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Tea is the elixir of life    

                                               -Lao Tzu

 

In positive psychology, flow, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one's sense of space and time.


 

Tea the elixir of life

As Lao Tzu once said, "Tea is the elixir of life", is a very accurate statement from him, because tea is not only a pleasant and tasty drink but it has almost limitless variety and it's not only tasty but can treat and prevent all kind of disease if it's used properly. 

Cocktails

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But what is the tea you might ask? Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, surpassed only by water. An often-surprising fact to tea novices is that all teas (Black, Green, Oolong, White, and Pu'erh) come from the same plant. The scientific name of this versatile plant is Camellia sinensis (it's actually related to the lovely camellia flowers seen in botanical gardens and landscapes). Camellia sinensis is a sub-tropical, evergreen plant native to Asia but is now grown around the world. The tea plant grows best in loose, deep soil, at high altitudes, and in sub-tropical climates. So, in short, "tea" is anything derived from the Camellia sinensis plant. Anything else, while sometimes called "tea", is more accurately referred to as an herbal tea or tisane.

But I know that not every body likes tea, and I also know that when we hear the word ''elixir'' we think of a nice looking colorful drink that not only taste good but it has some kind of positive health benefit too. So I will introduce you down below some of the best natural non-alcoholic coctails that can help your body and mind.

Pineapple Ginger Sparkler

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  • Fresh enough for spring and summer, spicy enough for warmer months, this delicious drink is a go-to for just about every party.

Fun fact: Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the irritation at the backs of our tongues and in our voice boxes. On top of that, pineapples contain plenty of vitamin C, which helps to boost your immune system. So when your throat starts hurting, drink some pineapple juice or eat some fresh pineapple or just make this delicious Cocktail!

Ginger in the other hand, scientific analysis shows that ginger contains hundreds of compounds and metabolites, some of which may contribute to health and healing. Of these, the gingerols and shogaols have been most extensively researched.  

 

Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • 4
  • cups (1 liter) ginger ale, chilled
  • 4
  • cups pineapple juice, chilled
  • 1
  • piece (2 inches) fresh ginger, sliced thin
  • 1
  • orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2
  • cup fresh basil leaves, destemmed

Non-Alcoholic White Grape Spritzer

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green grapes, frozen
  • 1/2 cup red grapes, frozen
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups bottle ginger ale, chilled
  • 4 cups white grape juice

More drinks comming soon!