Take a sip in the right direction to Losing Weight / Boosting Energy or Relaxing
Over 800 years ago...
Asian and Middle Eastern medicine that by combining cardamom and hibiscus with green and black tea in the right proportions with various herbs that you could achieve a lot of extra benefits that the ingredients on their own would not give. It’s all about getting the combinations right!
Now the rest of the World is beginning to understand how truly wonderful Green tea is.
Benefits of Our Green Teas
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is one of nature’s natural detox herbs. It is alkalising so will help anybody on an acidic diet (coffee, processed foods, meat… basically all the things we like). Green tea is made from un-oxidized leaves and is not allowed to ferment like black tea so therefore contains lots of antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols. It has had thousands of years of empirical use in traditional Chinese and Aryudvedic herbal traditions and has been used by those traditions to heal wounds, aid digestion, improve heart and mental well-being as well as help with weight loss and help detox the body. Catechins in green tea have been found to have anti-inflammatory activity, anti-cancer and anti-aging properties among others High doses of caffeine and other stimulating substances found in coffee can cause our body to make more stress hormones . L-theanine, the relaxing amino acid in green tea (and our Vitamin B complex) has been found to have a relaxing effect on the mind, reduce anxiety, and help with focus and concentration.
Cardamom is now classed as one of the superfoods and has properties which is used in herbal practices for those who want help to curb their sweet cravings. Cardamom controls sugar cravings. It does this by stabilizing blood sugars and that helps curb those cravings. Let’s face it, the reason we put on weight is because we snack too much on the wrong types of foods that are high in sugar and salt. For any weight loss program to be successful stopping cravings for sweet foods is a must. Cardamom eases stomach bloating because it helps balance gut flora which will boost your digestion of foods, when combined with hibiscus it can help speed up the fat burning process with its high levels of melatonin by helping your body get rid of it more efficiently and both are good for lowering cholesterol as well. Cardamom is a nutritional superfood. It contains vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, iron and other micronutrients.
Ginseng is one of the five Adaptogen herbs which in lay-man terms strengthen the body’s energy and increase general resistance to daily stress. The ginseng we use has been used to improve performance and the ability to do work. It can also be used to treat sleep problems and the symptoms of infections caused by the herpes virus. Green tea and ginseng are associated with improved cardiovascular (heart) function. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, green tea can reduce both total and LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL or "good" cholesterol. Green tea and ginseng can both help to control fluctuations in blood glucose levels. Green tea with ginseng may help stimulate the immune system, possibly preventing or treating a variety of infectious ailments.
Passionflower is used primarily for its calming effects on the body as is mint which is a very relaxing flavour. We are finding this combination is a great seller for teens heading into exams (as well as their stressed parents ). The chemicals in passionflower have calming as well as sleep inducing, and muscle spasm relieving properties which makes it a must for our stressed lives. There are currently a large number of studies being carried out to prove its effectiveness for treatment of anxiety disorders and withdrawal from narcotic drugs (including cigarettes).
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) and green tea are another pair of ingredients that are a great combination have been used for centuries for weight loss and detox and the addition of a small amount of black tea aids this process while the cardamom helps with sugar cravings. One traditional use of hibiscus tea is for reducing blood viscosity and that can help with reducing cholesterol levels. However, people who are on blood thinning medications should avoid it. Hibiscus is another herb that is used to great effect to calm the nervous system and contains minerals and vitamins that aid this process. Hibiscus contains flavonoids and anthocyanins, which have antioxidant properties that have been shown to support heart health.
WHY ARE OUR PRODUCTS DIFFERENT?
IT'S ALL IN THE COMBINATION OF INGREDIENTS
Combining green tea with the correct herbs can have a huge benefit on your health. Adding in flavours can help overcome that after taste that some green teas can leave.
You can make all our teas as a hot tea, a cold water infusion or an iced tea – perfect for every month of the year!