Tea is the ultimate zen drink. Whether you need a boost, a calm, or a hug, we have the perfect tea to practice presence. Find out how to make tea a part of your mindful routine.
A Sip of Serenity: Mindfulness with Tea
Our last post was all about taking your tea on the go! We spend so much time hustlin’ and making all the sh*t happen that it’s easy to forget to take a minute for yourself. Hon – you gotta breathe! Look, we’re all about the hustle, too. But we also believe in intentionality and mindfulness. We have so many roles in our lives – partner, yogi, mother, owner. It's so important to be in the moment that we’re in, otherwise we might just spin the f**k out of control (and sometimes that happens too).
Tea is an amazing, natural, comforting, and refreshing way to practice mindfulness in your life. People have LITERALLY been using tea as a ritual in their daily lives for THOUSANDS of years. At Snarky, we have our own way of doing things, and honoring these centuries-old traditions by incorporating tea routines into our days is just one of our things. And of course, tea is f**king delicious and so helpful to your mind and body in all sorts of amazing ways, too!
So grab a cuppa, and get ready for the discovery of serenity and harmony that tea drinking can add to your routine.
The Rituals and Ceremony of Tea Drinking
Tea is more than just a drink, it's a whole vibe. It's a time-honored tradition that has brought people together for centuries. From selecting the perfect tea leaves to the careful brewing process, every step is a deliberate act of mindfulness. So go ahead, take a sip, and let the magic of tea transport you to a calmer, more serene state of mind. After all, there's nothing a delicious cup of tea can't fix!
So many cultures have their own versions of traditional tea ceremonies, such as the Japanese Chanoyu and the Chinese Gongfu Cha. These ceremonies are steeped in mindfulness. They aim to provide a deeper connection with yourself and anyone you’re sharing the ceremony with (choose wisely!). Sipping tea with friends can be a graceful practice of mindfulness. It's like a choreographed routine that brings harmony to our souls. Ahhhh, the healing power of tea!
Mindful Tea Preparation
One of the most meditative aspects of tea drinking is the prep. Pay attention to the sound of boiling or flowing water, the aroma of the tea leaves, and the rhythmic pouring of water into the teapot or cup can transport us away or bring us home – either way, practice mindfulness – what is your body telling you, bring your thoughts back to the present, and what do you need most out of this cuppa? Engaging your senses during this process helps ground in the present moment. Leave behind sh*tty worries of the past and anxieties about tomorrow.
There are so many ways to prepare your tea. Really, there’s no wrong choice – just tons of amazing options. Here are some of our favorite prep methods. You do you, hon!
Matcha Practice is a vibe all its own! This beautifully vibrant tea is an incredible addition to your daily mindfulness practice.
Looking to add a little chewiness to your life? Look no further. Boba Tea preparation is the ritual you need for zen and fun!
Hot Brewing Tea
Call it traditional, call it comforting, call it whatever you want. But sometimes we all need a warm huggable cup of tea. Check out hot brewing and other great brew techniques to get your harmony on.
The Mind-Body Connection with Tea
Some very special types of tea help you relax and feel good. Green tea and herbal infusions contain natural compounds that can give you a sense of well-being. And get this, there's an amino acid called L-Theanine that's found in tea leaves, which can calm your mind without making you sleepy. (How f*cking amazing is that?) So, go ahead and add some tea to your daily routine for a more balanced mind-body connection. Cheers to feeling amazing!
Put something good in your body and feed your mind and soul as well with herbal teas that can give you exactly what you need. Energy boost? Yes, please. Immune support? Tea’s got you. Some rest and relaxation? Check out how tea can help. Close your eyes and ask yourself what your mind and body need right now, in this moment. There’s a tea to answer the call and reconnect you with the mind and body wellness you deserve, hon!
Tea as a Mindful Pause
Life can be pretty f*cking crazy sometimes, so why not take a moment to chill out and enjoy a cup of tea? Whether you're flying solo with Shut the F**k Up or hanging with friends and Raspberry Lemonade, tea is the perfect way to slow down and appreciate the simple things. As you sip that hot or cold goodness, take a sec to really savor the taste, texture, and temp of the tea. You'll be amazed at how much more present you feel, and how much you start to appreciate the little things that you’ve been overlooking.
In a chaotic world, tea is our go-to for some zen vibes. It's like a hug that helps us slow down, focus, and be present. Whether we're sipping on it during a fancy matcha tea ceremony or just enjoying a cup in silence, tea is our go-to on the path to a more mindful and chill life. Share your tea moments with us on Instagram and check out some incredible ways to mindfully prepare delicious tea with our recipes.
Meet Katie, a witty wordsmith who loves pairing writing with a cuppa. She serves herself a sarcastic cup of Shut the F**k Up while cooking up breakfast for her 3 kiddos (for the illusion of a moment of calm). But her favorite cold brewed treat is the sweet, creamy mix of Smooth Vanilla Matcha and Blueberry Apple Pie. Connect with Katie for a Cuppa!