Valentine’s Special – Rangsaa’s 10 Tips To Embrace Life With Tea

Get your adrenaline shooting. Shake up. Get up. Make a cup of tea. Relax. Keep walking. Set goals. Live life. Smile often. Laugh loud. Love yourself. Love more. Eat nutritious food. Stay hydrated. Drink more tea. Listen to more music and less advise. And lastly – Never give up on love. Find love in whatever and whomever you can. Find love in people, moments, places, work and things. Love is the essence of everything. It is the core of our existence and the most beautiful element in our lives. It is the ultimate path to inner peace.

Let tea make your journey better. Let it remind you that real love is pure and special. Bring more colors, flavors and aroma in your life. Wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Live well. Drink well. Be well.

Tea Aromatherapy – Find Your Balance With Rangsaa

tea-talk-10The practice of aromatherapy as an alternative medicine uses essential oils and aromatic plant extracts to heal, relax and improve one’s mood. From burning incense to fragrant oils, the tradition of aromatherapy has long been practised in temples, spas, meditation centres, hospitals etc. The popularity of aromatherapy has encouraged many to jump on to the bandwagon, labelling and selling synthetic candles, lotions and cosmetics for “aromatherapy”. These artificial products, naturally, do not have the properties the real herbs and oils do.

The many health benefits of aromatherapy make it hugely popular, such as its ability to reduce anxiety and depression, boost energy, eliminate headaches, induce sleep, reduce pain and strengthen immunity. And over the course of time, this simple ritual has paved it’s way to our homes – a practice aimed at healing and relaxing our bodies and mind.

Tea, a simple medium to achieve the meditative state, has been filling the need for an authentic way to aromatherapy. The healing and rejuvenating exercise is shifting to tea, with essential oils being infused into tea leaves, leading to an evolution in the diversity of flavors and aromas.

What makes tea such a soothing beverage is not just its taste nor the chemical compounds in the drink but the aromas and scents wafting from the cup, which go a long way in reducing stress. With each sip, the scents linger in the air, relaxing and energising the body and mind. The process of smelling the warm, rising aroma, is a process to connect with our inner selves, awaken from within and find a sense of harmony with nature.

This is the embodiment of aromatherapy in it’s most natural state. If you’re looking for something for vigour, vitality, healing, soothing or just lulling yourself to sleep, the task is as simple as bringing hot water to a boil and indulging in a fine cup of tea.

At Rangsaa, we strive to achieve the same sensory experience and mental balance with our all-natural blends. Our ingredients come alive in the water, bringing out layers of strong and complex aromas that are unique, reviving, soothing and relaxing, making way for the perfect, serene tea-time. Tea aromatherapy in all-natural way with no artificial essential oils or flavouring – this is the Rangsaa way. Just a medley of simple ingredients packed with 100% genuine love.

We believe our sense of smell plays a major role in our lives. The “smell” receptors in our nose communicate with parts of our brain (the amygdala and hippocampus) that serve as storehouses for emotions and memories. When you breathe in the aroma from a cup of Rangsaa, the receptors stimulate these parts of your brain and influence physical, emotional, and mental health. An important element of aromatherapy is synergy, a unique combination of a variety of aromas that can create an effect far more than that achieved by the oils on their own.

In today’s fast paced world, it is our effort to help people find balance and harmony of mind, body and spirit in a simple cup of Rangsaa. A journey from scratch to the molecular realm, Rangsaa aromas develop an all new character when brewed, with a unique burst of strong aromas that you’ve never experienced before. Brew our tea, find that perfect spot in the house and clear your mind of all worries. Dive into a journey of healing and wellness with a delectable and soothing aromatherapy experience. Jumpstart your journey of mindfulness with Rangsaa and experience the healing power of tea.

12 Reasons Why Rangsaa Blends Are Awesome

awesomerangsaablends4blog-1Tea is no longer about the regular chai we have all grown up with and grown idly used to. Neither are healthy teas now limited to the idea of green tea, let alone the convenient green tea bags most people take to.

