Picture this: A quiet room flooded with natural light, a gentle melody playing in the background, a warm cup of tea filling your hands with heat, and sending aromatic notes of grassy earth, and spiced fruit throughout the room. In this moment, you take a deep breath and give yourself a few gifts: reflection, self-care, positivity, hope, and the decision have a great day (and so, you do).
A cup of tea can be so much more than a method of caffeine delivery; it can be a way to connect with your environment and create mindfulness around your actions throughout the day as well as a sense of gratitude. By setting intentions around our health, how we will spend our time, and how we aim to feel, we’re propelling ourselves towards a better state of being.
So, what is a tea ritual and how does it help set intentions that better your mind and body? Let’s dig in!
What is a tea ritual?
Simply put: a tea ritual is a method by which we prepare and enjoy our tea.
How do you create a tea ritual?
Creating your tea ritual should start with choosing a favorite mug and a tea blend that promises to deliver the experience you desire in that moment. Whether you’re looking for a boost in energy, health, or restfulness, your tea blend should be designed to do just that.
The setting is a very important part of the ritual. Pick a space that allows you to connect with your environment, with minimal distractions, and where you can engage all five senses.
As you brew your tea, notice how the leaves unfurl, how the heat of the water draws out the unique combination of color and aroma. Give yourself space to truly taste each note, to smell each undertone, to feel the warmth of the blend. Listen closely to the sound of your breath or turn on music that enhances your state of being. Feel it in your mind and body.
Focus on being present. With each sip, recite your daily mantra (whatever that may be) and make some decisions about how you will tackle the day or what it is you’re most grateful for. This small pause gives you the opportunity to hit reset, reflect, and set intentions.
What is the best time for a tea ritual?
Your tea ritual can happen any time at all and depends on what you’re trying to achieve within your mind and body.
To start the day with a boost of energy, enthusiasm, and gratitude we recommend a morning tea ritual paired with a high-caffeine tea like our Energize blend. Turn on some of your favorite tunes and set your intentions for a happy and healthy day!
For a mid-day lift, we recommend a wellness tea like our Detox blend or Glow blend. Remind yourself to stay positive, to practice self-love, and to enjoy the present.
An evening ritual is great for unwinding after a long day. Choose a caffeine-free tea with lulling ingredients like our Dream blend. Give thanks for the day and decide to leave any unfinished tasks for tomorrow; give yourself a pat on the back for all that you’ve achieved and quiet your mind.
Whether you’re new to tea or a full-blown tea enthusiast, there’s so much we can learn about ourselves by setting aside the time to fully experience all the gifts that each unique blend has to offer.
Give yourself the time and space to create a tea ritual and watch your mind and body experience a transformative sense of wellness, motivation, and most importantly, peace.