The New Gastronome
by Nicola Robecchi
by Nicola Robecchi
We often find ourselves taking breaks at work, stopping for a snack, or meeting with a client. During these moments, it has become customary to drink coffee, so much so that they are now commonly referred to as ‘coffee breaks’: relaxing moments powered by caffeine. However, culturally, coffee is by far not the only beverage consumed in many countries. Oftentimes, tea and infusions are even ranking higher in people’s preferences.
So, how about an unusual alternative to the ‘coffee break’? It might not have the same ring to it, but discovering the power of ‘herbal tea breaks’ can improve your daily well-being by combining aromas, flavors and benefits with the perfect situation:
Plants can have calming or soothing properties, so they can be a great choice when you feel stressed out or overwhelmed. Peace and tranquillity are only a sip away with a mixture of sweet orange, asperula, lemon balm, chamomile, marsh mallow, passiflora, silver lime, hawthorn and valerian.
Wilden Herbals’ Remedium n.1 – Night
Need a Mood Booster?
Plants can have over a thousand properties, among these being their ability to release serotonin, useful for when you are looking for a bit of happiness on a tough day. For an office that exudes high spirits choose a blend of cocoa, red poppy, Siberian ginseng, ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort, honeybush, cinnamon, rooibos.
Wilden Herbals’ Remedium n.0 – Morning
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Time to Focus!
Our concentration levels might not always be high, but the right tools and plants can definitely help. To find the necessary focus try verbena, basil, centella asiatica, ginkgo, Moldavian dragonhead, peppermint, rhodiola rosea, rosemary.
Wilden Herbals’ Remedium n.5 – Focus
Getting to know plants means listening to yourself and your body. Finding an alternative to coffee can, therefore, feel like discovering a new horizon of well-being and balance, far away from the negative effects extensive caffeine consumption can have. Having said that, we don’t have to give up the traditional ‘coffee break’; we just have to be open to rethink it and add some healthier alternatives for our body, mind, and stomach
The opinions expressed in the articles of this magazine do not necessarily represent the views of The New Gastronome and The University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo.