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Finding the Right Tea for your Ayurvedic Dosha

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Finding the Right Tea for your Ayurvedic Dosha
The 5,000 year-old holistic art of healthy living known as Ayurveda literally means knowledge of life in Sanskrit. In essence, it teaches us how our lifestyle effects our health. Ayurveda suggests that specific moderating behaviors in conjunction with a healthy digestive system is directly responsible for our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional development. Ayurvedic philosophy indicates that everything in the universe is made up of five elements combined under three energies, known as Doshas or body constitutions. The three doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The principle of balancing the body is done by first determining your Ayurvedic constitution or dosha type. After acquire this knowledge, we can begin to create balance for ourselves in our health and lifestyle. Find your Dosha

Teas for Vata: Calming

Combinations of low caffeine teas mixed with warm spicy herbs are perfect for the typically dry and erratic Vata. Tea suggestions:
  • Green
  • Oolong
  • Tisane
Herb suggestions:
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Fennel
  • Licorice
  • Lemongrass
  • Marshmallow

Teas for Pitta: Cooling

mint-tea Adding cooling herbs, fruits and flowers to nearly any tea will help keep Pitta's aggression at bay. Tea suggestions:
  • Black
  • Green
  • Oolong
  • Pu'erh
  • Tisane
Herb suggestions:
  • Mint
  • Hibiscus
  • Jasmine
  • Licorice
  • Sweet berries

Teas for Kapha: Energizing

yerba-mate The often lethargic Kapha may need a little boost to awaken their energy and metbolism Tea suggestions:
  • Black
  • Oolong
  • Pu'erh
Herb suggestions:
  • Chicory
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Mint
  • Sweet berries
  • Yerba mate
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