Tea Giving: Day 13 (R&R)

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Take a break.

Preferably a tea break. There’s really nothing more to add to that. And if you need some data to feel less guilty about the benefits or resting and relaxation, this might help:

Who are you?

A recent survey confirms that Americans feel a sense of identity from their jobs. In D.C. the ever popular questions, “So, what do you do?” is like saying Hello. But who are you really? Scheduling time to rest the same way you schedule work or other appointments, is critical to rebooting the brain. Once you are back online you may come to realize that what you do and who you are two different things. You may even be more productive. Take the advice of  Benjamin Franklin:

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.”

How ironic.

The happy problem solver

Tea drinkers know that tea makes you happy. But so does resting the brain. Literally. The brain gets better at solving new problems after a good rest or even a nap. Take the advice of Sara Mednick:

Sara Mednick, author of Take A Nap, Change Your Life, led the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine study. In her TedX talk, she said, “We need to rest. We need to take more breaks. Because, you see, taking breaks is actually part of life. It’s part of being active, it’s part of being productive and having endurance, it’s part of being creative, it’s part of being happy.”

3 final convincing reason

  • Improved Memory – Lack of sleep can make it difficult for you to concentrate and retain information. When you sleep, your brain goes through all the activities and impressions of the day which is important for memory formation.
  • Heart Health – A 2010 study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night.
  • Fat Loss – According to a University of Chicago study, dieters lost less fat when they got only five and a half hours of sleep.

Today is Sunday, Day 13 of our 25 Days of Tea Giving and the designated “day of rest.” What will you do? Will you rest? Will you relax? Do you know how?

zzz_halfRest and Relaxation is one of our wellness blends consisting of chamomile, lemongrass and a hint of lavender. We sell a lot of this here in the DC Metro Area. I bet you can guess why…

Please enjoy 25% OFF our Rest and Relaxation today. Use Code TEAGIVING13 at checkout on the pearlfineteas website!

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~The Chief Leaf

 

 

 

Tea Giving: Day 13 (R&R)

25 Days of Tea: Day 11 (Ginger Lemon)

gingerlemon.jpegGinger Lemon tisane, is one of our most popular herbal infusions that is regularly sold out due to demand. So in other words: Get it while its hot (and on sale)!

This blend is a combination of strong ginger root, lemongrass, and a sprinkle of linden. Many people find tremendous relief from everything from sore throats to the common cold with this powerful trifecta of herbs. Here is a little breakdown of some of the properties of each ingredient:

1. Ginger root: Spicy, peppery flavor, anti-inflammatory, aids nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. Boosts immunity and has been known to protect against certain types of cancers, especially ovarian (Dr. Liu/University of Michigan).
2. Lemongrass: lemony, tart, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, helps digestive tract spasms, high blood pressure, achy joints (rheumatism), fever, the common cold, and exhaustion.
3. Linden:  earthy, detox, aids colds/flu, inflammation, indigestion, helps with anxiety, natural sedative, heart support.

Here are some notes on this herbal blend:

• Overview:   Powerful healing blend known to aid wellness and recovery from illnesses like sore throats and colds.
• Dry Leaf:    Mixture of herbs including dried ginger root, lemongrass stalks and linden.
• Liquor (liquid):    Very pale yellow
• Aroma:   Ginger is upfront and the lemongrass wafts in the background
• Flavor notes:    It’s got a nice peppery kick from the ginger root and yet is easy to sip. The tart lemongrass is a nice compliment to the ginger. Smooth.
• Brewing recommendation:     Rolling boil / 212° Fº / 5+ minutes.
• Caffeine: No

If you are interested in giving this herbal infusion a try, please visit the Pearl Fine Teas tea shop today and use code: 25TEAS11 at checkout to get 25% of Ginger Lemon– today only!

Happy Sipping!
-The Chief Leaf

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25 Days of Tea: Day 11 (Ginger Lemon)