The Spring Tea Box

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ONCE UPON A TIME…

in the not-so-distant-past, when humans lived with the seasons, we trusted our instincts to guide us to edible plants. Animals have been seen to seek out plants they need when they are sick, but humans have mostly lost this instinct. By paying close attention to our senses we can re-learn this again. It's important that you don't attempt to drink any tea without knowing what it is if you have any health concerns or take any medications.

THE STEPS...

  1. Listen to the mindfulness recording
  2. Record your findings on the worksheet below
  3. Repeat with the other teas
  4. Download the monographs
  5. Fill out the remaining parts of the herb worksheet
  6. Listen to the podcast and watch the youtube channel

With that said let us start by listening...

SO YOU'VE GOT YOUR CUPPA WAITING... 

all you have to do is switch on this meditation recording, get settled somewhere quiet, and begin. 

     

    The Six Tastes

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    THE SIX TASTES…

    Sweet (earth and water); found in carbohydrates, fats and proteins, tonic, demulcent, soft, soothing, cooling. It is the taste of love, compassion and sharing. 

    Sour (earth and fire);  found in acids, digestive stimulant, clears dryness, increase bile, carminative. It is the taste of jealousy and selfishness. 

    Salty (water and fire);  found in minerals, stimulates appetite, moistening, nourishing to the nervous system. It is the taste of being grounded and stable. 

    Pungent (fire and air); found in aromatic volatile oils, invigorates blood flow, encourages diaphoresis, stimulates metabolism, lung problems such as asthma and coughs. It is the taste of hot emotions like anger and intense grief. 

    Bitter  (ether and air); found in sesquiterpenes, anthraquinones, alkaloids and some glycosides, tonic, increases digestive secretions, alterative, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antipyretic, promotes peristalsis and urination, reduces itching, swelling and oozing on the skin. It might make you feel spacey. 

    Astringent (earth and air); found in tannins,  repairs wounds and neutralising bacteria, reduces leakage of bodily fluids (sweating, bleeding, diarrhoea etc.), and helps absorption. It might dry out your lust for life. 

     

    Recording

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    I INVITE YOU…

    to record what you have observed today. Create your own monograph with what you've found. Then add the traditional and scientific understandings of the herb afterwards. Download your free monograph form now. 

     

    Tradition and Science

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    THE MONOGRAPHS…

    Once you've completed tasting a tea bag you can download the according monograph listed below. The letters match the herb key. 

     

    Podcast + Youtube

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    KEEP ON LEARNING…

    with the podcast and youtube channel. I have videos for most (but not all) the herbs you've studied in the spring box. There is also a podcast episode for each herb to take your knowledge of the herb even deeper. I'd love to hear what you thought of the box and your herbal-sensory discoveries. 

     
     
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    youtube channel

    Visit the youtube channel. 

     
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    subscribe to the podcast

    on itunes.

     

    Or just listen to the podcast episodes direct from this website