We see people drinking poor-grade teas, chemically loaded with artificial flavors all around us and we are here to bring about a change. Although tea is widely accessible, most people remain oblivious to the whole array of options tea has to offer. A tea revolution has begun and we are here to help you re-discover tea.

Rangsaa’s tea blends and tisanes introduce you to the world of unique flavors, nuances and delicate balances not offered by your usual cup of tea. Every cup of Rangsaa is a delicious yet nutritious tea experience, bringing a premium cuppa to your table that also gives you ample room to innovate. Be it iced drinks, nutritious brews, healthy cockails and smoothies, our all-natural products come loaded with unadulterated power. Here are 10 reasons why we are unique and as cool as ice:

1. High-altitude tippy teas – At Rangsaa, we aim at bringing awareness and promote advance tea drinking culture. Tea grows slowly at high altitude, giving the leaves a greater depth of flavors and aroma. Trickling down from the hilly tea gardens in the Eastern Himalayan range, Rangsaa teas are hand-plucked and abundant in silver and golden tips.

2. All-natural tea blends – Many companies use artificially/naturally flavored oils which can be harmful to health. At Rangsaa, we use all-natural ingredients that transform, bringing out complex layers of flavors and aroma that you’ve never tasted before. Our blends are locally inspired and globally desired. 

3. Taste Experience and freedom from sugar – We believe that the act of drinking tea is a soothing, simple and a mind-awakening experience, that is nothing short of a thrilling sensory experience. We’ve worked with tea masters to create that perfect balance of flavors and aroma, for the delicious Rangsaa experience. Our teas are delectable, naturally sweet, enormously uplifting and nourishing – made with the finest organic ingredients.

4. Superfood drink – We’ve developed tea blends and tisanes using a precise selection of evocative herbs with proven health benefits, for the modern tea drinker. Our unique recipes with blend of superfood herbs is a great addition to modern day lifestyle. Stomp on artificially flavored teas, sugary energy drinks and leap to natural herbs and vitamins with an exuberant premium tea experience. Rise up to all your unhealthy monstrosi-teas.

5. Multi- versatile – We believe in having fun with tea, because there’s no drink like it. Rangsaa blends are great for cooking, making delicious cocktails, smoothies, detox drinks etc. Use our tea as a spice, marinate poultry or simply add fruits to make a healthy workout drink. Tea just went from traditional to progressive.

6. Shopping experience – At Rangsaa, we didn’t want to put people off with complicated names and a vast array from the mediocre to the good. We offer a small selection of the best. We’ve travelled the country seeking out the finest so that our customers don’t have to be experts to enjoy good tea. So, every time you sip one of our expert-curated tea blends, you are in the company of the most unique tea experience there is.

7. Tea with a purpose – Our blends are handcrafted keeping in mind the stressful on-the-go lifestyle of the modern tea drinker. Whether you want something to get refreshed in the morning, detox, a drink before a run, or a pre and post workout fuel, Rangsaa can be enjoyed every moment of the day.

8. Great for tea meditation – Rangsaa offers you meditation in a cup, leaving you physically relaxed and mentally alert – with it’s symphony of unique flavors and aroma. Just taking the time to brew and drink a cup of Rangsaa mindfully can quiet your mental chatter and help you tune into the present moment.

9. Rangsaa’s Golden Box – When it tastes amazing and feels amazing, it should absolutely look amazing too. We send our tea out like you send your first born to school for the first time – With love, affection, warmth and shining like the golden sun.

10. Tea gifting – Tea is meant to be shared. Even with those who are unfamiliar with the aromatic depths it can take one to. Our packaging is designed to give you the luxuriant Rangsaa experience. All our boxes have two pouches, red to induce and white to introduce. Share it if you love it.

11. Social responsibility – There’s lot that goes into bringing a cup of Rangsaa to your table and we ensure that journey is beneficial for all by working directly with farmers and small growers.

