Radiance and blessings, beauties! We are in the midst of Spring’s blossoming, and the warmth of the sun is shining bright. To celebrate, we bring you our beloved Salutation tea! Salutation is part of our Chakra Collection, as a potent potion for the solar plexus, the sun of our body. The energy of the solar plexus emanates a golden yellow aura, and evokes your confidence, empowerment and enthusiasm! You can think of it in many ways as a “power center”. We refer to Salutation as “sunshine in a cup,” and it is filled with incredible benefits to support inflammation, digestion, inner and outer beauty, and bring nourishment to your body and being so you can more brightly shine your light!
Let’s explore its unique ingredients more in depth.
As we’ve shared before, green tea contains a wealth of beneficial and medicinal properties for health and vitality. And our always-organic and biodynamically grown green tea leaves are packed with antioxidants and the most pristine of benefits. Green tea can lower the "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and promote cardiovascular health, improve physical and mental performance, and lower the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Besides infusing you with calm energy, focus and a sense of peace, green tea helps to detoxify the body, aid liver function, and release stubborn weight by giving your metabolism a healthy boost. When you feel your best, you look your best, and green tea supports a divine radiance to emanate from within you, out into the world. It also imparts a greater clarity for studying, brainstorming, and creating—anytime your mind needs to shine or your heart wants to speak!
Pineapple is deliciously high in Bromelain, a digestive enzyme that has been used in South America to reduce swelling and to support overall well-being. When steeped into a tea, this tropical powerhouse imparts a slightly sweet aroma and palate. It also helps to combat inflammation in the body, and combined with turmeric and ginger, pineapple shines as a mood-enhancing, balancing and beautifying digestive whose day in the sun has just begun.
Turmeric is one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet and is rich in the medicinal compound curcumin, which is a spice used for thousands of years in India for its healing properties. You are probably familiar with turmeric for its bright yellow-orange color and it pairs perfectly with this joyful golden brew. Turmeric has been researched and shown to increase our body’s antioxidant enzymes which help fight free radicals, while also supporting overall inflammation. Considered anti-aging and heart-healthy, turmeric nourishes your well-being and amplifies your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
We absolutely love the warming, zesty flavor of ginger, and it pairs perfectly with earthy turmeric and sweet pineapple! Similar to its companions, ginger is wonderful for our digestion, helping to warm our power center and soothe our stomachs, stoking the inner fire. Additionally, it is a beautiful support for seasonal allergies and illness, nourishing the heart and providing an invigorating and refreshing taste to this tantalizing tea.
Steeping your Sacred Salutation
To steep a perfect cup of Salutation, mindfully scoop one heaping teaspoon into your tea strainer or container of choice, and boil your water to 180 degrees, so as not to burn the delicate tea leaves. Steep your cup for 3-4 minutes before removing tea. The cup’s caffeine level will be low, at around 20mg. While you sip this blend, meditate on the radiant, healing powers of each ingredient as they relax, warm and support your digestion and solar center. As you enjoy this blend hot or on ice, let every sip evoke a strengthening of your natural power and divine will. Visualize your life’s goals coming into reality and notice the subsequent emotion that comes with that awareness.
Close your eyes and visualize the bright sun energy in your solar plexus. Breathe deeply, expanding your diaphragm. With each breath, visualizing the golden rays of this energy center growing. In your mind’s eye, direct this light toward seeing yourself achieve a goal or dream. Experience the dream lit from within you and say aloud, “I illuminate the world through being myself.” When you feel complete say, “And so it is.”