A few weeks ago, I was invited to an exclusive summer yoga event, “Seren-i-Tea in the Square”. This June event will be hosted by Sokenbicha Tea, Japan’s leading tea brand that is exclusively sold at Whole Foods markets nationwide. Upon receiving news of such a fun summer tea party – I wanted to learn more about the company and their background.
Sokenbicha is called the “perfect blend of ancient wisdom and modern taste”. Their authentically brewed teas are unsweetened, contain zero calories and are made with tea blends and natural botanicals from around the globe. Sokenbicha is inspired by the teachings of Kampo, a traditional Japanese herbal approach to health and wellness dating back more than 1500 years. Each of their 5 teas are based on the elements of the earth: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. It is believed that each element is interrelated with the others and only proper balance between all the elements will result in health and well being. The science behind the teas is based on Kampo, a traditional Japanese herbal approach.
There are five varieties of Sokenbicha:
- Revive (Wood), a crisp oolong tea blend infused with pomegranate and raspberry notes, black tea and rose hips
- Defend (Water), a mild oolong tea blend with guava leaves and ginseng
- Purify (Fire), an aromatic green tea blend with chamomile and aloe
- Shape (Earth), a bold barley tea blend with peach flower notes, pu’er and green teas
- Skin (Metal), a full-bodied barley tea blend with cinnamon and ginger
Just learning about all the tea’s and their background makes me THIRSTY! Im looking forward to sampling some of the different flavors at their tea party this summer. This June event, “Seren-i-Tea in the Square”, will be an interactive party featuring music, meditation, yoga, education, natural refreshment and inspiration – all aimed at encouraging people to take time out to achieve balance in their hectic lives. Check out the EVENT page on Sokenbicha’s website – doesn’t it look awesome?!
HERE ARE THE EVENT DETAILS:
What: Seren-i-Tea in the Square, an interactive midday event featuring meditation, yoga, education and refreshments.
Who: Registration for this event is open to the public and you can register ANYTIME at http://bit.ly/SereniTea. , but 9 of my readers get to attend with me as VIP guests!
Some of the featured guests for Seren-i-Tea include:
Mallika Chopra – The daughter of Deepak Chopra, Mallika Chopra is a mother, author, blogger and founder of Intent.com. She will serve as event keynote to guide participants in finding serenity in their daily lives.
Stephanie Snyder (my absolute FAVORITE San Francisco Yoga Instructor!!)– Well known for her unique ability to infuse her challenging classes with strategic sequencing, yoga philosophy, technical alignment, and heart-felt humor, Stephanie has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal Magazine, has been a contributing writer to Yoga Journals’ “Home Practice” and was named San Francisco’s most sought after yoga teacher by InStyle Magazine.
When: Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Union Square, 333 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Why: Our hectic days are consumed with jobs, loved-ones, everyday pressures and obligations. Often the last obligation we think about is the one we have to ourselves.
This event is aimed at providing a real-time “self-moment” for participants and will offer tools and techniques to make “me-time” a deliberate and important part of daily routines – helping us achieve balance from within.
But here’s the BEST part….. In addition to inviting me, Sokenbicha has given me 9 additional invites for guests. As my guests , you will receive a custom tote that contains a yoga mat, a designer scarf and other items, a total value of $80, plus a Whole Foods gift card for $50. A whole foods gift card and yoga mat?! Hello heaven!
So, you might be wondering…. HOW do I get to be Caroline’s VIP and win that SWEET gift bag this summer?! Participate in the below Giveaway and join me for “Seren-i-Tea in the Square” June 25th:
- Leave a comment below and tell me which of the 5 Sokenbicha Teas you’d want to try and why. Are you thirsty for Purify or more of a Water person and would love to try the Defend variety?
- BONUS POINTS if you share the event on Facebook (use this link: http://bit.ly/SereniTea.) and leave a comment letting me know (use @ symbol and link to my profile: facebook.com/carolinejordanfitness ).
- Bonus POINTS if you Tweet about the giveaway and share it with me: http://twitter.com/#!/carolinefitness and Sokenbicha Tea: Twitter.com/sokenbichatea . Or if you are a Fan Sokenbicha on Facebook: Facebook.com/sokenbicha .
I cant wait to have TEA with you this summer in the Square! The nine Giveaway winners will be selected by Thursday, June 9th. So send your comments in and get ready for a great summer event and a special goodie bag treat! Good luck!!
Quick Disclosure: Sokenbicha partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in the Seren-i-Tea event as a VIP attendee. As part of the program, I received compensation. Sokenbicha believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Sokenbicha’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.