12. The Global Tea Movement – With every box of Rangsaa you purchase, you become part of LoveforTea – A Global Tea Movement. Rangsaa is continuously bringing together artists, musicians, designers and creating a high tea circle for those who share common love for the brew. With reach across 140 countries, we are one of the largest tea communities globally. Our goal is to make a difference by educating people about tea, how it’s good for us and connect with the vast tea community globally. Join us on a journey to enlighten the right tea drinking culture. It’s the modern tea movement!

For someone who loves tea, commitment to good tea comes naturally. We are trying to uphold this commitment every day at Rangsaa. We are on a mission to reveal the value and purpose of the rich tea drinking heritage by infusing it into our daily lives and culture. Let the tea-naissance begin!

Rangsaa Launches It’s Website Rangsaa.com on ITD 2016

On the 12th International Tea Day, 15th December 2016, we at Rangsaa are glad to launch our website www.rangsaa.com.

We at Rangsaa are huge fans of superior quality tea and herbs, but were jaded with the poor-grade and dusty flavors that found their way into infusions. Having realised a gap in the market for healthy, all-natural tea, we sought out to create delicious blends loaded with pure, unadulterated power. And so Rangsaa was born.

Climate change and modern lifestyle are messing our health and mental peace. Diseases like diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure are increasingly becoming common among people. In Delhi, the national capital of India, there are already serious concerns surrounding the dangerously high levels of toxicity in the air.

We feel it is the need of the hour for people to consider tea as the best option for their daily drinks. Market stats and global trend forecast prove that people are bored of artificial drinks and are looking for something that will improve them naturally.

After years of research and collaboration with experts, we created our unique Rangsaa recipes to rediscover the forgotten power of Indian herbs. Rangsaa’s tea blends and tisanes are the results of a precise and careful selection of evocative herbs with proven health benefits, designed for the modern tea drinker. We aim to create an exquisite tea drinking experience for tea lovers around the world. And we ensure our journey is beneficial for all by working directly with small growers and farmers.

A fitness and wellness movement, Rangsaa operates in a unique space. With all-natural ingredients curated to transform and energize, Rangsaa is all about complex and novel layers of flavors, undertones and aromas. Our blends are multi-versatile, finding their uses in cooking, nutritious drinks and healthy cocktails. We love design and bring to you a product that not just tastes amazing, but also looks absolutely amazing. Just how our tea makes you feel good inside-out, so will our packaging.

The concept of healthy, nutritious tea goes way beyond the popular green tea or flavored tea bags. While we do see the concept of premium tea as a health drink growing globally, it still remains to gain traction in India. Rangsaa is on a mission to change this and we need your support to that end.

We are brewing a modern culture for contemporary tea drinking experience, and we look forward to sharing this wonderful journey with you. Please check out our website, shop and show your support. Share it if you love it.

10 Benefits of Drinking Tea Over Coffee

tea-talk-7Tea is a great social adhesive, bringing friends and family together to sit and talk. Moreover, it’s benefits are plenty and rewarding for those who stay loyal to their cup. While coffee is a drink of choice for many, it is heartening to know 3 out of 5 coffee drinkers globally are now switching to tea. If you’re looking for reasons to sip cups of tea daily, we give you ten good ones:

1. Nourishes your body – Tea is good for you but beyond that general statement tea is absolutely the perfect beverage to improve your life, health and well-being. Tea’s rich antioxidants, multi-vitamins and minerals make it the ultimate whole body wellness drink.

2. Keeps you hydrated – Unlike coffee, tea actually hydrates your body, which proves a fundamental factor in enhancing focus. Tea replenishes your fluid intake since it’s pure water with a flavor. Moreover, it keeps your skin hydrated and glowing.

3. Detoxifies your body – Tea has been documented to contain a lot more antioxidants than are present in coffee. Antioxidants assist in clearing free radicals in the body, keep it healthy, help you feel fresh and luckily tea has lots of them!

4. Boosts energy and endurance – Contrary to popular belief, tea has the same amount of caffeine as coffee. However, coffee can bring you down once the initial high has subsided. The slow release of caffeine combined with tea’s main stimulants leaves you revved up but totally chilled out.

