Tea Lifestyle & Wellness

Health & Well-Being

Green Tea Can Give You Stronger and Thicker Hair

Green Tea Can Give You Stronger and Thicker Hair

Having healthy and beautiful hair is a priority for millions of people all around the world, and most individuals won't hesitate to spend money on salon treatments or expensive shampoos to ensure that their hair is in peak condition. In fact, a recent survey has shown...

T Ching Classics: The Happiness of Tea

T Ching Classics: The Happiness of Tea

With the stress and tumult of our current times, this week I decided to focus on happiness. We start with Holly's explanation of why she started her tea company that includes some of the science behind how tea makes our brains happy. Next a piece about focusing on the...

Black “Tea” Friday

Black “Tea” Friday

  Can we start something? Could it be time to transform this day, "Black Friday" from a shopping frenzy to something more healthful and peaceful? Can we reclaim a season of gratitude for harvest bounty by sharing a bit of tea and tea talk? T Ching has been promoting...

T Ching Classics: Teeth and Oral Health

T Ching Classics: Teeth and Oral Health

Your teeth and oral health are a key component of your overall health. And with the holidays creeping up on us, the tendency to indulge in sweets can be detrimental to this facet of wellbeing. So here are some articles detailing how our favorite beverage can help! 5...

T Ching Classics: Tea For Mental Health

T Ching Classics: Tea For Mental Health

In these uncertain times, the importance of mental health can not be stressed enough. So please enjoy this collection of articles about tea for mental health!Tea and brain health By Erika CilengirEver since my tea journey began, I have harbored the fantasy that tea –...

The Power Of Tea In The Quest For Optimum Immune Health

The Power Of Tea In The Quest For Optimum Immune Health

There are a quite extraordinary array of health benefits to be derived from regularly drinking tea. For example, drinking black tea has been thought to lead to an 11% reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. Green tea is thought to aid a clear complexion,...

Tea Places

Tea Along U.S. Route 66

Tea Along U.S. Route 66

U.S. Route 66, the historic 2,448-mile highway constructed in the 1920's connecting Chicago, Illinois and Santa Monica, California, passes through these states: Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.   A lesser-known fact is its decommissioning in...

The Tea Cozy

The Tea Cozy

For more than 20 years, Mike and Nami Thompson have been serving a community of tea lovers in downtown Sacramento, California. In the shadow of the state capitol and the heart of a robust art community, The Tea Cozy serves 125+ fine artisan teas, elegant tea...

Unexpected Places for Tea Cultivation

Unexpected Places for Tea Cultivation

Guest contribution by: Dan Moser Although the natural habitat of Camellia sinensis is areas with tropical and subtropical climates, its adaptability has made this plant grow and thrive in very different places. Today we'll talk about the cultivation and production of...

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 3

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 3

Continued from Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - Part 2 A Wonderful Tour for Both Introverts and Extroverts As you may know, I am an extreme introvert. Shyness impacts some of my decisions when congregating with others.  On any bus tour, I am the one who sits at the...

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 2

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 2

Continued from Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - Part 1Who Created This Tour? - About Arigato Food TourIn fact, Arigato Food Tours has been providing all kinds of tours throughout various parts of Japan and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise for those curious...

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 1

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 1

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?I was so excited to be one of the first people to join the Virtual Green Tea Tour, a new and magical tour offered by Arigato Japan that has been the pioneer for English-speaking Japanese tours for many years, featured by...

Spirituality

Solstice Night, Tea, and Light

Solstice Night, Tea, and Light

Three years ago, my second official article on T Ching was The Longest Night, The Winter Solstice, and Tea. Within, I wrote about the meaning of the solstice, my tradition of doing a candle vigil for it, and observing for the first time with my new husband. So much...

Tea Time for Turbulent Times

Tea Time for Turbulent Times

Guest contribution by Alex Thomas There is a Chinese curse that goes, “May you live in interesting times.” It’s a curse, mind you - not a blessing. Indeed, for better or for worse, we live in interesting times. Whereas life moved rather slowly like a turtle in the...

The Courage to be Grateful

The Courage to be Grateful

Last Friday for our November 20th article (T Ching Classics: Thanksgiving Blessings), our editor Jaelithe Crislip selected three past Thanksgiving posts by the founder, Michelle Rabin. It inspired me to review all 14 years of these annual posts by our many different...

Tao in a Teapot

Tao in a Teapot

Guest contribution by: Alexander Thomas In the first chapter of the Tao de Ching we read “The Dao that can be conceptualized is not the pristine Dao, and Dao is not its true name. The pure ground of Heaven and Earth is Nameless. It is Heaven and Earth that parent the...

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 2

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 2

Continued from My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 1 I know that others have written about the methodology of reading the leaves, so I will share some of the things that particularly stood out to me: Vintage china works very well for reading the leaves. It’s...

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 1

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 1

With the stressors of life during times of personal and global turmoil, I suddenly realized that I never wrote about the Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading class that I took: All the way back in January!Hosted by The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company in Portland, Oregon, the...

Cooking With Tea

Walnut Crisp in Filo with Tea and Honey Syrup

Walnut Crisp in Filo with Tea and Honey Syrup

Buttery Walnut Crunch: A Sweet Wish for the New Year Here’s to a better year ahead! In our epidemic lockdown, I have been drinking a lot of tea; hoping for some hot comfort against the raging storms of disease, devastation, and death we “doom scroll” daily. And I have...

The Best Teas To Pair With Your Barbecue

The Best Teas To Pair With Your Barbecue

2020 has been a big year for wellness, and more people have come to prioritize health over everything else. Not only are we taking active steps to improve hygiene and sanitation practices, but we're also working out more and finding ways to make our food healthier....

Sparkle Up Your Holidays With a Spot of Tea

Sparkle Up Your Holidays With a Spot of Tea

If you're reading this on Christmas Day 2020, you may be alone because of pandemic precautions. Or you may be hunkering down with your family and looking for something to do over this long holiday weekend. So, today's post is a potpourri of T Ching's options for...

T Ching Classics: Decadent Holiday Tea Desserts

T Ching Classics: Decadent Holiday Tea Desserts

As the holidays grow ever nearer, it's not uncommon for the desire for rich desserts to increase as well. Here are some classic desserts improved by the addition of tea, and a suggestion for tea pairings with non-tea desserts. Holiday Tea Desserts By Robert...

A Ducky Holiday Season?  Tea Makes It So

A Ducky Holiday Season? Tea Makes It So

Thanksgiving is already a memory, albeit one based on a scaled down of the normal food coma-inducing versions of years past. And the holidays to come might be equally as cozy. But with eating well, cooking, and tea, of course—some of the few pleasures remaining in our...

T Ching Classics: Holiday Cookies for Tea

T Ching Classics: Holiday Cookies for Tea

Now that it's December, the holiday baking season has truly begun. Even if this year's social distancing requirements mean that you might need to cut your proportions or freeze dough/cookies for later, there's no reason not to still enjoy baking up a storm of holiday...