How To Beat A Nasty Cold This Winter

Anyone who is self-aware realises these symptoms when they rear their ugly heads, but instead of just grabbing a tissue box, there are ways to help alleviate the nasty byproducts of the flu virus and nip them in the bud.

Lei Cha’s holistic approach to health and wellness is steeped (pun intended) in ancient Chinese traditions. When coupled with modern-day science, you give yourself the absolute best chance to beat the winter flu, so keep reading if you want the know-how!

Rest and de-stress

 

There’s a deep mind-body connection and these work intrinsically when it comes to fighting off a cold. Even if you’re feeling tired, overworked or sad, these emotions can bring your immune system down so much so, that you can fall victim to the lurking flu. If you feel a cold creeping up on you, listen to your body. Get all the sleep that you’re physically able to. No more late nights. Getting a solid handle on your stress will do you a world of favour, as stress also pumps up the level of cortisol in your body, which will deplete your immune system quicker than you can stop it. Take a bath, go for a light walk, try some meditation. These are all scientifically proven to reduce stress.

Drink up

It’s no fun to have to blow your nose while you’re at work or if you’re walking around, so staying hydrated is key to getting rid of this gunk. Fluids play a vital part in helping your body fend off and beat nasty flus that make their way around in Winter. Lucky for you, Lei Cha has the perfect Healthy Me Restorative Tea mix to help not only rehydrate but to actively fight off the flu. This brew draws on more than 2500 years of traditional Chinese medicine. Codonopsis pilosula has been said to boost the immune system, treat weakness and even help with noticeable heartbeat palpitations. Our mix is blended with green tea, goji berry, ginkgo seeds and boosts harmonious energy flow of energy and the restoration of yin-yang balance.

Head over to our shop if you’d like to have a look at what else we have on offer to help you get your body back to the best version of itself.

How to finally get a good night’s sleep

You’ve tried meditation, and you turned off your phone an hour earlier, but it still isn’t helping. What you need is a nighttime routine that helps release neurotransmitters to make you sleepy.

Enter herbal tea. Drinking tea before bed can be a great way to soothe your soul, relax your mind, and help you drift off to sleep – it’s just a matter of drinking the right kind. Packed with caffeine-free, herbal and healthy ingredients, Lei Cha’s Dreamy Date is not only delicious, it can also effectively prepare you for a restorative night’s sleep.

Let’s have a look at Dreamy Date’s recipe for sweet dreams:

Red dates – otherwise known as Jujube fruits

Jujube’s high saponin content means it acts as a natural sedative and has a soothing effect on rattled nerves. Packed with flavonoids, phenols and antioxidants, the fresh jujube fruit has 20 times more vitamin C than citrus fruits. It is also dense in manganese and iron and boasts 18 out of the 24 essential amino acids.

Soybean

Studies conducted at Tohaku University in Japan show that isoflavones found in soybeans have the potential to alleviate the effects of insomnia. There’s also evidence that the estrogen-like compounds found in soy can help postmenopausal women get a better night’s sleep.

Black Sesame Seeds

Sesame contains stress-relieving minerals such as magnesium and calcium. It also contains amino acid tryptophan that helps produce serotonin, which improves your mood and helps you sleep better by restoring more regular sleeping patterns.

Apart from these key ingredients, Dreamy Date includes black turtle beans, adzuki beans, barley, kidney beans, millet green peas, oats and other natural ingredients. It’s packed full of all-natural goodness to keep you happy, healthy and well-rested at night.

It’s really not surprising that sleep doesn’t come easily to everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of natural remedies like Lei Cha’s Dreamy Date that are designed to help improve sleep patterns so you can have the best start to your morning!

How To Get Glowing Skin in Winter

Winter induced dry skin can lead to cracking or even bleeding and indoor heat further draws moisture out the air, as do hot showers or baths.

The good news is that these conditions can be managed with proper care and maintenance.

Use lukewarm water

You might feel like you’re having the time of your life during a steamy shower but your skin isn’t. Hot water strips away natural oils from your skin leaving it parched and dull. Wash your face with lukewarm water to maintain a healthy glow around the year, but especially in winter.

Moisturise!

Moisturising right after you wash is crucial to maintain healthy, glowing skin. Applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin. Keep moisturiser readily available, especially if you’re having a shower at the gym or even at work.

But be cautious of the moisturiser you use – some moisturisers have petroleum-based ingredients that can further dry and damage your skin. Choose a formula that has natural, nourishing ingredients. Go for an oil-based rather than a water-based solution, as it’s more likely to help your skin retain moisture in the winter.

