Created in honor of the wisdom that suggests we treat our bodies as if they are a temple, this tea blend is made with the intention of this at heart. With a good base of holy basil, the ultimate balancing herb, and a touch of green tea, this beautiful medley is balanced and flavored with compliments of mint, licorice root and cardamom. It’s a wonderful choice for those wanting a touch, not a truckload of caffeine!
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), also known as Tulsi in Ayurvedic medicine, has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years in India. It is known as a balancing herb, and is popular for its ability to improve energy, mental alertness, relieve stress and elevate the mood. As an adaptogen with a wide array of applications, there is a growing amount of scientific research to support the herbs traditional uses. Revered as an adaptogenic herb, with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, anti-depressant, neuroprotective, and cardioprotective properties, one can imagine how its name Tulsi, means “incomparable one”.
Gunpowder green tea (Camellia sinensis) is a variety of green tea, which features individually rolled tea leaves which form a small round pellet or “pearl”. The name gunpowder originated at a time when it was said that the rolled leaves resembled gunpowder. One of the most widely consumed teas in the world, green tea, which has its origins in China, has been extensively studied for its health promoting and protective benefits, which are in part due to the presence of L-theanine, an amino acid that has been studied for its range of health benefits.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is commonly used as a digestive aid that can have a positive effect on many digestive conditions. The volatile oils responsible for these effects have such a stimulating, refreshing aroma, that people commonly use the smell alone as a way to help them feel energized.
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is prized for its sweet flavor and has a long history of medicinal use around the world. It has uses in the respiratory, digestive and endocrine systems and is a common ingredient in herbal teas.
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Use 1 tsp. tea per cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 15 min. Drink daily as needed; adults can drink up to 3 cups per day.
If you have a medical condition or are taking medications, consult with your doctor or healthcare provider before using this tea.
The blend contains holy basil which should be avoided during pregnancy and when trying to conceive.
This blend contains caffeine. People who are sensitive to caffeine should take the usual precautions related to consuming caffeinated beverages.
This blend contains licorice root which should not be used in high blood pressure or with certain medications, including heart medications.
This blend contains cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) which should not be used by people with digestive ulcers, intestinal conditions (like IBS & Chron’s disease), and in pregnancy.
Consult with your healthcare practitioner if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Keep out of reach from children.