5 Reasons Why Rangsaa is The Best Post-Yoga Drink

Tea Talk 4.pngRight after a yoga class, your mind is in a relaxed state, your body is invigorated and you are at peace. You feel rejuvenated and in touch with yourself as the last hour has only been about you. Tea is much like yoga in a cup. It relaxes the mind, calms nerves and leaves you feeling refreshed.

So no wonder the two go together really well. A widely known fact, yoga practitioners have been combining tea and yoga for quite some time. The synergies arising out of the individual benefits of yoga and tea make them perfect companions.

Rangsaa’s premium tea blends and tisanes bring the meditative aspect to a fresh cup of tea. A state where you are physically relaxed and mentally alert. All of a sudden in between sips you will find it unforced and unknowingly- Serendipi-Tea. Here’s why Rangsaa is your best post-yoga drink:

1. Keeps you healthy – Everyone who takes up yoga is certain to benefit from improved stamina, flexibility, breath control and reduced stress on a daily level. As for tea, Rangsaa Reborn is a rich source of antioxidants and is helpful in boosting metabolism, reducing inflammation and strengthening overall immunity. When yoga and Reborn work in tandem, the health benefits complement each other. For instance, yoga is known to improve circulation. This improved circulation further improves the distribution of the antioxidants you get from our power herb – Indian ginseng. The blend of green tea, Indian ginseng, gotu kola, cramp bark and other exotic herbs improves blood circulation, relaxes muscles and relieves stress through the mind-awakening and sensory experience it offers.

2. Leaves you energetic – A yoga session makes you feel rejuvenated, stretching your muscles out and putting your mind at peace. Much the same, the “tree of life” powerhouse moringa present in our Rangsaa Maximus promotes good cardiovascular health, boosts energy, improves mental alertness, while head-clearing tulsi, licoroce root along with other healing ingredients improve resistance to stress and heighten energy levels, while keeping you in yoga state of mind.

3. Smooth transition – Yoga is obviously a tool for meditation and relaxation above anything else and a smooth transition back to normal life is important after a yoga session. Rangsaa Levitate helps you do just that. The unique myriad of flavors and aroma through blend of pure vitamins and nutrients, uplifts senses, provides physical and mental balance while the slow release of energy eases your entry into the daily grind, giving you ample time to reflect and prolong the meditative state of mind yoga puts you in. The very act of drinking Levitate gives the transitory effect of easing out of mediation.

4. Has a calming effect – Yoga helps alleviate stress and so does Rangsaa Insignia. A hot cup of aromatic tea after yoga calms you further after a yoga session, mirroring the heat released by the body during the workout, making the process of easing into the day a smooth one. Having Insignia after yoga has a soothing effect on you as it relaxes your mind and makes you feel healthier.

5. Flushes toxins out: Yoga is a toxin-releasing exercise and is best followed with consuming a liquid that works towards the cause. Drinking Rangsaa Unwind after yoga is complementary to your yoga regime as it helps flush the toxins and harmful acids out from the body. The unique blend of Indian gooseberry with exotic herbs and spices, makes for the perfect delicious detox and follow-up to yoga.

If you are doing yoga in the morning, then follow your session with Elevate, Reborn or Maximus, since they have stimulating properties apart from their obvious health benefits. If it is the evening you choose for your sessions, go for Insignia, Unwind or Levitate as they have a calming effect. So the next time you finish your yoga session, don’t forget to make yourself a cup of Rangsaa to go with all the hard work you have put in!

TEA REVIEW – Rangsaa Unwind

unwind-reviewDry Leaves
The dry leaves is a blend of fine black tippy tea leaves and colorful ingredients. There are visible scattered golden tips. The floral petals, along with woody and spicy chunks, add a lot of character. Aroma is complex – strong floral and citrus, with tarry and spicy edge. The blend looks and smells like a beautifully fragrant potpourri. It induces feelings of calmness and relaxation.

Infused Tea/Unique Characteristics
The leaves brew a golden-amber color liquor, with a strong meditative aroma. The top citrusy-tannic, malty notes balance well with hints of rose, caramel and fennel-licoricy sweetness, attributing to a delicious detox experience. Infusion is medium-bodied, zesty, gutty, with brilliant bouquet of complex flavors accented by unique spicy notes. Texture is thick and coats the mouth wonderfully. Taste is strong and robust, with almost no astringency and bitterness. The honey-sweet floral elements build steadily sip after sip, into a memorable lingering sweet-finish.

