THE TEA MASTER’S Back to School Guide
Boost brain power, power up the immune system & provide balanced energy with this one simple habit – healthy, chemical-free teas. Our delicious teas won’t feel like a sacrifice but they are a powerful replacement for sugary drinks & snacks which often contain dyes, artificial flavours, pesticide residues & chemicals. Even better, just a cup of our teas often offer the nutrient dense equivalent of several servings of vegetables, & they improve hydration levels. There are also great ways to harness the power of aromatherapy to soothe stress, aid mental focus & assist sleep. The beginning of a new school year is a great time of year to develop healthy, fun new habits & rituals that will support well-being throughout the year ahead. Whether you’re a kid, a teen, a university student, a parent, or a child-free adult – this guide helps you get a head start on fall & winter so you’ll thrive throughout the year. ~ Cheers, Daniela | Tea Master + Owner
CAFFEINE-FREE TEAS Reducing caffeine intake can reduce anxiety, headaches & lead to a better night’s sleep. Wildberry Wave has a juicy berry taste & is equally irresistible iced or hot. Enjoy on its own or mix brewed tea with equal parts non-dairy milk for an instant “berries & cream” drink. Chocolate Hug makes an instant minty chocolate treat without sugar. Add a splash of non-dairy milk for creamy richness that can reduce cravings for unhealthy fats. Philosopher’s Brew aids mental alertness & focus while soothing stress. Angelwater calms & uplifts the spirits. Lullaby an hour or longer after dinner helps release the tension of the day & ensures a restful sleep. Alchemist’s Brew is packed with Vit C & has a tart, juicy taste. All of these teas can also be used to make a yummy tea infused oatmeal for breakfast or as an after school snack. Search the blog for more recipes.
MAKE EVENING TEA A NIGHTLY FAMILY OR COUPLES RITUAL Take time out after dinner to dim the lights & put away all electronic devices. Everyone can brew their fave tea in their favourite mug. Spend 15 minutes to half an hour unwinding with a cup of tea. Parents need time to decompress & reconnect. You can also share a cup by candlelight after the kids are asleep.
LOW CAFFEINE WELLNESS TEAS Some of our Wellness blends contain white & green tea which have very tiny amounts of caffeine. These can be excellent choices for teens & adults (in fact it’s common in Asian countries for kids to consume green & white tea regularly). Hydrating Quench is a thirst- quenching, zesty drink. Perfect during or post-exercise. Since it contains anti-inflammatory minerals it can help hangovers. Sip 2-4 cups, either hot or iced to feel better quickly. Apply Headache & Hangover Roll-On to temples for added relief. BeauTEAful is perfect for pre-teens, teens & university students. It’s rich in nutrients associated with healthy skin & hydrating. Winter Warrior combines the power of lemon, ginger & green tea to boost defenses against cold & flu. Happy Tea brightens grey moods & counteracts stress.
TEAS & REMEDIES FOR STUDY, CREATIVITY + MEMORY Our Jasmine Oasis has a high proportion of jasmine to low caffeine green tea & is traditionally associated with stimulating creativity. Perfect for late night study sessions or whenever you need inspiration. Green teas have also been linked to brain waves which are associated with enhancing mental focus. Check out Happy, Dragonwell, Sencha, Sour Cherry & Gen Mai Cha. Students in ancient Greece wore herb garlands to improve memory & attention. Find these ingredients in our Happy, Headache & Hangover diffuser & roll-on blends. As well, studies indicate scents can boost memory recall. Use these blends while studying & then again for an exam or test & be pleasantly surprised at how your recall may improve & nervousness during the exam may be reduced. Check out our selection of high quality thermal stainless steel & bamboo travel mugs – ideal for students to transport healthy teas to school. At home, our Takeya all-in-one tea brewers make it easy to make tea in large quantities (hot or cold). Keep in the fridge instead of juice so everyone in the family can help themselves.
THE POWER OF INTENTION Our reusable tea towels feature inspiring quotes that bring positivity into your day & can be used instead of disposable napkins in school lunches or at home. Find inspiring mugs & other teaware in-store. In Asian culture, it’s believed that having auspicious symbols brings luck & attracts the energy you seek into your life. Modern research confirms there’s more to the power of intention than meets the eye – surrounding yourself with positive ideas & intentions can help shift you in that direction by acting as a positive reminder of a goal or way of being.
ROLL-ON REMEDIES Keep in a pocket or purse for instant relief of what ails you while on the go. Happy for a dose of calm, & stress relief. It can also curb snack cravings. Headache & Hangover clears cobwebs & helps mental focus. Cold & Flu Ninja wards off winter ills. Sweet Dreams helps restful sleep.
TRANSFORM YOUR CAR & HOME INTO A SERENE SPACE Breathe in soothing goodness, while counteracting germs, allergens & stress. Our ultrasonic & car diffusers can turn your car & home into a wellness zone. Boost defenses with Cold & Flu Ninja in the car & gathering spaces in the home. Inhale the forest scent of Westcoast Wilderness for stress & mood balancing. Combat airborne allergens (including dust, pollen & pet) & support sinus health with Allergy & Hay Fever Defense. Diffuse Sweet Dreams in bedrooms for sleep aid.
BREAKOUT BUSTER + MANAGE EXCESS OIL Balance your skin’s oil production by cleansing twice daily with our gentle but powerful skincare products. Chemical-free, plant based ingredients keep skin healthy & have a calming effect on the mind too! Prevent & manage breakouts with Purify Serum daily. Combine it with Miracle Mask in a weekly FACIAL RESET treatment.
FACIAL RESET Reboot skin with an easy, customised 10 min Miracle Mask. Beware! Not all masks are created equal – low quality ones can be very harsh, cause irritation, dryness, have little nutrient value & contain chemicals & preservatives. Miracle Mask is pure mineral & sea clay combined with natural plant extracts. Studies have found clay from this source is anti-inflammatory, purifying, can speed healing & stimulate regeneration. How you use it depends on your skin’s current needs (find the instructions here).
POST SUMMER SKINCARE REPAIR + WINTER PREP Mist clean face & neck with Sea Toner, then a thick layer of our potent botanical, nutrient-rich Jade Serum + Nourishing Dew. Let sit on face & neck for 15-20 min. Dab off any excess with Sea Toner. Counteracts the effects of summer sun & provides deep hydration to prep skin for windy & cold weather ahead.
DETOX BATH FOR HEALTHY SKIN Support skin’s natural purifying efforts with a bath in our Detox Bathsalts. What the body has trouble eliminating, can show up in breakouts.
LOVE YOUR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT Drink 2-3 cups daily of BeauTeaful Tea to nourish skin from the inside out.
Healthy habits include avoiding foods & beverages with hidden additives, preservatives & dyes. Look carefully at ingredient labels! SILK ROAD TEAS are expertly blended to optimize tea’s healthful properties. We use fresh, organic ingredients resulting in a naturally sweet taste & more antioxidants in every cup.