Harnessing the Power of Summer Solstice: Embrace the Fire Element with Black Tea
The arrival of Summer Solstice
June 21st marks a significant celestial event and official shift in seasons. As we bask in the longest day of the year, it’s an opportune time to explore the connection between tea, particularly black tea, and the fiery energy of summer. Join us as we delve into the enchanting world of black tea drinking and discover how it can support and harmonise with the vibrant fire element of the new season.
Summer is characterized by the dynamic and passionate Fire Element. It represents energy, vitality, and transformation. During this time, our emotions are ignited, and our spirit is enlivened by the warm glow of the sun. Understanding the qualities of the Fire Element allows us to embrace its energy and make the most of the warmer months.
However, when the Fire element is negatively impacted, it often results in a loss of emotional control and a tendency towards excessive excitement. This overreaction to stimuli indicates an imbalance in the Fire element. In this context, we can equate ‘joy’ with happiness. An imbalanced Fire element, accompanied by excessive joy, can have adverse effects on the body. For example, we can get carried away more easily and act less cautiously than we normally would.
With its bold flavours and rich hues, resonates with the essence of the Fire Element. We shall be sipping the Focused Mind; a harmonious blend of black tea with herbs, lemon balm & apple to help you focus & love life.
The Focused Mind tea is a Sri Lankan black tea blended in harmony with the five elements to help rebalance the fire element and aid focus, cognitive function & vitality. The fire element Ginkgo Biloba and Gotu Kola herbs work together and have been reported to enhance energy and increase blood flow to the brain. The supporting wood element lemon balm and apple balance the controlling water Ashwagandha which is commonly thought of as an energy-builder.
Embracing Summer Solstice with Black Tea Rituals
Celebrate the summer solstice by incorporating black tea into your daily tea routines. Discover Papaya Paradise and infuse the essence of summer into your cup. Drink it cold brewed over ice, it will captivate your taste buds and keep you cool during the sun-soaked days.
If you are feeling out of balance, maybe with low moods or struggling with feeling joyful it is said the fire energy may be weakened, a suggested remedy is drinking green tea; a wood element blend that according to ancient Chinese element theory is a natural supporter of the fire element.
When our excitement reaches excessive levels, it can be helpful to turn to water element teas to balance and subdue the Fire element. Drinking water element white teas can help to soothe and calm the heightened emotions of overexcitement that can lead to recklessness.
Creating a Personalised Summer Solstice Tea Ceremony
Elevate your summer solstice experience by setting up a personalised tea ceremony. Choose a serene outdoor spot, gather your favourite black tea leaves, and infuse your brew with intentions of passion, vitality, and transformation. We shall be drinking our 2023 First Flush Darjeeling, fresh from the Jungpana tea garden.
As you hold your cup of tea, take a moment to connect with the present. Observe the steam rising and the fragrant aroma filling the air. Feel the warmth of the cup against your palms and let it ground you in the moment. Take slow, deliberate sips, allowing the flavours to unfold on your palate and the tea to nourish you.
As you continue to sip your tea, reflect on the abundance and potential of the summer season. Express gratitude for the sun’s radiant energy, the beauty of nature, and the experiences that have brought you joy and growth. Embrace the solstice as a time of renewal – bask in the present or harness the energy to set intentions for the months ahead.
Embracing the Fire Element Beyond Tea
While black tea offers a daily embrace of the Fire Element, there are other activities and practices that can amplify this energy during summer. Engage in yoga sessions that focus on igniting your inner fire, practice meditation to channel your passionate energy, or gather around a bonfire to symbolize the transformative power of the season.