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 of the beginning of a new lunar year and the beginning of spring.

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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.

While winter is still in full swing, your overall health and well-being can be enhanced with lifestyle tips that are commonly utilized in traditional Chinese medicine.

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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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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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Natural Cold Remedies and Tips to Recover Quickly

Having a cold is no fun, however, there are plenty of natural cold remedies and tips that will nip a cold in the bud, or make it less severe and speed up the healing process. It’s a good idea to have these remedies on hand so you can begin treating your cold as soon as you feel like you might be getting sick.

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Make your House Smell Amazing with Essential Oils

When people walk into our store they usually take a deep breath and then say, “wow, it smells amazing in here! What is that?” The scent that pervades the shop is a mixture of tea, herbal incense, natural perfume, and of course, essential oils, which we are constantly diffusing, spraying, blending, and applying throughout the day. Our candles are scented with essential oils which burn in the treatment rooms and the bathroom, and the hand soap is essential oil based. In this blog post, we want to share some of this Arogya magic so you can make your personal sanctuary a place that invites you to breathe deeply with delight, and relax into the here and now.

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