Wednesday, February 23, 2005

DOUBLE your green tea's health benefits!

I know this sounds like one of those too-good-to-be-true statements that precedes an ad from a less-than-reputable company, but it's not -- it's true! You can easily DOUBLE the health benefit of your green tea. What's more, it's easy and free, and we won't charge you anything for the information. Here goes.

When you drink your green tea (preferable Mellow Monk green tea), stop and take a break. Take a break while you're preparing the tea, and when you're drinking it. Close your eyes and daydream or reflect on something pleasant. Take a free vacation somewhere. Or stare out the window, preferably at something distant. As you do this, breathe deeply. In deeply, out deeply. That's it: that's the secret. You've just roughly doubled the health benefit of your green tea by taking a break. By stepping back from the world. By stepping out of the back door for a moment. By doing this, you've helped reduce your stress, which is just as bad for you as the Bad Stuff your green tea is dealing with chemically. You've got to drink the green tea as part of an experience that also includes spiritual re-energizing as its goal. All you need to do is take a break. Don't make the tea hurriedly, then gulp it down as you start staring into the computer screen again. Take a break and focus, concentrate, on the tea's flavor and aroma. On the warmth of the teacup.

That, in a nutshell, is the Mellow Monk philosophy of green tea.

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