Autumn has officially taken hold and everything seems to be slowing down just a bit as we seek out nurturing comforts: a hot cup of chai, hearty green teas, rich sweet vanilla, calming and comforting licorice mint tea. Does that sound like your cup of tea right about now? Then you’re going to love this month’s Tea Box, where featuring for the first time Tea Desire’s Japanese Treasures. This run-away hit tea is stacked with five kinds of green tea and fruit pieces and is a full-bodied tea that tastes incredible. This month we are featuring a member favourite, Indian Cinnamon. This is a black tea mixed with top quality cinnamon, perfect for making that warming cup of chai! We also have Aromatica’s Vanilla Honeybush on the ballot this month. With its rich caramel and creamy taste, this hot treat will warm you to your bones. Our last featured tea is Sonnentor’s Harmony, at once soothing and spicy, calming and healing. This tea nurtures the soul. We have also added some tea blender coupons into this month’s Tea Box, so treat yourself! Please note, there was a printing error and the Aromatica coupons expire on December (not November) 15th. Thanks and we hope you enjoy this month’s teas.
Sonnentor’s Harmony Tea
Description: This tea is a great digestive. With the fennel and licorice feels very calming and healing.
Ingredients: Lemon balm, fennel bitter dark, rose hips, licorice, anise, quince fruit, cilantro, amaranth shamrocks, alpinia galangal, cornflowers.
Health Benefits: The phrase “herbal tea” or “tisanes” usually refers to infusions of fruit or herbs made without the tea plant. Regarding their benefits, apart from being the perfect refreshment on hot summer days, they are also packed with vitamin C. So it’s a great way to get your vitamin C without having to eat all the sugars that come with whole fruits.
Zeta, “Lovely, with the healing taste of fennel deliciousness.”
Bird Pick’s Indian Cinnamon
Description: A bold aromatic tea with spicy and sweet undercurrents. Indian Cinnamon Tea combines a lightly robust black tea with pieces of cinnamon bark for a satisfying brew. Cinnamon has been known to boast antibacterial properties as well as aid in lowering LDL cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Ingredients: Cinnamon Bits, 100% Natural Cinnamon Flavor, CTC Indian Black Tea.
Health Benefits: Most people don’t realize black tea comes with many of the similar health benefits as green tea, including reduced risk of stroke and heart disease, among many others. As well, black tea is said to increase energy, aid in digestive health and to promote healthy skin and hair. Black tea’s tannins are also great immunity-boosters.
Michael, “So beautiful, so flavourful and so richly floral. Doesn’t need anything, just perfect!”
Tea Desire’s Japanese Treasures
Description: A refreshing green tea experience with natural lemon oil and a slight ginger note.
Ingredients: Sencha, Genmaicha, Japan Bancha, Kukicha, Gyokuro, red currents, strawberry pieces, natural aroma.
Health Benefits: By now, the health benefits of green tea have been well-established. Here are just a few of the reasons we love it so much: it’s been shown to fight cancer and heart disease, lower cholesterol, prevent diabetes and stroke and to fight infection. It’s tough to beat that!
Michael, “This blend is amazing. This maybe one of my favourites from Tea Desire.”
Aromatica’s Vanilla Honeybush
Description: Smooth aromatic vanilla caramel flavour. Delicious hot or as an iced tea.
Ingredients: Honeybush, natural vanilla flavour, vanilla bits.
Health Benefits: This incredibly flavoured caffeine-free tea is growing quickly in popularity but did you know that it also contains high amounts of antioxidants? Although the antioxidants found in rooibos tea are different from those in green tea, they are still known to fight off free radicals in the body. Rooibos tea is also known to fight off cardiovascular disease, liver disease and lower blood pressure.
Jenny, “Mellow. Sweet. Gold.”