5 Reasons Why Rangsaa is Your 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 Cocktails – Not So Looong Island Ice Tea

tea-talk-2Surprising as it may sound, the centuries old LIIT, a favourite cocktail for many, has now started seeing an innovation of sorts with actual tea in it.

The tea trend has motivated bartenders to explore new tweaks and additions in old drinks, especially in a bid to cater to health-conscious individuals. In a world where schedules are tight and the pace of life increasingly fast, more and more people are drawn towards natural and healthy substitutes for traditional dietary options, giving rise to an increase in the number of tea adapters.

High-end bars and cocktail lounges across the globe have started seeing a shift towards various tea-based cocktails that are now gaining wide popularity. Cashing in on this trend towards ‘healthy’ cocktails, even alcohol and coffee producers are exploring fusion styles with tea.

What makes tea and alcohol the ideal partners for the perfect drink? The inherent natural synergies present in the two beverages and similarities in flavor and aroma lend great beauty to the mixture. The two complement each other and result in a concoction made superior by the combined flavor profiles.

Sarah Allard, Founder of London-based company  Leaf and Liquor, is a strong proponent for tea cocktails. In conversation with LoveforTea she says, “ I do like mixing whiskey with tea – it works particularly well with rich, malty black teas and smoky/charcoal flavored teas. She further adds, “Tea is so diverse – the depth of flavors means you can create a cocktail base that has a multi-sensory effect. Most of us enjoy a cup of tea and green tea consumption is on the rise. It’s only natural the next step is to explore the creative levels to which we can take the humble leaf – something consumers really enjoy and appreciate.”

The delicate balance of unique flavours found in a tea blend with the right kind and amount of alcohol can make for stunning hot and cold cocktails, a territory an increasing number of mixologists are venturing into. Maureen Donegan, the Bar Director at Presidio Social Club in San Francisco says, “Tea is versatile and yields myriad flavor profiles when paired with different ingredients. The combinations are endless. The opportunity to use an herbal tea with, say, a herbal liquor, is a big advantage to a non-caffeine drinker.”

Tea is mutitalented in nature, offering something for everyone. The number of liquor brands globally that are taking to creating tea cocktails goes on to highlight the popularity of this mixture across the world. Alcohol leader Johnnie Walker is an active player in the space, with it’s website featuring quirky and easy-to-do recipes. Tea Enriched Alcohol, a London-based premium gin and vodka brand, is another interesting player that specialises in tea infused spirits. Long Leaf Tea Vodka, Australia’s first tea infused vodka also seems to be riding on the back of the trend.

So the next time you’re out on a Friday night, don’t forget to ask your bartender for an exciting new tea cocktail!

MingCha Tea House – Fun with Kids, Tea & Family

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Most of us can relate to the statement “there is not much to do outdoors” or “why can’t I stay in and play my Xbox or PS3?” Sounds like a familiar statement kids use so profusely. It is true, while technology has provided some thing for every consumer of all age groups in terms of entertainment, it has led to a sense of detachment in terms of experiencing the natural environment and human interaction. One may be in a room of friends but would prefer the company of an ipad , laptop or a phone. With this in mind, parents and teachers have been taking initiatives in focusing on activities which help children interact.

So wanting to carry forward this initiative we thought, what would be a commendable and fun filled activity for children and adults to do together? Being avid tea lovers the idea flowed easily and quickly – of course a tea tasting! Kids are early adapters and this would certainly provide as an interactive activity to indulge them into exploring not only their senses, but giving families a much deserved fulfilled time together, from learning to interaction.

While exploring the idea of tea tasting for kids, MingCha Tea House in Hong Kong came to our minds. In an exclusive conversation with Love for Tea, Vivian Mak, founder of MingCha, shares her mission and vision, which is to allow people from every walks of life to be able to enjoy the true taste of tea – including kids. Based on the concept of togetherness, family interactivity, helping even the young ones explore their sensory palate while learning the art of tea, Vivian has successfully introduced workshops for kids in tea. These are free for children up to 11 years of age and are taught by the tea masters of the MingCha Tea House. And yes, adults are also welcome to attend or chaperone at the workshops, turning this into fun interactive experience for an entire family.

It is said as we grow older we cultivate our likes and dislikes based on external influences. Vivian believes, children being expressive and untarnished in their thoughts on what they like and dislike are more perceptive and true to their senses. However, given an opportunity to taste, smell, bite, sniff and experience tea from a creative and educational approach at a tea tasting, children surely provide a genuine feedback for our comprehension but may also create a platform for future careers for themselves too. Tea tastings are certainly proving to be a good blend of fun, interaction with nature and education which are growing to spark the interest of many little kids who are enthusiastically trying to put their sensory skills to test.

With a fine success and outreach to the world of tea lovers, Vivian of the MingCha Tea House continues to strive to inculcate this deep appreciation for tea in every age group. We at Love for Tea surely commend the initiative as we do believe tea can not only heal your body (internally and externally) but your environment, and it tastes heavenly too.

Next time you plan a family activity, incorporate your little ones in a session of tea tasting and wait to be pleasantly surprised. Don’t take our word on it, give it a try . Who knows you may discover a hidden appreciation or skills of a Tea Sommelier within your own family.

A cup of tea brings the world together and bridges the age gap between kids and adults through a mutual love for tea. A family that tastes tea together, most certainly has fun together. And that’s a promise!