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A tea for sore muscles

I came across this tea at Whole Foods in Sebastopol. It’s made by the Yogi tea company and was formerly called “Active Body” tea. With a base of organic green tea, a great anti-oxidant, the blend contains traditional soothing herbs such as organic turmeric root which is one of the most widely used herbs in India. It also contains devil’s claw root and yucca root – herbs from indigenous herbal traditions to help decrease recovery time from minor aches and pains that may result from exercise. There’s also ginseng-eleuthero extract to help you re-energize. This tea does contain caffeine. (This is not a bedtime tea!)

If you’re being treated for a medical condition such as high blood pressure, or have concerns about any of the herbal ingredients, you should do more reading about the ingredients before you give it a try.

I’ve had a few cups now and I don’t seem to be feeling any soreness from several deep practices this week. It tastes great – a little sweet (there’s some stevia in it) and sort of floral and fruity. (Also, it was on sale at WF, 2 boxes for $6.)

But best of all, I love the little messages that are on the tiny hang tags at the end of the string on Yogi tea bags. My last two have said, “Happiness is nothing but total relaxation,” and “May your inner self be secure and happy”.

Now, that’s what I want at the end of a long practice!

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