start most days with a workout, so itís important that I get energized
in the morning before I hit the track. With itís mix of black and green
teas, Samovarís California Persian tea has a nice caffeine kick. But,
instead of the one dimensional punch most morning teas give, this teaís
blend of cardamom, wild baby rose petals, jasmine, and orange peels has a
beautiful floral bouquet that is refreshing and uplifting. After a
couple cups of Samovarís California Persian, I feel like I can take on
it's time for my afternoon session, I usually need a little pick me up.
Whether I'm just waking up from a nap or I've been powering through the
day, Samovar Tea Loungeís Ryokucha Green Tea is the perfect way to energize without
the jitters that sometimes accompany black tea and coffee. Plus, the
brown rice and matcha powder give it substance, so it helps with hunger
craving too. And don't forget, green tea has antioxidants and
L-theanine, which gives you a zen like energy. Who wouldn't love that?!"
the end of a long day, I cherish nothing more than the chance to curl
up on my couch with a refreshing cup of Samovarís Turmeric Spice Herbal
Blend. Itís sweet and spicy blend of ancient herbs, including ginger,
orange peel, licorice root, lemongrass, and turmeric are both hydrating
and anti-inflammatory. Plus, the greatest part of this tea is itís
versatility. Whether I have it hot and soothing before bed, or cold and
refreshing post-workout, Iím not only enjoying the taste but Iím also
helping my body to heal."
Supporting Imagining More
5% of proceeds from these tea sets will go to Shannon's nonprofit organization Imagining More (imaginingmore.org), promoting art and athletics among young women.
Learn more at www.shannonrowbury.com and imaginingmore.org.
Photo credits: Gary Rowbury
Shannon's Recommended Tea Ware
"This was the first brewing set I
got when I met with Jesse in 2009, and I use it EVERY day! It's helped
me make the perfect cup of tea every morning."
teas are works of art. To best enjoy their beauty, I recommend the Vivid
Brewpot. It's great for serving bigger groups and the clear glass really
showcases the colors of teas."
"I prefer to use an infuser, since I think the leaves
brew better when they are loose, but if you are running out the door
like I often am, these paper tea filters are great because they help me
enjoy my favorite Samovar teas on the go."
"These are great for travel. One of the
cardinal rules of tea is to keep it away from air and sunlight, and to
protect the beautiful leaves from damage. This can be hard to do,
especially when I'm on the road, but that's where these tea canisters
come in handy."