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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Jasmine: A Tea for Love

Jasmine, Jasminum officinale or Jasminum sambac, is a flower famous and well-loved for its wonderful fragrance and often enjoyed when it is paired with Green Tea, or sometimes Black tea or Oolong tea, from the Camellia sinensis plant.  It is part of many traditional Asian and Middle Eastern tea cultures, including China, Japan, Vietnam, and Iran, but has made its way into Western tea culture of the modern day and to our some of our uplifting tea blends at Arogya.

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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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Chinese New Year: Year of the Fire Rooster

On the new moon of January 28th, the year of the Fire Rooster begins. This year is going to be passionate and action-packed, and is an opportunity to focus on your personal development in your inner world as well as the world at large. Though there will be lots to bring into balance this year, it’s also an amazing year for truly following your heart’s desire. This is a time to invest in your own strength and vitality. Those who focus with determination and endurance will surely see the fruits of their labor.

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Chaga

Chaga Tea: a Powerfully Medicinal Mushroom Tea

Pat Lewis, a landscaper from Portland Maine, is a friend of ours who always gives us a unique gift: wild-crafted chaga mushroom. Working in the wilds of Maine, he often comes across this highly medicinal mushroom. The first time he gave us some pieces of of this dark, wood-like mushroom, we had never seen it before, and didn’t quite know what to do with it. However, after researching and experimenting, chaga tea has become a beloved medicine in our home.

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