Friday, January 5, 2018

Picking the Perfect Tea for Every Mood

Tea is a wonderful beverage that is well-known for its health benefits. Did you know tea can be paired with your mood as well? Someone feeling stress could benefit from a chamomile tea whereas someone needs an energy boost would perform better with a caffeinated tea such as green tea. Picking the perfect tea depends on your mood. Discover how to pick the perfect tea for every mood below.

Picking the Perfect Tea for Every Mood 

Tea for Sleep: Lavender Tea
Lavender tea is primarily used for relaxation thanks to its soothing aroma, a perfect choice if you’re seeking a restful slumber.

Tea for Stress & Anxiety: Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is known for its nerve-soothing and sedative qualities. Animal studies confirm that small amounts of chamomile seem to relieve anxiety.

Tea for Restlessness: Tart Cherry Tea
Like lavender tea, Tart cherry tea slows down blood flow. This may help you feel relaxed and help fight restlessness.

Tea for Waking-up: Black Tea or Chai
Chai contains black tea which contains natural stimulates like caffeine, perfect for waking up.

Tea for Emotional Wellness: Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is a great choice for reducing stress which can keep you calm, supporting your emotional wellness during times of need.

Tea for Depression: Lemongrass Tea
Lemongrass tea helps calm down the senses. Enjoy a cup of lemongrass tea when you’re feeling down or depress to reset.

Tea for Energy: Ginger Tea
Tea made with fresh ginger root can improve your energy thanks to ginger’s ability to improve blood circulation and blood sugar levels. Note: Ginger may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the taste may take some getting used to.

Tea for Happiness & Positivity: Indian Masala Chai
With spices like ginger, cardamom, clove, elaichi, and tulsi, Indian Masala Chai creates a warm and happy feeling. This is a great tea choice to naturally increase positivity and happiness.

Tea for Anger: Orange or Lemon Tea
Although no cup of tea can stop you from being angry, you can boost your mood to help reduce anger by enjoying a cup of Orange or Lemon tea. The fresh, clean scent of lemon or orange is great for a reset.

Tea for Exhaustion: Green Tea
Green tea contains L-theanine which is great for increasing alpha brain waves. Between the L-theanine and high caffeine content, green tea is the perfect choice for a boost of energy when you’re feeling exhausted.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The 6 Books You Must-Read During Fall 2017

You'll get a little bit of everything with these six must-read books. From riveting novels to self-improvement book to political narratives. After you pick out a new book or books to read this fall, grab your favorite bagged tea and t-sleeve so you can enjoy a mess-free cup of tea anywhere you love to read.

Little Fires Everywhere
By Celeste Ng

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech
By Franklin Foer

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence.

Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the world has rushed to embrace the products and services of four titanic corporations. We shop with Amazon; socialize on Facebook; turn to Apple for entertainment; and rely on Google for information. These firms sell their efficiency and purport to make the world a better place, but what they have done instead is to enable an intoxicating level of daily convenience. As these companies have expanded, marketing themselves as champions of individuality and pluralism, their algorithms have pressed us into conformity and laid waste to privacy. They have produced an unstable and narrow culture of misinformation, and put us on a path to a world without private contemplation, autonomous thought, or solitary introspection—a world without mind. In order to restore our inner lives, we must avoid being coopted by these gigantic companies, and understand the ideas that underpin their success.

Manhattan Beach: A Novel
by Jennifer Egan

The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad—“propulsive, surprising, ravishing, and revelatory…a profound page-turner that will transport and transform every reader.”—Booklist (starred review).

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.

‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.

Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times
By Nancy Koehn

Both a repository of great insight and an exceptionally rendered human drama, Forged in Crisis stands as a towering achievement.

An enthralling historical narrative filled with critical leadership insights that will be of interest to a wide range of readers—including those in government, business, education, and the arts—Forged in Crisis, by celebrated Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn, spotlights five masters of crisis: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson.

