The use of flowers in teas and tisanes are not just to look pretty. They add new elements to the flavour profile of a brew and are often abundant in medicinal properties. Classic combinations are classic for many reasons.
FLOAT AWAY WITH FLORAL FIELDS chamomile, rose, lavender
Chamomile flowers are best known for their ability to help calm an upset tummy and to help induce sleep but their properties span much further than that. Chamomile is also packed with all the great disease fighting antis (anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, antibacterial) which we all stand to benefit from.
Rose petal – Among its multitude of beneficial properties, are its antidepressant qualities - very apt considering it is the flower of love. The scent of rose can uplift mood and create a feeling of wellbeing.
Lavender has long been used for reducing stress, to improve mood and to promote sleep. But again, its beauty doesn’t stop there. It’s also wonderful for calming digestive troubles.
Collectively these flowers become FLORAL FIELDS – allowing you to float away into a relaxed, happy and sleepy state with every sip. A great after dinner digestive to boot.
BLOSSOM INTO YOUR EMERALD BLOOM green tea, jasmine flowers
Green Tea - As green tea is less processed than its popular cousin black tea, the wonderful properties are said to be more powerful. That is, higher in those glorious antioxidants and L-theanine (read below)
One of my favourite things about being a tea drinker is the effect it has on my mental and physical being. All tea coming from the camellia sinensis bush (black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu-erh) contains the amino acid L-theanine which is said to be relaxing and stress reducing. The wonderful thing is that it works synergistically with the caffeine found in tea to create a relaxed alertness. The pro’s of a coffee buzz minus the jittery anxiety!
Jasmine flowers, like many of our wonderful botanicals are abundant in their beneficial properties. Like green tea they are also high in antioxidants and can contribute to reducing stress.
Our EMERALD BLOOM is a great 3pm slump or mid study session go to. Sail on through with a level headed focus.. plus a side of disease preventing antioxidants thank you!
Mama chai xx