A Dose of PositiviTEA — Green Teas RSS


p∙e∙p∙p∙e∙r∙m∙i∙n∙t 🍃 crisp ∙ cool ∙ refreshing 🍃 THE HISTORY: Peppermint has been used in cooking and herbal medicine for thousands of years, and dates back all the way to 1500 BC. In an ancient Egyptian medical text called Ebers Papyrus, mint is listed as calming to stomach pains. Mint was so valued in Egypt that it was also used as a form of currency. HEALING PROPERTIES OF PEPPERMINT Peppermint is known for its primary active ingredient, menthol, which provides a cooling sensation, and is an expectorant and decongestant. It is used to help treat many respiratory ailments, including asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and coughs. Peppermint can stimulate memory and improve focus, making it a great study buddy, and it can soothe...

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💫 SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT Adrian's Favorites + Tips and Tricks 🌿 🌿 🌿 This month we are shining the spotlight on Adrian, the assistant store manager of our Ruidoso location. We chose Adrian as our employee feature for the month of September because she has some great insight on living a healthy and preventative lifestyle-which is our intention this month! Fueling your brain and body with the right foods, exercising regularly, getting the right amount of sleep, and of course drinking tea on the daily are things that Adrian is a master at - and we are so proud of her for it! In the almost two years Adrian has been a part of the OBTC fam, she's found that she...

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MATCHA 101 🍵

More Matcha Please. 👑 the queen of green teas 👑 THE GREEN MACHINE Matcha tastes bold, earthy, and clean, and contains lots of caffeine! When you drink matcha, you are consuming the full tea leaf and all of the leaf's nutrients! The light, creamy, and foamy drink is packed full of goodness and leaves you feeling satisfied and energized. Traditionally, the matcha bowl, or the "chawan," is the vessel you drink your tea out of, and the flat spoon, or the "chashaku," is what you use to scoop the matcha into the bowl. After adding water to your matcha, the whisk, or the "chasen," is used to froth and aerate the mixture into a smooth consistency. These tools are simple to...

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Green Tea 🍃 🍵 🤓 Improves Brain Function. Boosts Metabolism. Antioxidant Rich. The origin of green tea traces all the way back to China in 2737 B.C. It is said that green tea was discovered by accident when Chinese Emperor Shennong drank warm water and realized that a Camellia sinensis (tea) leaf had fallen into his cup mistakingly. He loved the refreshing flavor, and soon enough the discovery spread across the continents. Today it is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world. In countries such as Japan and China, tea and its presentation have become an art form. READ MORE ON THE HEALTH PROPERTIES OF GREEN TEA ⬇ The taste of green tea is grassy, vegetal, nutty and herbaceous, and delicate!...

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Your workspace should be your sanctuary. how to create a space that promotes your brain health ⬇⬇⬇ Fall is right around the corner and we are beginning to shift into a busy, productive, and eventful time of year. Whether you are sending the kids back to school, going back to school yourself, have projects in the works, or are participating in fall activities like sports events, conferences, or celebrating the autumn season, there's no doubt about it - your brain is working hard! This month we are focusing on boosting brain health and taking steps to live a preventive lifestyle. If you are working from home or just spending more time at home, you may have noticed a shift in...

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