April Custom Herbal Tea Box Plant Profile

April Custom Herbal Tea Box Plant Profile

April!

Hi bes-teas! It may seem like this year is already passing us by so if you are reading this, I encourage you to take a few deep breaths in… It will be ok, you will be ok, and everything will work out as intended. Ok, let’s reset. I pulled an affirmation card for April, so pour some tea and enjoy this message: 

"Today, I am doing what I know

I need to do. I am listening to my

true self, and through my actions,

I am giving life to new patterns,

new habits, and new ways

of expressing myself."

I hope you enjoy this month's beautiful blue hue and blend, want to make it purple? Add a squeeze of lemon!

Disclaimer: It is the policy of Blu Radical Apothecary LLC not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.

Aprils's Monthly Tea Box Loose Leaf Tea

(Butterfly Pea, Rosehips, Lemongrass, Ginger, Lemon Peel, Rooibos)

Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana L.): 

Butterfly Pea originated in Indonesia. The flower of creation or Fula Criqua in Portuguese. The flowers of this vine have the shape of human female genitalia, hence the Latin name of the genus, Clitoria. They grow as a vine, and do well in moist, neutral soil. The plant can be used in culinary practices as well as medicine. The tea itself doesn't have much flavor and is semi vegital. It pairs well with citrus and other floral herbs to bring out its flavors. Butterfly pea flower contains proanthocyanidin active ingredient, which is very good for the central nervous system because it helps blood easily circulate to the brain. In addition, acetylcholine helps to enhance memory and improve brain-related problems.

Some but not all benefits include: High in antioxidants, anti-inflamatory, great for brain health, may help improve eyesight (contains the antioxidant anthocyanin, which has been shown to increase blood flow to the eyes. This helps in treating glaucoma, damage to the retinas, blurred vision, and tired eyes. It has also been shown to enhance night vision and generally protect the eyes from potential damage.), promotes reproductive health in both male and females, stabilized blood sugar, hair health (contains a potent bioflavonoid called anthocyanin, that increases blood flow to the scalp.), helps aid digestion and respiratory illnesses. 

*Butterfly Pea is one of, if not the only, species of plant to produce the specific peptides called cyclotides. Although medical studies of the effects of the cyclotides in this flower are still preliminary, evidence shows them being toxic to cancer cells, as well as exhibiting properties that fight against HIV, various forms of cancer, and other harmful diseases.

Rosehips (Rosa canina L): 

The exact origin of rosehips still remains a mystery but we do know there were popular in Asia and were widely used during prehistoric times. there is evidence of use by Swiss lake dwellers in prehistoric times, to Mayans and Egyptians. The ancient Chinese, Persians, Romans and Greeks all appreciated the benefits of the fruit, sometimes called a hip or a haw. They used it as both, herbal remedy and nutritious food. Traditionally used to treat kidney stones, gastroenteric ailments, hypertension and respiratory problems such as bronchitis, cough and cold. Rose hips contain high levels of vitamin A, C, and are full of essential amino acids and well as polyunsaturated fats like ALA. Rosehips are also high in antioxidants. The term "Rosehip" possibly coming from the Greek word "kunorhodon" meaning "dog rose" referring to the properties attributed to the root of the Rosehip.  

Some but not all benefits include: Rich in antioxidants, supports healthy immune system, supports healthy heart, promotes healthy BMI, found to contain high levels of polyphenols, carotenoids, and vitamins C and E, all of which have powerful antioxidant properties, high in flavonoids that help reduce blood pressure, anti-inflammatory may help in aiding to reduce inflammation and pain. high levels of vitamin C promote collagen in skin, also contains the carotenoid astaxanthin, which may have anti-aging effects, as it helps prevent the breakdown of collagen.

*do not drink rosehips if taking lithium

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon): 

Lemongrass is a tropical perennial plant which yields aromatic oil. The name lemongrass is derived from the typical lemon-like odor of the essential oil present in the shoot.

Lemongrass can be traced back to ancient Greek and Roman times and is popular in Asia and Africa, lemongrass has been used in cooking and as an herbal remedy for thousands of years.

Lemongrass adds to the subtle citrus in the tea and amplifies the olive leaf in added flavor.

You can also find lemongrass in our Melody Herbal Tea Blend

Some but not all benefits may include: anxiety relief, pain relief, reduce bloating and digestive issues, helps prevent some bacteria and yeast, reduce fever, improves cholesterol, full of antioxidant properties, aids in weight loss support, reduces swelling, regulates high blood pressure, helps prevent tooth decay. 

Ginger (Zingiber officinale): 

Ginger rhizome is no stranger to the wellness world, used for centuries. Ginger tea has a long history dating back to China some 5,000 years ago, where it was traditionally used as a health tonic.

