Spearmint (Mentha spicata) – Native to Europe and parts of Asia, natural health practitioners believe that spearmint engenders a calming effect on the digestive system. The spicy herb also packs a full-bodied minty flavor.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) – Often referred to as the world’s oldest medicine, Peppermint was used by the ancient Greeksand Egyptians as a nerve tonic and stimulant. Stimulant eh? One taste and you‟ll see why.
Rosebuds – Roses have been used to flavor beverages since at least the days of the ancient Egyptians. Their addition to this blend adds subtle floral notes reminiscent of late summer.
Hibiscus – The petals of the hibiscus flower, one of the most beautiful exotic flowers on earth, has been used to make herbal teas from Mexico to the Sudan. Worldwide, there are more than 220 known varieties of this stunning flower.
Osmanthus – A highly fragrant flower. On their own, they produce a rich, floral cup. As part of a blend they add a well- balanced, herbaceous layer of flavor. Used as an herbal tea in China for millennia.
Camomile – Arguably one of the world‟s most popular herbal teas, camomile has been grown in Egypt since the days of thepharaohs. Known to aid digestion and engender an overall feeling of well-being. Great before bed.
Honeybush (Cyclopia) – Native to South Africa, Honeybush is known in Afrikaans as “Heuningbos” The plant gets its name byvirtue of the fact that the leaves produce a sweet, honey-ish tea. Similar in character to Rooibos, with added sweetness
Put all the above together and you‟ve got an amazing cup of herbal tea.
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