July Custom Herbal Tea Box Plant Profile

July Custom Herbal Tea Box Plant Profile


Hi bes-teas! Sending you some new flavor profiles this month with hyssop and linden being main herbs. If you have tried our Be Chill Tea you'll find linden in there which adds a soothing smell and some floral notes. All these herbs are healing and perfect for the summer heat. I've been sipping this blend on ice with some Adaptogenic Honey and a squeeze of lemon. Enjoy!

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.

July's Monthly Tea Box Loose Leaf Tea

(Hyssop, Linden, Peppermint, Lemon Balm, Lemon Peel, Rose)

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis):

The name comes from the Greek word hyssopos and the Hebrew word for Azob, a holy herb, used for cleaning sacred places. Hyssop leaves and flowers taste a lot like mint, but with more floral character and a pleasant bitterness. Hyssop has been used in folk medicine for centuries for stimulation of the circulation and for treatment of a variety of conditions including upper respiratory illness, asthma, cough, sore throat, intestinal infections, gastrointestinal upset, gallbladder disease, poor appetite, and urinary tract infections.

Some but not all benefits include: Hyssop can still be used in the traditional way and can calm nerves, helps to relieve fevers, aids in blood circulation, decongestant, stabilized blood sugar, treats infections of the nose and throat, aids in digestion, induces sweating, regulates blood pressures, and UTI’s.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis):

Originating in the Middle East and North Africa, lemon balm moved very early northwest to Southern Europe (it was naturalized in Europe in the 1500's)1 and then to America by 1700. Etymology: This herb's genus gets its name from the Greek word for “honey bee;” lemon balm attracts bees. Even before the Middle Ages, lemon balm was steeped in wine to lift the spirits, help heal wounds, and treat venomous insect bites and stings. You might see lemon balm used in TCM as a treatment to cleanse and detoxify the liver, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, and digestive tract due to the natural diuretic effects of lemon balm.

Some but not all benefits include: help relieve stress, helps reduce anxiety, may boost cognitive function, can help reduce insomnia and other sleep disorders, helps in the treatment of cold sores, helps with relieving indigestion, helps treat nausea, may help minimize menstrual cramps, may help ease headaches, protects against heart and liver problems, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiinflammatory properties, may help regulate an overactive thyroid. 

Linden (Tilia):

Its bark, leaves, flowers and even charcoal have been used for centuries. In the center of villages, since the Gauls, there was always a linden tree. They were even built around the tree, because the druids used its leaves to fight fever and colds, to promote sleep and serenity. Linden's flavor profile is sweet, astringent, and pungent.

It was believed that you could not tell a lie under the linden tree. Large linden trees were places of social gathering and weddings, as well as places to assemble to create laws and render judicial verdicts. In Eastern Medicine lindens key action are releases to the exterior, clears wind heat, moves qi, relieves stagnation, calms shen, promotes urination, softens nodules, clears liver heat, and stops bleeding.

Some but not all benefits include: the medicinal use of linden for colds, fever, no sweating, cough, palpitations, insomnia, abdominal cramps, anxiety, shortness of breath, urinary stones, arteriosclerosis, headaches, skin rashes, nosebleeds, epistaxis, promotes relaxation, antiinflammatory, mild sedative, helps lower blood pressure, and aids in digestion

Peppermint (Mentha piperita L): 

Peppermint is a cross between wintermint and spearmint and has a long history. Ancient Egyptian medical text dating as early as 1550 BC includes peppermint and is indigenous to the middle east and later migrated to Europe via slavery despite assumptions of its origin in Europe.

Peppermint has been used traditionally in Eastern medicine as an aromatic, antispasmodic and antiseptic in treating indigestion, nausea, sore throat, colds, toothaches, cramps and cancers. 

Specialized cells produce peppermint oil in the leaves of the peppermint plant. The peppermint oil is released once the leaves are crushed or chopped. Peppermint is the most extensively used volatile oil, both commercially and medicinally.

Some but not all benefits include: Helps ease digestive issues, relieve tension headaches and migraines, freshens breath, relieve clogged sinuses, improves energy levels, help relieve menstrual cramps, beneficial against bacterial infections, improves sleeps, aids in healthy weight maintenance, improve seasonal allergies, improve concentration, caffeine free. (Groves, M. (2022). 

That there is evidence-based research regarding the bioactivity of this herb. The phenolic constituents of the leaves include rosmarinic acid and several flavonoids, primarily eriocitrin, luteolin and hesperidin. The main volatile components of the essential oil are menthol and menthone. In vitro, peppermint has significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities, strong antioxidant and antitumor actions, and some antiallergenic potential. Studies demonstrate a relaxation effect on gastrointestinal (GI) tissue, analgesic and anesthetic effects in the central and peripheral nervous system, immunomodulating actions and chemopreventive potential. (McKay, D. L., & Blumberg, J. B. (2006). 

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 anti-fungal properties, immune boosting properties, and promotes healthy heart.

Rose (Rosa rubiginosa): 

Did you know, true wild roses have only 5 petals and a giant starburst color in the middle? 

They range in color from white to a deep-pink and are truly aromatic to say the least. How did we get to the roses that we know today? Breeding and more breeding, which unfortunately lead to less medicinal properties and little to none aromatics. 

Roses fluidly address our physical and emotional health making it an amazing medicine for our heart. Since people associate February with love day, what better tea to make than rose to help keep our hearts strong and vital.

Some but not all benefits of rose tea may include: helping to reduce anxiety, improve digestion, soothe menstrual cramps, high in antioxidants, contains antimicrobial properties, reduces inflammation, high in vitamin C, caffeine free


Aroma and Flavor

 Floral, Citrus, Minty

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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What You Get In Your Monthly Tea Box:

Small Batch Loose Leaf Tea & Seasonal Infused Honey!


Hand-crafted organic small batch loose leaf tea.


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

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Local Infused Honey 

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

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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.


  • 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

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-Loose leaf tea + combinations

-Biodegradable/Recyclable packaging 

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-Detailed information about specific herbs


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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 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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