Start your day off right with a simple morning tea ritual
As we ease into the New Year, a morning tea ritual can help you set the tone for each day. Mornings are fresh, new beginnings. Take a few minutes to begin your day with intention. It is a small thing that may have an impact on your day and in turn, your life.
The pace of everyday life seems to be rushed and getting even faster. Drinking loose leaf tea is a small way to slow down and be more present; watch the tea leaves unfurl and wait for the right moment to pour your freshly made tea into your favorite cup. Tea is not just a drink. It’s a way to nourish and connect.
“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.”– Bruce Barton
The ritual of preparing and drinking tea is calming and grounding. It awakens us to the tiniest detail and helps us become more aware and maybe even a little more patient. Inhale the aroma as you open the tea canister. Pay attention to the sound of the water boiling, watch for the steam. Watch the color of the tea change as it steeps. Open all of your senses.
Create your tea ritual
Here are a few simple actions to help us connect to our self, our place, and the moment.
- Select your tea. (Maybe you have a beautifully arranged tea shelf filed with tea tins.)
- Warm up your cup.
- Boil the water.
- Watch the leaves unfurl in the water.
- Be grateful.
Ways to add to your tea ritual:
- Set your intention for your day. Ask yourself how you want to feel for the day… productive, strong, appreciated, etc.
- Visualize the day ahead.
- Think of three things in your life, big or small, that you’re grateful for. You can do this while standing in your kitchen waiting for your water to come to a boil.
- Take five full, deep breaths.
- Think of three people in your life and send them love and gratitude.
Create a tea ritual that is easy to stick with, enjoyable, convenient and mobile. Your everyday actions establish the foundation of each day, which in turn shapes your weeks, and months.
Here are a few pure, classic teas to start your day:
Organic Sungma Estate Darjeeling
Sweet notes of fresh-cut wildflowers, white grapes and just-ripe nectarines are gently balanced by an herbaceous, woodsy character.
Organic Sencha Green Tea
This golden-green infusion is sweet, with notes of freshly cut wildflowers and toasted nuts.
Organic Jasmine Pearls Green Tea
This superb hand-rolled jasmine green tea features tightly rolled pearls with pleasing variations in color and leaf texture. When steeped, the pearls slowly unfurl into a light, sweet cup.
Organic Ti Kwan Yin Oolong
The aroma transforms into a rich, supple flavor with pronounced floral notes and a silky mouthfeel. The lasting aftertaste is floral with a pleasing astringency.
Silver Needle White Tea
The exceptionally smooth, woody flavor is free from astringency and holds hints of mellow roasted nuts and fresh sweet herbs.
The best time to create positivity is at the beginning of the day. Do it with a cup of tea.
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