We completed Phase I of our makeover in Phoenix.? We changed the color schemes, moved signage and added more shelves for tea!
The after picture is to the right.? Still some tweaks to complete this change.? We welcoem your comments and suggestions.
Here’s what it looked like before:
- Before – Souvia Tea Phoenix
A European study indicated that adding something to black tea might reduce its benefits to the cardiovascular system.? What did it refer to?
? The answer: Milk
? While the small German study did indicate that adding milk to black tea might reduce its benefit ro the cardiovascular system it did not indicate any reduction in other health benefits.? Bottom line: If you like milk in your black tea, don’t worry about it, there are plenty of other reason to enjoy tea.
Many herbs that we consider to be longevity tonics have their origins in China or India.
In both countries, herbal medicine has a long and rich history that dates back thousands of years. In China, holistic healing is described and practiced as “Traditional Chinese Medicine” (TCM). In India it is called Ayurveda, meaning “science of life.” Both practices place equal emphasis on body, mind, and spirit, striving to restore innate balance and harmony.
? The most valued herbs used in these traditional healing systems are those that restore energy and promote overall well-being. Such herbs were used on a regular basis to build and maintain vibrant health. Today we call these herbs “adaptogens,” because they help the human body adapt to physical, environmental and emotional stress, while supporting normal metabolic function and restoring balance. Adaptogens help strengthen the immune system and have antioxidant properties, along with many other health-benefits.
? In China, Jiaogulan is praised for its adaptogenic properties and is even called “the herb of immortality.” People in the mountainous regions of Southern China take it as a tea before work to increase endurance and strength and at night to alleviate fatigue. Jiaogulan, like all adaptogenic herbs, can energize or calm the system depending on need, while also regulating hormonal function in men and women.
Modern research seems to support what the ancient healers knew intuitively and specific studies show that Jiaogulan:
- assists in the regulation of serum cholesterol
- helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels
- strengthens digestion and improves the absorption of nutrients
- enhances cardiovascular function, increasing strength and endurance
- supports the immune system
- ? has antioxidants that help protect against free radical damage
? Not only does Jiaogulan offer a wealth of health-giving benefits, the leaves also produce a sweet-tasting tea that can easily be savored at any time of the day.
? Also, check our class schedule and look for the upcoming “Creating Herbal Blends” class, in which you will learn to blend herbals into tasty and healthy concoctions.