Friday tea-time, and time to take time out for our tea-way ritual. This week the focus is on Turmeric [Golden] Tea, which is not a true tea at all, being a root of the Ginger family and known as Golden Tea.
Cultivate the Tea habit to care for your mind
The Zen Way of Tea, taking time out for tea in the afternoon is an ancient method of destressing the mind and taking time for appreciation of the Zen values of purity, tranquillity, harmony and reverence.
Make yourself a cup of herbal tea – any green tea or flower/leaf/root tea is wonderful for the mind. You can use an old cup, always sit in the same spot to drink it, try to do this at a regular time and allow yourself to be at one with all the zen that is in the tea-nature of your cup of tea while you take a break from the world.
And the Tea Habit cares for your mindbody as well
This is my daily Turmeric tea concoction: a level teaspoon of organic Turmeric powder, in a cup of just off-the-boil hot water and squeezed lemon juice to taste. Let the boiled water cool a little in the cup, Turmeric is more effective in suspension in slightly cooled boiled water, squeeze fresh lemon juice to your taste and then briskly stir in the Turmeric.
Less than a teaspoon a day of turmeric appears to significantly lower the DNA mutating ability of cancer-causing substances.
As usual, I encourage you to inform yourself and if you’re instinctively drawn to a tea like Turmeric Golden Tea for your mind-body-spirit then gen up as much as you can with self-education. Learn more about our Zen Tea-way in my blog.