We're spilling the CBD tea!

We're spilling the CBD tea!

Amma Life CBD tea is a natural, herbal tea that works by steeping the herbs in boiled water to activate the properties of the plant. While there are many ways to take CBD, drinking tea is a relaxing, healthy way to experience CBD and great for beginners. Its immune-supporting compounds mean that this is great way to add cannabinoids into your lifestyle.

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The UK’s official afternoon tea week is from the 8th to the 14th August - meaning it's the perfect time to gather with friends and family and celebrate the drink that runs through the veins of British culture.
So, how did afternoon tea come about?

A brief history of afternoon tea

It all started back in the 1840s when  Anna Maria Russell, who later became the Duchess of Bedford, came up with the concept as a way to curb the afternoon hunger before dinner. 
During the 19th century, people would often have a small meal at midday, called a luncheon, but the evening meal wasn’t served until 7-9 o’clock, which is where Russell decided to add a small meal into the late afternoon. 
And hey presto, afternoon tea was born! Soon enough Queen Victoria, a friend of Russell’s, got wind of this and it quickly became the custom to invite friends round for savoury sandwiches and sweet cakes.
All these years later, afternoon tea is still going strong - although now it’s enjoyed by people all over the globe. 
Obviously, times have changed since the 19th century, with people putting their own twist on this traditional pastime. Our favourite way to have afternoon tea is with a big hot mug of Amma Life CBD Tea and a few of our delicious chocolate cups. Our award winning tea is the perfect companion for any time of the day, whether that’s your morning pick me up or your evening wind down.
It’s a delicate blend of only the finest herbs grown by specialist farmers in Europe, all completely pesticide free.
Whilst we love products that improve our wellness, we also care about the wellness of our planet, which is why all our Amma Life tea bags are biodegradable. 
There’s a whole bunch of ways you can take CBD - but what could be more appropriate for this week (and the weather) than a refreshing ice mojito tea recipe using Amma Life mint tea?

Tea ingredients: 

This recipe serves 4, so adjust according to the size of your party!
  • 20 leaves of fresh mint
  • 4 bags of Amma Life Mint CBD Tea
  • 1 litre of boiling water
  • 120ml of fresh lime juice
  • 100g of white or soft brown sugar
  • Lots of ice!
  • Slices of lime to garnish 

The tea recipe: 

  • Brew the tea bags with the boiling water and steep for 5-10 minutes
  • Carefully take the bags out - please don’t burn yourself!
  • Add the sugar and lime juice and let it cool for 30 mins 
  • Now add the ice and the lime garnish 
  • Enjoy!
Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook and Instagram - @ammalifestyle to show us how you’re celebrating Afternoon Tea Week - and your post might get shared on our profiles!

CBD - Before and After a Workout

For many of us, just getting to the gym is a miracle in itself, so once we’re there we want to make the most of our workout. How does CBD fit into this?
As there is very little scientific research into CBD and Sport, we have to rely on anecdotal evidence. However, the overwhelming consensus is that CBD improves concentration, focus, and stamina - all key components of an effective workout.CBD is also finding a natural home within the bodybuilding community, as it may promote the creation of muscle mass. The body produces certain catabolic hormones that, rather than building muscle, actually break it down. Chief amongst them is the stress hormone, cortisol. CBD is thought to be anti-catabolic because it decreases cortisol levels in the blood. It’s theorized that by decreasing cortisol, CBD may actually encourage the growth of muscle mass. As an aside, if using CBD as an anti-catabolic, stay clear of energy drinks containing caffeine, which increase cortisol levels in the body.
CBD may also give that extra boost to a work out by allowing athletes to push through the pain barrier. While pain is there for a reason, i.e. as a warning signal that we are reaching our physical limit, for some sports, pushing past this pain is necessary.
CBD, rather than reducing pain, seems to mediate our relationship with it. A recent study showed that cannabinoid drugs make pain less unpleasant and more tolerable. This subtle difference could be enough to transform an average sporting performance into an exceptional one.
And what about CBD and recovery? A common consequence of hard exercise is muscle stiffness and fatigue. CBD for DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) is another area where anecdotal reports are positive. Inflammation is a necessary part of the recovery process, but excess inflammation can cause secondary muscle damage due to the release of free radicals from active neutrophils (white blood cells). It’s thought CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nature, may help reduce this excess muscle soreness. Indeed, CBD topical creams, perfect for applying after a serious training session, are proving very popular with the sports community.

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