A Lesson on Ayurvedic Tea

You have probably heard the word “ayurvedic” before. Maybe you saw it on a tea label or heard it at your yoga class. But what is it exactly? Based on the Ayurvedic Institute, Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” This science originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There is a reason why Ayurveda is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It emphasizes having a whole balance in one’s life. Which one can obtain through right-thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. 

The philosophy breaks down the principle on balance through three energies or doshas, known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. To learn how to balance the body, mind, and consciousness requires an understanding of how these elements work together.

What are the three doshas and what do they represent?

Vata = Movement

Vata provides the essential motion for all bodily processes It governs breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of the heart, and all movements in the cytoplasm and cell membranes.

Pitta = Metabolic System

Those with pitta-dominant constitutions have a strong metabolism, good digestion, and strong appetites. It governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature.

Kapha = Body’s Structure

Kapha types are blessed with strength, endurance, and stamina. Kapha supplies the water for all bodily parts and systems. It lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin, and maintains immunity.

What does this have to do with tea?

Experts advise that certain practices and daily activities can help you achieve balance. Some of these include herbs & spices, calming music, yoga and meditation, and essential oils. So when it comes to tea, their herbs and spices make the perfect way to bring balance to your doshas. There are specific teas made to help. And you’re in luck, we have all three on our website.

Ginger & Turmeric Kapha (Kapha)

Our Kapha tea holds strong spices and makes this tea the most intense composition among our Ayurvedic blends. 

Vata (Vata)

Refreshing and vitalizing blend to promote movement.

Balance (Pitta)

A blend of cinnamon pieces, licorice root, whole cardamom, fennel, ginger, coriander, and rose petals make for a delicious and aromatic experience. 

So why not get emotionally, physically and spiritually in line with our Ayurveda teas? To take the test and discover your most dominant dosha type, by going to Deepak Chopra’s website.