Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.” Let us peek at various other manners tea relates to our distinct character types.
Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher and physician found that a lot of his patients had comparable behavior and characteristic patterns. He categorized them into four groups. People who so were convinced that he predicted had high energy Sanguines. People who were and seemed to possess a natural instinct leaders, he predicted Cholerics. Melancholies was the title that he gave people who seemed to have a tendency toward along with thickness of intellect. Those who were easy and calm going he predicted Phlegmatics.
Thus, with these terms in your mind, let us look at the character of different kinds of teas.
The Sanguine attributes are observed in Honey Lemon Ginseng Green tea – a lively mix of green tea and healthy herbs. It provides an energizing boost with its vital core of fine green tea, fortified with highly prized eleuthero root and Asian ginseng. The flavors of enlivening and honey lemon give it character to this blend. It’s a real energy booster.
Sanguines are known to be full of life, always talking and laughing. They love to blend colours and wear eye catching jewelry and clothes. Like this tea, they don’t make a quiet entrance, but explode into your presence, full of power and flavor.
The Melancholy personality has become the most usual. They are perfectionists, and are men and women.
Earl Grey Tea comes to mind when I think of the Melancholy. Earl Grey is a classic, popular tea. It is a stand by. This personality likes things to be in rows and straight columns, in order. Blended with oil, Earl Grey hasn’t yet been cluttered up with herbs or fruit flavors.
Another tea that has Melancholy traits is the green tea, Sencha. It’s a favorite in Japan. Like the Melancholy personality that is moody, it has a flavor with hint and a bitterness of sweetness.
English Breakfast tea reminds me of the Choleric personality. Both are powerful and full. Cholerics have leadership abilities. What better way to wake up those skills in the morning than with a nice, strong cup of English Breakfast tea? The full bodied, robust tea has enough caffeine in it to get you going.
Green teas are also full of power. They’re known to be a and are great for you. It’s reported they help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease can boost your immune system, reduce body fat, lower blood pressure and slow the aging procedure. Green tea also fights harmful bacteria and viruses and even helps the body regulate cholesterol levels.
Last but not least is the easy-going, laid back, peace loving Phlegmatic. I can just see my Phlegmatic friends relaxing with a soothing cup of Mint tea. Peppermint tea soothes the stomach just as the Phlegmatic personality brings peace to stressful circumstances. Phlegmatics are known to be peace makers, if possible and they’ll avoid conflict. Like some of those mint teas, they’re fine and fine.
Another tea with peaceful traits is Chamomile tea. It’s quite soothing at bedtime, famous for its calming effect.
The few teas I’ve mentioned, are just some of many possible matches of personalities and tea. Whatever your personality, there’s a tea that’s ideal for you.