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Shaolin Training Tea

Power up your training with this tasty blend! This energizing white tea is blended with great training herbs like: eleuthero root (American ginseng), astragulus root, ashwagandha, gotu kola as well as yerba mate for a stimulating kick! The roasted mate aids in metabolizing sugars, cholesterol and other toxins from the blood. The rosehips, safflower, hibiscus and fruit flavoring add to the smoothness and taste, making this tea not only good for you but great tasting as well!

Ingredients: White tea, eleuthero root, yerba mate, papaya, licorice root, astragulus, ashwagandha, gotu kola, rosehips, safflower, hibiscus and fruit flavoring.

Tai Chi Tea

Like the beautiful art of Tai Chi, this tea blend will give you a sense of inner peace and balance from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Tai Chi Tea is a stimulating herbal tea that mingles herbs, roots, and seeds to invigorate. While fennel soothes the throat, and flax offers generous amounts of essential fatty acids. The pale yellow cup bathes in the pleasant scent of licorice and peppermint, with a slight maple taste, it's simply extraordinary and naturally caffeine free!

Ingredients: Fennel seed, flax, fenugreek seed, licorice root and peppermint leaf.

Chi Balance Tea

Modern life can lead to disruptive physical and mental stresses along with poor eating and lifestyle habits. The Chinese have used the herbs in this tea for thousands of years to help nourish, tonify and rejuvenate strength, build the body’s vitality, and support the healthy function of the liver. The Chinese have found something that flows through the body called Chi, in English it roughly translates as “vital energy” or “life force.” This formula contains ten great chi balancing herbs and is naturally caffeine free.

Ingredients: Eeleuthero root (American Ginseng), red clover, raspberry leaf, licorice root, dandelion, motherwort, astragalus, peony, ho shou wu and dong quai.

Oolong Matabo-Fit

The delightful taste of Oolong tea mixed with lemongrass, dandelion, ginger, cumin and cardamom is intended to stimulate the metabolism. Oolong tea acts as an appetite suppressant and also has the ability to breakdown trans fats and saturated fats while preventing carbohydrates from converting to sugar in the bloodstream. Dandelion can make you feel full and is rich in fiber, along with normalizing blood sugar and cholesterol. Cardamom and Cumin both boost the body’s ability to burn fat. The lemongrass and ginger add a crisp lemon taste and are beneficial for digestion.

Ingredients: Oolong tea, dandelion, lemongrass, ginger, cumin and cardamom.

Get Well Tea

It's too easy in life to forget about our health, yet hardly anything is more missed when it is absent! In response to that, Get Well Tea presents a blend of traditional herbs like; elder flower, nettle, ginkgo, ginger, hyssop and anise as well as a variety of tastes that energize the body and comfort the senses. A perfect antidote to the discomforts of being under the weather. Excite your immune system with rosehips for fantastic vitamin C while peppermint and yarrow soothes. This light refreshing cup not only packs a punch but tastes magnificent too!

Ingredients: Elder flower, yarrow, peppermint, hyssop, rose hips, cinnamon, ginger, nettle, ginkgo biloba, clove, licorice, and calendula.

Immune Defense Tea

This is a strong herbal blend for supporting the immune system. Made with golden seal, sage, raspberry leaf, orange peel, echinecea, garlic, lemongrass and rooibos.  Rooibos tea is rich in vitamins and dense in minerals including B3, B6, B9, B12, C and D vitamins as well as Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Manganese. Naturally caffeine free.

Ingredients: Rooibos Tea, golden seal, sage, raspberry leaf, orange peel, echinecea, garlic and lemongrass.

Joint & Back Ease

Formulated with herbs containing anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties to help reduce inflammation and joint pain, as well as increase circulation and support the lymphatic system. With angelica (used for broken bones, swellings, and rheumatism), white willow, fennel, boswellia (decreases pain and swelling in joints), turmeric (eases joint pain and inflammation), devil’s claw (very popular for mild joint and back pain) and rooibos tea - rich in vitamins and dense in minerals including B3, B6, B9, B12, C and D vitamins as well as Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Manganese.

Ingredients: Rooibos tea, boswellia, turmeric, devil’s claw, angelica root, white willow bark, fennel seed, cornflower petals and blue malva flowers with vanilla and orange flavor.

Mango Black Tea

As with most fruit tea blends, black tea makes a significant contribution to the robust overall flavor and color of the cup! Black teas may also influence blood pressure, metabolism, and cholesterol. This tea oozes distinction and quality, producing a deep red liquor. It's beautifully colored by strands of golden calendula petals strewn throughout the blend! The creamy exotic taste of real mango pieces mixed with passion fruit, blue mallow blossoms and marigold petals provide the final pieces to an irresistible infusion!

Ingredients: Black tea, mango pieces, marigold petals, passionfruit, cornflower, blue mallow blossoms, safflower and natural fruit flavoring.

Green Apple Crisp

This mouth-watering green tea blended with apple cinnamon and silky red rooibos, is a tea high in antioxidants and beneficial alpha hydroxy acids. Real apple pieces, calendula petals, and a dash of cinnamon creates a tea that is warming and festive. A touch of cane sugar sweetens an already very inviting cup!

Ingredients: Green tea, cinnamon, apple fruit pieces, calendula, cane sugar, rooibos and fruit flavoring.

Lemon Green Tea

Inspired by the hot climate comes the Lemon Green tea, a unique blend infused with Young Hyson green tea and herbs that heal and nourish the body. Starting with honey bush, a smooth-tasting relative of rooibos, Lemon Green provides additional vitamins and minerals through eucalyptus, hibiscus, safflower and marigolds. The zest of lemongrass, lemon myrtle and rosehips strengthens your immunity and provides all of the benefits of green tea which may help lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and increase metabolism.

Ingredients: Green tea, honeybush, lemongrass, lemon myrtle, rose hips, eucalyptus, hibiscus, safflower, marigolds, and orange flavor.

The Way of Tea

Recent studies confirm what tea drinkers in Asia have known for centuries: tea is good for you. In fact, tea is so full of antioxidants—the ones that reduce the oxidation reactions in the body associated with aging and other disease processes—that we should be gulping it down.

The benefits of tea can be realized by consuming three cups a day, which is the historical average for most Asian tea drinkers and the base line for many recent studies. Check out the benefits of drinking tea:

  • promotes healthy cholesterol levels

  • increases metabolism

  • improves mental performance

  • inhibits plaque buildup on teeth (green tea, that is)

  • helps the body deal with stress (green tea again)

When making tea, pour the water over the tea and steep according to these guidelines:

  • White and Green Tea: Use boiling water that has cooled for a couple of minutes (to about 185°F) and steep for 2 to 4 minutes.

  • Oolong Tea: Use boiling water that has cooled for 1 minute (to about 195°F) and steep 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Black Tea: Use boiling water that has cooled just enough to lose its boil and steep 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Herbal Tea: Use boiling water and steep 3 to 5 minutes.

Loose-leaf tea will keep for several months or longer if kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place. Avoid glass or plastic containers if possible and do not refrigerate or freeze tea. For best results drink tea shortly after preparation. Tea that’s old or mishandled will lose its briskness, aroma and color.

Since we specialize in preserving and spreading the ancient art of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, drinking tea compliments these cultural traditions. It is extremely important that students stay hydrated during training and one of the best methods to accomplish this while taking class in either Kung Fu or Tai Chi is through drinking tea.