Buddhist monks love green teas for concentration focus and energy.  L-theanine, an amino acid found in green teas has been scientifically proven to help focus and bring about a calmness that counters the caffeine found in all tea. Tea also contains caffeine which is naturally occurring. 

For centuries, Buddhist monks inherently knew that green teas helped in their meditation.  They did not know the hard science we now have, but they knew from experience over centuries of practice.  They understood the effects of the caffeine to stimulate the body and the energy it gave.  Caffeine can be felt especially if you have a meager diet like they did.  The bonus was the L-theanine which helped them focus and brought on the feeling of calm.

During meditation, the body and mind is challenged.  The point of meditation is to rest your body and mind and concentrate on being present in the moment.  If you ever tried meditation, you know that clearing your mind is very difficult.  Thoughts constantly pop up.  Your mind wanders tremendously.  When you finally tame your mental thoughts, then sleepiness sets in.  Dozing off is common and is okay.

But the monks did not want to doze off, therefore the caffeine was a great help.  But caffeine does energize you and makes you want to go in 5 directions at once. That side effect is not the goal of their meditation.  Luckily, green teas contains L-theanine which helps with focus, concentration and also gives a sense of calmness. The monks loved green teas for this sense of well being.  Perhaps it felt like Nirvana; a goal monks wanted to achieve.

If your life has a wellness practices, then you should drink green teas to help you with your meditation.  Drink it a few minutes prior.  Incorporate the tea making into your meditation.  Focus on the task of making your tea.  Be present in the moment and give thanks for delicious tea you are enjoying.  Achieve your own Nirvana with green teas and meditation. 

 

Green Teas for Buddhist Monks

Size

Color

Brand

Price

Matcha - Powdered Green Tea
$ 12.00
Matcha is the newest tea craze.  You have seen it online and on TV.  It's everything great about green tea but in a powder form.  You get the caffeine without the dreaded drop, 10 times more antioxidants than regular tea, and proven fat burning benefits. We offer 2 Grades of Matcha. Ceremonial Grade Matcha - Highest quality Matcha for traditional preparation. Culinary grade Matcha - Great for all kinds of drinks like smoothies or lattes and baking. Our Matcha is packaged in a air tight food resealable plastic pouches.   Product of Japan. 100% matcha no additives. Use the Matcha Spoon to measure 1/2 half teaspoon of Matcha into 8 ounces of water or whatever your mixing it into. Use the Matcha Frother for a thorough mix and avoid lumps and a frothy drink. For traditional Japanese preparation we offer a 3 piece Matcha set  Here are some hot links From...
Gyokuro - Loose Green Tea
$ 9.50
A Hand Crafted Japanese Loose Tea. A tea whose preparation illustrates luxury: Gyokuro finds a deep green flavor that avoids acridness; filtering a pure sun-to-leaf flavor collection that is come by in a rather intriguing way. Each Gyokuro crop is grown to a healthy point in its infancy before being plunged into shadows: covered from sunlight. The tea plants then undergo a state of survivalist function in which they produce more chlorophyll, deepening their green color and priming the sweet waves that roll through their green collection.  Thus you have this pampered, proven blend: a green unlike many with a lulling sweetness that makes it perfect for a contemplative, break-time cup. Carefully developed, it's health properties are heightened as it produces a different range of vitamins and other elements.    Among other benefits are noted weight control properties, immune system boosters, and compounds like EGCG antioxidants which provide potent cleansing as well as an anti-carcinogenic.  Another tremendous benefit...
Japanese Sencha - Loose Green Tea
$ 6.00
A quintessential Japanese experience. Balancing sharpness with clarity is one of green tea's most under-appreciated qualities – an ability to communicate the mellow side of acridness – our Japanese Sencha Green tea wears its origin story with pride. Hailing from the Shizuoka prefecture, at the foothills of Mt Fuji, it's an acquired taste sure to pique the curiosity of even a seasoned green tea aficionado. More vegetal than a standard “green” mix, the clear tones allowed by the toasted-dry blend make for a sharp through-line from harvest to palette. This tisanal, for all of its quietly bracing uniqueness, is nonetheless a comfort tea. Japanese Sencha Green is often cited as favorite morning cleanser whose mild but insistent flavor collection prepares one for a day, whether it's a day of work or following through on the Sencha Green experience and exploring what further tastes and tones the day holds. A pleasant medium dark green loose tea, the Sencha's green leaves suggest...

Buddhist monks love green teas for concentration focus and energy.  L-theanine, an amino acid found in green teas has been scientifically proven to help focus and bring about a calmness that counters the caffeine found in all tea. Tea also contains caffeine which is naturally occurring. 

For centuries, Buddhist monks inherently knew that green teas helped in their meditation.  They did not know the hard science we now have, but they knew from experience over centuries of practice.  They understood the effects of the caffeine to stimulate the body and the energy it gave.  Caffeine can be felt especially if you have a meager diet like they did.  The bonus was the L-theanine which helped them focus and brought on the feeling of calm.

During meditation, the body and mind is challenged.  The point of meditation is to rest your body and mind and concentrate on being present in the moment.  If you ever tried meditation, you know that clearing your mind is very difficult.  Thoughts constantly pop up.  Your mind wanders tremendously.  When you finally tame your mental thoughts, then sleepiness sets in.  Dozing off is common and is okay.

But the monks did not want to doze off, therefore the caffeine was a great help.  But caffeine does energize you and makes you want to go in 5 directions at once. That side effect is not the goal of their meditation.  Luckily, green teas contains L-theanine which helps with focus, concentration and also gives a sense of calmness. The monks loved green teas for this sense of well being.  Perhaps it felt like Nirvana; a goal monks wanted to achieve.

If your life has a wellness practices, then you should drink green teas to help you with your meditation.  Drink it a few minutes prior.  Incorporate the tea making into your meditation.  Focus on the task of making your tea.  Be present in the moment and give thanks for delicious tea you are enjoying.  Achieve your own Nirvana with green teas and meditation.