Happy Wednesday! I have another giveaway for you guys today. ‘Tis the season, right?! If you love tea and you live in Toronto (or plan to visit in January 14th), this one is for you!
Who here is a tea drinker? As soon as the fall hits, you can find me wrapped up in a big scarf and sipping on something that’s piping hot and tasty. I recently learned about Tetley’s new Ayurvedic Balance Teas and no, I had no idea what “Ayurvedic” even meant before hearing about these teas. Here is a little lesson for you (busting out the teacher in me right now):
Ayurveda is a system of knowledge written down 5,000 years ago which emphasizes that balancing of the mind, body and spirit is essential for holistic well-being. I’ve been talking about balance a lot lately around these parts. This is such a busy time of year and I think we can often forget how important it is to take care of ourselves and ensure that we feel good, healthy and balanced. I was interested to find out more about these teas and how they could help.
Ayurvedic practitioners believe that everything in the universe — living or not — is connected. And that to achieve good health, your mind, body, and spirit need to be in harmony with the universe. The aim of Ayurveda is to understand mind, body and spirit in relation to the universe with the aim of fulfilling human potential. Every person, according to Ayurveda practice, is made of a combination of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements combine in the body and mind to form three life forces, or energies, called doshas. The three doshas are: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Everyone has a unique mix of the three doshas and when they are all present in their natural proportion, we are said to be in balance. Over time, this balance point can be affected by external and internal factors, which can affect one’s balance and overall sense of well-being. Keeping your doshas in balance is the key. SO, Tetley and some Ayurvedic experts created three teas to help us find balance. Each tea addresses a common situation or need state related to one of the three doshas.
1. POISE – VATA TEA
Vata is the energy of movement and the force governing all biological activity. A balanced Vata is active, creative, and gifted with a natural ability to express and communicate. An out of balance Vata can cause high levels of anxiety. Tetley Poise is a centering tea with natural ingredients to enjoy when feeling scattered or worried. I relate to this one the most as I feel I am always thinking too much and worrying about things out of my control. I have made a lot of progress though and am always learning. I also love all things cinnamon so taste-wise, this was my favourite of the three.
2. COOL – PITTA TEA
Pitta is the energy of digestion and metabolism in the body. A Pitta predominance results in a fiery nature and an imbalance can cause one to become short tempered and argumentative. Tetley Cool is the tea to drink if you are feeling “overheated”! (Luckily?) I don’t feel this way often but I do love me some peppermint tea, especially after dinner.
3. VIGOUR – KAPHA TEA
Think of Kapha as the cement, glue and lubrication of the body. If you are Kapha predominant, you’ve got a strong build and excellent stamina. If out of balance, one can become stubborn and resistant to change. Tetley Vigour is an uplifting tea that is great to drink when feeling sluggish. The nice spiciness from the ginger will give you that kick you need!
I like having these teas around and reaching for them when I am feeling a bit “off” or imbalanced. The natural ingredients of the Tetley Ayurvedic Balance teas help to make me feel restored, which is what I need right now during this busy season!
I am giving away 5 pairs of tickets to TEA Talks, an exclusive event in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, January 14, 2017! Presented by Tetley, TEA Talks is a series of engaging workshops and discussions with leading Ayurvedic experts, including Yogi Cameron – a celebrity yogi and Ayurvedic guru. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Wednesday, December 21st.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Tetley. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your support!