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Peach Blossom May 5, 2010

Filed under: Live Space — cnesgreen @ 4:38 pm

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In the famous poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, T.S. Eliot wrote, ‘do I dare to eat a peach?’ The literary-minded folks at Adagio have taken it upon themselves to provide Mr. Eliot with an answer: no need to eat one. Just steep a cup of our premium Ceylon black tea flavored with sweet peaches. Please, be a peach. Give this tea a try.

Cultivation of peaches began in China as early as 2000BC. A Chinese bride was referred to as a peach, due to the seeming likeness between a peach and female genitalia.

 

 

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Leptospermum squarrosum, known as the Peach Blossom, is an upright shrub, varying in height from 1-3m.

The flowers have five petals, mostly a delicate shade of pink, paling to white on the outer rim and base. Flowers are 16 mm in diameter (about the size of a 5c coin) and give the plant its common name of Peach Blossom Teatree.

Flowering begins in autumn and persists through winter, sometimes even into spring. Its colour can therefore be appreciated when little else is flowering in the garden.

 

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This is an Essence for people with extreme mood swings, hypochondriacal people and especially those who have a fear of getting old. It can also be used for people who get enthusiastic and then, for no apparent reason, lose that enthusiasm. It is for those who do not ‘follow through’ on their goals and convictions. Once the challenge goes they become bored and lose interest. It will help develop stability, consistency, drive and commitment.

 

 

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Peach Blossom could invigorate the circulation of blood, beautify skin, reduce freckles and coordinate the internal secretion. Regular drinking is benefit for promoting blood circulation, whitening skin, And eliminating pigmentation.

 

 

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Herbalist doctor’s viewpoint

 

Peach Floweris especially good for skin beauty!

 

Peach Flower is especially good for our skin and can also help to sooth constipation.

Peach Flower are right in plant protein, and therefore is easy for our skin to absorb, especially good to prevent skin dryness, roughness and wrinkle.

It also helps to prevent black colour accumulating beneath our skin, eliminate blackspot/darkspot.

 

 

 

 

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(1)

Add 1-2 tsp dry Peach Blossoms into the glass (or teapot)

 

Wash them with hot water.

 

Pour hot water into the glass again and wait for about 3 minutes.

 

Enjoy!

 

(2)

Take 1 tsp  dry Peach Blossoms.

Mix it with 2-3 tsp white tea.

 

Pour boiling water onto the tea and flower, wash them and strain.

 

Pour the hot water into the glass again and stew for 20-30 secs.

 

Strain the tea and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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White tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The tea itself has a lovely aroma when brewed teasing the nose with the scent of gorgeous humongous juice-filled summer peaches and sweet tangy tangerines just bursting with droplets of orangey juice!

 

The blend of white tea and peaches and tangerines blossoms on the tongue. A hint of peach, that enhances the white tea, rather than distracting from it. There isnt any strident note or any one element that out-competes the other, its a smooth enjoyable cup. Even the second infusion isnt lacking it still holds all the components and tastes as delicious as the first cup of this tea.

 

 

 

 

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Once a bag of herbals or flowers is opened, The herbals could be kept in ambient and dry conditions such as in the living room, the study or the office, but it must be completely away from light, moisture, smell and heat.

 

An airtight container or a vacuum tank is an ideal storage solution.

 

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Sealed Clips are also a good choice for opened packaging bags.

 

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The quality of the herbals lasts longer if they are kept in the fridge. But please make sure the package is sealed and cover with a box to insulate from temperature change.

 

In addition, if the bag is taken in and out from the fridge very often, this will cause heat stress to the herbals as temperature is increased and decreased very frequently. Air will be drawn from outside and condensation will occur.

 

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That is why we packed our herbals into small sealed packaging bags instead of large bags or boxes. You could open a small bag of the herbal and enjoy its freshness while the other bags are sealed and well kept in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Many alternative medicine health care providers feel that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health. Herbal teas can often provide an additional source of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.

 

However, due to the lack of studies on most herbs, the FDA encourages caution when consuming herbal teas during pregnancy.

 

It is always best to talk with a qualified medical professional about any herbal teas that you are interested in drinking.

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