Organic Herbal Teas
Thursday, 10th March 2016
You may have seen, or even tried some of organic herbal teas on offer in the reception area. I am pleased to say that after much blending, taste testing and general trial and error we have a range we are happy with. The individual blends are created using the wisdom of Chinese Herbal Medicine. They are gentle enough to drink through out the day yet strong enough to support health and vitality. They taste really good too! Below is a description of each of the blends, have a read over and try some when in your in next. They are available for purchase at reception.
HEART WARMING – ginger, cinnamon, fennel, cardamom, rose petals, licorice, & star anise.
This beautiful tea is designed to warm the heart, digestive system and womb. The herbs and spices it contains have been selected for their ability to create warmth and bring vitality to the body. Especially usefully for supporting the Luteal Phase of the menstrual cycle, brightening cold winters days and helping those suffering with weak digestive energy.
LONGEVITY – American ginseng, astragalus & jiao gu lan
This blend of adaptogenic herbs is an excellent substitute for coffee. Adaptogens are a class of herbs that increase the bodies ability to handle to stress. These particular herbs are used in Chinese Medicine to nourish Qi boosting energy levels and lifting the spirits. Western medicine studies show they have the ability to regulate blood pressure, support the adrenal system and manage the hormonal stress respose. Bonus.
HAPPY – toasted wheat, Chinese jujube, toasted licorice, rose petals & chamomile
A new twist on an ancient formula created to nourish the heart and calm the spirit. The combination of wheat, liquorice and chinese jujube first appeared in one of the earliest Chinese medical texts for the treatment of sadness, anxiety and to return lost spirits. Flowers are added to open the heart. A little bit like a herbal chocolate this tea is especially good for new mums, menopausal ladies and anyone suffering from anxiety.
HARMONISING – peppermint, licorice, fennel, momordica & chrysanthemum
A good tea for a variety of situations. We like to use this tasty tea to aid digestions and curb sugar cravings, however is it also beneficial ease voice strain or to sooth a sore throat in the early stages of a cold or flu. The peppermint, chrysanthemum and momordica have the ability to clear heat from the upper part of the body making it a useful tea for hayfever with itchy, watery eyes.
RASPBERRY LEAF – with rose petals & peppermint
For the expecting Mum or to ease painful menstruation. Raspberry leaf is a uterine tonic commonly used to prepare the body for birth. It has the ability to soften the cervix and encourage efficient contractions while peppermint and rose petals helps to cool the body and calm the spirit. These functions are also useful in the premenstrual and menstrual phase of the cycle to help ease tension and cramping.
YIN COOLING – peppermint, raspberry leaf, ginkgo, schisandra & chrysanthemum
A blend of herbs aimed to nourish the Yin and cool the body. With ginkgo to support mental function and raspberry leaf to encourage a healthy menstrual cycle this tea excellent for those managing menopausal symptoms or for anyone who wants to stay cool and clear headed. The yin nourishing qualities of the tea are also useful to support the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle.
GEN MAI CHA – Japanese bancha green tea & roasted rice
Sometimes referred to as “popcorn tea” due to the few grains of rice that pop during the roasting process. This is a lovely anytime-tea with a rich nutty flavour. Traditionally taken after meals to aid digestion, it is also full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins making it good for heart health and to lower blood pressure.