Take antioxidants and Vitamin E

You’ve probably heard your doctor discuss the health benefits of taking vitamin E, which include boosting your immune system, preventing stroke-induced brain damage and protecting against certain cancers. But vitamin E oil can also work wonders when it comes to your hair, skin and nails.

Wait, do you like to sip a hot cup of tea during cold winter nights?

What if we told you that could sip away to glowing skin?

Apart from Vitamin E and other ingredients, Lei Cha’s Zing Skin Tea features a nourishing blend of black sesame, barley, chickpeas, goji, ginkgo, four kinds of beans and more.

Is Zing Skin Tea a part of your winter beauty regimen?

Time for a Tea Change

There is no denying, it’s a busy world we have created, we are bombarded with advertising for junk foods, alcohol and other things we wouldn’t dream of putting in our mouths. But for many people convenience and price outweighs the long term health benefits.

The problem lies in the goal of the system. The current goal of the food industry is generally making money as fast as possible. Whereas the goal of the food industry should be to benefit the health of the people consuming the foods over the long term.

Imagine what could be done with the money saved by the government in public health costs. If the general population consumed healthier foods, society as a whole could benefit immensely.

Lei Cha’s goal is to provide people with a genuine healthy choice. It’s a combination of ingredients that have proven health benefits. Used by the Hakka people from China for centuries for many traditional benefits. Lets take a closer look the Mindful Green Flavour.

The ingredients of the Hakka Mindful Green Tea are as follows, click on each ingredient for a link to more information –

  • Non-GM soya bean – The key benefits of soya are its high protein content, vitamins, minerals and insoluble fibre.
  • maize – diabetes management and prevention of chronic heart conditions, lower blood pressure
  • barley – improved digestion and weight loss to lower cholesterol levels and a healthier heart
  • rice – provide instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood sugar levels
  • green tea 8% – helps weight loss, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, boosts brain function, lowers risk of developing cancer
  • black turtle beans – extraordinary antioxidant benefits resulting from their high concentration of anthocyanins
  • black sesame seeds – anti-aging properties, lowers risk of developing cancer, healthier bones, stabilize blood pressure
  • adzuki bean – aids in weight loss, optimize digestion, detoxify the body, lower blood pressure and increase energy
  • sorghum – improve digestive health, build strong bones, promote red blood cell development
  • millet – improve respiratory health, boost the immune system, increase energy levels, and improve the muscle and nerve health.
  • green peas – anti-aging, strong immune system, prevention of wrinkles, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis
  • oats – slow digestion, increase satiety, and suppress appetite, reduce the damaging effects of chronic inflammation that is associated with various diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • white navy beans – loaded with antioxidants and provide a good supply of detoxifying molybdenum
  • buckwheat – may boost heart health, reduce blood pressure, aid weight loss, and help manage diabetes
  • chickpeas – improve digestion, prevent heart diseases, stabilize blood pressure levels
  • yam – may improve brain cognition, help improve heart health, great for keeping the hair and skin vibrant and strong
  • gingko biloba – strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacities and an ability to improve circulation
  • soy milk powder – can help improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of many postmenopausal problems
  • cane sugar – contains magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and iron

    Lei Cha ingredients
    Just natural ingredients high in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.

As in all of Lei Cha’s pestle cereal Teas, the ingredients are perfectly balanced to enhance the health benefits and produce the perfect flavour.

Just keep stirring to make sure you get every last bit before the end of the cup! Enjoy

How to improve your health up to 80% by using this one simple principle

Nearly 3/4 of your immune system lies in your digestive system. This is where hormones are metabolized, detoxifying enzymes and nutrients are created. Roughly 90% of serotonin, your happiness neurotransmitter, is housed and stored in the gut.  So armed with this information it is safe to assume the more we look after our inside the better we will feel and look on the outside.

We all know the results of lack of sleep and poor diet choices but sometimes as hard as you try, things just don’t seem to get better.

What if there was a simple rule that could explain whats going on… The Pareto principle goes like this 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

Let’s put this into plain English…  Your 3 main meals each day are all super healthy natural foods, but in between your snack choices are less than healthy. If we apply the Pareto rule – 80% of your inner health can be greatly effected by 20% of your food intake…

So it’s obvious then that we need to be choosing healthy snacks and meals all through the day. The problem is, what is the alternative quick and easy snack that can fill you up with a balanced nutrient content and taste amazing… Lei Cha has the answer. In this instance for the best digestive support we recommend our Comfort Me Ginger Tea blend.

