Let it suffice to say what I learned from the webinar rang true with me, and as one of the speakers mentioned 'Kapha' I remembered a lovely little package of various tea samples I had received from Tealicious in which I had indeed seen the words, 'Kapha' as well as 'Vata' and a couple others words that seemed familiar.
So, as a preface, that is how I came to be drinking Tealicious teas the past few nights, Kapha, Vata, Eka-Tala and the enchanting Evening Hour.
All were highly impressive and deliciously helpful experiences, and the nights I drank these pure herbal teas I was more at peace and slept better and felt more comfortable in my own skin that I have been in a while. Being a pretty hard-core Gungfu tea drinker all day long with some very intense- energy Puerhs, there is often some pretty crazy chi flowing in from the brews and mixing with my own rather over-buoyant personality! So it is a perfect fit and a truly good idea that I should find Ayurvedic blends helpful as the days come to an end and balance is rather desperately needed as I turn from a solitary tea-drinking obsessive to a peaceful and mindful mother and wife as the 'troops' come through the front door!
I found Eka-Tala to be warming, relaxing and as delightful as the Kapha. Organically grown it is an herbal mixture of tulsi, hawthorn leaves and flowers, cinnamon pieces, cardamom, fennel and blackberry leaves. I will mention it had the additional property of helping me out with a tummy ache I had given myself an hour prior by consuming too much turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
(Yes, sadly, I am on the All-american dumby diet. A crock-pot was even involved, don't ask!)
'Vata' suggests balance in the mind and body and a release from those intense feelings by offering me a loving blend of organic licorice, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. This tea was so fragrant and lovely that I felt my muscles giving in to softness just smelling the tea as it brewed. I am told if you have excess stress, feel imbalanced, suffer from insomnia or melancholy than Vata should be a daily tea for you. As many of my friends and Dear Readers know, I am pretty lucky in my life thus far and don't deal with a lot of stress thanks to my almost religious attitude of Abiding in the Now, but melancholy does sometimes set in, and how can it not in this crazy world? Further more, one should feel their feelings, even when they are not easy to sit with, but no one says you cannot have herbs like these to keep things in balance while you are allowing those feelings to be, and honoring their presence!
Drinking these teas these past few nights I now recognize them as essential tools to have in my 'toolbox' of thoughtful, inherently helpful aids in keeping balance in the forefront of my plans for myself. How else to grow spiritually and keep it together physically without attention to such things? I've always enjoyed herbals, but never went beyond single ingredient offerings, peppermint for tummy-ache, chamomile for restlessness and so forth. These Tealcious blends are a whole new path on my journey and one I am grateful to be on, thanks in part to Tealicious!
|My evening last was sitting at the kitchen table, smelling these garden roses, looking at an art book and drinking this astounding brew of Kapha!|
|Look at the gorgeous amber hues of this broth! And this is just the first steeping!|