October's custom herbal tea box plant profile is in!
Fall is my absolute favorite time of year so I knew I had to create a special custom tea box for this month. I asked you guys on Instagram what types of flavors you were craving and these are some of the more popular characteristics that reminded you of fall: Spicy, sweet, and earthy so I created this month’s tea around that.
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.
October’s Monthly Tea Box Loose Leaf Tea
(Rooibos, Olive Leaf, Orange Peel, Vanilla Bean, Ginger, Lemongrass)
Rooibos: 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.
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.
Olive Leaf: Olive trees are more than 6,000 years old, originating from the Mediterranean. For thousands of years, Egyptian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures have developed creative and innovative ways to consume the entirety of the plant.
The health benefits come from the active ingredients oleuropein and hydroxtyrosol. These are powerful antioxidants. They lower blood pressure, reduce cardiovascular risks and improve immunity, blood sugar, lipid profiles and bone health. Bitter and herbaceous is what you can expect from olive leaf tea flavor profile.
Some but not all benefits may include: Lowers cholesterol & blood pressure, enhances the immune system, reduces inflammation, supports weight loss, antioxidant and free radical fighter
Disclaimer: As with all plant-based wellness, olive leaf tea should be consumed in moderation. Reported side effects, such as headaches and muscle discomfort, are generally mild. If you are managing an illness or taking prescription medications it is always best to talk with your doctor about possible interactions.
Ginger: 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.
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
Vanilla Bean: Added as the sweet element in this tea, vanilla bean. There are quite a few benefits to vanilla tea, including its ability to kickstart the metabolism and improve gastrointestinal health, due to its active ingredient vanillin, as well as other antioxidants. This tea naturally lowers stress hormone levels and improves mood while calming the nervous system and aiding in healthy sleep.
Some but not all benefits may include: high in antioxidants, vitamins b, thiamin, and niacin - all benefit healthy skin, promotes healthy gut and digestion, slight appetite suppressant - helpful in weight management, reduces cholesterol levels, lowers high blood pressure, improves hair health, immune booster, anti-inflammatory, stress reliever, reduce nausea, can help in aiding menstrual pain, helps relieve cough, great for oral hygiene, may help men with low libido.
Lemon Grass: 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.
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.
Orange Peel: Orange peels tend to be overlooked once the juicy bits are extracted. However, the peel has so many powerful benefits of its own that you might second guess tossing that peel next time around or at least be excited to know that there are orange peels in this batch of herbal blend.
Some but not all benefits may include: helps reduce cholesterol due to pectin, helps lower blood pressure as an antiinflmatory - traditional Chinese medicine has been using orange peels for thousands of years, contains hesperidin and polymethoxyflavones which are powerful anti-inflammatory agents that help with arthritis, joint pain, redness, and swelling, keeps blood sugar stable which help with diabetes, supports healthy gut related issues - pectin also plays a part in this, helps clear out mucus for coughs, helps fight indigestion, stomachaches, bloating, and heartburn, helps with constipation, soothes motion sickness
Steeping Time: 5-7 minutes
Water Temperature: 205F
(coming soon) Tasting Notes: Feel free to create your own tasting notes and signify your own experience, get the free PDF download HERE when you get your box in!
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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: A variation 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!
Local Infused Honey
The perfect pairing with your tea, infused with different herbs to bring you different flavor profiles of honey.
Explore loose leaf tea, shipped for FREE.
Your tea will make 16+ cups or 48+ re-steeped cups. Your tea box also contains reusable muslin tea filters + monthly herbal tea plant profile + 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 (48+ 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 in November)
What Makes Our Tea Boxes Stand Out Compared To Store Bought Tea Boxes
-Loose leaf tea + combinations
-Small Businesses Support
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