Week 3, Day 1: Time for Tea!


Although I have written this about our Nurture Tea, you can use just about any HERBAL Tea, and if you don't have an infuser, a tea bag will do fine…. You can skip to the instructions if you like.


Nurture Tea contain a blend of organic herbs chosen to give you many physical health benefits and also keeping you feeling calm and stable throughout the day.



Let me tell you about the ingredients…


The first ingredient is Yerba mate a South American herb said to have "the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate" Instead of going for your morning coffee, Yerba Mate is an alternative for providing an energy boost. It's been described as gentle, clean, and calm. Yerba mate drinkers experience a state of alert wakefulness similar to that of coffee, but without coffee's side effects. This means you shouldn't get the peak and troughs that coffee brings, which can leave you exhausted, grumpy, with a headache or finding it hard to concentrate. It also doesn't cause the jitters or problems sleeping.

Yerba Mate is so packed with vitamins and minerals that it almost has all the micronutrients needed for wellness. It can also help with weight loss by aiding digestion, burning stored fat and help stop overindulging. So if you often find yourself picking in-between meals without needing to eat, this Tea could help.

Hibiscus contains not only vitamin C but also other vitamins and minerals like flavonoids which have antidepressant properties. Consumption of hibiscus tea can help calm down the nervous system, and it may reduce anxiety and depression by creating a relaxed sensation in the body and mind.

Hibiscus tea also has impressive antioxidant properties. It helps lower levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol from the body, thereby protecting against heart disease and protecting blood vessels from damage.

Hibiscus helps lower the production of amylase, which helps in the absorption of carbohydrates and starch, so drinking hibiscus tea prevents absorption from occurring and helps prevent weight gain.


Peppermint is well known as an aid to digestion. It is a carminative substance that helps move gas through the body to avoid bloating and stomach pains and analgesic, thereby reducing these symptoms' pain.

The menthol in the Tea is a natural sedative to give you instant relief from mental stress. The anti-inflammatory nature of peppermint tea reduces blood pressure and body temperature, letting you unwind and relax and let your stress drift away.

Finally Marshmallow. Let's start with how this one tastes; it brings sweetness to the Tea that should help even some of the slightly bitter herbs. The other is a bit gross…. It contains mucilage - isn't that a sexy word! Like other mucilage-containing substances, marshmallow swells up and becomes slick when it is exposed to fluids. The resulting slippery material coats the mouth, throat, and stomach's linings to relieve irritation and help your waste exit!

Please check with your doctor before taking if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have diabetes.


Instructions....


As part of this task, I would like you to pause with your cup after preparing it. Pour freshly boiled water over the bag or infuser and leave to steep for at least 5 mins. While you are waiting for your Tea to be ready, watch the bag, how the water causes the herbs to swell, breathe in the aroma and notice how the water's colour begins to change.


Keep concentrating on the mug, feel the warmth in your hands as you wrap them around the cup and continue with nice deep, even breaths. Keep watching the change in the Tea and how the aroma changes. The scent alone can help you relax and take a moment to consider the benefits this Tea will bring to your body and mental wellbeing.


Now enjoy!











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