spring wellness

Spring Wellness Wisdom

Spring in traditional Chinese medicine is seen as a time of creativity, growth, and renewal. This energy is palpable as the days get brighter and the flora and fauna around us awaken from the quietude of winter. Our health and well-being are profoundly entwined with the cycles of nature. We are our healthiest when we are in deep harmony with these cycles, so as the season changes it is important to connect with nature and attune to what it is teaching us. In this time the seeds of change we have planted over the year will begin blossoming so prepare the garden of your mind and body with our spring wellness tips.

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Our Top Spring Detox Teas

Spring is a time of renewal in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. A time to shed the heaviness of winter, for bright, fresh and openness of the warmer months. There are many practices you can incorporate to assist in this time of physical and spiritual renovation, including special diets, consistent exercise, and dedicating time to meditation and prayer. And of course, one way we love to maximize this time of inner renewal is to drink tea! Arogya tea has several varieties of detox teas that are especially helpful this time of year for harmonizing with the seasonal changes, detoxifying the body, reducing stress, and increasing immunity, health and vitality.

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How to make matcha tea

4 Easy Ways to Make Matcha Tea

Matcha has become famous for the unique sense of calm and focused alertness it provides, and for its health properties: high-antioxidant levels, chlorophyll-rich, and metabolism-boosting, among others. It has been enjoyed for centuries, traditionally used by Japanese Zen monks for meditation and mindful living. Matcha is a practical and healthful choice that can be made in an instant, or meditatively brewed and sipped in a ritualized tea ceremony. Enjoy our Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea Powder in these four simple recipes and experience for yourself the magic of matcha tea. It is recommended to use hot, but not boiling water, ideally 175°F.
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How to Store Tea

How to Store Tea

In general, the shelf life of tea is about one year. A little less for fresh green teas and light oolongs, and longer for more oxidized teas like black tea. But one year is a good point of reference for most teas and tisanes. Learn to properly store tea to preserve the flavor and health benefits of your tea. These storage tips apply to all teas, except for pu’er tea – you’ll find a separate section about pu’er below. If you are interested in aging teas, which is only possible with certain types of tea, you can follow these storage tips read more about the art of aged tea.

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Year of the Earth Pig

Year of the Earth Pig

Happy Chinese New Year! This year we celebrate a new cycle in the Chinese zodiac: the Year of the Earth Pig. They say this year is going to be better than the last as the Pig attracts success in all areas of life. Although the Pig is not the luckiest of animals in the Chinese zodiac, it represents prosperity, the joy to live, and optimism so this year will be a time of abundance, a good year for investments, and a time to really enjoy life with more ease and happiness. While the Pig knows how to enjoy life, he is also disciplined and diligent. The earth element complements Pig energy with a sense of depth, stability, nurturing, and balance.

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Timeless Teas – The Art of Aged Tea

Just like fine wine, there are certain varieties of tea that age beautifully, accentuating or transforming their flavor and increasing their value. While most teas have a shelf life of about a year, after which the flavor becomes dull and stale, specific varieties of white, oolong and pu’er tea taste even better with time. Artfully aging high-quality tea bestows tea leaves with astonishing depth of flavor and complexity, as well as the special essence of time that the soul savors with delight. In order to be considered “aged” tea must be at least 5 years old but can be aged upwards of 50 years if stored in good condition.

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Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy is integral to our products and mission at Arogya.  Essential oils are used to create the natural scents present in our soaps, candles, perfumes and bath salts.  We also sell single concentrated essential oils and a few signature blends, and often get questions from our customers, such as “What exactly are essential oils and how can I use them in my everyday life?”

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In Sync Essential Oil Blend & CBD

Be In Sync: A Guide for Grounding with Essential Oils

In Sync is an essential oil blend and CBD roll-on for grounding and inspiring reflection – something so many of us need in our busy and stressful lives. The formula was inspired by Ray Dalio’s book Principles that discusses the concept that in order to be successful you have to be in sync with yourself and those around you. 

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The Four Pillars of Optimum Health

Many clients come to Arogya perplexed by a health issue. “I exercise, I eat healthy food, I just don’t understand why is this happening…” When looking at health, food and exercise are essential, however, they are not the whole picture. In fact, there are four main areas of our lives that contribute to our health and well-being, and we must take them all into account.

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