What do such disparate figures have in common? Why do their extraordinary stories continue to amaze and inspire? In delivering the answers to those questions, Nancy Koehn offers a remarkable template by which to judge those in our own time to whom the public has given its trust.

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel
By Jesmyn Ward

A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.

Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power, and limitations, of the bonds of family. Rich with Ward’s distinctive, musical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an essential contribution to American literature.

In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi’s past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. Ward is a major American writer, multiply awarded and universally lauded, and in Sing, Unburied, Sing she is at the height of her powers.

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)
By Gretchen Rubin

In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life.

During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.

With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

4 Herbal Tea Remedies During Pregnancy For Natural Relief

We hear about the health benefits of drinking tea all the time but what about when you're pregnant? When you're expecting, many things change and drinking tea is no different. There are some teas you'll want to stay away from due to their potentially harmful effects to your unborn baby. Non-herbal teas are high in caffeine should be avoided during pregnancy. Black tea, green tea, and oolong teas are all non-herbal teas that contain about 40-50 mg of caffeine per cup. According to March of Dimes, pregnant women should limit their caffeine intake to less than 200 mg per day. Some herbal teas are considered a safe choice during pregnancy by many midwives and doctors. Remember that every pregnancy is unique, consult with your caregiver first before trying any type of herbal drink during your pregnancy. While waiting for your new bundle of joy to arrive find some natural relief from the less than enjoyable effects of pregnancy, such as morning sickness, insomnia, heartburn, and more below.

Morning Sickness

Ginger tea is great for digestion and nausea and may be just what you need in the morning (or any time of the day) to relieve morning sickness.


Peppermint tea calms the stomach, relieves gas and bloating, and may be just what you need to soothe unruly heartburn during pregnancy.


Chamomile tea has been used been used for thousands of years to treat insomnia and still the most recommended natural sleep aid around.

Reduce Labor Discomfort

Red raspberry leaf tea is believed to help tone and strengthen the uterine muscle promoting a labor faster, reducing discomfort and even complications during birth.

"Enjoy simple things with total intensity. Just a cup of tea can be a deep meditation." Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Feed Your Soul While Nourishing Your Body | The Health Benefits Of Green Tea

Tea has been used for thousands of years to maintain a healthy body. Its even been used as medicine in many cultures over the years. Most teas, except for herbal teas, come from the plant, Camellia sinensis. This plant has the ability to naturally suppress many viral bacterial and fungal infections. Antioxidants in tea is not news, but one specific antioxidant actually attaches to some strands of the flu preventing it from attacking your cells. In addition to antioxidants, Green tea can offer other health benefits such as improving cardiovascular health and reducing stress!

Provides Antioxidants

Green tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants are powerful substances that prohibit the oxidation of other molecules in your body. Unfortunately, in most cases, free radicals greatly outnumber your naturally occurring antioxidants. The antioxidants found in green tea include polyphenols. The polyphenols found in green tea provide six times the radical-quenching potential of those found in black tea, according to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Reduces Stress

Since Green tea contains caffeine you may not think of it as a stress reliever but it can be. Its more than just the ritual of sipping something hot, Green tea can be help you relax due to the L-theanine. L-theanine is a unique amino acid that has been found to promote relation by increasing alpha brain waves and decreasing beta brain waves. This is beneficial for relaxation because alpha brain waves are associated with a relaxed yet focused brain. Beta brain waves are more associated with an excited and non-focused state of mind.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

People who consume five or more cups of green tea per day are less likely to develop high blood pressure and diabetes, or die of cardiovascular disease or even of  a stroke, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is been found to prevent the thickening of the heart muscle, therefore improving heart health. While helping to prevent fatty buildup in the arteries EGCG may even reduce cholesterol levels.

