Inspired by the calming ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony, Selph Naturopath Sarah Benna Doyle, shares her recipe for turmeric elixir tea.
Using the Organic Turmeric Elixir herbal tea by The Fitzroy Naturopath, available at Selph Health Studios, Sarah’s tea eases the mind and body. For Sarah, the tea is part of an evening routine, promoting calm and preparing the body for a good night’s rest.
“When treating people, I find the common issues are lack of energy, feeling stressed or struggling with sleep issues. In today’s society, there is so much doing and pushing that I wanted to switch gears and spend some time focusing on relaxing.
Daily rituals are so often overlooked by the busyness of our lives. Stress affects every system of our body and it is vitally important that we have rituals embedded into our day to pause.
The Japanese practice of the tea ceremony is rooted in Chinese zen philosophy as a way to remove yourself from mundane routines of the day to day and practice stillness.
One of the principles of the tea philosophy is ‘Wabi’ meaning appreciating the beauty of things that are simple and natural. We must make time for stillness like we make time for exercise.
Having your own mini tea ceremony can be a self-care ritual to give your nervous system a break from being constantly ‘switched on’. Winter is an especially wonderful season to give yourself permission to relax.”
Sarah Benna Doyle
Cup of Calm – Turmeric Elixir Tea
Makes 1 cup
- 350ml coconut milk (or any dairy-free milk of choice)
- 2 tsp Organic Turmeric Elixir Tea by The Fitzroy Naturopath
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cardamom pods, crushed
- 2 cloves
- Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat. Add the tea, honey, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Whisk together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and allow the flavours to infuse for 5 minutes (let the tea steep for longer if you prefer a stronger tea).
- Strain the tea mixture through a small sieve into a mug and serve hot.
Interested in learning more about tea? Join us on August 18 for a Traditional Tea Ceremony followed by a Winter Yoga Flow. Reserve your spot: https://www.selph.com.au/events/tea-and-flow/