I’m honoured to share my signature, functional organic teas that I formulated in collaboration with Lemon Lily to support and optimize physical and mental health. With over 25 years as a fitness teacher and student, teaching over 60 classes each week, I recognized a disconnect between people’s effort and focus to physically train in the gym from how they nourish body and mind with clean, healthy fuel.
My new teas, aptly named “Ritual: Up” and “Ritual: Down” are intended to support new holistic habits and healthful rituals, while replacing artificial energy enhancers and relaxers with something entirely natural, organic, fairly-traded, and of course, effective. While sipping tea in itself can be an activity steeped in mindfulness, these functional teas are handcrafted from the best herbs and superfoods from around the world to support the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
The quality of the tea is as important as its function. I am proud to have collaborated with Lemon Lily to bring the teas to market. Also based in Toronto, Lemon Lily is an all-Canadian tea company revered for their handcrafted natural and certified organic loose leaf teas. All ingredients are sourced from top tea estates and organic farms (direct trade) from around the world and are combined formulating incredibly beautiful, and delicious teas with purpose.
Ritual: UP will gently stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, offering an even and healthy energy boost. Its ingredients are certified by Ecocert Canada, and includes organic green tea, organic elderberries, organic cherries, organic golden berries, and organic chaga.
Ritual: DOWN will gently stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, offering healthy clearing and calm. Its ingredients are certified by Ecocert Canada, and includes organic lemongrass, organic chamomile, organic peppermint, organic nettle, organic dandelion leaf, and organic butterfly pea flower. This tea steeps a beautiful blue colour.