Healthy Tips for Healthy Living in the New Year from The Green Teahouse


Dragonwell tea

The new year is a great time to start new habits – and we may be well into the first month of 2015, however it’s certainly not too late to get those new resolutions going! Not to mention that the Chinese New Year is coming up on January 29th – so there is  still plenty of time to celebrate new beginnings. Below is some info on our special celebrations for the Chinese New Year and our New Haven location’s 1 Year Anniversary, followed by our top tips for healthy living in 2015:

chinese new year updated
Tip One – Drink tea!
Tea is always a delicious, healthy choice, and you can choose from several types which will help you reach your specific health and weight goals.

pu-erh tea

Pu-erh Tea is an excellent choice if you’re looking for detoxifying and fat-burning benefits. This unique, fermented tea has been recognized for its impact on health for centuries in its native China. Its earthy richness is as delicious as it is incomparable. Pu-erh tea is also “user-friendly” since it never becomes bitter, regardless of how long it steeps. And it’s low caffeine makes it a great “go-to” tea anytime of the day!   Visit here to shop for the perfect flavor for you.


Tip Two – Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast!

Try a Matcha Banana Smoothie!  It will provide you with instant energy, sustain you throughout the day and boost your immune system– and it’s refreshingly tasty!


It’s as easy as adding your tea, banana and favorite milk in a blender, hitting the “mix” button and watching your oh-so-yummy breakfast treat whirl to perfection. Add a swirl of honey or agave nectar for extra “yum”.


Matcha and bananas are terrific superfoods, providing your body with a quick and convenient source of nutrients.

bamboo matcha whisk

Matcha is a powdered tea, consisting of only finely crushed tea leaves. It easily enjoyed by simply whisking the powder in either boiled or cold water (whisks are available at our online store – click here). Drinking one cup of this amazing green tea is comparable to drinking approximately 10 cups of regular green tea! Try our Organic “Ceremonial Grade” Matcha and its fresh, wholesome flavor or Blueberry Matcha for a hint of sweetness.

 health benefits of bananas

Bananas contain potassium, dietary fiber, magnesium, and vitamins B6 and C.


When you start your day off right, you are more likely to make healthy choices throughout the day!
Tip Three – Holistic wellbeing through yoga, meditation, Tai Qui, and other healing arts.
You’re drinking tea and  eating healthy, so complete your wellbeing with mind, body and soul integration through the many holistic practices which can enhance your lifestyle. We recommend gentle yoga as part of your detox regime, and meditation as a daily way to center and create balance and calm. Tai Chi is another wonderful way to relax and keep healthy and centered.

tai chi at the green teahouse in new haven

Take time to stop by our New Haven location on Mondays to explore  many of these holistic practices with certified Riki Master, teacher, and Healer, Aaron Weston: founder of Sacred Rhythm Healing, beginning at 9 am.

Let the relaxing and tranquility continue…

Join us for lunch afterwards. Savor a healthy, Asian-inspired entree of your choice and linger over a cozy pot of freshly-steeped tea. Nourishing and nurturing… for only $19.95!

 green tea noodles

We look forward to seeing you, until then—

To your health!


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