Tea is medicine. Herbal infusions have been used for centuries to treat ailments, boost health and maintain wellness and they offer valuable minerals and nutrients we might not otherwise consume.
When it comes to tea, we follow a few rules about the ones we choose to drink:
To avoid pesticides we choose teas made from ingredients that are certified 100% organic. Wild harvested teas from trusted sources will likely also be pesticide free but research is a must to avoid consuming heavy metals.
No Fancy Tea Bags
They may look beautiful but pyramid, silky, mesh and non-tear bags are often treated with epoxy resins and compounds used in pesticides that are considered to be human carcinogens.
No Natural Flavourings
These mysterious ingredients have been found to contain GMOs, animal products, lecithin, MSG and other additives that you might wish to avoid.
Without further ado, here are our top five herbal teas:
Clipper Nettle Tea
This nettle infusion provides a light refreshing drink with a crisp, clean taste. Nettle provides endless benefits to the body, supporting the immune system, digestive system and cardiovascular system. If you are looking for an all round helpful tea, nettle is it.
Pukka Herbs Three Tulsi Tea
Known as ‘Holy Basil’, tulsi is a revered and legendary herb. This tea includes verdant green tulsi for sweeping away the clutter, purple tulsi for uplifting the spirits and lemon tulsi to inspire you onwards.
Ingredients: Greem rama tulsi leaf, purple krishna tulsi leaf, lemon vana tulsi leaf.
Clearspring Japanese Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder – Ceremonial Grade
Matcha is a finely milled vibrant green tea powder made from the highest quality Japanese tea leaves. Shade grown in the high hills of Uji for the final few months, the leaves fill with chlorophyll before the finest young tea buds are picked, dried and ground in a granite mortar.
Ingredients: Matcha green tea powder
Yogi Tea Classic Chai Tea
This unique blend is a combination of the traditional Ayurvedic spices cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and black pepper. Heart-warming, relaxing, delicious, spicy and best enjoyed in the Indian tradition: sweetened and with a little plant milk.
Ingredients: Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon oil
Traditional Medicinals Chamomile Tea
A gentle tea that supports the nervous system, soothes digestion and calms body, mind and spirit. This tea is made from only flowers and has a mildly bittersweet taste with notes of honey and flowers.
Ingredients: Organic chamomile flower