A Dose of PositiviTEA — Maté Tea RSS


🌿 Yerba Maté 🌿 The health drink of the summer. Need an energy boost? Yerba Maté is a shrub from South America and is stimulating for the body and mind. It provides nutrients to the brain and contains pantothenic acid, which stimulates metabolism and helps the body convert food into energy. Pantothenic acid also regulates hormone production and stimulates the adrenal system! Yerba Maté tastes earthy, grassy and bright. Because of its delicate nature, Yerba Maté can't be steeped in boiling water because it can actually burn the leaves which results in a bitter or ashy taste. READ MORE ON HOW TO BREW YERBA MATÉ THIS SUMMER ⬇︎ Add 1-2 teaspoons of tea in 8 oz of hot water for 3-5 minutes....

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3 tea pairings for your summer outdoor activities  🧘🏽‍♀️ 🌿 🧘🏽‍♀️ 🌿 Are you working in the garden this summer? Try this tea! Lavender Sage Lemonade is blended with ingredients often found in a garden, making it your ideal companion to bring along when tending to your plants. Made with lemon myrtle, lemongrass, lemon peel, sage, lavender, rose hips, licorice root and calendula petals, this blend is herbaceous and refreshing. It works to help detoxify the body and calm the mind! We recommend using 2 teaspoons of Lavender Sage Lemonade per 8 oz of water. Serve iced and unsweetened or with a spoonful of honey to accentuate the lemon flavor. Love to hike & explore your natural surroundings? Try this...

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KEEPING YOUR BODY ACTIVE THIS SUMMER + ways to easily improve your health starting today. ☀️ 🚴🏾‍♀️ 💪🏼 As the days get longer and as the Earth blooms into season, we are inclined to spend more time outside and reflect on the health of our bodies. That's why this month we are focused on growing out of sedentary habits and incorporating movement into our daily lives. Here are a few ways to introduce exercise, simple movement, and healthy habits into your life so that you can be your best self this summer. ⬇ ⬇ ⬇ Moving your body, even just a little, while doing otherwise sedentary things: Do you work from home or in the office, or simply just have some time...

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ALL ABOUT COFFEE Coffee + tea = maybe the best combination like ever?? Although tea has a longer history than coffee, (tea was first discovered in 2700 BC), coffee is still one of the oldest beverages that humans have consumed and has been enjoyed since the 15th century! And much like tea, legend says coffee was discovered by accident. The story says that an ancient goat herder noticed that his goats became so energetic that they would not sleep at night after eating some cherry-like berries from a tree. They jumped all over the place and couldn't be tamed. It turns out that those silly goats definitely ate a bunch of coffee beans, which are the seeds inside those cherry-like...

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DRINKING YERBA MATÉ THE TRADITIONAL WAY + how to use the gourd & bombilla Yerba Maté is traditionally prepared in a gourd (see stripped small cup in photo), which is lined with cork and is used as a cup. Bombillas are metal straws used to drink the maté out of your gourd. At the end of the straw there is a filter, so you can sip your tea as the tea leaves float freely in your cup without sucking up leaves! Yerba Maté comes from a tree native to the forests of South America and the history of it dates back to the 16th century, when it was traditionally consumed by the native Guarani people for its medicinal properties. Fun Fact:...

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