Hello March! Have any of you seen the memes expressing that January lasted a year and February lasted a week?? Because I feel that! OBTC ended the month of February with a staff retreat filled with lots of learning and TEA(m) bonding, and on behalf of OBTC, I am feeling refreshed and motivation to sling some tea this Spring! Read below and learn about our tea, spice, and essential oil of the month!
Tea of the Month: Guayusa & Berry
Guayusa grows in the Amazon Rainforest and is lesser known across the world. Guayusa is nutrient dense, rich in amino acids, and high in antioxidants. When drinking Guayusa, you may notice your energy levels rising, along with a feeling of relaxation. This is because the caffeine in Guayusa is counter-balanced by the amino acid, L-theanine, which moderates the release of caffeine so you don't get the spike associated with coffee consumption. Drinking Guayusa regularly may promote longevity, as Guayusa has twice the amount of antioxidants as green tea. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which cause pre-mature aging and disease. Guayusa is also an anti-inflammatory and promotes healthy digestion.
Our Berry herbal tisane is a blend of natural forrest berries, blueberries, hibiscus flowers, cranberries, rose hips and natural flavors. This tea is very antioxidant rich! The dried hibiscus flowers in this blend add Vitamin C, and helps lower high blood pressure and bad cholesterol!
Try this blend iced, with a dash of honey!
Spice of the Month: Vietnamese Cinnamon
Of the different types of cinnamon, Vietnamese, or Saigon, Cinnamon is surprisingly sweet, strong, and robustly spicy in aroma and flavor. It is known to have insulin enhancing properties for type 2 diabetes, helps lower bad cholesterol, is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, relieves asthma symptoms, is a cancer preventative, is anti-fungal and helps lower the risk of disease. We love adding Vietnamese Cinnamon to our teas (it is amazing blended in a hot cup of Matcha!) and we love to bake with it! Check out the recipes below!
Essential Oil of the Month: Lemongrass
Lemongrass Essential Oil has a cool, sweet and uplifting aroma. It is frequently used as a natural deodorizer, stress reducer, and to support the immune system. Lemongrass is also beneficial for lymphatic drainage, lactose intolerance, and to soothe sore muscles! Last week at our staff retreat, we made The Perfect Lip Balm, featuring the Lemongrass and Peppermint Essential Oils! Check out the recipe below!
We hope your March is blossoming with growth and wellness, while enjoying a moment with a daily cup of tea, either with the company of yourself or with great friends and family.
Maggie & the OBTC Family
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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