Blender's Notes: This tea captures the essence of India itself with staple medicinal herbs and spices from this land. A pleasantly spicy throat-soother with a warm finish. Mildly citrus.
Remember when ordering loose teas, that there are approximately 200 servings per pound (or that 1 oz. of loose leaf tea or tisane makes 15-25 servings).
Tulsi Herb: Also referred to as "Holy Basil", Tulsi has been revered for its medicinal value for thousands of years. Ayurvedic writings describe Holy Basil as a pillar of holistic herbal medicine and a goddess incarnated in plant form (the mother medicine of nature). Holy Basil remains one of the most cherished of India's sacred healing plants. We use a blend of Krishna, Rama, and Vana varieties; all belong to the mint family and are cousins of a Michigan annual, Sweet Basil.
Green Rooibos:Naturally caffeine-free, this herb is high in antioxidants. Green Rooibos, moreso than Red Rooibos, is preserved during processing, hence, giving it more antioxidants, nutrients, and minerals than other types of Rooibos. Rooibos is being studied for its help in reducing allergic reactions.
Pink Peppercorn: chosen to "raise the throat heat" in this blend and to aid in the absorption of other component properties. Visual appeal.
Cardamom: These pods are the fruit of a tropical plant closely related to Ginger, and is among the word's most expensive spices (after Vanilla and Saffron) due to its labor-intensity. It is said that Cardamom can be used to aide digestion and promote clear breathing. It is an internationally-used spice that has a cool, minty aroma and flavor.
Lemongrass:This plant is rich in potassium, anti-oxidants, Vitamins A and C, as well as Citral, which has strong antimicrobial qualities
Orange:Loaded with enzymes, numerous flavonoids (over 60!), phyto-nutrients, plus Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Choline, Folic Acid, d-limonene, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, aldehydes, and other minerals and vitamins.
Ginger:The root or stem (known as the rhizome) is packed with phenolic compounds that help improve digestion. High levels of antioxidants (gingerol, curcumin, and zingerone) improve memory, attention, and cognitive function
Green Tea Gunpowder Pearls:Green Tea, know for its unique antioxidant and cognitive function support, continues to gain momentum as scientists prove the many speculated benefits of this beloved Camellia sinensis leaf.
Calendula Petals (seen in picture below): This herb is used for a number of things, including cosmetic and culinary uses, a fiber dye plant, and for its healing properties. It is a soothing antiseptic, and an excellent skin healer as well as digestive aid. We like how it gives a soothing "cream-like" effect on the palate and just one of the reasons we grow annually and use in many of our products!
Customer Testimonials: What our clients say about Tulsi Citrus Soother:
"I tried (and bought) this today. Usually, the tannins in tea bother me. This did not bother me at all and it tastes great! I’m traveling right now and I can’t wait for my next opportunity to brew a cup of this tea!" ~Kim, LOD website review
"This tea is so flavorful. We used it during a family reunion for iced tea and we found is so refreshing for the summer! This has such an unusual blend of warm spices and tang that is just goes down easy. Love it!" ~Mary, LOD website review
Monthly Recipe: Tulsi Citrus Soother Soup 2 cups Tulsi Citrus Soother tea (the prepared liquid) 1 can Coconut milk 1 clove (or more!) Garlic 1 tsp Ginger, fresh shredded 2 medium sweet potatoes OR 1 butternut squash, cubed, peeled Tulsi Citrus Soother tea, ground pinch of Salt 1 tsp (or more!) Curry Add all ingredients and simmer until sweet potatoes or squash is fully cooked. Enjoy! ~Staff Educator, Tami