Retreat | Autumn Equinox
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Retreat | Autumn Equinox Selection
- Frozen Summit (30 grams)
- Wild Ruby (30 grams)
- A notecard detailing autumn tea selection based on preventative Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Total 12 servings, 3 infusions per serving
Frozen Summit | Oolong tea · low oxidation · medium roast
We think this is the quintessential tea for fall. Charcoal roasted with care, this year's batch is particularly charming with aroma of campfire and pine. The orange-colored infusion takes after toasted buckwheat and deep evergreen, matching the foliage of the season. We think this tea slows down our thoughts and calms the mind. It is our top pick.
Wild Ruby | Oolong tea · high oxidation · light roast
This lovely tea is the sibling our Southern Wild, grown from the same indigenous Taiwanese variety in Taitung. For this particular batch, Mr. Liao believed a higher oxidation will help bring out the warm spice notes making it juicier and heartwarming to enjoy during the cooler months. We couldn't agree more.
Autumn Tea Selection
Following the blazing heat and summer showers, autumn is welcomed by cooling temperatures and colorful foliage. At this time, erratic temperature shifts can increase our chances for upper repertory infections. The residual summer heat and dryness in the air also lead our body to feel dehydrated, especially our skin. Autumn is when we begin to slow down, conserve our yang energy, and nourish our body. It is also a good time to care for our lungs, fending off seasonal cold and flu. To support our immunity, we look for teas that are gentle and warm. Charcoal roasted oolong calms the mind and can effectively heat our body’s constitution. An oxidized wild tea with aroma of warm spices and stewed fruit is preferred over greener style teas to stimulate our circulation, easing us into the quieter months of winter.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Select
Preventative Chinese Medicine sets its foundation on achieving harmony between the body and its environments, particularly in relations to the four seasons.
Like plants and animals, our body changes its constitution in response to changes in temperature and exposure to sunlight. In spring and summer, we flourish and seek physical activities outdoors. This is a great opportunity to cultivate our Yang energy that supports regeneration and growth. In autumn and winter, our bodies retreat to conserve energy as the temperature cools. This is the ideal occasion to nourish our Yin energy, helping us contract and slow down.
By choosing your daily tea based on how it affects our bodies, we can more effectively nurture our Yin and Yang energy to adapt to the changing seasons and enhance general wellbeing.
The above tea selection is based on a neutral body type. For details on your specific body type, please consult with Traditional Chinese Medicine professionals. Our recommendation was prepared with guidance from a New York State licensed acupuncturist with background in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.
Beautiful illustration brought to you by the very talented Yi-Chin Chen, a fellow Taiwanese illustrator.