"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

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday's Featured Herb: Lemongrass

"There is no grass like Lemongrass.
It is a truly useful medicinal plant and a delicious food flavoring."

More than it's inviting scent and distinct flavor, Lemongrass (Andropogon citratus, also known as Tanglad in the Philippines) really does possess a lot of useful, albeit under-appreciated, properties and provides an abundance of worthwhile health benefits, without any known negative side effects.

Did you know that Lemongrass Tea helps tone muscle and tissue cells and cleanses your liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder and digestive tract?! It's even been shown to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol by cleansing the body of excess fats, uric acid and other toxins in the body. Lemongrass tea has even been shown to help reduce acne and pimples and improve overall skin health!

Because Lemongrass possesses both antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it is often used to alleviate indigestion, gastroenteritis and nervous disorders and consumed consistently over time, Lemongrass Tea can greatly improve metabolism, digestion and blood circulation! And most importantly, Lemongrass Tea provides safe, effective & almost immediate stress relief! (and tastes great too!)

And as an added tip for women, in the Philippines, it is suggested to mix Lemongrass with pepper (either as tea or cooked into a meal) as a home therapy for menstrual troubles, nausea and to help stimulate lactation.

Try Some Lemongrass Today!
in Our Delicious & Soothing Afternoon Delight or in our Energizing Maté Límon & Blueberry Ginseng Stimulant Tea, Maté Sky (More New Tea Blends Featuring This Amazing Herb Coming Soon!!!)

Added tidbit about Lemongrass:

Many people actually already know Lemongrass by it's other popular name- citronella - the common scent you usually find in candles, perfumes and soaps. Citronella is known for its calming effect that relieves insomnia or stress. It is also considered as a mild insect repellant.

*And, when it comes to pets, citronella is used to neutralize excessive barking of dogs. For some reason, dogs hate citronella, and many people use Lemongrass spray bottles to help lessen their dog's disruptive behaviors.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

(W)holistic Wednesday

"In education and medicine, we struggle to educate and treat the whole person, because it is the whole person walking through a day, a disease, and a life. But what does it mean to take the 'whole' person into account?"
- Nancy L. Brown, PhD

Holism is about raising awareness about the causes of suffering and dis-ease and teaches people to get in touch with themselves more and to learn how to relieve their suffering and prevent future symptoms; and, most importantly, holism is about enhancing the patient's life system to optimize life-long well being.

Holistic healthcare focuses primarily on prevention and treatment of the individual and addresses the unique needs and nature of the "person who has an illness, rather than the illness that has the person." (American Holistic Medical Association)

Holism is about embracing a lifetime of learning about all safe and effective options available for diagnosis and treatments. The realm of choices may include lifestyle coaching, herbal medicine, body and energy work and other complementary approaches and therapies from a variety of traditions, as well as conventional drugs and surgery if needed.

Here at Yera Dé, we fully embrace and support the holistic healthcare movement and, using our own life experiences, teach by example in hopes of helping people to help themselves. We believe in the innate healing power of the body, mind and spirit and aim to create holistic products and educational services that support lifestyle choices which are truly health(ier) on all levels. It is our lifelong goal to promote holistic health and wellness care and disease prevention education and of course, world peace!!!

And we are a relationship-centered company, which means you, our customers, are a huge part of our healing journey and happiness as well! We truly appreciate getting to know you and working with you to help you create your ideal life and perfect cup of tea!!

Jaime & Jason

Healing the World One Tea Bag at a Time.


For Those Whose Priority is Real Health.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Teas on TV! Photo Album

Here are the behind the scenes photos of the Fox 5 News segment featuring our teas at the Leonardtown Wharf!

Yera Dé Herbal Teas Featured on TV!

Click Here to See The Footage!

Fox 5 TV broadcasted live from Leonardtown as part of the Hometown Series showcasing all the local goodies that Southern Maryland has to offer, including Yera Dé Herbal Teas, featured as part of the Local, Organic products sold at The Good Earth Natural Foods Co.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday's Tea

Hey there fellow tea enthusiasts!

Today's tea is gonna be Black Rose! For all those who have tasted this one, I know you'll agree, it's truly magical! The distinctive aroma of our organic Earl Grey, with its fresh bergamot orange infusion rising from a steamy cup... and those beautiful pink rose petals steeping and swirling their stunning color and refined flavor... this breakfast black tea is a beautiful marriage of fruit and florals, with an oh so delightful caffeinated boost!

Yesiree, Black Rose is the tea for me!

Try Some Today! Only $5 for 10 Hand Crafted Tea Bags!
(Will be available in Loose Leaf soon!)

Also can be used as a nutrient-rich mouth wash
and scented hair rinse, particularly great for brunettes!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Free Tea Event!

As a part of Leonardtown's "First Friday" event, we featured Free Samples of our Positive Vibes & iced Rooibos Chai at The Good Earth Natural Foods Co.

Be Sure to Check Us Out
At The Next "First Friday" Tea Event on Aug. 6th!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday's Featured Herb: Rose Petals!

Have you ever wanted to know why roses are considered the ideal gift to express love?

There is an interesting reason for this... beyond its distinctive beauty, enchanting aroma and romantic image, Roses actually do have a soothing effect on the heart and emotions and help to balance the mind and body.

High in Vitamin C and loaded with medicinal value, Rose Petal Tea is great for combating illness and boosting immunity and also works great as an herbal bath, face wash or body spray to enrich, heal and beautify the skin and hair!

The Extraordinary Health Benefits of Rose Petal Tea:

1. It clears toxins and heat from the body. As a result, it has a cooling effect on the body.

2. It can relieve sore throats, runny noses and blocked bronchial tubes.

3. It is useful for people prone to chest problems by reinforcing the lungs and fighting against infections.

4. Rose tea helps to fight infections in the digestive tract and re-establishes the normal bacterial population of the intestines.

5. It relieves fluid retention and hastens the elimination of wastes through kidneys.

6. It is a wonderful remedy for dysentery, diarrhea and gastro-enteritis.

7. It has laxative effects and works as a remedy for sluggishness and constipation.

8. It cleanses the liver and gall bladder and promotes healthy bile flow.

9. Rose petal tea can be used to relieve uterine congestion that causes pain and heavy periods. It is an excellent remedy for irregular periods and infertility, as well as to perk up sexual desire in both men and women.

10. It has an uplifting effect on the nervous system and can relieve insomnia, depression and fatigue.

Start Reaping the Benefits Today With Our Organic Rose Petal Tea, Positive Vibes and Black Rose blends!