Ginger helps to reduce bloating, flatulence, intestinal colic, and IBS. It stimulates digestive acids and secretions which support the digestion of food and nutrient absorption and assimilation.

The warm vibes of our spicy ginger blend will help settle your stomach, enveloping you in a sense of well-being.

Infused with health-giving pumpkin seeds, ginkgo and white peony root, our special blend of ginger is soothing on the digestive tract and may even boost the metabolism.

So make the healthy choice between meals and grab a cup of Ginger Lei Cha, you wont regret it!

 

Attention! – A Brief history lesson with benefits

The custom of drinking ground tea for good health began in China as early as the year 220, in the Three Kingdoms period.

The Hakka People are the genius minds behind the original Lei Cha. Migrating south through China, the Hakkas were war-torn, constantly moving and their supplies were lacking.

The welcoming and entertaining of guests is extremely important to the Hakka’s. But they were poor. There was only a little grain at home. They feared that they would not be good hosts.

The little roasted grains and some tea leaves were placed in a mortar and pestle, slowly grinding and brewing with hot water, suddenly the brew was overflowing with scent, and the mixture transformed into a tea that quenched hunger and thirst. Lei Cha was born!

The Hakkas have the saying: “Each day, three bowls of tea are served to ensure that you live up to 98.”

Lei Cha isn’t just a drink, behind it is the tough pioneer spirit of the Hakka ancestors and their cleverness in developing the perfect recipe for it!

The Hakka elderly believe that “hard-work, light food, and regular drinking of tea” is the main reason for their health and longevity. The spirit of these ancestors and new ingenuity is helping us bring the traditional Lei Cha tea culture into today’s market.

Today Scientific matching and years of research has been used to produce the health-giving tea in order to maximize the benefits for the human body. We’ve teamed up with an award-winning artisanal tea maker in Taiwan to make authentic LEI CHA varieties available down under for the first time.

Some of the Varieties include Zing Skin Tea – an almond and green tea blend ( both good for your skin) which has additional benefits of buckwheat, green peas, oats and sorghum just to name a few.

Another unique flavour is the cleansing burdock blend.  Used in both western herbalism and Chinese medicine for thousands of years, burdock root is prized for its ability to purify the blood and liver, and for its cooling, anti-inflammatory properties. Some of the other health promoting ingredients include poria mushroom, barley, buckwheat and ginko biloba.

To find out more about our different varieties head over to our store  – www.leicha.com.au/shop

 

The Chinese and Taiwanese secret to health and mindfulness is here

Pronounced “Lay Cha” in Mandarin Chinese, it translates directly to the English words “Ground Tea”. Similar to Matcha Green Tea, yet with far more health boosting ingredients.

Delicious, nutrient-rich Lei Cha takes the watery western concept of ‘tea’ and infuses it with ancient superpowers promoting all-round vitality and glowing skin.

12 different blends are made by combining the best green tea from Taiwan, health-giving herbs, spices, nuts, seeds, whole grains, soy, beans and vegetables in different ways. Each with their own wellness properties and wholesome flavours.

All you have to do is choose your flavour and add 2 heaped tablespoons to you favourite mug, relax and enjoy.

Some of the benefits of drinking a cup of Lei Cha include –

  • RICH IN BIO-AVAILABLE NUTRIENTS
  • FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS & POLYPHENOLS
  • HEALTHY SNACK ALTERNATIVE UNDER 100 CALORIES
  • CONTAINS WHOLEGRAINS FOR DIGESTIVE HEALTH
  • HIGH IN PROTEIN
  • NATURALLY ENERGISING
  • VITAMIN RICH TO BOOST IMMUNITY
  • HYDRATING & NOURISHING
  • GREEN TEA HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS

Steeped in a long tradition of use passed down through many generations, it was originally created in China by the Hakka people many centuries ago. Traditionally ingredients were roasted over fire, cooled and then ground with a mortar and pestle.

Nowadays we roast the grains to exact temperatures and grind to a consistency which increases the bio-availability of the ingredients. This process also creates unique flavors.

These previously kept secret blends are now available to buy in Australia on our website at www.leich.com.au/shop

If you are interested in supporting your health and practising mindfulness while enjoying an amazing cup of tea then look no further as Lei Cha has a brew for you!