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Tea For The Soul 茶滋心灵 Designed by: Zhou Huiling


Tea For The Soul 茶滋心灵 Designed by: Zhou Huiling


Content Page Preface

For the Stressed Soul

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For the Sleepy Soul


For the Bored Soul


For the Sick Soul

For the Happy Soul

For the Depressed Soul For the Lover’s Soul Bibliography

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Introduction Being a fussy drinker, tea and water are always my

choice of beverage.

I didn’t like fizzy drinks as they leave an artificial sweetened aftertaste in

my mouth after the drink is finished. So usually I’ll order tea or ice tea to accompany my food.

Tea as we probably all know is beneficial for our health in many ways,

to relieve stress, to replenish energy or even just using tea as a beverage of enjoyment to invite friends over for a good chit chat on a Sunday afternoon.

But just how can we apply drinking tea and all these health benefits into

our lives? Introducing tea for the soul, catered to add nourishment to your soul. In this book I wish to address the different teas and little facts about them that we can implement them in our daily lives,

attuned to the moods and the state of our very beings.

For the health conscious tea nuts, this is a book of fun adventure, in English and partially mandarin.

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一向来对饮料挺挑剔的我只对淡而无趣的白开水及 茶较喜爱。因为不喜欢喝完汽水后在嘴里留下一股 人造甜味,所以往往都喝自己带的白开水或点杯茶 来配菜或止渴。

减压, 补充筋力,也可以用来招待朋友, 喝个下午茶过个悠闲的下午。 大家或许都知道茶对身体有益,可以

但要怎么把喝茶运用在我们的生活点滴,根据心 情,心灵状态而调配什么样的茶来配合需要及补 充。在这本书里我希望能根据生活所需而调配茶的 食谱。

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For the Stressful Soul 为被压迫者


虽然说压力让你倍感威胁, 破坏了生活的平衡点,压力 有时也有好处,也是个推动 力让你用尽能力让你准时完 成工作。但长时间备受压力 的同时,心灵及身体必须付 出代价。

! 办 怎么

Are you Stressed? Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. It isn’t always bad though as stress can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But in the long term, your mind and body has to pay the price. Take a breather, take a stroll, get away from work for a while then work on it again with full drive!

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There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. — Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

Valerian and Chamomile Tea

瓦莱里安与 白花黃春菊茶


Chill, relax, take a break, everything will be okay.

Valerian & chamomile

will assist in helping you to relax. Neither of these herbs will make you drowsy; nor will they affect mental alertness. For the best results, drink this tea after work and again just before you go to bed. It can also be drunk at any time during the day.

t 身心疲惫,舒缓紧张精神

V Makes 1 cup (8 fl oz/250ml) serves 1


1/2 1/2 teaspoon dried valerian root 1/2 1/2 teaspoon dried chamomile 1 1 cup (8 fl oz/250ml) boiling water

半茶匙干瓦莱里安 半茶匙白花黃春菊 杯250公升滚水 蜜糖 (适当)

honey (optional)

Note that Valerian has a strong taste and smell.

V Combine the valerian and chamomile in a warmed small ceramic or glass teapot or cup. Add the boiling water, cover, and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain, then drink while it is hot or allow it to cool first. At bedtime, you can sweeten this tea with 1 teaspoon of honey for a great nightcap.

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加班? 必须熬夜?

Over 打瞌睡? 但一直

Need to work

over the night? 很多时候为了工作,功课必须 不眠不休地把东西做完。这 里有个小食补助你到天亮。 茶只占咖啡含有的咖啡因只 占咖啡的一半。茶里的咖啡 因比咖啡的咖啡因较温顺也 较少副作用。保持士气高, 听听音乐,吃宵夜,往好的 方面想也有帮助哦!

For the Sleepy Soul 为 瞌 睡者

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Unhealthy as it may be, there are times when one have to finish accumulating projects sacrificing sleep. Here’s something you can drink in helping you tide through the night. Tea contains only half the amount of caffeine that coffee does. The caffeine in tea is known as theophylline and theobromine, which are much milder and gentler stimulants than the caffeine found in coffee and have fewer side effects. Keeping your morale high with music, supper and positive thinking help too!

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. —Charlotte Brontë

Siberian Ginseng, Nettle, and Licorice Tea

西伯利亚人参, 荨麻 与 甘草茶


Alternatively, you can try black tea too, the tea with the highest caffine. If you are always on the go, with a hectic schedule, a demanding job, and family pressures, you should make lifestyle changes to alleviate your sleep-sapping stress. This tea will pick you up in no time. The Siberian Ginseng has medicinal properties in giving endurance, which should temporary keep you awake for some time.

Combine the nettle, licorice, and Siberian ginseng in a warmed ceramic or glass teapot. Add the boiling water, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain and then drink 1 cup for every 3 hours or so. If you omit the Siberian ginseng because it is not available, this tea will still be a good general pick-me-up.


