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.

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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?

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If You’re not Perfect then Yoga is for You

Starting a yoga practice can raise a lot of emotions, especially when trying to sync your busy life with a studio’s class schedule; it might never feel like the right time. The idea of walking into a yoga class full of strangers when you don’t know the difference between child’s pose and downward facing dog can be discouraging. Private one-on-one sessions can help start to build a basic foundation, reconnect with your deepest self and learn to carry that out into the world to share. Maybe your goal is to one day feel comfortable attending those yoga classes or to tap into a meditative practice, maybe it’s to learn inversions and take your practice to the next level. The possibilities are endless with private yoga lessons.

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Chinese Medicine Wisdom for Summer Wellness

Chinese Medicines teaches us that optimum health comes with being in total harmony with the cycles of nature, so with each new season, it’s important to adapt your lifestyle in order to deeply align with the healing energies each season has to offer. Summer wellness is important because according to Chinese medicine, this is the time we restore our reserves that keep us healthy and strong all through the winter months. So if you suffer from frequent colds and winter blues, now is the time to invest in your health, and it may be easier than you think.

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Natural Migraine Remedies

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households include someone who experiences migraines, resulting in a shocking 12% of the population prone to headaches. There are countless causes of migraines and the side effects can be crippling. Many people don’t feel comfortable or satisfied with over the counter medication. Ease tension and headaches with these natural migraine remedies available at Arogya that can be used day or night.

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Magic Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea

It’s not just the luminous hue and color-changing properties of this herbal tea that make it magical. Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea is also a medicinal herb with many beneficial properties. A native flower of Southeast Asia, butterfly pea flower has been used in traditional herbal medicine, and consumed as a daily tisane, for centuries.

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Top 5 Teas for Kids

Many children love tea, especially if it’s something they’ve grown up drinking. However, it’s never too late to introduce your kids to the world of tea. These time-tested, kid-approved teas are regularly requested by the children in our community, both at our shop and the Westport Farmer’s Market. Learn more about the taste and benefits of these wonderful teas for kids.

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Ceremonial vs. Culinary Grade Matcha

You may have been wondering about the difference between the two grades of Matcha green tea powder that we offer – Ceremonial and Culinary. Is one better than the other, and which one should you get?

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