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  • How To Find Your Calm From A Tea Cup

    The Art of Tea

    I love my daily rituals. The simplicity of repetition in a task, each and every day, is very grounding for me. Meditation, Rune Stones, drinking tea, taking hot baths. These things give me connection and routine that I crave, especially after traveling or being away. 

    Tea is one of my favorite rituals. Putting on a kettle, selecting my favorite mug (the HSFT one, of course!) picking a tea that suits my mood and my vibe. Do I want a tea for energy, for clarity and focus, detox, metabolism, stress, sleep? I've got it all in my cupboard.

    Hot water poured over dried herbs and tea leaves that steams to the top of my mug. The warmth of that mug in my hands and the steam that reaches my face as I sip this soothing liquid is blissful. Each sip feels like a deep breath; cleansing and relaxing. 

    Time For Tea

    It started with my Italian Aunt Mary who would make me tea when she babysat me. With honey and Honeycomb cereal, of all things! But it seemed decadent and delicious and I loved the way she took such deliberate steps to make this gourmet delight for me. As I got older, my mom and I would have tea. Sometimes a little milk and honey, or lemon and honey. Tea become part of a tradition.

    Aunt Mary was on to something. Tea has its origins in Southwest China where it was used as a medicinal drink, but it was the Dutch settlers who brought tea to the early American Colonies. 

    Loose Yourself In A Tea Cup

    Having a cup of tea always feels like taking a break and having a moment of reprieve, much like taking a hot bath feels for me. 

    It's no surprise, tea is known for it's calming effects and lowering stress. Even teas with caffeine, like black tea, have been shown to lower stress hormones. And tea is chock full of antioxidants called polyphenols which protect our cells. Added bonus, black tea is known for it's anti-aging properties and lowering ovarian cancer risk, heart disease and diabetes. 

    All I know is how good it feels when I take the time to sit and sip. It feels restorative and restful. And while we all know the importance of getting our daily water intake, researches have found that tea is actually just as hydrating as water but you get the added benefits of the antioxidants in the tea. 

    Tea For Two

    I recently visited the Motherland of tea drinkers when I took a trip to see my daughter in London. The British take their tea to a whole new level and so we decided to experience the pomp and circumstance of a high tea at the famous Sketch

    High tea is quite an experience. Especially when they offer you a new champagne-infused tea! And of course, we just had to try. You can always #HSFT, even at high tea in London...

    Back at home, I realize my love for tea is the wrapped up in the memories of my Aunt, the ritual of making it and the calming effect it has on me. 

    What's your de-stress routine? Do you use daily rituals or practices that help you feel calmer or help to energize you?

    I love the way the little ceremonies of my daily life make me feel calmer and ready to conquer whatever the world has to offer. With a healthy dose of HSFT, I think it's the perfect recipe for a joyful and happy life. 

    Peace, love & FUN, 

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  • It's the first day back to the grind after the holiday festivities and it may take a little more to get us going today. Instead of slugging down four cups of Holiday Blend from the Santa mug that hasn't made it's way into the box with the reindeer plates, try something more soothing and healing that will warm you up and get you moving.

    Time for Tea

    Start your day with a boost from tea rather than coffee and you'll do way more for your body and your state of mine. Drinking caffeine throughout the day is thought to be deranging to our sleep patterns as well as a host of other functions in the body. Craving a cup of warmth and comfort throughout your day? Skip the java jolt and take time for tea. We love to sip tea from our Have Some Fun Today mug for long days in the studio or when we're working at the computer.

    True tea comes in black, oolong, white and green and is derived from the Camellia Sinesis plant. Tea has long been known to be full of antioxidants, catechins, and polyphenols. What that really means is there's a chemistry to that tiny tea bag, steeping in your cup. It's full of healing properties and health benefits.

    Green tea has been proven to lower cholesterol. Amino acids and antioxidants in all tea give it high marks for reducing inflammation, aiding metabolism and digestion, and increasing heart health. Polyphenols are thought to inhibit cancer growth and increase neurological health. There's a laundry list of diseases and ailments that tea is thought to support the body in preventing and fighting. It's like an insurance policy in a tea bag!

