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How to Make Tea Compost: The Tea Elixir for Plants

How to Make Tea Compost: The Tea Elixir for Plants

Over the years, tea compost has gone by many names- slurries, watery fermented extracts, and amended extracts are some of the earlier ones. Tea compost is essentially a balanced, nutrient-rich fertilizer. It is made by brewing compost in water and is used on flowering plants, vegetables, houseplants, and crops of all kinds. The term tea technically means an infusion made by boiling water and using herbs to create a healthy, refreshing beverage for us. Along the same lines, tea compost is a biologically rich drink for plants. While the number of studies that have researched and can prove the benefits...

The Ultimate Guide to Peony White Tea

The Ultimate Guide to Peony White Tea

Peony White Tea is an exclusive form of white tea made purely of young tea leaves and silver unopened tea buds. This distinguished tea is a crafty blend of mildly sweet fruity notes giving out intricate flavors to keep you aroused. White Peony Tea is often referred to as Bai Mu Dan. White Peony tea is one of the most popular white teas consumed by the Chinese.   In contrast to black and green teas known for their bold flavors, White teas are light and delicate and extremely low in caffeine. White teas contain only 50 mg of caffeine per 250...

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5 teas that help relieve menstrual cramps

5 teas that help relieve menstrual cramps

A cup of tea can fix anything, from a sad mood to a sore throat. But have you tried using it to soothe those painful menstrual cramps? Menstrual cramps also called dysmenorrhea are aches and pains that usually affect the lower abdomen that might radiate to the lower back and thighs. Cramps are a normal part of your period. Nevertheless, these cramps can be utterly painful and can inhibit you from performing day-to-day activities. With the rise in PCOS, a very common hormone problem for women of childbearing age, it is all the more essential to make lifestyle changes that...

A Complete Meal Guide for New Year’s Eve

A Complete Meal Guide for New Year’s Eve

Bottles of champagne are popped all around the world on New Year's Eve, but it also involves eating wonderful food because New Year’s Eve means a meal full of culinary bling. With a fresh New Year approaching in just a few days, it's that time of the year again to enjoy a wholesome feast with your friends & family and laugh your heart out! To get the flavor of exquisite cuisines this New Year’s eve, go through these curated recipes below and make a scrumptious feast!   Refreshments Start the party with these refreshers that are sure to impress any...

Getting into the Holiday Spirit

Getting into the Holiday Spirit

The most wonderful time of the year is here. It’s finally time to get into the holiday spirit and get around having fun. Here’s a list of things you can do to be merry and bright and live Christmas to the fullest! WATCH A CHRISTMAS MOVIE  Grab your favourite blanket and your Christmas jammies, stock up on hot chocolate, grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in with the family for a Christmas movie marathon. Here are some Christmas movies that we love -  The Christmas Story The Muppet Christmas Carol The Nightmare Before Christmas The Simpson’s Christmas Special The...

Amazing Rooibos Tea Benefits You Didn’t Know

Amazing Rooibos Tea Benefits You Didn’t Know

The history of Rooibos tea, pronounced ‘roy-bos’ and also known as Red-bush is a rich and expansive one. It’s rooted in and with the Khoisan people, a group of indigenous Bushmen, over three centuries ago! The Khoisan harvested the Aspalathus Linearis plant and used its leaves as herbal remedies to treat a wide variety of ailments. The drink made by the Bushmen was also widely popular because of its delightful taste. As the population of the tribes began to dwindle, so did the knowledge of the tree but a certain botanist who goes by the name- Carl Humberg rediscovered the...

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Healthy teas that every athlete or fitness enthusiast should drink

Healthy teas that every athlete or fitness enthusiast should drink

The lifestyle of an athlete is instrumental in determining both, the success that the athlete enjoys as well as the longevity of his or her career. If you look at the recent success that Indian athletes enjoyed at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games, you’ll find there to be one common factor- their hard work. From Mirabai Chanu’s weightlifting heroics, Lovlina Borgohain’s gritty boxing skills, and the consistent excellence of PV Sindhu to India’s new Golden boy Neeraj Chopra all of these athletes lead extremely disciplined lives. They deprive themselves of the most fundamental joys we enjoy like eating a...

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Teas that help you get a good night's sleep! ZZZZZ

Teas that help you get a good night's sleep! ZZZZZ

Good sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing. While most know that drinks like coffee, caffeinated teas (green tea, black tea) and sugary drinks cause shorter sleep patterns, many are not aware about the drinks that help getting better sleep. Herbal teas are popular beverage choices when it comes time to relax and unwind. It's even backed by modern research.  These teas, or tisanes have been used around the world as natural sleep remedies for quite some time now. If you want to improve your sleep, look for these herbal teas next time you’re at the grocery store.  ...

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8 Teas for Better Digestion

8 Teas for Better Digestion

Anyone who suffers from digestive problems frequently knows how much they can impact your day to day life. They may occur due to a number of reasons- bacteria in food, infections, stress, any particular medications you may be on, or chronic medical conditions like Colitis, IBS, and Crohn’s disease. Listen, no matter what the cause of your digestive troubles may be, we can all agree on the fact that they can be incredibly uncomfortable and bothersome. Not to mention they can also be lead to potential embarrassments while you’re out in public. Good news is, common digestive problems such as...

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Six Teas that help combat anxiety

Six Teas that help combat anxiety

Organic teas and tisanes (herb infused water) have been used for centuries, both for their health benefits and for social events. Sipping a warm cup in the middle of the day or in the evening can be a comforting ritual, and there is some evidence that certain tisanes have properties that can help with stress to a certain degree. Tea can be a good introduction of zen into your daily self-care schedule. From chamomile to matcha, our teas are a perfect fit to unwind and promote relaxation and well-being. That being said, finding the right herbal tea or herbal tea...
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