Get your Zzzzzzz's
valerian root, honeybush tea, chamomile flowers, spearmint leaves, passion flower inclusion, lemon balm, lavender flowers, dried cherries, and blue corn flowers
WATCH THE BREAK DOWN
WHY SLEEP MATTERS
Sleep is SO important for our overall well being. In the book Why We Sleep the author, Matthew Walker, explains that sleep helps us to consolidate memories, learn, and prepare our brain to function optimally for a day full of complex decisions, social interactions, and emotions.
In essence, sleep nourishes the mind!
Further, he explains:
Adequate sleep can help us maintain a slim figure, curb empty cravings, and, of course, increase energy during the day. Consistent, restful sleep can also decrease risk of disease including cancer, heart disease, and neurological degenerative diseases. Sleep also improves mood, encourages creativity, and helps us focus and learn more efficiently throughout the day.
So, if you can, soak it up! You deserve to feel healthy, happy, and function your very best each day!
HERE ARE A FEW EASY TIPS TO HELP YOU ALONG IN YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY THIS NEW YEAR:
1. It's not about cutting anything out: it's about what you add! Our herbalist and master blender is a fitness nut! One of her tips to achieving healthy nutrition is to eat all the veggies on your plate first. Committing to the good stuff may help to shift your attention and cravings away from less nutritional options. This can be metaphorically translated to how we treat our refrigerator as well: buy more veggies + eat more veggies = eat less junk
Ringing in a new year means new beginnings and endings for many. It's the beginning of a new year, and this year it is the beginning of a new decade as well! We have a lot of great things planned for our little family tea company in 2020, and hope that you'll be excited to participate with us in all of our new adventures, and that you take our teas and other products on some of yours! Read below and learn about our tea, spice, and essential oil of the month!
THIS TEA IS GREAT FOR DETOXING THE BODY AND PROMOTING OVERALL WELLNESS! HOW? LET'S LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS:
A TEA WE PLAN TO DRINK ALL YEAR: PU ERH
IT IS EARTHY, HAS DEPTH, AND IT IS BEAUTIFULLY AGED: WE ASPIRE TO BE MORE LIKE PU ERH AND RESEARCH SHOWS IT MIGHT BE THE BEST THING TO HELP US.
Pu Erh tea has long been praised for its benefits in aiding weight management and combating obesity, but did you know studies have shown it may also prevent and even reverse the effects of aging? How? By reversing immunosenescence.
What is immunosenescence? According to an article on pubmed.com (links at bottom of page), the effects of immunosenescence "range from poorer responses to vaccination, lower capacity to mediate anti-cancer responses, more inflammation and tissue damage, along with autoimmunity and loss of control of persistent infections."
Findings from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Beijing, China, suggest that Pu Erh tea reverses immunosenescence by "restoring the immune deficiency and decreasing pro-inflammatory cytokine."
THIS SUGGESTS THAT CONTINUAL AND CONSISTENT CONSUMPTION OF PU ERH TEA MAY BE BENEFICIAL FOR BOOSTING THE IMMUNITY IN ELDERLY, HELPING TO BUILD THE BODY'S DEFENSES AGAINST INFECTION AND CANCER.
Beyond its anti-aging and slimming benefits, it is also great for boosting energy and mental alertness. For this reason, it is a team favorite during the work day!
We plan on diving into 2020 drinking lots of earthy Pu Erh, feeling all the depth of a focused mind, and prolonging youthful wellness!
Happy tea time friends!
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Merry Christmas friends,
We cannot believe how quickly 2019 flew by! It was a year full of opportunities and adventures we couldn't have anticipated. This makes us so excited to see what next year has in store for us. While we have many plans and dreams, our main goal is to grow ethically and to continue to find new ways to fall in love with living well!
Today we are so grateful for all of you! When we get emails from guests eagerly asking if a certain blend is back in stock, or telling us how a particular tea has impacted their lifestyle, we know we have loyal customers who are as passionate about tea as we are! We also wanted to say thank you for all the sweet notes left for us at checkout - we really do read them, share them with our team, and they genuinely do make our day!
Today we wanted to share a few tips for making this Christmas feel like a real holiday. You deserve one!
Here we go…
A NEW MEXICAN STAPLE: Red & Green Chile Powder
Hello! My name is Maggie! I am a Marine Scientist that was moved to the New Mexican desert with my family by the Air Force! That move was never in my plan, even in my wildest dreams, and I felt lost in the desert for awhile! Meeting the founding owners of Old Barrel Tea Company and falling in love with the store allowed me to find an oasis in the desert! I had no idea what loose leaf tea was, but now I believe in this company and the product! I hope that I can extend some of the love and knowledge with all of our followers and readers!
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