VERSATELIER MONTHLY MAGAZINE
"The Truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it."
" David Attenborough "
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.
" Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness "
Globally we consume approximately 3,000.000 tonnes of tea leaves in one year! Tea leaves can be used as a organic fertilizer, an excellent way to reuse. Simply add them a compost bin. This organic manure can be used during the vegetative growth of a plant. Tea leaves contain 4% nitrogen, 0.25% potassium and 0.24% phosphorus. It is also important to know that not all plants like tea leaves. as the tannic acid can lower the soil's pH and increase its acidity.
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. With increased commercialization, unsustainable practices evolved. For example, wasteful packaging, exploitation of tea workers, and environmental destruction. Loose-leaf tea considerably decreases the carbon footprint as it cuts outs the production for the use of tea bags. However, NASA Corporation launched NeoSoilon® in January 2020, a mesh filter for teabags made from 100% non-GMO sugar cane, establishing the world’s largest stable supply system of non-GMO plant-based filters.
Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Hibiscus that is native to Africa. In the 16th and early 17th centuries it spread to the West Indies and Asia, respectively, where it has since become naturalized in many places. People around the world use various parts of the plant as food and medicine.
Other Countries refer to it as:
Sorrel - Caribbean
Agua de Jamaica - Latin America
Lo-Shen - China Siril
Panama Karkade – Egypt (كَركَديه)
Sour Tea - Iran
Meditative Tea Practice
"Drinking tea is as sacred as doing Yoga. Sleeping silently, relaxed, is as sacred as prayer. Looking at a tree, talking to a friend, walking early in the morning, working in the factory or in the office, is as holy as anything else. This is the understanding that is needed for Tao to happen.
" Osho - The Secrets of Success "
It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself
More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other's well-being, is source of happiness.
" Dalai Lama "
Spiritual therapy is the use of spiritual practices to treat psychological or emotional disorders. Spiritual therapy can be used as an alternative treatment for mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It can help patients who are struggling with addiction and substance abuse issues. There are many different types of spiritual therapies that people may choose from including meditation, prayer, mindfulness exercises, yoga, tai chi chuan, qigong exercise routines