A key when you choose a tea for Ocha Mindfulness is to use a tea that you feel a special connection with. So it is your choice! If you haven’t found a favorite tea yet, we will recommend organic Japanese green tea for three reasons as below:
Why do we recommend organic Japanese green tea?
1. Caring for yourself, your family and the environment
Even if the teas have passed Toxicology Tests, you may still want to reduce the unknown health risks from the legal pesticide residues for yourself and your family. Also, the chemicals can distract biodiversity and give a critical negative effects on the environment.
2. Feeling and connecting with nature closely
In Ocha Mindfulness practice, you will observe the shape and color of the tea leaves and smell its aroma to imagine linking yourself with nature. Artificial factors would stay between you and the earth. So the fewer chemicals in the tea leaves the more you can attach yourself to nature directly during meditation.
3. Taking more and better time to meditate yourself
Contrary to a general idea today “the sooner the better”, the more time you take, the more you are relaxed with Ocha Mindfulness. While black tea and Oolong tea are for you to enjoy its beautiful flavors and aromas by brewing with boiling water, Japanese green tea is for you to enjoy its refreshing taste and umami by brewing at a lower temperature. Thus you need time until the water gets less hot and needs some more time again for steeping tea. However, it will become an important time for you to meditate yourself deeply.
Our partner tea producers grow their tea leaves with great care and love with a deep respect for nature and the environment.