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Welcome fall and warm sweaters.
Time to turn the ke le on and get the hot tea  owing again. Tea is so soothing, and can add such comfort to our lives. It’s the perfect beverage for today’s world. O entimes, when the furnace goes back on, sore throats start up too. This is when hot tea season really moves into high gear.
Some of our favorite tasty suggestions to support relaxation and a sense of well being at each transitional change of season are: Tulsi Citrus Soother, Sun in the Winter, Mi en Time Mint, Leelanau Licorice, Heartwarming Cinnamon, and Right as Rain. We also suggest adding a gram of our Matcha Memoirs, either in capsule or smoothie form (recipe below) daily; matcha can energize and be used as a meditative aid to support a healthy mood and immune system, and to reduce systemic in ammation that can cause pain and wreak havoc in all facets of our well-being.
Vibrant and loaded with concentrated goodness, matcha is the oldest variety of shade-grown tea and is available in many grades (from cooking grade to ceremonial grade). Light of Day Organics o ers only ONE grade of Matcha at Oryana, the very purest available; certi ed organic, ceremonial grade, and meticulously analyzed including laboratory testing on each lot of anything imported for pesticide residue, radiation, and toxic heavy metals.
This year, we grew almost 80 pounds of the base leaf for our matcha! Our Matcha Memoirs has the highest amount of O.R.A.C units per gram of any botanical yet known to man. What’s O.R.A.C? This is an acronym
for Oxygen Radical Absorptive Capacity, or what are commonly referred to as antioxidants. Unlike loose leaf teas where the most nutritious tea leaves are discarded a er infusion, matcha green tea powder is mixed with water (or mixed into a smoothie) and the most precious part of the tea leaf (the blanched, de-veined and de-stemmed leaves) is consumed entirely. Thus, by virtue of eating the bright green, chlorophyll-rich, and high antioxidant shade-grown tea leaf powder (rather than just drinking the water o  the leaves as in regular whole leaf tea steeping), one consumes about 10-15 times the nutrients found by consuming a large pot of loose leaf green tea.
We truly hope that you will continue to enjoy our matcha, and the other extraordinarily high quality products we make. (Visit
Light of Day’s Favorite Matcha Smoothie
1/2 cup vanilla coconut milk
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 frozen banana
Puree ingredients in a blender; add 1 teaspoon matcha (per person). Blend, pour into cups and enjoy immediately. Serves 2 • Recipe by Angela Macke, R.N.
Angela Macke, R.N.
The Power of Tea
Angela Macke, founder of Light of Day Organic Tea, delves into the healing power of matcha tea, which she grows on her farm in Leelanau County.

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