"Tea is hot and getting hotter. From iced to spiced, from austere black tea to sweetened and milky chai, from a flowery pick-me-up to a healing herbal, no other beverage has such a place in the heart of every civilization. No wonder it is the most popular beverage in the world, next to water."
- Sara Perry, The New Tea Book

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Good Earth

Earth Day on the Square

Leonardtown, MD
APRIL 18th
12:30 - 4:30 pm
The Good Earth will be Celebrating!

"Jaime and Jason of Yera De Herbal Teas
will be in the Demo Kitchen sampling their wonderful teas."

This Sunday, Yera Dé Herbal Teas Will Be Available for Sale
@ Good Earth Natural Foods Co.
41675 Park Avenue
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Yera Dé Way: 12 Keys to Real Health

These Are the Daily Essentials We Recommend for Health & Longevity:

1. Enthusiasm/Fun/Joie de Vivre
2. Discipline/Commitment
3. Love of Self & Others
4. Connecting with Nature
5. Sunlight
6. Water
7. Sleep
8. Nutrient-Rich Foods
9. Vitamin & Mineral Supplements
10. Exercise
11. Meditation
12. Yera Dé Herbal Teas

For Those Whose Priority is Real Health-
Make Every Day a Yera Dé.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Reasons to Drink Rooibos

Pronounced "roy-boss" and meaning "red bush" in Afrikaans this amazing herb is proving to be one of the most popular caffeine-free alternative herbal teas! Originally used by the indigenous Khoi people, Rooibos (latin name Aspalathus linearis) is a unique South African tea that research is beginning to show may be a potential cancer-modulating herbal remedy!! Rooibos can also help to relieve stomach ulcers, nausea, constipation, and heartburn. Studies have shown this tea is comparable to green tea in the amounts of polyphenols it contains. It shows anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral activity.

In fact, Rooibos can help delay the aging process! The aging of our bodies is caused by toxic compounds called free radicals which are produced as a by-product of normal cell function. These free radicals attack our healthy cells. Over our life time this damage contributes to aging and our immune system weakens. Recently, Japanese scientists have found that Rooibos tea contains a mimic of the enzyme Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D.), an antioxidant which attacks the free radicals and limits their damaging effects.

Have a cup of Rooibos before you get ready for bed to ensure a good night's sleep! Rooibos has been found to help with insomnia, disturbed sleeping patterns and headaches. It contains no caffeine and has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system. Rooibos is often prescribed for nervous tension and mild depression as it can help the body to relax naturally.

Rooibos helps pacify infants with colic, stomach cramps and sleeping problems. Simply mix some Rooibos tea with expressed breast milk or formula. It is 100% natural with no colorants or preservatives. It is a mother's miracle.

Rooibos contains alpha hydroxy acid and zinc for healthy, smooth skin. This wonder tea is especially useful when applied to skin irritations like itchy skin, eczema, sunburns, diaper rash and acne. Put used Rooibos tea bags in the refrigerator or freezer. After a hard day's work, put on tired or red eyes to soothe and relax.

Rooibos helps to give you strong bones and teeth because of its calcium, manganese and fluoride content. Rooibos contains magnesium which is necessary for a healthy nervous system. Rooibos increases the absorption of iron in the body. Rooibos contains potassium and copper minerals that are necessary for several metabolic functions. Rooibos contains no oxalic acid and can therefore be enjoyed by persons suffering from kidney stones.

Rooibos helps you recuperate after a hangover. Rooibos makes a great thirst-quencher and sport drink. Because of its mineral content of iron, potassium, zinc, manganese and sodium, it restores the body's equilibrium after stressful activities and strenuous exercise. Rooibos also helps to control your appetite and thus can be beneficial in weight loss.

Oh and did we mention, it tastes great! With its uniquely distinctive nutty flavor, Rooibos is a very versatile caffeine-free alternative and pairs well with most anything. Drink it hot or cold, with or without milk, sugar or honey. Add lemon or mix it with fruit juices for a truly enjoyable beverage blend.

Rooibos tea is also used in cooking and baking. It can replace the liquid content in recipes for soups, marinades, sauces, stews and cakes for added flavor and nutrition.

Try Some Today of our organic loose leaf Rooibos at http://www.yeradeherbalteas.com/1-oz-organic-tea-samplers.html and be on the look out for our delicious Green and Red Rooibos Chai (available in tea bags!) Coming to our website soon!

For more information, please feel free to e-mail me at: TeasMePlease@gmail.com

Have a great day!