Spiritual harmony has become less and less important in the 21st Century. In this fast-paced age of ever-advancing science and the vast influence of social media, the idea of “finding oneself” has all but been forgotten. Ayurveda Teas, on the other hand, find their roots in an ancient tradition still alive and kicking, though, perhaps, less prominent than it was some 5,000 years ago.
Our selection of Ayurveda Teas focuses on a holistic approach to wellbeing, whereby numerous herbs and spices combine to balance one’s “doshas”, essentially energies in the body. According to ancient Ayurvedic Medicine, which first originated from India but has since spread worldwide - the body consists of three doshas; these are the “Vata” dosha, the “Pitta” dosha and the “Kapha” dosha.
The Vata dosha is the energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion, including blood circulation, breathing, blinking and the heartbeat. The Pitta dosha is the energy that regulates the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition and the body’s temperature. The third and final dosha, the Kapha dosha, is the energy that controls growth in the body while also supplying water to all the body parts, moisturising the skin and maintaining the immune system.
The three main teas considered Ayurvedic are so-called “Stimulating” Teas, “Balancing” Teas and “Anti-strain” Teas. One consumes a certain type to balance a certain type of dosha; for example, Stimulating teas most commonly support the Kapha dosha, while Balancing teas aid the Pitta dosha. Finally, Anti-strain teas are closely associated with the Vata dosha.
The term “Ayurveda” can be broadly translated to mean “life” (“ayur”) and “knowledge” (“veda”). With our Ayurveda teas, one can attain both qualities through infusions that, aside from supporting spiritual harmony, also taste great. These beverages often include ingredients such as cardamom, cinnamon, liquorice, ginger root, pepper and turmeric.
Every ingredient has a part to play in the balancing of the body, with other slightly less common components including basil, camomile, fennel, lemongrass, rosehip and even yerba mate. One may decide to select an Ayurveda tea for these ingredients and their respective tastes, or one may choose the spiritual path and find a tea that combines best with the energy inside them. That choice, however, is entirely yours. So, what will it be? An Ayurveda tea to balance the Vata dosha, one to balance the Pitta dosha, one to balance the Kapha dosha, or one that simply suits your palate?