5. Clears your mind – You must have never heard anyone say, “I am going to go and relax with a cup of coffee.” Tea is known to be an anti-depressant – it calms your nerves and invigorates your body. So the next time you are looking to boost your mood, get a cup instead of hitting the bar.

6. Protects your bones – People who drink tea on a daily basis have stronger bones and are less likely to break their hip in the long run, due to the high levels of catechins in tea. Having 3-5 cups everyday is certain to keep your bones healthy.

7. Protects your teeth – Tea contains fluoride that protects your teeth and doesn’t stain them unlike coffee. A reasonable amount of tea will keep you and your teeth happy.

8. Strengthens the immune system – Tea is also known to be good at keeping your immunity strong. Drinking tea on a regular basis can sure protect you from frequent sickness. Plus you can include tea blends and tisanes in your diet that contain immunity boosting herbs like ginseng, licorice root, ginger etc.

9. Helps in maintaining weight – Unlike regular vanilla and hazelnut lattes that are loaded with high amounts of sugar and calories, tea is perfect in it’s form for the weight watchers and people who are switching to a cleaner lifestyle.

10. Let’s you drink more – And finally. Can you imagine if you drank five or six cups of coffee every day? Your heart would explode. Tea has higher diversity of flavor profiles and you can open your taste buds on a much wider scale with tea. From black and green teas to tea blends and even caffeine free herbal infusions, you are sure to find ones you like.

Leaves or beans, tea wins hands down. So ponder on all the information we leave you with, while we go grab a cup ourselves!

8 Lifestyle Changes to Detox Your Body

detox-lifestyle2-1Even the most careful and health-conscious of us are guilty of putting unhealthy items in our bodies in our daily lives. A cleansing of the body or as it is called, detoxification, helps us combat the problem by getting rid of all the toxins we subject our bodies to.

Detox refers to cleansing the body with organic, whole and fresh foods by abstaining from toxic or unhealthy substances. While it may not be possible to practice abstinence in our daily lives, some simple steps can be effective to the end. So instead of taking to occasional, short-lived measures, adopt these small changes in your daily life:

1. Increase fiber intake – The kidney and liver are crucial for the filtration of the toxins in the body and thus promote overall cleansing. Include plenty of fiber in your daily diet such as organically produced fresh vegetables and fruits to aid them in their function. Radishes, artichokes, broccoli, cabbage, parsley, grapefruit, beets etc. are all high on fiber and make for excellent detox foods. Avoid unhealthy items such as processed foods, caffeine, alcohol and refined sugars.

2. Increase Vitamin C intake: Vitamin C is especially helpful for detox since it induces the production of glutathione, which is a compound that flushes toxins out. Include fruits and vegetables high on Vitamin C such as bell-pepper, lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya etc. in your daily diet.

3. Drink herbal tea blends – Herbal infusions are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are high on health benefits. They offer an excellent alternative to black and green tea, not just in terms of flavor but also owing to their natural detoxifying and energy boosting properties. A tea detox consists of two parts: one being the morning ritual where you take teas to refresh and the second being the evening where you take tea to cleanse the colon. Look for ingredients such as ginseng, gotu kola, ginger, peppermint, licorice, spearmint, lemongrass and  cinnamon in your tea.

4. Do yoga – Yoga is one of the best detox techniques as it cleanses your body, mind and spirit when practiced daily. Choose from the hundreds of yoga asanas to strengthen and detox your body.

5. Hydrotherapy – Hydrotherapy consists of a wide range of methods. One simple yet effective way to do it daily is to alternate between hot and cold water during a shower. Exercise hydrotherapy by taking a hot shower for five minutes daily, allowing the water to run on your skin. Follow the same with cold water for about 3 seconds. Repeat this thrice and hit the bed for the next 30 minutes. While hot water relaxes blood vessels and dilates them, cold water stimulates them. This alternating between the two is useful in decreasing inflammation, removing toxins from tissues and naturally, stimulating blood circulation.

