In the Know
Known as vishuddha, meaning “voice and truth,” this chakra is located in the throat, and is the center of our communication. This chakra focuses on assisting with giving voice to thoughts, and is key to developing and maintaining confidence in one's ability to speak up, to speak one's truth. When your 5th chakra is out of balance, communication may become difficult, and you may struggle to say what you mean, or to reveal your truth. When meditating to balance this chakra, think or speak out loud, I speak my truth; I heal myself.
As this chakra dwells in the throat, the herbs in this blend were selected to support voice and truth. This dynamic blend is centered on licorice root, marshmallow leaf and fennel seed, along with a number of other ingredients specially attuned to this chakra. A hint of orange peel and cinnamon provides a delightful balance, creating a robust and invigorating healing tea.
Give this tea a good steep, until the color lifts into a golden yellow. The aroma infuses the nose with an ambrosial scent of sweet and spicy. This well-rounded blend opens with creamy and nutty nuances of slippery elm bark and marshmallow leaf. Comforting middle notes of licorice and fennel fill out the center and create a medium-bodied tea. A touch of cinnamon tingles and closes with a lightly sweet touch of spice.
- Licorice Root
- Slippery Elm Bark
- Marshmallow Leaf
- Fennel Seed
- Orange Peel
Aquamarine: This brilliant gem, ranging in color from sea green to vibrant blue, is known as the stone of courage and inner peace. Its influence can help to liberate an anxious tongue and free the voice to speak clearly and with confidence.
The Gemstone Essence Process
Extracting an “essence” of a stone may sound woo-woo to those unfamiliar with using such an inanimate object when intending mental, emotional, or physical healing. However, for thousands of years, people have indeed utilized gemstones and crystals for this exact purpose. Whether practitioners place the stones on the subject’s body while conducting a session, or a person wears jewelry containing a particular stone, or even carries one or more in a pocket, using stones and crystals to facilitate wellbeing is definitely not new, and most assuredly not as esoteric as you might think.
In crafting our Chakra Tea line, our production team places the desired gemstone or crystal inside the container of dried herbs, where its essence is actually infused in the blend. In this way, while enjoying the benefits of the herbal infusion, you also take in the healing properties of the accompanying stone.