Fall Tea Guide

There is a lot to fall in love with this season. The trees delight us with their joyful display of color, and the autumn harvest in Connecticut yields an abundance of squash, root vegetables, apples, and more. As the days gradually become crisp and cool, we seek warming and nourishing food and welcome the return of recipes using familiar seasonal spices. This change in weather also causes us to gravitate towards bold teas that warm the body and spirit.

Keep reading to see some of our fall tea staples.

Read More

Understanding Adaptogens: Herbs for Stress & Immunity

Adaptogens are herbs and plant extracts that work to counteract the harmful effects of stress in the body. While adaptogenic supplements and powders have seen increased popularity and market saturation in the last few years, many adaptogens have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine.

In today’s stressed-out and overworked world, it’s no wonder that adaptogens have caught the attention of the wider public. Not only do adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms increase the body’s resilience to stress, but they also support optimal health.

Read More

Late Summer: The Fifth Season in Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) recognizes Late Summer as an independent season with its own unique energy. This fifth season begins around the third week of August and runs through the Fall Equinox. Late Summer bridges the gap between the expansive growth and activity of spring/summer (Yang energy) and the more inward and still energies of fall/winter (Yin energy).

Read More

How to Make Bubble Tea at Home

Stay cool this summer with the ultimate iced tea beverage: bubble tea. Refreshing, decadent, and delicious, classic boba is made with black tea, sweetener, milk, and chewy tapioca pearls. Skip store-bought tea – it’s surprisingly easy to make your own bubble tea at home!

Read More

Chinese New Year 2021: Year of the Metal Ox

The Chinese New Year falls on February 12 this year, marking the beginning of the transition into a new cycle of the Chinese zodiac. It is time to bid farewell to the Year of the Rat and move forward into the Year of the Ox.

More commonly referred to as the Spring Festival in China, the Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new lunar year and the beginning of spring.

Read More

Chinese Medicine Wisdom for Winter Wellness

In traditional Chinese medicine, the natural world is observed as moving through predictable cyclical formations, reflected within all beings and environments. After the autumn harvest is exhausted and the leaves have fallen from the trees, wintertime becomes one of retreat and restoration. Nature returns to her dark depths to replenish her strength, preparing for new growth in the springtime. We could do well to follow nature’s lead, using this time to build vitality through proper rest and reflection in the months of winter.

Read More

Holiday Gifts for the Refined Tea Drinker

Do you have a tea connoisseur in the family, or a friend who truly appreciates the art of fine tea? At Arogya Tea we have some very distinguished teas and specialty teaware that any discerning tea drinker will love. With the holidays coming up, check out our recommendations for the refined tea drinker.

Read More

The Male Guide to Drinking Tea

When the word “tea” is heard our thoughts naturally go to tea parties with floral place settings or women sitting around drinking high tea in extravagant hats with fancy attire when in fact tea has a very male-dominant history. Men in China, Japan, and India have been brewing tea for thousands of years while reaping its health benefits and also enjoying its natural flavors. Japanese Samurai’s, for instance, turned tea drinking into a ceremonial tradition while discussing important matters of state, eventually becoming a tradition that is still used today. Which is what prompted us to write this blog.

That brings us to why should men drink tea? Tea contains important components for maintaining men’s health (including preventing prostate cancer), protecting against heart disease (a major killer of men), and fighting overweight/obesity (32% percent of men). Tea is rich in an antioxidant, called polyphenols, that help regulate blood pressure, body fat, liver function, and other bodily functions. t’s an effortless way to boost your health, energy, and raise your vibrations by connecting with the gifts provided by nature. Below is a user-friendly guide of tea types, their benefits, the caffeine levels and our professional suggestions for each type.

Read More

Teaware 101: Caring & Cleaning Cast Iron Teapots

Teaware 101 has already covered a wide variety of vintage and modern teaware, and which teas are ideal according to which type of pot. Now let’s get into cleaning and maintaining your cast iron teapot. The decision to purchase a cast iron is usually based on their reputation of being durable and long-lasting. As we know, deciding to purchase a cast iron teapot is a personal and pricey process, why wouldn’t we expect them to last forever. So how do you clean and maintain a cast iron teapot once you have one?

Read More