Tips, Tricks & Tales from the SESA Beverage Lab
Forget the Trash! Recycle your tea leaves
Ever wondered if there was anything else you could do with your used tea leaves other than throw them away? Never fear! There are a whole bunch of ways to re-use brewed tea leaves + we've compiled a list of our top 3 favorite ways to re-use old tea leaves.
It's amazing how many benefits tea has, from being an antioxidant powerhouse to helping reduce blood pressure, Camellia Sinensis (aka the tea leaf) is a seriously amazing plant. After you've had your tea, why just throw away those beautiful leaves when you can re-use them to make something wonderful + save a little more from the landfill?
Lemongrass has long been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine because of its myriad health benefits. From reducing blood pressure to relieving menstrual pain, Lemongrass contains seriously healthy properties. Our proprietary combination of Lemongrass + Ginger creates a unique blend sure to restore wellness from the inside out.
Spring Cleaning for the Body + Mind
What better way to celebrate March than with a detoxifying, relaxing tea. With so much focus put on cleaning our houses for the Spring, why not also clean our bodies and minds?
Chamomile is loaded with health benefits and the addition of our tangy citrus peel enlivens the flavor, making for a beneficial and delicious tincture for the soul.
Ayurveda is an Ancient Sanskrit word meaning "the complete knowledge for long life". The root word, "Ayus" means "longevity" while "Veda" means "knowledge" or "science". Ayurveda originated in India as a form of traditional medicine & has recently gained popularity in the west as a form of "alternative" medicine.
Ayurveda is based upon the Hindu belief in the Pancha Mahabhuta or the Five Great Elements -- earth, water, air, fire, and ether. It is believed every creation, including the human body, is comprised of these five essential building blocks.
While at its root a medical practice, Ayurveda is also a philosophy of life, incorporating a plant-based, holistic approach to wellness and balanced living. The goals of this philosophy include a balanced metabolism & digestion, good hygiene, exercise, yoga, & meditation.
While difficult in today's fast-paced world to live consistently by these principals, they can be incorporated into a contemporary lifestyle to increase well-being and balance in one's life.
A perfect tea for the winter blues
Winter has come & while it's almost over, there's nothing like a chilly February to get the spirits down. Need uplifting? Enter Lavender Earl Grey -- the perfect antidote to those pesky winter blues.
Our lush floral take on the classic, Lavender Earl Grey is a sublime blend of Assam Black Tea, Bergamot Essence & fresh Lavender Flowers.
If you're anything like us here at Sesa Pure, you love tea. That being said, during the dark winter months when caffeine is necessary just to get to work, it can be hard to kick the coffee habit.
We're here to help & want to offer 4 reasons to add "Drink More Tea" to your New Year's Resolutions.
What better way to start off the new year than with one of our most popular wellness teas!
We thought everyone needs a little extra pep in their step going into January to start the new year fresh & our Revive Tea does just the trick!
We all know Turmeric is an excellent healing ingredient. From being anti-inflammatory to being a strong antioxidant, turmeric is a powerhouse. You may have tried Golden Milk -- a delicious warm beverage blend of turmeric, spices, & coconut milk, but have you ever tried Golden Chai!?
We've taken the best healing beverage & made it even better by adding a perfect chai latte to the mix. Our version of a Golden Chai is simpler than most recipes, is loaded with healing herbs and spices, & contains caffeine, making it a perfect morning beverage should you need a little extra pep in your splendid step!
The word Chai directly translates from the ancient Sanskrit language to tea. 3,500 years of devoted practice to perfecting a pure process come together in a well prepared cup of Chai. Our Chai spices, along with the ingredients that sit with them work to create an authentic cup of Chai.
Masala Chai indicates a spiced blend of black tea & warming herbs brewed together to create a bold & flavorful cup. Our Chai Spice Blend omits the black tea, allowing for a caffeine-free brew of spicy chai. Each ingredient in Masala Chai has an ancient Ayurvedic purpose, in addition to blending together to create a delicious, warming cup of tea. Below we’ll explore each of the ingredients & why each promotes wellness from the inside out.
Ever wonder how to steep the perfect cup of tea? Fear no more.... we've put together a comprehensive list on how to steep each kind of tea to make the best flavor!
First, our Pin offers an at-a-glance view of how to steep tea. For our temperatures, you might need a thermometer, though. Below, we've explained just how to tell if your water's the right temperature without having to use a thermometer.
The tea with the highest amount of caffeine and a ton of beneficial flavonoids (a type of antioxidant) is best enjoyed steeped in boiling-hot water.
To make a perfect cup of black tea:
Boil 8-12 ounces* (1 - 1.5 cups) of purified water
Drop in one teabag or 1.5 teaspoons** of loose leaves in a strainer
Cover & let sit for 3-6 minutes