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Ramadan Tea Time

May 22, 2018

Ramadan Tea Time

Ramadan is the most precious month in the Islamic calendar, as it is the month in which the first verses of the Holy Quran, Islam’s Holy book, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad more than 1,400 years ago.

In the holy month, Muslims renew their focus on prayers and increase their recitation of the Holy Quran. It is also a time when Muslims across the world fast during daylight hours for 29-30 days.

It is a time for spiritual reflection, acts of charity and spending time with loved ones. The fasting during Ramadan, is intended to teach a person discipline and help them reconnect with their spirituality. Ramadan is also a powerful symbol of unity, with Muslims around the world fasting simultaneously, while bringing family and friends together.

During Ramadan, Muslims will wake up before sunrise and have a meal (suhoor), recite the morning prayer and fast during daylight hours. They will refrain from eating and drinking until after sunset, when they will have another meal (iftar) to break their fast. Iftars are often a family affair and a welcome excuse to spend time with loved ones and members of one's community. During fasting hours when no food or drink is consumed, the body uses its stores of carbohydrates (stored in the liver and muscles) and fat to provide energy, once all the calories from the foods consumed during the night have been used up. Once the fast is broken, the body can rehydrate and gain energy from the food and drinks consumed thereafter and hence it is important to make healthy choices to attain the utmost benefits from the nutrients consumed and maintain an overall healthy balanced diet throughout.

Drinking herbal or low caffeinated beverages during and after iftar is recommended to avoid dehydration on long, hot Ramadan days. Tea is a very rich source of anti-oxidants and possesses aromatherapeutic properties as well. We have carefully curated selection of teas and herbal blends preferable to sip on everyday during the holy month, keeping in mind the requirements of the body prior to and after the fasting period. A variety of interesting choices for a daily cup of time to be shared with your loved ones during the entire course of Ramadan. We also have limited edition Ramadan Tea caddies, which would not only look beautiful adorning your Iftar tables, but also make lovely gifting options.

Our tea options for the Suhoor selection include Earl Grey Flora, Masala Chai, Fruit Passion & Currant Dream. The Iftar selection includes Emirates Spice, Rosa, Moroccan Nights & Happy Forest. There’s also a herbal selection named ‘Al Massae’ , meaning “The Evening”, which includes caffeine free blends like Verbena Mint, Chamomile Breeze, Ginger Calm & Rooibos Heal, which are perfect to sip on while winding down or relaxing prior to bedtime. Some of the blends can be enjoyed iced as well, which is wonderful during these summer months.

Let this holy month of Ramadan not only be one of spiritual cleansing, but also a time in making healthier choices for the betterment of your overall physical and mental well being and a healthy balanced lifestyle, to continue for the months to follow.


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