1 tsp of leaves were brewed in 200 ml pre-boiled water (100C) for 5 minutes. The infusion was bright, fresh, engaging and well balanced, with a very calming tone. It engages taste buds in a sweet, calming adventure.

Rangsaa Unwind is a synergistic blend of uplifting herbs and spices that help you detox, while you declutter your mind and bounce back with it’s combination of flavourful and aromatic ingredients. Whether you want to unwind after a long day or sip it after a yoga session or just relax and contemplate life, this is the blend for you. Try a cup and feel the difference!

5 Steps to a Simple Tea Meditation


“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.”– Thich Nhat Hanh

The modern lifestyle has discreetly trained us to stay distracted, immersed in our smartphones and constantly check for updates, that we often fail to realise how impatient, preoccupied and restless we all have become.

The simple ritual of making and drinking tea has been celebrated as a source of energy, light and alignment since ancient times. But due to lack of awareness and appreciation, we tend to overlook the power of the humble leaf. Tea meditation is a simple practice that will help you pause, reconnect, reboot and embrace life. And here are lovefortea’s 5 simple steps that will guide you to achieve that:

1. Boil water – Start with boiling water for your tea. Simply watch the water boil. Empty your mind and be present in the moment. Embrace the process. Be patient. Watch the bubbles go from tiny, large to rolling. Inhale the steam. Let it remind you to breathe deep – inhale and exhale. Let the process clear your lungs and mind.

2. Select tea leaves –Choose the kind of tea depending on your mood and taste buds preference every day. Feel the texture of the leaves, watch the size, color and shape. Bite them if you want. Smell and absorb the aroma. And add them to your glass teapot. We prefer glass teaware for the visual splendor they offer.

3. Steep and Infuse – Pour hot water into your glass teapot. Admire the dry leaves unfurl, expand, dance, float, sink and come to life. Appreciate the cloud of color from nature spreading out in your teapot, turning the water into tea. Notice the steam wafting up and smell the aroma. Let the leaves steep for 2 to 5 minutes depending on the kind of tea you are making. Relax and breathe easy.

4. Pour – Your tea is ready. Next step is to pour your tea into your cup. Now, don’t just use any cup. Pick the one you love, the one you like to touch and sip from. The one that’s special and calls to you. Decant the tea slowly while witnessing the magical drink pouring from the teapot into your cup. Notice the calming sound of infusion hitting the walls of your cup and the steam rising. Cherish the moment.

5. Drink your tea – Just sit with your tea for 2 minutes now and let it cool slightly. Look at the rich color of your tea. Hold the cup in between your hands and bring it close to your face. Inhale deeply. Feel the warm invigorating aroma awakening your senses and take you into a beautiful journey. To your favorite place. Exhale and while you do so, empty your mind of any thoughts. Sip slowly. Swirl the tea around your mouth and feel the taste of it. Notice the flavors. Repeat slowly. Focus on the tea, enjoy the moment and connect with yourself. Find inner peace. Life is beautiful.

Your morning and evening cup of tea can easily transcend into your modern day meditation. It’s easy. So, pick your favorite spot in the house, light some incense and put some relaxing music on. Maybe light up a candle. Practice mindfully and experience how 20 minutes of your day will transport you to another realm and way of life, with the oneness of man, nature and spirit – the very purpose of tea.

RECIPE – Rangsaa Levitate Healthy Pomegranate Martini Cocktail

recipe-tea-rangsaa-levitate-2-copyMixing fruity, herbal teas and alcohol is the trendiest flavor adored by mixologists. It’s fun, exciting and addictive. Try the delectable blend of great flavors in this fashionably refreshing Rangsaa cocktail, which is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, that help protect your ticker.

1 tsp Rangsaa Levitate
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate juice
40 ml vodka
1 lemon

This cocktail infuses pomegranate juice with surprising flavors of tea. Start by making the tea concoction. Brew 1 tsp Rangsaa levitate in 1/2 cup pre-boiled water for 30 minutes.To enhance the flavors of the martini, refrigerate the brewed tea for 3-4 hours before you make your drink. While your tea is brewing squeeze out some fresh pomegranate juice and keep aside.

