Calm + The Republic of Tea
October 18, 2021
How many times have you been faced with a difficult moment? In today’s hectic world filled with numerous stressors, it is likely to happen more often than you would like to admit. It is our opinion that there has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button and drink some tea. Luckily our friends at Calm (the #1 app for sleep and meditation) thought the same thing, and we took that time to clear our heads and create a line of great-tasting, premium teas paired with meditations perfect for recentering your mental state.
A grounding cup of earthy red rooibos and dandelion root balanced with warm, sweet spices and sunny citrus.
A MEDITATION FOR RELAX
Start by taking a comfortable position on the floor or in a chair. Sit in a way you can maintain for the next few minutes. Rest your arms and hands gently and when you’re ready, close your eyes. Allow your neck and shoulders to relax. Soften your eyes. Your forehead. Your jaw. Start by taking a few slow deep breaths and transition from wherever you were a few moments ago to where you are, right now. Deep breath in. Full breath out. When you’re ready, bring your attention back to the room.
Fragrant chamomile and lavender are combined with mellow passionflower and lemon balm, finished by the subtle sweetness of licorice and vanilla.
A MEDITATION FOR REST
To start, lie on your back, resting your arms by your sides. Allow your body and mind to settle as you begin to unwind from the day. Try to bring your awareness to the breath. Tune into the flow of each inhale and each exhale — not trying to do anything or to get anywhere, just enjoying this time of rest. Enjoy your natural breath as it flows in and out. Feel the heaviness of your entire body. Enjoy the feeling of relaxation. Relish this quiet time and allow the breath to take you into a deep sleep.
Organic sencha is paired with uplifting peppermint and lion’s mane mushroom extract, with a touch of bright lemon.
A MEDITATION FOR FOCUS
Find a comfortable position and close your eyes. Start by taking a few deep breaths in and out. Follow your breath all the way from the beginning of the inhale to the very end of the exhale. Bring your awareness to the inside of your nostrils or just above the upper lip. Focus your attention wherever you feel the strongest sensation. Stay focused here. Each time you’re pulled away by a distraction, notice the pull and simply come back to the breath. As the practice finishes, bring your attention back to the room.
So whether you feel the need to Rest, Relax or Focus, we know you will feel better having taken a few deep breaths, and a few sips of tea.