Introducing Aries, our Blackberry Bergamot Earl with Reishi and Rose! This 2022 Vintage Astrology Tea evokes the bold, beautiful spirit of this zodiac sign.
Courageous and confident, passionate and determined, Aries are the ambitious pioneers who thrive in their independence and individuality. When Aries are born, the Earth is awakening from winter slumber. As the fresh buds push toward the sun through thawing soil, the scents of spring and new life begin to color the air.
When our founder and master blender, Zhena meditated on how to embody this optimistic time of year into the Aries tea, she was beckoned by the theme of "rebirth".
Remembering her grandmother's garden, where Zhena would harvest blackberries for her during spring, this brought the heart to the blend. Memories of spring inspire all of us, don't they? Devouring this luscious fruit with black-stained fingers and face, and learning how to make sweet blackberry jam evoked sweet memories of nostalgia and alas, blackberries had to be a part of this magical potion!
Everything is possible with Aries energy at the helm. Miracles stem from your childlike wonder and ability to walk among the nature spirits equally, both as a dream-filled artist and exuberant entrepreneur. Fearlessly step into your calling and let go of competition as a source of energy to find your oneness with humanity; here is where miracles abound for you.
Aries, surrender to the love of your guardian angel Ariel who will remind you to return to a state of awe, to tread lightly on the earth and to dance in connection and abundance. Allow yourself to be a breath of fresh air to all you meet, as this is your gift!
Along with the traits of the creative charisma known to Aries, this blend harnesses the intoxicating mood of Aries season - heady and uplifting while also supportive to the health concerns of this sign (headaches and allergies). Each sip of this astrology tea encourages all of us seeking the inspiring energy of renewal.
The Science Behind the Magic
Aries alchemizes lush GABA Oolong with Cloud Mist Supreme Green Tea, Organic Mao Feng Green Tea, Rose Buds, Natural Blackberry Extract, Natural Bergamot Essential Oil, and Organic Reishi Mushroom for a bright, bold and beautiful steep.
Let's explore more of the profile and benefits behind these ingredients:
One of our favorite and wildly rare teas is GABA oolong from Taiwan, with a delicious and impeccably smooth character on the palate. The leaves are processed in anaerobic conditions (without oxygen), utilizing nitrogen to increase the GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) levels in the tea exponentially. GABA tea is known to alleviate excitability and calm the nervous system with its anti-anxiety and anti-stress effects. It can also support feelings of depression, quell symptoms of insomnia, and reduce high blood pressure.
This blend includes Cloud Mist Supreme Green Tea, a rare, floral green tea from high altitude--one that perfectly expresses the mist-strewn regions of wild-grown spring harvest tea leaves. Cloud Mist Supreme piques the palate and lends an air of innocence and youth to the more wise GABA oolong. We also blend in Mao Feng Green Tea, another favorite spring green that harmonizes the base of this blend. Green Tea as a whole is metabolism-boosting and high in antioxidants, which strengthen the immune system and aids in keeping our heart and liver healthy.
Bergamot is a small tangerine-like citrus from Italy, and is a natural mood lifter. When married with the blackberry in this blend, the perfume became iconic. Bergamot is used in aromatherapy to soothe nerves, promote relaxation and ease feelings of depression and it also contains a wealth of anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, it can help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in the body.
The addition of luxurious rosebuds open while steeped, reminding us of our blooming potential, and give the promise of a romantic, lovely summer ahead. Roses are the highest vibration flower in the world and known to support glowing skin, digestion, and mood. Rich in antioxidants, rose petals also help fight free radicals in the body, lower stress levels, and contain gallic acid, an antioxidant compound that is known to have antimicrobial and analgesic effects.
This immune-supportive mushroom gently dusts the tea leaves for calm, sustained energy levels, and to protect our precious immune systems during the warming of the longer days. Reishi boosts our overall vitality, fights fatigue & depression, supports liver function, and is antioxidant-rich.
Sip the Qualiteas of Aries
All in all, this blend is a promise of youthful vivacity, and an energizing bliss-inducing steep. We hope you adore its energy and perfumes when looking for respite and relief from the weight of the world.
Watch below as Zhena shares more about Aries, and guides you to prepare it as a delicious blackberry mocktail!