The month of May flew by. It is hard to believe we are already in the month of June. How did you do setting time aside each day to unplug and relax? I know for me it took constant reminding to set aside those eight minutes and just breathe.
Those eight minutes can make a huge difference with your mood and overall outlook, and hopefully adding some positivity to your day. What do you think? Will you continue this tea and digitox ritual? Let us know by using the hashtag #AOTDigitox.
Last weekend at Art of Tea Headquarters, we held a special event and invited LA food bloggers to come and learn about the tea blending process, the different properties of tea, and have a tour of the entire Art of Tea office/warehouse. At the end of the event, we held a tea tasting, and then let the bloggers blend their own custom bags of tea. A huge thank you to those that came and participated in this awesome event and tea education.
The set up:
Steve, the founder and creator of Art of Tea, giving the bloggers an introduction on the event and the background of Art of Tea.
A tour of the back warehouse
The six teas that were tasted
Steve demonstrating the unique Art of Tea filter bags while bloggers look on.
The special blend that was created to show how the process works.
One of the bloggers gorgeous blends.
Once everyone had blended their teas, Steve and Charles (Head of Education at Art of Tea) demonstrated how to properly steep and try your unique mix.
Thank you to all of the bloggers who came out and participated in this event. We had a lot of fun, and hope you did as well!
With summer just around the corner, and the weather getting warmer, time to pull out those pitchers, gather some friends, and enjoy the sunshine with some Cucumber Mint Guayusa iced tea. This easy to brew recipe is the perfect addition to any outdoor social or BBQ. All you need is the iced tea packet, and some sliced lemon, lime and cucumber. Combine with ice and water and enjoy with some tasty pastries and good friends.
Many of us have become so attached to our phones and other electronic devices, we can’t do anything without them. We at Art of Tea believe in taking time to enjoy the ritual of tea making, and enjoying the moment. What better way to do that than a digital detox challenge, Digitox? Challenge yourself every day for the month of May to take 8 minutes to unplug, sit back, and enjoy a cup of fresh brewed tea. Check out the infographic below for the benefits and other ideas you can do for your daily 8 minute digital detox. Show us how you’re unplugging and digitoxing by using the hashtag #AOTDigitox. We can’t wait to see what you do!
Looking for something special to give your lovely mom this Mother’s Day? Check out Art of Tea’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide below to find that perfect gift or inspiration for her day. Happy hunting!
1. Art of Tea Tea for Her (Art of Tea)
2. Frosted Glass Tea Pot (Art of Tea)
3. Mother’s Day Card (Sugar Paper)
4. Voluspa Metallo Candle (Leif)
5. Monogrammed Mug (Anthropologie)
6. Library of Flowers Hand Lotion (Library of Flowers)
So many of us get caught up in our busy lives, we forget to sit back and enjoy the moment. The practice of of meditation is something we all can benefitfrom, even a mere five minutes. The next time you’re getting ready for work and brewing your tea, take in the fragrent smells. Think about each drink you take and enjoy every sip.
Your meditation does not have to be long. It should be enough time to step back and appreciate the world around you. Think about five wonderful things in your life as you sip your morning cup. Take a deep breath and smell the flowers. These small changes add a new level of gratitude to your daily life. Not only is this exercise good for your mind, it improves your mood and outlook on life. (Get excited for our May challenge coming up. More details to come!)