V Makes 2 cups (16 fl oz/500ml) serves 2-3


1 tablespoon dried nettle herb 1 tablespoon dried licorine root 1 tablespoon dried Siberian

1 茶匙干荨麻 1 茶匙甘草根 1 茶匙干西伯利亚人参 两杯(16fl oz/500ml)

2 cups (16 fl oz/500 ml) boiling water


ginseng root

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Having symptoms of falling sick? Like a slight headache, nose starts feeling wet and then runny, feel a sore throat coming? 感觉头重重的,鼻子开始 有点湿了,喉咙也开始有 点痒痒的?

For the Sick Soul 为病者

或许是操劳过度,所以免疫 系统较弱,感冒的病菌也较 容易侵入。多休息,喝多些 水,尝试一下这个小秘方。 但如果状态还没有好转, 不要犹豫,去看医生了!

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Perhaps you’ve overworked and thus your immune system runs a little low which makes your body less resistant to cold viruses. You can help lighten the condition by resting more, drinking more water, and trying out this recipe. Do visit the doctor and take proper medcine if the symptoms persist.

Time is the best doctor. —Yiddish Proverb

Licorice and Ginger Tea

甘草与 姜茶



Ginger has strong yang energy and warms the stomach and lungs If you feel a cold coming on, drink this tea quick! It will help to expel heat from your body, bringing on a good sweat to help your body fight the infection and cool down. Licorine is a sweet and pleasanttasting herb. Ginger is hot and warming; the quantity might need to be adjusted to suit your taste buds. The more ginger you use the better its effect.

Makes about 3 cups (24fl oz/750ml) serves 4-5

2 tablespoon ground


抗感冒及去热 作大概三杯(24fl oz/750ml) 给予四到五人 两茶匙甘草根 两茶匙拨好的刮好的姜 三杯 (24fl oz/750ml)滚水

licorice root

2 tablespoons peeled and grated

fresh ginger

3 cups (24fl oz/750ml)

boiling water

V Combine the licorice and ginger in a warmed ceramic or glass teapot. Add the boiling water, cover, and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain, then drink piping hot. Caution: Avoid liquorice if you have high blood pressure.

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For the Bored Soul 给纳闷者

It’s a great event which people enjoy preparing for and allows for great icebreaker activities as well as opportunities for fundraising. Get your hats ready and make them all crazy with fancy paper, bling or grass, invite your friends and sip the afternoon away with a strong fragrant tea!

纳闷没事情做?反正闲着也 是闲着不如来个疯狂帽子午 后茶会! 这是个能让大家促进友谊关 系也是个好机会来帮忙筹款 的欢乐聚会啊!把帽子都准 备好,尽情地装上稀奇古怪 的装饰,过个狂欢的 下午吧。

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bored ,

Feeling nothing better to do? Rather than wasting your time away how about oraganising a

Crazy Tea Party

All man’s troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room. —Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670



Spicy Chai



This fragrant tea will fill your kitchen with the rich scents of cardamom, licorice, and fennel. How about something that is hot and spicy and more elaborate to prepare for this crazy bored day? Hot tea is lovely served after a meal, during a midday break, or in the evening when you want to unwind. In the meantime get ready your hats and party the day away!

V In a large saucepan over high hear, bring water and spices to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes. Add tea leaves, remove from heat, and cover. Let steep 3 to 5 minutes. Mix in sugar and milk, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour tea through a fine mesh strainer into mugs and serve immediately.


V Makes about 9 cups

7 cups water 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon cardamom pods 6 whole cloves 6 whole black peppercorns 1 tablespoon dried licorice root, chopped

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 cinnamon stick 2 star anise 2 teaspoons loose black tea 4 tablespoons brown sugar 2 cups whole milk

这杯香茶会让你的厨房充满 了浓浓的甘草,小豆蔻, 及茴香的香味。   9 杯份

7 1 1 6 6 1 1 1 2 2 4 2

杯水 汤匙茴香籽 汤匙豆莞籽 颗丁香 颗干胡椒子 茶匙剁碎的干甘草 汤池磨碎的姜 肉桂 八角 汤匙黑茶 茶匙红糖 杯牛奶

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不管是什么让你今天开心, 保持着这灿烂的笑容!

Enjoy a lazy hot afternoon with a cup of iced-tea, basking in the sunlight, on the beach. Perhaps invite a few friends along and celebrate your day away! It’s always good to keep your spirits high and ward all worries away!

在这炎热的下午享受一倍冰 冷的茶,躺在沙滩下泡日光 浴。顺便邀请几位好友好好 的庆祝一番!保持心情好, 维持最佳状态!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Happy! YES! YES! YES!

For the Happy Soul


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Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. —Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sun Tea




Had a great day today? Whatever makes you happy, sustain it! This slow-steep tea is perfect for making on lazy summer days, a good companion for a bright happy day! A tall glass of iced tea on a hot day is a summertime classic. Light and refreshing. To prevent tea from becoming cloudy, use spring or filtered water, allow hot tea to cool at room temperature before refrigerating, and consume tea within 24 hours.