6. Exfoliate – Remove toxins present in your skin and induce greater circulation through daily oil massages and skin brushing. You can also dry-brush your skin or go for foot scrubs and baths to remove toxins from the pores. Before taking a shower, dry brush your full body. This will stimulate greater blood circulation and will augment the process of toxin elimination through the skin.

7. Sweat it out – Hit the local gym or sweat it out in the sauna to help your body eliminate waste through increased body temperature and perspiration. Sweating rids your body of a lot of toxins and is a great daily detox tool.

8. Drink lots of water –Water is a catalyst to all the above mentioned detox techniques. So stay hydrated all day and have adequate amounts of water to flush toxins out of your body.

10 Ways To Make Tea More Enjoyable

tea-talk-6Tea lovers are constantly on the lookout for new flavors and novel tea experiences. Luckily for them, different styles of tea don’t always have to be about different kinds of tea. A little tweak here, a little tweak there and you can have an entirely new brand of tea! Try these simple tips to give your daily tea experience a delightful twist:

1. Ginger – Ginger is best known for its aromatic, pungent flavor and is widely used to compliment Indian dishes. Adding ginger to your cup of tea gives it a spicy flavor profile and makes for an effective way to fight common colds and an upset stomach. Add a dash of honey and you have just the perfect cup ready!

2. Lemon – Most tea drinkers swear by lemon. Add a slice of lemon or mix some lemon juice to give your tea a slightly sweet yet acidic taste that tingles your taste buds. Being rich in Vitamin C and low on calories, lemon also makes your cup healthier.

3. Fresh Mint Leaves – Add fresh mint leaves to either hot or iced tea for an invigorating, aromatic drink that relaxes you. Remember to crush mint leaves to ensure the release of essential oils in your tea. Mint works best with green and black teas and is also an excellent cure for indigestion.

4. Tulsi – Tulsi infused tea is known to be the simplest and the best cure against common cold. Adding basil to your tea makes for a soothing and rejuvenating drink that is high on health benefits.

5. Fresh Fruits – Add different fruits every day of the week and treat yourself to new fresh fruit infusions. You can go for apples, kiwi, strawberries, oranges, melons etc. to add to your simple cup of tea and enjoy a fruity brew.

6. Spices – Spices greatly complement tea to give rise to exciting flavor profiles. Some commonly used spices in tea are cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves etc. Cinnamon is routinely used to enhance the flavor of tea, giving it a warm wafting aroma. It is also known to fight diabetes and boost immunity. Nutmeg, though similar to cinnamon in aroma and taste, gives the tea a warmer flavor. It pairs especially well with black tea and again, comes with loads of health benefits. Clove is another favorite with tea lovers and has lots of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

7. Honey – One of the oldest tricks in the book to sweeten your tea, honey is delicious and pairs very well with different teas, and is very healthy for your body. Use honey in your daily cup of tea. You can consider raw honey or organic honey as they are healthier and better options.

8. Lemon/Orange Peel – Lemon and orange peels are not just a great addition to desserts but also work really well with tea. The peels are fragrant and can be used to give tea a nice zesty, citrusy smell and a fresh flavor. They work well with almost all types of tea, from black, green to herbal infusions. All you need to do is peel s0me and add to your brew.

9. Nuts – Nuts can give your tea a rich creamy flavor and can be used with all varieties of tea. Crushed almonds and walnuts work especially well with somkey teas.

10. Alcohol – Calm your nerves after a long day and unwind with alcohol infused tea. You can take your pick from vodka, gin, whiskey, rum as you’ll find different teas work with specific types of alcohol because of their flavor profile. All you need to do is add one shot of your favorite drink to hot/cold tea and get your own curated drink.

Tea is versatile and you can really step up your game by making it with some imagination. Try different flavors, experiment, explore and have fun. Invite your friends over, make interesting tea based drinks, surprise them and pass on the love. It’s all about discovering the world of tea, together. It’s the modern tea movement!