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!
It's the most wonderful time of the year... And quite possibly the busiest time of the year as well! Gift shopping, holiday parties, final exams, and more family get-togethers! We have lots of festive teas and recipes to keep up with the hustle and bustle! Read more below!
HONEYSUCKLE BLOSSOM OOLONG
We love Oolong tea because it is great for both increasing mental alertness and promoting relaxation - a perfect combination we love for long study sessions, or any type of work, that requires mental energy and focus!
Lemongrass, being a powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, will help to reduce muscle and joint pain, while fighting off sicknesses that tends to circulate around a classroom.
If you love Jasmine Green Tea, you'll love this floral treat! We love Honeysuckle Blossom Oolong unsweetened and served over ice.
TROPICAL BLACK & LAVENDERSAGE LEMONADE
With black tea, lemongrass, lemon myrtle, lavender, sage, and licorice root, this blend is an overall wellness booster! We love to drink this tea during the school or work day because we believe when you feel better, you perform better!
Black teas are high in caffeine but, because of L-theanine, the caffeine experience is much smoother than what you experience when drinking coffee. This means you can count on getting an energy boost without the spike and fall we tend to experience with coffee. The herbs in this blend are packed with antioxidants that help promote brain health and memory. This, of course, is the ultimate tool for performing well on tests!
Tropical Black blended with Lavender Sage Lemonade tastes like a herby Arnold Palmer! We recommend serving with a big scoop of honey, fresh squeezed lemon, and, of course, poured over ice!
Our July 2019 Tea of the Month is Blood Orange blended with Lemongrass! And if you're familiar with OBTC and our teas, you may notice that we use Lemongrass a LOT! It is found in some of our single blends, such as Honeysuckle Blossom Oolong and Irish Pu Erh; and we blend it with other teas, like Blood Orange (July 2019 Tea of the Month), Blueberry and Peppermint!
Lemongrass grows in many tropical and subtropical areas! In fact, I have had many guests visiting our stores tell me that they have Lemongrass growing in their backyards or in their kitchens! When added to a tea blend, this caffeine-free herb gives the blend a light citrus taste and softens some of the bolder or bitter tastes the accompanying tea may have. Lemongrass also has SO many health benefits! Keep reading to learn why we love Lemongrass so much! 👇
Blueberry Tea has been a part of Old Barrel Tea Company since the beginning! It is full of dried blueberries and apple pieces, with some added tartness from the dried hibiscus! We love blending it with Lemongrass, Mountain Sunrise, and Wild Strawberry!
Last summer, we introduced Lavender Sage Lemonade, and it has quickly become a team favorite as well! We loved how Lavender Sage Lemonade blended so well with Tropical Black to create a tropical, fruity, floral and herbal OBTC Arnold Palmer!
We recently combined Blueberry and Lavender Sage Lemonade together - what a refreshing treat, right in time for summer! As you enjoy this blend, you taste blueberry and some hibiscus tartness, followed by lavender and sage!
It’s January 2019! Happy New Year! Many people love to start fresh, get a new perspective, be healthier, strive to do better in the new year! Since we at OBTC love all things tea, we combined our White Peach and Cleanse teas in January of last year, to provide a tea option to help us cleanse and detox for the new year (or anytime really)! We love the blend so much that we continued blending, sampling and serving it throughout the year, and we want all tea lovers to know about it!
We love our Cleanse tea, simply for what the name implies: it helps cleanse and detox our body! Cleanse is great specifically for
What is it about this tea, though, that helps us achieve such a cleanse/detox? It’s the blend! Let’s dive a little deeper into how each ingredient helps detoxify our bodies.
Peppermint and Lemongrass is definitely a guest and staff favorite! Here are several reasons why:
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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