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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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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Hemp Oil and CBD Benefits

If you’ve had your ear to the wellness pavement, you’ll notice that CBD products are becoming more and more popular. Companies are jumping on the bandwagon to include CBD in everything from face masks to dog treats. There is even chatter that Coca-Cola is seeking to use the oil in a new soft drink formulation. With all the buzz about both cannabis- and hemp-derived CBD products, its difficult to know which products are the most effective and why.

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Staying Healthy and Vibrant During Late Summer

As the summer sun continues to shine and the summer squash in our gardens become overly abundant, we find ourselves in a special time of the year.  In the Chinese system, late summer or sometimes called Indian summer, is a brief but important time.  Each one of the seasons is associated with an element and the late summer season is associated with the Earth Element. Late summer is a time to celebrate the beginning of the harvest and the richness of earth’s bounties as we prepare for the autumn.  As this is a transition period, it is very important to stay centered in one’s self and grounded to the earth.  

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12 Easy Steps to Reduce Food-Related Waste

Over the past few months, I have been challenging myself to minimize the amount of food and inorganic material waste that my family and I create.  Though I have been composting since 2013, I’ve become humbly aware of how much single-use plastic and paper products we dispose of on a regular basis.  From produce bags and food packaging to straws at restaurants to take-out drink/food containers when traveling… It’s mindboggling how much waste we can create and unflinchingly consume.  By making a few small changes in my life, however, I’ve been able to significantly reduce the amount of waste we create as a household and while I’m on-the-go.  Below are 12 easy yet impactful steps you and your family can take today to reduce food-related waste.

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