Ginger was introduced to Europe much later as a culinary spice. Ginger is a well rounded spicy element in this tea. Being used for centuries ginger still makes headlines as a beneficial radical root.

Ginger belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. Gingerol is one of the things that makes ginger so powerful. 

You can also find ginger in our Be Energized Caffeinated Herbal Tea Blend

Some but not all benefits may include: boost immune system, improves cognitive function, reduces inflammation, fights colds and flu, relieves menstrual pain, aids digestion, soothes nausea, helps fight muscle pain, great for oral health and hygiene, high in certain vitamins and minerals, boosts mood

Lemon Peel (Citrus limon):

Lemon peel is full of bioactive compounds that may provide numerous health benefits. Though the exact location of lemons origins are unknown, some say Northeast India or China. In the 15th century lemons were mainly used ornamentally and as medicine. One lemon experiment involved seamen suffering from scurvy. Lemon juice was added to their diet where vitamin C was still the unknown factor. The best ways to obtain lemons medicinal benefits is via peel and juice by using these to create different forms of plant medicine. 

Fun facts: There are about 40 different types of lemons that are grown around the world, the rarest being the Japanese Yuzu. One of the more popular lemons are the Meyer lemon, known for being the sweetest and edible like an orange. The largest lemon ever recorded was 11 pounds on a farm in Israel. 

Some but not all benefits include: High in nutritional value, antibacterial, hight in antioxidants, antimicrobial and antifungal properties, immune boosting properties, promotes healthy heart, 

Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis): 

The native South African tisane of rooibos is a delicious herbal treat and is loved for its earthy flavor, high antioxidant levels, and warming reddish-brown hue.

Rooibos tea is a herbal tea that comes from the Fabaceae plant family. The leaves of this plant are taken and fermented to be turned into tea. Rooibos tea means ‘red bush’ and the tea is also sometimes called bush tea, red tea, or red bush tea. This tea is full of amazing ingredients that include a high dose mix of vitamins, minerals, and polyphenols. 

You can also find Rooibos in our Autumn Equinox Herbal Tea Blend

Some but not all benefits may include: Helps reduce blood sugar, high in antioxidants, improved heart health, promotes weight loss, high in vitamins, caffeine-free, natural anti-inflammatory, improves immune system, lowers risk of cancer, improves digestion, and improves skin health.

Disclaimer: Rooibos is generally safe to drink, however if you have hormone sensitivity (especially to estrogen), are undergoing chemotherapy, or suffering from poor liver health check with your doctor before consuming.

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Aroma and Flavor

Citrus, Warm, Earthy

Tasting Notes PDF HERE: Print as many as you want when you get your box in! This is also fun to do with friends & family. 

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New here? If you are on the fence about getting your box here’s what you can expect each month:

What You Get In Your Monthly Tea Box:

Small Batch Loose Leaf Tea & Seasonal Infused Honey!

Tea

Hand-crafted organic small batch loose leaf tea.

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(Above Image: Variations of what our tea boxes may look like, small apothecary gifts may vary. Tea, honey, and reusable bags are consistent.)

16+ Delicious cups 

Your monthly tea box makes 16+ fresh cups! Or 32+ cups re-steeped.

Local Infused Honey 

The perfect pairing with your tea, infused with different healing ingredients to bring you different flavor profiles of honey. 

FREE Shipping 

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More Details

Your tea will make 16+ cups or 32+ re-steeped cups. Your tea box also contains reusable muslin tea filters + healing honey + monthly herbal tea plant profile + downloadable tasting notes + steeping information.

ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Hand-crafted organic loose leaf herbal tea
  • 1.5 oz. Jar of organic seasonally- infused honey
  • Each Tea Box makes 16+ cups (32+ if you re-steep)
  • Reusable and biodegradable filters
  • Steeping guidelines and tasting notes
  • Exclusive 15% discount on tea in the apothecary shop
  • Small gifts from the apothecary - items vary, not specific
  • 50% off MEMBERS ONLY portal (coming SOON!)

What Makes Our Tea Boxes Stand Out Compared To Store Bought Tea Boxes

-Loose leaf tea + combinations

-Biodegradable/Recyclable packaging 

-Small Businesses Support

-Freshness

-Detailed information about specific herbs

-Customizable 

-Shipped directly to you

Disclaimer: It is the policy of Blu Radical Apothecary LLC not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.

Steeping Guidelines/Directions 

    1. 205 degrees F water
    2. 1-2 teaspoons per 8 ounces of water.
    3. Steep for 5-7 minutes
    4. Strain.
    5. Enjoy!

Note: Always store herbs in a cool dry place, feel free to transfer the contents to a glass jar. 

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