Achillea

achillea

DRY-flowers: Achillea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Type species; Achillea millefoliumAchillea is a group of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1753. The genus was named after the Greek mythological character Achilles. According to legend, Achilles’ soldiers used yarrow to treat their wounds, hence some of its common names such as allheal and bloodwort.

The genus is native primarily to Europe, temperate areas of Asia, and North America. The common name “yarrow” is usually applied to Achillea millefolium, but may also be used for other species within the genus. These plants typically have frilly, hairy, aromatic leaves. The plants show large, flat clusters of small flowers at the top of the stem. The flowers can be white, yellow, orange, pink or red and are generally visited by many insects, and are thus characterised by a generalised pollination system.

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Tea@Spa

Surrounded by tropical plants in the garden at Homestay Hong Saeng we are building right now a separate multi-functional small building; tea house, spa and bedroom … a truly beautiful multi-purpose space! We gave it the name Tea@Spa.

Relax here with a fresh cup of tea or sample one of our delicious and healthy shakes!

Enjoy a chosen Tea Ceremony and learn about the art of drinking and enjoying the spirit of tea.

Escape the sun or rain and relax with a friend or simply curl up with an interesting book or one of the e-books from our collection.

The Art of Tea

Drinking tea is all about taking time out to just be with the moment…

We serve at Homestay Hong Saeng a range of fine teas, including oolong tea, green tea, black tea, masala chai tea and herbal teas from China, Japan and of course, Thailand.  Each tea has been selected for quality and flavour and all are loose-leaf or whole-flower teas.

Health Qualities

Oolong and green teas contain high levels of anti-oxidants, which help the body to fight off disease. In addition, they help move stagnant Qi or energy, clearing toxins and heaviness.

In many cultures, these teas are drank for weight loss due to their ability to move toxins and improve circulation.

The Qi of Tea

Many caffeinated drinks such as coffee can raise energy so quickly that one loses their grounding and becomes jittery and scattered.

The Qi of tea will rise gradually enough that one does not become ungrounded.