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Drink your way to a better life

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a way of life in Chinese culture and is key to leading a balanced healthy life. In TCM, our well-being is based on the Five-Element theory.  Each element corresponds to an organ which has an effect on one another (wood/liver, fire/heart, earth/spleen, metal/lungs, water/kidneys).

Our busy lifestyles inspired Dr. Lisa Jeong to develop the Five Element Teas, helping us stay calm, stress-free, and center balanced.  Her goal strives to bring TCM into our modern lives promoting health awareness by providing prepared herbal teas that can be used daily to achieve optimal health. She developed wholesome formulas using top quality herbal ingredients for her teas.  Every herb embodies different properties relating to the Five Element cycle, bringing harmony with every cup.

Five Element Cycle

The Five Elements are all interconnected in specific cycles, creating an intricate web, as the diagram illustrates.  If an element is depleted or excessive, this balance can be thrown off, possibly affecting one or more elements.  One example is the generating cycle.  Liver/Wood can generate Heart/Fire, which means fire increases when wood is added to the fire.  Stress is the emotion that directly affects the Liver/Wood, which in turn would lead to our Heart/Fire rising.  The heart is the organ pertaining to our mental health and quality of sleep.  When we experience insomnia the next element in the cycle, Spleen/Earth, will be affected.  Weakness of the spleen/stomach is often caused by over thinking and bad dietary habits.  Our Spleen/Earth directly affects our Lungs/Metal.  A healthy spleen will lead to healthy lungs as earth generates metal (metal grows in earth).  Metal generates Kidney/Water, as healthy lungs will support our kidneys' functions.  Although imbalances occur, they can be corrected with the use of TCM.

"Life is about achieving balance, and drinking tea"

— Daniel Tao, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Five Element Tea

Dr. Lisa Jeong's passion for Chinese Medicine began at an early age.  Her grandfather was a renowned doctor of TCM.  She became familiar with the various herbs, tinctures, ointments, and herbal books used on a daily basis and saw the miraculous effects of TCM.  Growing up in the United States, she noticed that people were living with high stress, unhealthy foods and lack of sleep. It wasn't long before she realized the need to share this 5,000 year old wisdom with the world.  This passion motivated her to create enjoyable teas to help bring balance back into our health and lifestyle.