*Please note: herbal teas are not eligible for purchase using NDIS funds*
Herbal Tea Therapy
Tea meditation originated in Japan more than 900 years ago and was practiced by Zen monks. There is a saying “The taste of Tea and Zen are one.” By drinking tea mindfully, and staying in the present moment, you can experience the same benefits as any other form of meditation.
It’s easy to incorporate a simple tea meditation into everyday life, for instance, by making it part of your morning ritual. Focus on preparing and drinking your tea, with a complete awareness of the uniqueness of this moment in time. Enjoy the aroma, the colour of the tea, the warmth, the taste, and the feel of the teacup in your hand. Feel gratitude for the people who worked to bring you this tea, for nature, and for having access to clean water and the comforts in life.
Curious to learn more? Search for ‘tea meditations’ online and you’ll find many guided mindfulness scripts on this topic.