Over 350 articles about the ways that tea can improve your health and well-being
A huge part of my job as a tea importer trying to establish Chinese tea service as a cultural practice in America is drawing analogies. This is quite easy when it comes to the tea itself – good tea, like good wine, beer, chocolate, coffee, liquor, or pretty much
Pine Needle Tea. Forage for pine needles and discover an excellent source of Vitamin-C.
Guest Contribution by Indiana LeeUsing Tea to Help Reduce Alcohol Consumption There’s no shortage of benefits when it comes to drinking tea. Not...
There is no mastery in self-service. In this tradition we don’t learn to make tea but to serve tea. True mastery must be in the service of mankind. As we progress, we come to understand that we serve the evolution of consciousness itself, and that the growth and
Tea has always been the emblem of civilization and peace. “Through tea make friends” is an old proverb expressing the sentiments we share with tea. Tea isn’t always deep and transcendent; it is sometimes a time/space of calm joy, where we can celebrate old friends and make new ones.
Tea is a spiritual path, a Dao. In living a life of tea we realize that in all we do, we are preparing tea. What we eat affects our tea, as does the way we treat people. One of our masters always says, “If you want to learn to make tea, you must first learn to be a person.” That’s easier said than done.
Learning to revere tea as medicine is important to us. Tea is a great healer, of body, mind and spirit. The earliest encyclopedia of Chinese herbs to mention tea stated that it “brightens the eyes.” This is a powerful expression of why Shen Nong,
These leaves are earth, soil and rock, wind and water. Through them we drink in the weather. And they are also an expression of what is beyond our planet, absorbing sun, moon and starlight in photosynthesis. Plants don’t have a feeling of separation or
The true meaning of this Way of Tea is only hinted at by words, as much adumbrated by them, and we can but hope to catch a dappled glimpse of it through the leaves we write and say. If there is a Way, a Path of Tea to be walked and lived it is surely in the growing,
You can tell a lot about artisans by how they care for their tools. The same can be said of a musician and her instruments, or a chef and his knives. Just as a master of any skill or craft can be distinguished from an amateur by that singular, effortless grace known to the Chinese as gong fu,
Soothe your stress and relax with a cup of Tulsi herbal tea – no caffeine but many healthful benefits.
Unique Tea Experiences at the Dobra Tea House - Yerba Mate A trip to the Dobra tea house has a way of gathering all the elements of the day and...
Medical research confirms that tea can help manage cholesterol to help prevent heart disease and other diseases.
Pineapple weed (Matricaria discoidea) is also known as wild chamomile. I decided to make a tisane out of it.
Plus Recipe for Matcha Ginger Immunity Tea Matcha green tea powder is one of the healthiest beverages in the world- it’s rich with antioxidants,...
Tea and Self-Care One trending phrase in health and wellness is “self care”. I realized that having a meaningful relationship with tea - a tea...
Nourishing The Body Recognition of tea's health-supporting, mind-alerting, body-calming and spirit-soothing qualities are now making 'news' - as...
When you enter any place as a customer or guest in Japan, you’ll quickly notice that everyone seems to be at your service. It almost makes you feel that you have done them a favor just by visiting!
there are many different categories of substances named after the Greek Goddess of love, Aphrodite.
When you buy organic tea you support the organic tea movement. Full stop. What is it that you’re supporting? Your purchase supports organic farmers who have the integrity of the earth in mind.
The main purpose of my trip to Korea this time was to study Korean tea and Korean Seon. The only worry was that I would miss my Korean tea friends.
Numerous studies have shown that green tea is beneficial, including boosting exercise endurance.
A while ago I realized about how much we love Rooibos in our shop. And we sell a lot of it.
Across cultures and generations, people have been using tea as a family tradition.
A recent discussion on T Ching has inspired me to explain the basic concepts of the Chinese tea ceremony – “gongfu cha.”
What is Inflammation? And How Can Tea Help? Inflammation has gotten a lot of attention in recent years because of the health implications....
If you have not already met Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms fame, it's time you had the pleasure, and here's your chance. Just look how she shares...
In the face of what on some days seems like a crumbling world, a planet in total chaos, we find ourselves retracting and hiding rather than...
For the first couple of days I was ill enough that I didn’t notice a difference in sense of taste…
Joint pain is quick to hinder our mobility as well as decrease our fervor in life. It manifests as inflammation, which is usually characterized by swollen joints, redness, loss of joint function and stiffness.
For many, drinking tea is more than just an enjoyable beverage; it’s a way of living and being.
The combined effects of flavor, warmth, and fragrance appeal to almost all of the human senses.
The east was first to reap its benefits, but the rest of the world soon caught on and tea was recognized as the universal problem solver.
Stress can lead to burnout, and one means of helping to address stress in our lives is through tea.
Intermittent fasting is growing in popularity because of the many health benefits it can bring, and now a new study has now confirmed that fasting can also help with weight loss.
You may be surprised by how many ways the simple, affordable, and delicious use of tea to quit smoking can make a big difference managing the complex issue of addition to nicotine.
Tea drinking helps us improve our lives by regulating and promoting hormone production.
The media’s exploding with news tidbits surrounding the progressive marijuana legislation in our mile-high state of Colorado. Food pairings, cooking with weed, herbal infusion blends – are all topics which you see in the headlines in our local papers.
Here are a few health conscious reasons you should add a cup of tea to your daily routine.
Does tea help manage Covid symptoms? What herbs should be blended? Global Tea Initiative 2022 explores these questions.
Sitting down for quality tea time with your family makes for a relaxing experience.
Scientific research into tea and heart disease has produced many positive results over the last twenty years.
I met a Korean monk, who is also a tea master, and asked him whether he could explain the concept of “tea person (Cha’ren).” I had been wondering about the concept for a long while. The Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans…
I find myself thinking about gratitude. So I wrote a tea meditation for my Thanksgiving article.
Caffeine remains the drug of choice for clarity and focus. Zest Tea makes a good tea option…
I haven’t written about the health benefits of green tea here on T Ching because there is just so much information out there. But during a matcha...
While writing and subsequently editing each day, I place my laptop atop of the chaxi and crowd a gaiwan…
Rumor has it that drinking tea makes you pee more and that this can cause dehydration. Many of us also have first-hand experience. We drink tea and then we have to pee.
One member of my Tea Dharma Club asked me: “Is the tea ceremony romantic?” I was surprised by this question, so I checked an English dictionary to find what the word “romantic” means.
In recent months I came across two Iranian films: “A Separation”, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, and a film entitled, “This Is Not a Film.”