Teas That Can Enhance Your Quiet Times With God

Steeping, Sipping, & Spirituality

Almost every morning, I heat water, select a tea, steep a tea bag or some loose-leaf tea, add a couple teaspoons of local honey, and sip it while I sit in silence with God. Anyone can do this. You just have to wake up early enough to fit this into your morning routine before heading off to work or into the day’s activities. The smooth taste and health benefits of most teas, make them ideal to accompany quiet times with God. Of course, morning isn’t the only time for tea.

Yes, guys drink tea. I drink a variety of teas just for the fun of it. Yet, there are some I find intriguing, simply due to their names. Let me recommend a few to you.

Teavana Wellness Tea –  The names of these teas make them worth considering for your quiet times – Serenity, Rejuvenate, Recover, Purify, or Comfort. Of course, the tea itself will not bring about these realities. But, time with God paired with a drink like this certainly can’t hurt. This line of teas may be available at Starbucks. Or, you can go to the Teavana tea website and order some. Their teas are a bit pricy. Yet the variety they offer is fantastic. 

Piper & Leaf Monks Meditation – This is a winner! “Deep, Rich, Complex.” I drink this regularly and enjoy every sip. It is described as a Ceylon black tea, with a strong grenadine, smooth, banana-like vanilla finish. A bit of catnip and pomegranate peel calm and help bring healing to the body and soul. This is the perfect tea for someone like me. I know there are hundreds of semi-monastics out there who enjoy spending time with God in solitude. This tea pairs well with those quiet times. Go to their website and order some soon.

Mighty Leaf Aloe Serenity – I like the Mighty Leaf brand though I’ve never tried this particular tea. I’m not a huge green tea fan but I love the name. It sounds intriguingly soothing with rose petals, calming aloe, and small pineapple pieces included. If you like green teas, give this one a try. The name alone should do something for you. Click here for the website. 

Kusmi Sweet Love – Rhonda and I stumbled upon this tea while visiting Paris last year. It is a black tea fusing cardamon, licorice, cinnamon, guarana, pink peppercorn for a sweet taste. It is an aromatic, fresh, full-flavored tea that will delight your taste-buds. And who doesn’t need a little sweet love? I save this for special occasions like a mini-retreat in the afternoon. You can order it from their website.

So, give these a try when you want to enhance your time with God who made all things for us to enjoy…especially tea.

Let me know what you think. Do you have a well-named and flavorful tea you’d recommend? Let us know below.

Dr. K

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4 thoughts on “Teas That Can Enhance Your Quiet Times With God

  1. Hey Keith,

    One of the many things I love about your blog is that you will on occasion throw in a post about something so earthy as tea selections! What a fabulous invitation…to enjoy some of what God created (in the form of tea leaves) while enjoying time with Him. Thanks for making such a practical invitation to enjoy the goodness of God in this way, even providing website links. You truly are a rock star! Actually, you are SO MUCH BETTER than a rock star! Now, I just hope that there will be a forthcoming blog post on different coffees to try!!

    • Hey Brian. Thanks for the comparison to Lady GaGa and Justin Timberlake?!? But, I like it that you “get me.” I think our Christian life is about as earthy as it gets. I’m weary of the “touchy-feely” kind of spiritual life that’s presented by so many. Emotions play a part, but not a central part. See, now you got me on one of my soapboxes. 😉 In reference to a post on coffees – I limit my posts to aspects of life that I actually experience. Since I don’t drink coffee, I may have to invite a guest blogger to handle that one. Please note the subtle message of this “tea” post – the names of the teas. Combine the taste, names, and quality of the teas with being with God in quietness and rest and you’ve got a little heaven on earth. Then you figure out how to take that slice of heaven and live it out hour-by-hour in the mundane and chaos of life. I’m glad you enjoyed this post. I did a similar one on wines (Dec 4, 2015). God has given us all things to enjoy, always in moderation. Thanks for your engagement, brother. You are a blessing!! Keith

  2. Re: the Piper and Leaf Monks Meditation tea you say: “A bit of catnip and pomegranate peel calm and help bring healing to the body and soul.” I didn’t know catnip would calm you. It always made our cats go bonkers. Smiling on you.

    • Hey Tim. Funny you should bring that up. The website for Monk’s Meditation tea uses those words. I drink it but don’t know what catnip tastes like nor does it seem to have any noticeable physical affect on me other than pleasantness. Fortunately for us humans, we aren’t like cats apparently. Try some and see what you think. Thanks for reading and commenting. Blessings to you!! Keith

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