Make the Switch to Herbal Tea
“I don’t really like tea, except sweet tea” this is a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly, especially in East Texas. Don’t get me wrong, sweet tea is delicious, but it’s basically a cup of sugar. Herbal tea is an excellent alternative. There are as many herbs to choose from as there are grams of sugar in a Texas-sized fast food cup of sweet tea. There are herbs to fit everyone’s tastes and medicinal needs and best of all, they can be sweetened using healthier alternatives to heavily processed, nutrient lacking, refined white sugar. Two excellent alternatives that come to mind are stevia leaf, a no-carb green leaf that packs quite the sweet punch, as well as honey, which contains its own bragging list of nutritional benefits. Currently we offer three herbal tea blends as well as our ceremonial grade organic matcha tea. Each one with its own unique flavor profile and medicinal benefits. Herbal tea is a great addition to a healthy diet and provides variety in your beverage selection. View the teas below to find the perfect herbal blend and make the switch to herbal tea!
Our Detoxify tea is specifically blended to aid your body in eliminating toxins. Each herb is carefully selected for their benefits and and flavor profiles. This tea highlights the citrusy aroma of both orange and lemongrass but also has a deliciously spicy flavor thanks to the ginger root, black peppercorns and cloves. In addition to these herbs, there are several others which provide a massive amount of medical benefits:
Is rich in Vitamin C, A and K as well as the minerals magnesium and potassium. It also contains the carbohydrate inulin, which is a soluble fiber that is beneficial for gut health. Dandelion is also an anti-inflammatory, helps to lower blood pressure and promotes liver health.
A nervine that can help calm anxiety, nettle leaf also contains high quantities of vitamin C, B, K1, iron, calcium, and folic acid. As for aiding the body in detoxing, nettle is a diuretic which helps relieve fluid retention and swelling. Drinking nettle tea can help support the endocrine system including the spleen, thyroid and pancreas. In addition, its high levels of silica promotes bone health as well as improving the look and quality of hair, teeth, skin and nails.
Like nettle leaf, burdock is a diuretic which helps to flush toxins from the the body and especially the bloodstream. Burdock also contains several powerful antioxidants including, quercetin, luteolin, and phenolic acids. Because of these antioxidants, burdock helps protect the body from free radicals and slows the aging process.
Our tranquility tea is a harmonious blend and the answer to all life’s stresses and anxiety. Enjoy inner calm with this soothing blend of chamomile, passionflower, ashwagandha and lemon balm to find tranquility within. Hibiscus and rose hips balance out the floral notes from the chamomile and bring a tart and fruity flavor to the mix.
This well loved herb is both gentle and powerful. In fact it is frequently used for restless children to soothe them safely and effectively. Chamomile contains antioxidants, including apigenin, which binds to certain receptors in the brain that may reduce insomnia or sleeplessness.
This beautiful and exotic flower is valued for its ability to increase level of gamma-aminobutyric-acid (GABA). GABA is a is a chemical that the brain makes to regulate mood and has a calming effect. Because of this, it may help treat anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, pain and overall mood.
Ashwaganda is an ancient herb harvested for its expansive system of roots. It is widely used to treat anxiety and stress and its adaptogenic properties. Essentially it is able to help decrease anxiety when stimulation is too high and increase energy when needed.
Feeling under the weather? This is the tea for you! Our wellness tea is packed full of immune-boosting nutrients including echinacea, eleuthero and nettle. This super blend will defend help defend you against illness, fight infection and get you feeling your best from the inside out. Thanks to the addition of elderberries, licorice root, ginger and orange this blend is deliciously rich and complex.
Packed full of antioxidants including flavonoids, cichoric acid and rosmarinic acid, echinacea which may help protect the body from oxidative stress. Many studies found that the consumption of echinacea may even shorten the length of a cold-like symptoms and prevent them from occurring.
Also known as Siberian ginsing, eleuthero aids the body by increasing immune cell production which in turn helps to support the immune system. An animal study found that when given eleuthero root, the levels of IgG and IgM (antibody molecules) noticeably increased. These molecules are the body first like of defense against microbes.
Elderberries contain one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants in any berry in addition to many vitamins and nutrients. This powerful berry is now widely used in mainstream medicine thanks to its proven ability to help treat colds, flus and similar symptoms.
Our USDA certified organic ceremonial grade match is both high in antioxidants and nutrients as well as smooth and delicious. Matcha is green tea, but rather than steeping leaves in water like your typical tea, matcha is specifically grown and harvested at its peak and ground into a fine powder. Because of this, matcha contains the entire leaf and maintains all of the nutrients.
It’s time to say goodbye to your sweet tea and replace it with something that nourishes your body, herbal tea! Besides the medicinal benefits found in each of the herbs listed above, drinking tea is ritualistic and calming. It’s also an excellent source of clean and healthy hydration. These blends have been hand selected by Dr T. Nguyen in order to provide the most nutritional benefits possible! Each ingredient has been carefully crafted and selected to complement and balance each other. Find your favorite herbal tea today!