Mindfulness has been defined as an intentional and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts, and sensations occurring in the present moment. In other words, it’s a clearing away of distractions so you can refresh yourself both physically and mentally
With this in mind, the pleasing aroma, healing qualities, and the art of sitting down to take a moment out and enjoy a cup of tea can make mindfulness easier to practice.
All our teas are sourced from credible leading producer of handcrafted whole leaf teas who uphold clean, fair and responsible manufacturing practices and whose primary mission is to foster health & wellness through whole leaf tea.
Either of the three blends we carry at the moment is definitely worth trying!
3 Reasons Loose Leaf Tea Is Better
It’s universally known that tea is good for you. But did you know that loose leaf tea can actually be even better for you, and more flavorful, than it’s sister in the teabag? Read on to learn 3 reasons why we at Beyond Calories only use the highest quality loose leaf tea in all of our blends!
#1: Loose Leaf tea is more flavorful
Loose leaf tea uses the whole leaf where the leaves in most teabags are actually the “dust and fanning” from broken tea leaves. This is a huge compromise in quality from full leaf tea. Finely broken tea leaves have lost most of their essential oils and aroma. When steeped, they release more tannins than whole leaf tea, resulting in bitter astringent brews. With loose leaf tea, you are assured a better tasting cup of tea!
#2: Loose leaf tea is more nutritious
Because it’s a higher-grade tea than those in bags, loose leaf also has more nutritional potency and produces stronger flavor and a more authentic tea experience. Most tea bags constrain the tea leaves, keeping them from expanding. Brewing tea in its loose leaf form allows the hot water to infuse every inch of a whole leaf tea and extract a wider range of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, flavors and aromas from the leaves. Because loose leaf is more potent, it also allows the tea to be more functional, meaning you will achieve better health results, increased energy and reduced bloating.
#3: Loose leaf tea is typically fresher
Typical tea bags are produced on an industrial scale and may sit in a warehouse or on a shelf for a long time before you ever get them. These low-grade leaves are usually picked, processed, and packaged by machines overseas. In contrast our premium teas are carefully hand-selected and crafted by tea masters. We then pack them in small batches – into our air-tight pouches or mason jars– assuring that you get fresh handcrafted tea.
Bottom line – whole leaf teas provide you with more flavor, aroma, antioxidants, and pleasure than the tiny leaf bits and stale tea dust in most mass-produced tea bags. So rest assured we’re giving you the best cup of tea possible
Here are the three blends we offer at the moment, may either one of them foster your health and create harmony and tranquility in your life.