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1. Bring fresh cold water to a temp of 180F.
2. Warm your teapot with several ounces of hot water for about 30 seconds and then empty.
3. Add 1 1/2 tsp. of tea for each 6 - 8 oz. cup you are making (depending upon how strong of a cup you like). Since different teas have widely varying leaf size, it is important to adjust the amount of dry leaves accordingly. With lighter weight teas use more, with tightly rolled leaves use less.
4. Rinse the leaves. Pour water over the leaves and allow to set just a few seconds. Pour the tea out.
5. Fill your pot again with water. Cover and let steep for 5 to 7 minutes. The time it takes for tea to brew depends on the leaf size. The smaller or more delicate the leaf, the faster the tea infuses.
Until familiar with a particular tea, steep for a minute or two, then taste. Pay attention to the taste rather than the color.
Ayurveda is a science that takes care of your every realm - mental, physical and spiritual. What is good for one person isn't good always good for everyone.
Ayurvedic philosophy says that we are each born with some of the characteristics of all three types, but in different proportions.
Healing in Ayurveda is carried out by first identifying your unique dosha (skin/body type). Each dosha combines in a special way the five elements of the universe (air, fire, water, earth, space).
Descriptions source: Women’s Health Magazine
Supports the Dosha "Vata“ according to ayurvedic teachings. Stimulating herb tea blend: Ingredients: Chamomile, saffron, licorice, ginger, fennel, rose buds, spearmint, rose hips, lemongrass, tulsi, natural orange flavor.
Vata is considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles in the body. Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. It controls blood flow, elimination of wastes, breathing and the movement of thoughts across the mind. It's very important to keep Vata in good balance. The related elements are Air and Ether
People of vata constitution are generally physically underdeveloped. Their chests are flat and their veins and muscle tendons are visible. The complexion is brown, the skin is cold, rough, dry and cracked. They generally are either too tall or too short, with thin frames which reveal prominent joints and bone-ends because of poor muscle development. The hair is curly and scanty, the eyelashes are thin and the eyes lusterless. The eyes may be sunken, small, dry, and active. The nails are rough and brittle. The shape of the nose is bent and turned-up.
Kapha (Earth / water)
Vata (Air Balancing)
Supports the Dosha "Kapha“ according to ayurvedic teachings. Kapha is the conceptual equilibrium of water and earth. An anti-stress herb tea blend: Ingredients: Ginger Root, saffron, black pepper, licorice root, clove,green cardamom, fennel, cinnamon, safflowers, peppermint, tulsi, sambuca flavor.
Psychologically, kapha is responsible for the emotions of attachment, greed, and long-standing envy. It is also expressed in tendencies toward calmness, forgiveness, and love. The chest is the seat of kapha.
People of kapha constitution have well-developed bodies. There is, however, a strong tendency for these individuals to carry excess weight. Their chests are expanded and broad. The veins and tendons of kapha people are not obvious because of their thick skin and their muscle development is good. The bones are not prominent. Their complexions are fair and bright. The skin is soft, lustrous and oily, it is also cold and pale. The hair is thick, dark, soft and wavy. The eyes are dense and black or blue: the white of the eye is generally very white, large and attractive.
Supports the Dosha "Pitta“ according to ayurvedic teachings. Balancing herb tea blend: Ingredients: Chrysanthemum, saffron, marigolds, green cardamom, hibiscus, peppermint, sarsaparilla, raspberry leaves, tulsi, lemon & peach flavors.
Pitta is a force created by the dynamic interplay of water and fire. These forces represent transformation.
The pitta complexion may be coppery, yellowish, reddish or fair. The skin is soft, warm and less wrinkled than vata skin. The hair is thin, silky, red or brownish and there is a tendency toward premature graying of hair and hair loss. The eyes may be gray, green or cooper-brown and sharp: the eyeballs will be of medium prominence. The nails are soft. The shape of the nose is sharp and the tip tends to be reddish. Physiologically, these people have a strong metabolism, good digestion and resulting strong appetites. The person of pitta constitution usually takes large quantities of food and liquid. Their sleep is of medium duration but uninterrupted. The body temperature may run slightly high and hands and feet will tend to be warm. Pitta people do not tolerate sunlight, heat or hard work well.