"Tea is to the body as music is to the soul." ~ Earlene Grey

Friday, June 30, 2017

T-Sleeve Is 1 of 10 To Pitch Products At Walmart's Open Call

The t-sleeve family is excited to share some exciting news with you! T-sleeve has been invited to join Walmart's fourth annual open call! Only 10 Arizona-based companies were invited to pitch their products to Walmart executives for an opportunity to join nearly 500 other companies nationwide. Julie Wentz, CEO and inventor of t-sleeve has joined her fellow entrepreneurs in Bentonville, Arkansas at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) headquarters to participate in Walmart’s annual Open Call. Read more about t-sleeve's exciting adventure below. 
One diverse owner is Arizona’s own Julie Wentz, who will be pitching her T-Sleeve, an all-in-one tea bag holder, tea bag steeper and squeezer. The T-Sleeve is currently available on the product’s website and Wentz says she is excited for the opportunity to showcase her product on a larger platform.
Wentz confirmed that the T-Sleeve will be available on Walmart’s website in the near future, a positive move for the local company and a step to further increase the presence of not only Arizona-based manufacturers, but American manufacturers as well.
The appeal for Wentz is not only the fact that Walmart is the largest retailer in the world but that the company is focused on bolstering U.S. manufacturers. For her, the opportunity allows her product to assist more individuals throughout the nation.
“Something that’s really important is not only that theT-Sleeve is made in the USA but it’s helping people,” said Wentz.
She donates ten percent of T-Sleeve’s net profits to foster children through various charities in the nation and said, “the more sales, the more we help people,” an opportunity that appears to be on the horizon.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Get The New Tea Accessory Everyone Is Talking About!


No other tea accessory is designed to be as portable, convenient and disposable as t-sleeve. Each t-sleeve pouch holds your tea bag and sweeteners until you're ready to use it. It fits easily in your purse, computer bag, or pocket so you can take your tea with you anywhere. With t-sleeve, you'll never have to pull your wet tea string from your hot beverage again! After steeping, you'll enjoy keeping your fingers dry while you dispose of your used bag without dripping liquid everywhere.


T-sleeve strives to be as eco-friendly as possible! That is why both the packaging and the t-sleeve itself are recyclable. Once the t-sleeve comes in contact with your moist teabag it becomes compostable! The t-sleeve family cares deeply about protecting the world's environment and community. Donating 10% of their net profits to help Foster Children locally and nationally is just one-way t-sleeve shows they care.


T-sleeve is pre-slit with a closing tab allowing for tea bag and sweetener storage. Its small size and lightweight make it conveniently portable. The sturdy material holds the tea string outside the mug, preventing it from falling inside your beverage. Afterward, t-sleeve serves as a disposable pouch for your wet teabag.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Your Complete Guide for Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs Using Tea

Happy Spring! Spring is a time for colored eggs, fancy tea parties, and all the Easter traditions your family looks forward to each year. Make special memories with your little ones this year while enjoying your two favorite springtime activities egg dyeing and drinking teaDyeing your Easter eggs with tea teaches children to utilize the natural world around them while exercising their creative minds in this family fun project. Enjoy a cup of tea while you watch your kids or grandchildren discover the egg dying power of tea. Just follow this simple guide for natural egg dyeing with tea below.

Instructions: Brew each tea in 4 cups of boiling water, allowing to steep for 30 minutes. Remove tea bags and add 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar to the water. Add 2-4 hard boiled eggs to each cup and allow to sit 6-8 hours or overnight. Remove eggs from cups and wipe-off excess liquid with a paper towel. Hide, Find and Enjoy!

  • Naturally dye eggs a bright golden yellow with 2 bags of Turmeric Tea
  • Naturally dye eggs a beautiful blue with 6 bags of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
  • Naturally dye eggs an earthy orange with 2 bags of Roobios Tea
  • Naturally dye eggs a soft lavender with 4 bags of Red Zinger Tea
  • Naturally dye eggs a mellow green with  3 bags of Sencha Green Tea + 1 Tbsp culinary matcha
  • Naturally dye eggs a happy pink with 3 bags of Wild Berry Zinger Herbal Tea

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