Another little bit of what we dig from our West issue of peloton, issue 20, because you can’t always drink beer – tea.
“Now you understand the Oriental passion for tea,” said Japhy. “Remember that book I told you about the first sip is joy the second is gladness, the third is serenity, the fourth is madness, the fifth is ecstasy.” – Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
1. Ashitaba – Originating from volcanic, Hachijo Island in Japan (300k from Tokyo), this tea is at the center of the longevity studies of the islands inhabitants. It contains chalcones, which are said to have even greater health benefits than the antioxidants found in green tea.
2. Premium Silky Green Tea – Green tea’s benefits are well hyped. If half of them end up being true, it’s worth a try. This tea is a mainstay with a creamy and mild flavor. We let it steep a bit longer and drink in place of coffee in the morning or afternoon.
3. Masala Chai Tea CSC – This black tea is mixed with Indian spices and herbs, made using the crush/tear/curl method, making denser and stronger. Works well mixed with milk and sugar.
4. Tropical Bliss – A bit of a departure for tea aficionados, the Tropical Bliss is caffeine-free and made from hibiscus, rose hips, apple and mango bits and citrus peels, creating a dense, red color.
5. Carmel Houjicha – A mild, low caffeine green tea, the Carmel Houjicha is infused with caramel and oven roasted. This Japanese tea has an ornage coloring and is reat after meals or before sleep.