A Dose of PositiviTEA — Wellness RSS


MACA ROOT: an ancient Peruvian root soothes menopause symptoms∙ improves memory ∙ boosts energy The ancient maca root has been used by the Inca and Peruvian cultures for more than 1,500 years. It is mostly grown in the harsh conditions and high elevation Andes mountains of Peru, where the mineral rich fields are naturally irrigated by glacial ice-melt and rainfall born in the thunderclouds of the Amazon basin.  This earthy and nutty tasting root is a cruciferous vegetable and is related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. Maca root is generally consumed in powder form and is loaded with unique health benefits. The Health Benefits: Maca root powder is very nutritious, as it is rich in a number of nutrients,...

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Summerville Sweet Tea the best glass of sweet tea is always the one you drink on the porch A History of Sweet Tea & Porch Sittin' In the late 1700's, the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, traveled all the way from China and ended up being successfully cultivated in South Carolina, which also became the birthplace of sweet tea a few years later.  Porches and sweet tea = a match made in heaven. Sweet tea was born in Summerville, South Carolina, in the late 1800's, around the same time when the concept of porches emerged in an effort to keep homes cool during the hot summer heat. Coincidentally, it turns out that sipping a sweetened iced tea while rocking on a...

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SELF CARE SATURDAY 🌿 stretch & refresh 🌿 STRETCHING = ENDORPHIN RELEASE Did you know that stretching your body can release endorphins and help improve your mood? Endorphins are part of your bodies' natural reward system - this is why we often stretch involuntarily after waking up in the morning or before we go to bed. It's our bodies' way of motivating us to keep moving and using our muscles! Besides enjoying an endorphin rush, stretching can also relieve muscle tension and stress, can increase your flexibility and circulation, and can even improve your posture. It is a form of self care - which is something we like to practice at least once a week! This month we are building...

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Orange Cream Popsicle & Vanilla Rooibos creamy citrus ∙ sweet vanilla ∙ subtle nuttiness 🍊 Orange Creamsicle Dreams 🍊 There's no denying it, Orange Creamsicles are a staple in the summertime sweet treat category. These bright and creamy-tangy treats bring us right back to childhood, so we made a blend inspired by them. The Orange Cream Popsicle Oolong tea blend is completely indulgent and tastes just like an orange creamsicle from the ice cream truck! The creamy oolong and safflower mixed with zesty orange peel in the Orange Cream Popsicle Oolong blends beautifully with our sweet and nutty Vanilla Rooibos tea. These two teas were meant for each other, because they bring out the best in each other. The Health Benefits...

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BUILDING COMMUNITY: Taking A Chance and Being a YES Person This month we are taking the time to reflect on and exercise our ability to connect with others. Human connection is such a vital thing to our well being, and we are ready to explore all opportunities to connect with ourselves and others on a deeper level this summer! When we connect with others, we feel a deeper sense of belonging and purpose that feeds our overall happiness! Finding a place in a community is the easiest way to get your foot in the door! Whether that be through a monthly dinner date with friends, establishing bonds with co-workers, collaborative work, or joining a class, team, or club - all...

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