    Many herbal teas have no caffeine so they are safe to sip all day long. Even caffeinated tea like a black tea or an oolong have less caffeine than a coffee counterpart. Herbal teas are often blended with specific herbs and plants for everything from better sleep and digestion to helping with stress and colds. Traditional Medicinal's has a line of teas including Digestion Aid, Throat Coat, Nighty Night and Breathe Easy. They're inexpensive and easy enough to find at your local grocery store. 

    Lovely Lemons

    Now this is an easy recipe for good health. Grab your HSFT mug, (that's a great way to remember to Have Some Fun Today!) and before you reach for the coffee or your morning smoothie, fill with hot water, and squeeze in a few lemon wedges. Sip. Voilà, you've just given your body the biggest boost to seize the day ahead. 

    Starting the day with hot water and lemon before you've put anything else into your body offers a myriad of amazing health benefits. Lemons are full of things like magnesium, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, and pectin fiber. So drinking warm lemon water gives you a hydrating boost, balances your pH, nourishes the skin, reduces high blood pressure, aids metabolism and cleanses the liver. And that's just the half of it. Easy peasy, Lemon Squeezey. Yes, please!

    It's all how you choose to Have Some Fun Today and sometimes good health can be as simple as making better choices. Good health means good vibes. And good vibes mean having some FUN every day. Live. Love. Wear. Share. And take a sip to your health!

     

     

    Written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca Doubek who loves a good cup of tea 

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  • A cool morning is the the perfect weather to wrap our chilled hands around a warm mug. Crisper temps and a warm beverage are always soothing and satisfying, but instead of the usual Morning Blend or Hazelnut Roast, choose something that will warm you up and give you good health!

    Time for Tea

    Craving a cup of warmth and comfort throughout your day? Skip the java jolt and take time for tea. We love to sip tea from our Have Some Fun Today mug for long days in the studio and when we are crafting ideas at the computer. True tea comes in black, oolong, white and green and is derived from the Camellia Sinesis plant. Tea has long been known to be full of antioxidants, catechins, and polyphenols. What that really means is there's a chemistry to that tiny tea bag, steeping in your cup. And it's good for you.

    There's a reason tea has been around in many cultures for thousands of years. Its tradition and ceremony is well-known throughout the world, but so is its healing properties and health benefits.

    Green tea has been proven to lower cholesterol. Amino acids and antioxidants in all tea give it high marks for reducing inflammation, aiding metabolism and digestion, and increasing heart health. Polyphenols are thought to inhibit cancer growth and increase neurological health. There's a laundry list of diseases and ailments that tea is thought to support the body in preventing and fighting. It's like an insurance policy in a tea bag. 

    Many herbal teas have no caffeine so they are safe to sip all day long. Even caffeinated tea like a black tea or an oolong have less caffeine than a coffee counterpart. Herbal teas are often blended with specific herbs and plants for everything from better sleep and digestion to helping with stress and colds. Traditional Medicinal's has a line of teas including Digestion Aid, Throat Coat, Nighty Night and Breathe Easy. They're inexpensive and easy enough to find at your local grocery store. 

    Lovely Lemons

    Now this is an easy recipe for good health. Grab your HSFT mug, (that's a great way to remember to Have Some Fun Today!) and before you reach for the coffee or your morning smoothie, fill with hot water, and squeeze in a few lemon wedges. Sip. Voilà, you've just given your body the biggest boost to seize the day ahead. 

    Starting the day with hot water and lemon before you've put anything else into your body offers a myriad of amazing health benefits. Lemons are full of things like magnesium, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, and pectin fiber. So drinking warm lemon water gives you a hydrating boost, balances your pH, nourishes the skin, reduces high blood pressure, aids metabolism and cleanses the liver. And that's just the half of it. Easy peasy, Lemon Squeezey. Yes, please!

    It's all how you choose to Have Some Fun Today and sometimes good health can be as simple as making better choices. Good health means good vibes. And good vibes mean having some FUN every day. Live. Love. Wear. Share. And take a sip to your health!

     

     

    Written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca Doubek who loves a good cup of tea 

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