The first green tea, the very first harvest. Shincha, Shin Japanese for new and Cha Japanese for tea. Literally: the new tea. The new green tea tastes extremely fresh and lively, is richly complex and particularly healthy. Shincha was once a rarity reserved only for the Japanese emperor (Tenno) and the nobility. Today, the first Shincha and it‘s harvest are events that the whole of Japan expects and celebrates.
Just in time for Ash Wednesday I started a GreenTox® cure. Without knowing what I was really getting into. What I knew was that after Christmas and Carnival I wanted a break. The offer with GreenTox® made me curious. And writing a few lines about it on Facebook every week didn't seem so difficult to me now. Here's my summary of how my looks and habits have changed and what insights I've gained.
Matcha is considered to be the best, healthiest tea and superfood par excellence. With its extremely high concentration of valuable vitamins, caffeine (tea), amino acids and cell-protecting antioxidants, Matcha is unique. And with about 20 seconds preparation time, Matcha is probably the fastest superfood in the world.
A tea manufactory makes a tea-coffee comparison? All right, thinks the reader. First, the facts about tea and coffee...
In the cool winter months, you and your customers need optimal refreshment at any time of the day. Alveus offers you a wide range of premium quality organic tea blends that will create a moment to meet your needs. But first of all, there is a question: Which tea suits my moment?
Healing, prevention and a long life The sciences of yoga and Ayurveda encompass what is likely the oldestsystem of medicine in the world that is still known today. It is believed to have been created over 5,000 years ago by Indian Rishis (Sanskrit: seer,sage) and was recorded in writing for the first time in the Vedas(sacred texts of India) circa 1500 BCE. It refers to the naturalsecret of healing, prevention of illness and a long life. This holistic system of medicine includes the use of medicinal herbs inteas and ointments. Massage, meditation andphysical exercise are other extremely effective components. Yoga can be considered a part ofAyurveda.
Winter is approaching and in the shops you can once again find the usual Christmas time trappings such as gingerbread, cinnamon biscuits etc. Whenever you think of Christmas, your head is filled at once with many different images. Candlelight, a huge table laden with food, a plate of biscuits and a lovely hot cup of tea. You could carry on dreaming like this for ever. But the spices that we use in our Christmas baking are also true secret weapons of nature. They help in a natural way to ease many different complaints and are not stuffed full of chemicals.
Fresh herbs add an extra kick to tea and can be a decorative eye-catcher for guests or a cosy wellness evening. Spring is the right time of year to grow many of these popular green revitalisers. If you don t have a garden, a plant pot on your balcony or windowsill is usually more than adequate. There are however a few things to bear in mind. Some herbs like the sun, but some prefer the shade. Some like sandy soil while others like damp, nutrient-rich earth.