Well hello, spring – with the year that we have all been experiencing – it really is good to finally see you here again. It really has been a taxing year to date! With nature finally waking after its long slumber – fresh buds bloom, the weather is absolutely delightful, farmers and gardeners are rejoicing, and it is so good to see the bees out doing what they do best.
Spring is traditionally considered a sign of new birth, love, fertility, and expansion.It has also been known to refer to love, hope, youth and growth. Since springtime is also a time of growth and renewal, this is the perfect season to clear and reduce the so-called 'stress weeds' from our lives and nourish the positive thoughts and feelings that can help with growth and recovery.
Remembering that it is ok…not to be ok.
With Australians already experiencing mental health fatigue and anxiety overload from COVID19, it is crucial more than ever that we continue to check-in with one another. Our mental health is affected by changes in our social circumstances - not since the Spanish flu in 1918, have we experienced such havoc with our daily lives. With all this in mind let's take a look at a few ways we can individually help restore our emotional and mental space, keeping in mind that each day is a fresh start—just like spring.
Give your body and mind time to restore itself:Consider incorporating a little yoga, meditation and deep breathing with your day to day routine. Like anything that may be new to us – it may initially be challenging – in particular when our minds are racing, but hang in there and just start out with a few minutes and day and build from there. Focus on your physical health. You truly are what you eat. So this spring try and make at least a couple of changes to your diet and exercise routine. Find 3 unhealthy things that you eat every day and swap for a healthier alternative – reach for a piece of fruit and nuts rather than a processed bickie! We are not saying walk away altogether from your beloved biscuit – just pull back and definitely look to incorporating some form of exercise into your day - albeit a gentle stroll. Hit the delete button on self-criticism. Remind yourself that you are doing your best and if you know that you're not and choosing to make unhealthy choices for your mind, body and soul then simply ask yourself why? It is ok to question our motives - questioning is not criticism. Straighten out your priorities – ask yourself what is truly important to 'me'… what is essential for my health. Taking time to answer these questions could help to work towards reducing decision fatigue and eliminate the mental clutter. And lastly but not least. Reflect – not dwell! Reflection is about careful thought and adjustment. The process of reflection helps us to develop our understanding more deeply and to make sense of intuitive knowledge. And of course our tip – brew a cup of tea, find a comfortable spot, and simply just sip … and take time out to nurture you.
Tea for the Soul
Some days there is much to think about other days not so much. Either way make 'tea' time a part of your daily routine when nurturing you. Not only is pure tea delicious and healthy; it truly can soothe ones' soul. So there you have it – if you are looking for some incentive for growth and renewal – spring just may be a perfect time to start implementing some changes. And with the warmer weather thawing our toes at last, now is the perfect time to add some new brews to your repertoire. Green teas reflect the grass and new beginnings while lemony, citrusy, blends are wonderful at this time of the year as they reflect the increasing light of the season.
Here are 9 of our spring brew favourites:
White Tea | Light and refined, white tea can help relieve stress, and slow down the natural ageing process - winning!
Leaves of Peppermint | This soothing herb can help calm the stomach and is often used for stress relief and relaxation - the natural lack of caffeine is a definite plus.
Camomile | Due to its abundance of flavanoids and antioxidants, camomile can strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and can help you fall asleep at night. Caffeine-free!
Green Tea & Papaya | Papaya Leaves contain powerful healing compounds that are very important for great health, vitality and glowing skin - add green tea and hello powerhouse duo!
Australian Lemon Myrtle | Lemon myrtle is believed to have sedative effects and help calm the mind - it is super rich in calcium, zinc and vitamins A, C and E. Caffeine-free!
Green Tea and Jasmine | Bursting with antioxidants this brew is bursting with an impressive array of health benefits. It has also been said that the smell of jasmine tea is soothing, able to calm nerves and help regulate mood.
Green Tea & Lemon Myrtle | By pairing green tea with an Aussie legend, we have created a powerful tonic for wellness. Rich in antioxidants, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, this brew is not only a super powerhouse by also delicious.
Earl Grey | Bergamot essential oils are considered a stress reducer - alleviating anxiety, general negativity, and mild depression. It is regarded as an excellent mood stabiliser, making it the perfect choice for those who suffer from mood swings occasional crankiness.
Pure Assam | Sipping a cup of black tea in the morning is an excellent way to refuel your body for the day’s activities. Unlike coffee, which is high in caffeine content, the smaller amount of caffeine in tea improves the flow of blood to your brain, heart and kidneys. This improves metabolism and is said to set you in the right mood to stay active for the better part of the day.
Our award-winning brews are a combination of passion, pioneering and personality. Over 20 blends with one ultimate goal: the purest, cleanest and best-tasting tea.
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