Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stress-free with Peony Tea

I don't know about you, but the stress of ... EVERYTHING has been getting to me lately. That manifests into a crumpled pile of Jen, under a blanket on the couch, with a bag of chips and any chocolate I can scrounge up. Super healthy, right?!

So, along with the Pu-erh tea that I'm drinking each morning to shrink fat cells, I'm also drinking white tea for lunch. Not only does white tea help to bring stress levels down, but it blocks fat absorption as well! Did you hear that? I'll repeat. White tea blocks fat absorption!

This little addition to lunch keeps me from stressing about how healthy my quick food on the go is. Now, that doesn't mean that I'm pigging out on chili dogs, but it does mean that I don't have to be quite as mindful about lunch as I would be on a hardcore diet. This is lovely!

2 cups should do the trick and, as I said in my "Pu-erh" post, I bought my teas from Mountain Rose Herbs because they offer organic products at way-better-than-store prices. I chose a 1lb bag of White Peony Tea on sale for $14 (it's normally $18), and the bag is HUGE ... like, bigger than my head sort of huge. It tastes light and floral and is the perfect addition to lunch.

*If you don't want to load up on liquid before heading back to work, you can take a white tea supplement for the same benefits.


  1. I've been a huge tea drinker for years, and I've just discovered olive leaf tea. It's amazing for the immune system, women's health issues, and STRESS!! It's my favourite right now.

  2. I would LOVE to try that! I don't know where you get yours, but Mountain Rose Herbs has it for $8/lb :) I love their quality! I'll put it on my next order.

  3. this sounds like it would be a good switch from coffee for me. i'm in a recent battle with high blood pressure. boo. trying to change my lifestyle and habits.

  4. It's scary when you know you have to make a change but don't know if you'll have the willpower. Tea has been a simple tweak for me. It's definitely an easy way to start! Good luck!!!

  5. Olive leaf tea, oh? I wouldn't mind trying that. I make my own raspberry leaf tea, but haven't had any in......well, in a long time. I need to get back on the tea wagon. :)
    Like, right now. Please excuse me......

  6. I didn't know this about white tea, now I will definitely drink more!


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