这杯茶在懒洋洋夏天喝是最 好不过的了,陪伴你过个快 乐的一天!

Makes about 8 cups

4 teaspoons loose black tea 8 cups water Ice cubes

Freshly squeezed lemon Sugar Syrup (optional)



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杯水 冰块 挤好的鲜柠檬汁 糖浆(可选的)

V Place tea leaves in a transparent pitcher with tight-fitting lid. Pour in water, cover, and place outdoors in full sun. Let steep 2 to 3 hours. Afterwhich pour tea through a strainer into another pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled. To serve, pour over ice cubes into a glass. Serve with sugar syrup and lemon juice on the side, if desired.

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Crying over a lost love? Had a bad day? Be mindful not to let this depressed state of mind get over you, leading to depression. Do your favourite things, watch your favourite shows, have a chocolate ice-cream. Think about how other people who have even more unfortunate lives. Be thankful that you’re alive. Tomorrow will be a better day.

伤心难过 ? 不开心? 不要为这点挫折或某种原因 伤心掉泪了太久导致忧症。 做一些自己喜欢做的事, 像是看看综艺节目笑一笑, 或者吃个巧克力雪糕让自己 开心点。不要难过了!想一 想世上还有那么多不幸的人 正在生活着,该感激现在还 活在这世上,明天一定会更 好!

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For the Depressed Soul 为难过者

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. —Lord Chesterfield

Rosemary, Skullcap, and Lavender Tea

迷迭香,黃芩与 熏衣草茶



Skullcap is often called the happy herb, and lavender is an effective and safe antidepressant. After an unhappy event, it is normal to feel down. But if you find it hard to get on with life after some time has passed, this tea will help you let go of the blues. Rosemary is energizing, and it is an excellent stimulant that increases blood flow to the head, improves stamina, and aids concentration.


t 黃芩有开心草之称而熏衣草 能抗忧郁。

Makes 2 cups (16 fl oz/500ml)

两杯 (16fl oz/500ml) 2-3 人份

2 teaspoons chopped fresh





2 teaspoons dried skullcap 2 teaspoons chopped fresh

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serves 2-3

rosemary leaves

杯(16fl oz/500)滚水

lavender flower/leaf

2 cups (16 fl oz/500ml) boiling water

Combine the rosemary, skullcap, and lavender in a warmed ceramic or glass teapot. Add the boiling water, cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain, then drink. Drink 3 cups of this tea each day for 1 to 2 weeks.

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想为情人作点什么? 想为约会制造点浪漫气氛?

Want to make something for your lover? Creating a romantic atmosphere for your date?

玫瑰象征着爱情与浪漫。这个 秘方好在可以把你男朋友送你 的玫瑰花变成一个您可以饮用 的饮料又可以制造点浪漫气氛 为您的爱人作杯温馨的茶。 多甜蜜啊!

Roses often relate to love and romance. This recipe is a good way to turn those roses your love gave to you into something you can drink and atthe same time, made in return for your lover. Isn’t it sweet?

For the Lover’s Soul 为情人

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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

Rose Petal Romance Tea






What could be more romantic than drinking rose petals? In this herbal tea recipe, the delicate flavor of rose petals is enhanced by spicy cinnamon and sweet orange. Delicious hot and refreshing cold, it is the perfect drink for an evening with that special someone.

V Heat water to boiling. Then put in the rose petals, chamomile and orange zest in a tea ball or tie them up in cheesecloth. Place the herbs in the cup along with the cinnamon stick. Pour water over the herbs and steep for 5 minutes or to taste. Lastly sweeten with honey, if desired.

1/2 cup fresh organic 1 1/2 1 1/2 1

rose petals or

teaspoon dried organic rose petals teaspoon dried chamomile blossoms

有什么比喝玫瑰花瓣更 浪漫呢?


玫瑰花瓣, 或 1 汤匙的有机干玫瑰


3-inch piece of a cinnamon stick


teaspoon fresh orange zest


cup of water Honey, to taste



3寸的肉桂 茶匙的橙皮


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Tammy Safi., 2001. Healthy Teas. Green. Black. Herbal. Fruit. United States, Periplus Sarina Jacobson., 2009. Tea. More than 80 delicious recipes. New York, Penn Publishing Lydia Gautier., 2006. Tea. Aromas and Flavors Around the World. United States, Chronicle Books LLC

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总结 相信大家已经很熟悉如何将 这些茶谱运用在我们的日常 生活里。参杂不同香料, 草药,甚至是花瓣带出不同 味道的茶与疗效。 希望大家阅读地愉快。祝大 家身体健康,享受泡茶的乐 趣。


I’m sure you have by now see how tea can be incorporated into our lives’ daily moods and feelings. The different fusion of teas, adding spices, herbs and even flower petals add a blend of the tea and serves a a different use. I hope you guys enjoyed reading the book as much as I did making this book. Lead a healthy lifestyle nad have fun trying all the blends!

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Tea for the soul  

A project that incorporates tea recipes attuned to use in our daily moods. Bilingual in mainly English and partially Mandarin

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