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"Yin Practice" Sencha
"Yin Practice" Sencha
Yin Practice Sencha is a tea blend inspired by our Yin Yoga teacher and dear friend who incorporates Ayurveda, an ancient science, in her classes. She brings to class freshly cut sprigs of garden lavender to provide a sense of calmness and balance to her students, thus pacifying Vata, one of the Doshas (energetic forces of nature) in Ayurvedic practice. Just like Yin balances Yang in the Yin-Yang dynamic, "like increases like" and opposites balance the Doshas in Ayurvedic practices. They are interconnected in a cycle and need each other to stay in balance and harmony.
Yin Practice Sencha was created as a Vata balancing blend. Warm tea is soothing and brings calmness to the soul. Sencha green tea provides energy and astringency needed to balance Vata. Lavender soothes and calms anxiety. The act of brewing tea slows overactivity, one of the characteristics of the Vata constitution. Ashwagandha support healthy weight. Damiana brings on feelings of love.
This tea tastes and smells like a walk through a sunny garden after a light spring rain. The tea is full of bright green new leaves, rose petals, and lavender buds. Brew the tea at a lower temperature for a short period of time to fully extract the spring garden taste (see Brewing Recommendations).
Sencha Green Tea, Rose Petals, Lavender, Ashwagandha Root, Damiana, Lemon Balm
Green tea contains about 30-50mg of caffeine per 8oz cup. Higher temperatures and longer steeping times both increase the amount of caffeine released into the liquor.
Lightly Vegetal, Lavender and Rose Florals, Garden Floor Essence
Serving Size: 3g (1 tsp) per 100 ml (3.5 oz) of purified water.
Ideal Brewing Vessel: Glass or porcelain tea pot or gaiwan.
Steeping: Boil water to 175F/79C and pour the water down the inside of the brewing vessel, not directly on the leaves. Brew for 1 minute, then replace the lid and pour the liquor into a gong dao bei (fairness pitcher) before apportioning into tea cups. Because the most flavorful elixir is at the bottom of the tea pot, be sure every drop of tea is poured into the pitcher. Remove the lid from the brewing vessel between steepings. For the second steeping, brew only 30 seconds. For the third steeping, brew at a lower water temperature (~150F/66C) for 2+minutes.