Before you make your drink, first run a lime wedge around the outside of the rim of your glass and roll it in salt. To make your drink, combine vodka, pomegranate juice, tea concoction and juice of one lemon in a cocktail shaker over ice, and shake. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy this beauty.

With your health conscious friends.

7 Power Tips to Boost Your Energy Levels

wellnessWho doesn’t want to have a limitless store of energy to accomplish their daily tasks, even after a busy, long day? Especially given the hectic schedules modern life subjects us to, most of us strive to maintain adequate levels of energy to achieve all that we set out for ourselves. Here are 7 ways you can naturally boost your energy levels and make space for your favourite activities everyday:

1. Get Moving – Exercise is one of the most effective ways to keep yourself fit and positive throughout the day. Even a 15 minute jog early in the morning is bound to keep your energy levels up all day. Join a gym, go for morning runs, practise a personal exercise regime – the options are plenty. Choose a workout plan that works the best for you and stick to it to keep feeling positive and motivated all day.

2. Drink Lots of Water – The importance of drinking water frequently cannot be stressed enough. Not only does it keep you healthy and hydrated, water also flushes toxins out and thus gives a feel-good vibe as it improves bodily functions. If you forget to drink enough water during the day, always keep a bottle of water close and take small sips at regular intervals.

3. Get More Sleep – If you often find yourself lethargic through the day, you may be short on suffering from a lack of adequate sleep. At least 6-8 hours of sleep everyday is necessary to work at optimal levels. You can also take short afternoon naps (15-20 minutes) to restart your system.

4. Tap into Plant Power – One of the best natural sources of defeating fatigue are adaptogenic herbs, plants that are widely used for their medicinal and healing properties. They are known to reduce anxiety, stress and fatigue. An excellent way of building natural energy without resorting to artificial stimulators is Ginseng or Ashwagandha and Gotu Kola or Brahmi. These herbs boost both mental and physical energy, increase your threshold for taking stress, boost metabolism and enhance immunity in the body.

5. Switch to Tea – Most of us in 9 to 5 jobs fall into the habit of intaking large quantities of caffeine or energy drinks to keep ourselves going. This is an unhealthy habit and can be substituted with tea instead. Tea is natural, has a lot of health benefits and is the best substitute for artificial drinks and sodas that only harm the body in the long run.

6. Eat Clean – If you want your body to perform optimally throughout the day, you have to fuel it right. Include as much organic and raw produce in your daily diet as you can and cut out processed and junk food. Say goodbye to artificial foods, salty and sugary foods and embrace veggies, fruits, nuts and healthy meats. You’ll be amazed to see how energetic you feel by paying special attention to what you eat.

7. Relax – Above all, don’t forget to take a deep breath! Take time out during different parts of the day to just relax and free your mind of all troubles. Stress-induced feelings and emotions eat into a lot of your energy and must be carefully pushed away. During times of chaos, taking a deep breath becomes paramount and is an ideal approach to bringing your energy levels bank to normal when they are lagging. So take 5 minutes off when you feel fatigue, take deep, long breaths and you’ll experience an instant surge in your energy levels as oxygen travels to your brain. It is a quick yet effective way to give yourself a wake-up call in the middle of a busy day!

TEA REVIEW – Rangsaa Reborn

energize-reborn-reviewDry leaves
Tea is a fine blend of tippy green tea leaves, herbs, roots, stems and seeds . An intense looking blend that has a strong, complex and multitude of aroma. It gives out feelings of vigour and power!

Infused Tea/Unique Characteristics
When infused, the dominant herbaceous-spicy aroma fades into a cloudy, beautiful amber color liquor. The taste is unique. In the cup, it carries woody-sweet, honey, spicy, floral and fruit flavors. The aromas delightfully enhance the background of deep umami-rich greens that balance nicely against elements of aromatic wood and dried fruits. The infusion is light-medium body, feels thick in the mouth, has no astringency, and compliments an awesomely penetrating, lingering aftertaste.

I infused 1 tsp of leaves in 200 ml pre-boiled water (100C) for 7 minutes. Smooth textured, down-to-earth with a spicy edge, the bittersweet woody elements built steadily sip after sip. The taste experience was unique and enjoyable.

Reborn is robust in flavor and rich in heritage. The blend of superhero herbs tastes delicious, leaves a chill in the mouth, and gives the perk and spark you need to pull through the day. A great blend to bolster your defence system and replenish with energy.