The Treasure of Connection: Longevity & Tea Ceremony
The Island of Immortals
Okinawa island in Japan is home to some of the world’s oldest people, and has the largest concentration of Centenarians in the country. Recently, I came across a short documentary clip made by the BBC about the women of Kitanakagusuku.
It’s no surprise to me that many of these stunning, elderly women are still physically fit and active: they are able to walk, dance, sing, exercise and cook large scale feasts–at the age of 97 and older.
These women are treasured by their families and community. They spend a majority of their time being with beloved others–family, spouses and friends.
Laughing. Sharing. Connecting.
“We trade old stories.” - Nobu Higa, 100 years old
Let us be with one another.
Listening and laughing. Crying sometimes too.
Huddled together around a pot of tea. Warming our hands on cups of liquid light.
Remembering the past, dreaming the future.
Let’s connect the world through tea ceremony. In each moment we can cultivate a world with more love, more connection … so we all live longer and more abundantly. Joyfully.
“We call the object of your spiritual health, ‘ikigai.’ Ikigai is something only you can do. It’s close to a personal mission. When we lose ikigai, we die.” - Dr. Suzuki
Our mission at Magic Hour is to bring organic, biodynamically-grown wellness botanicals, exclusive connection ritual products to your home, so you can do just that.
Light a stick of Joy incense. Allow the smoke curls, delicately scented of Tea Leaves, Sandalwood, Clove, Vanilla & Spices, to reach straight into your heart.
Steep a delicious, sweet pot of Almond Matcha tea. With the flavor profile of an indulgent piece of toffee, this tea nourishes as well as delights the body.
Matcha is a wealth of antioxidants, an abundance of polyphenols, and L-Theanine--an amino acid that increases alpha wave activity in the brain, reduces anxiety, and increases focus. Black Currants boast double the amount of antioxidants as blueberries and four times more vitamin C than oranges, while bolstering eye and joint health with anti-inflammatory qualities. While organic almonds are high in magnesium, the stevia leaves in this blend satisfy our desire for sweetness.*
Allow your senses to be awakened, enraptured even. Invite your friends and family to connect as often as possible. We live in an overly isolated, “too busy doing important stuff” kind of world.
Invite someone you love to join you. Share all of your beautiful treasure with each other.
We can learn so much from the women of Kitanakagusuku: true Masters of Connection.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.