Features:

  ~Form: Loose leaf tea blend

  ~Taste: An extremely refreshing combination of tart, floral, and minty flavors.  Great hot or iced.

  ~Ingredients: Rooibos, Peppermint, and Hibiscus petals

  ~Can be re-infused

  ~Gluten-free & sugar-free

  ~Caffeine: naturally caffeine free

  ~Health Benefits:  Helps with allergies, asthma, and colds. Reduces blood pressure, stress, headaches, and insomnia. Beneficial for bone and dental health.  Helps reduce digestive pain and irritation. Rich in antioxidants that cleanse free radicals, prevent cancers, heart disease, and prevent kidney damage.  Because it has no oxalic acid, it can be enjoyed by people who have kidney stones. Note: Not recommended for women who are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant or people with hypotension (low blood pressure).  Some people may feel intoxicated or experience hallucinations after drinking hibiscus tea. 


Tasting Notes:

Summer Beauty is a house blend of bold rooibos mixed with peppermint and tart hibiscus petals.  Upon opening the dried blend your senses are immediately awakened by the aroma of peppermint, but when brewed the blends of flavor mellow to offer a floral, fruity flavor with a silky texture and a palette cleansing minty finish.  Summer Beauty is a treat for your taste buds and. This herbal blend has a deep rosy color and bold fragrance, it can be served hot or iced. 

Background and Cultivation:

The base of our Summer Beauty Blend is Rooibos or red bush tea (Aspalathus linearis).  It is combined with dried leaves of hibiscus and peppermint.  Rooibos comes from the mountains in the west of South Africa’s Cape Province. It has been a popular herbal tea for generations in South Africa.  It gains its deep color through fermentation.  Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine free. Scientific studies of Rooibos have found numerous health benefits.    

Health Benefits:

Caffeine free, helps relieve stress, headaches, relieve insomnia, asthma, allergies, and slows the aging process. Contains calcium, manganese and fluoride all beneficial to bone and dental health. It is high in ascorbic acid (vitamin C), low in tannins.  Rooibos is rich in antioxidants including aspalathin, nothofagin, and quercetin which help cleanse free radicals and may prevent cancers, heart disease, prevent kidney damage.  Peppermint relaxes abdominal muscles and reduces pain, cramping, irritation, and inflammation associated with IBS.

Because it has no oxalic acid, a crystal-forming substance, it can be enjoyed by people who have kidney stones but wish to drink tea.   

Note:  Not recommended for women who are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant.  Not recommended for individuals with hypotension (low blood pressure).  Some people may feel intoxicated or experience hallucinations after drinking hibiscus tea. 

*More information about the scientific research into the health benefits of Rooibos tea, Hibiscus, and Peppermint.

    Preparation Notes:

      ~A tbsp (~0.16) oz of dried leaves for a small pot of tea shared among friends, but as little as a tsp dried leaves (~0.05oz) per 8 oz of water can be used for a single tea drinker.

      ~Boil water (212˚ F, 100˚ C) and steep for 2-4 minutes.

      ~Can be re-infused.

      ~Tastes great hot or iced.

     

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