thousands of hours of reading and researching health, fitness, wellness, nutrition, supplementation, herbs, medicines, and related topics.

 

What is the cancellation/reschedule policy for health coaching sessions?

I require at least 24 hours notice for cancellation or rescheduling of in-person health coaching sessions. Phone or skype coaching sessions require at least 6 hours notice; otherwise your time may be forfeited, depending on my ability to reschedule. Exceptions may be made in the case of emergencies.

Blog

I read something on your site/blog and now I want to implement it in my own life.  Is that a good idea?

In most cases, absolutely!  All of our blog articles are meant to be mega helpful with little risk, few side effects, and low cost.

You and only you are responsible for your health: how you interpret and apply (or not) any information found on WorldVitae.com is at your discretion and responsibility.

If you’re taking medication or otherwise under the care of a physician for specific conditions, please consult with a healthcare practitioner before beginning any new regimen.  And please be aware, the statements on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent any disease.

 

Do you accept guest posts? How can I submit a guest post? What are your specifications?

Guest posts may be submitted by email to service [at] worldvitae.com and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please stick to relevant topics (those related to complementary and alternative medicine, natural health and wellness, tea, herbs, yoga, etc); see the blog for ideas what we’re looking for. You may include a maximum of 3 self links total, placing them in the post or in the author’s bio. We encourage you to send a picture with your submission. Relevant videos or photo blog submissions are welcome too.

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