Taste: The sweetness of blueberries and vanilla, sourness of rosehips, zing of lemongrass with the light base flavour of green tea.
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is made from the leaves and buds of the same plant as black tea, but green tea has not gone through the same withering and oxidation process as black tea. Green tea, contains a range of beneficial compounds such as ECGC which helps to prevent cell damage, L-theanine which has a calming affect, a small amount of caffeine which is beneficial for improving brain function,mood,reaction time and memory. Green tea has been shown to be protective against oxidative damage, which means it can fight cancer as well as age related degeneration of the brain. Green tea can increase fat burning potential, is protective against Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and is beneficial for oral health.
Blueberries (Vaccinium Cyanococcus) are full of beneficial antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, which are protective against free radicals which cause cell damage and disease. Blueberries reduce DNA damage which may be protective against age related disease.Blueberries are protective against heart disease, normalise blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and help maintain brain function as well as improve memory.
Rosehips (Rosa canina) are high in Vitamin C, A and E and rich in polyphenols and carotenoids which all have powerful antioxidant properties. They reduce inflammation and joint pain, help your body fight off illness by supporting the immune system, are protective for the skin and collagen production,protect against heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and may be a beneficial aid for weight loss.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogan) is beneficial for relieving anxiety, stress, lowering HDL cholesterol, preventing and treating candida,boosting oral health,relieving pain, boosting red blood cells and relieving bloating.
Vanilla extract (Vanilla planifolia) is an extract of the vanilla orchid pod. Pure vanilla extract contains the antioxidant Vanillin, which along with vanillic acid and ethyl vanillin, have antibacterial activity which inhibits pathogenic bacteria growth. Vanillin is also protective against free radicals and is a powerful antidepressant, relieves bloating, promotes good digestion, is protective against acne, can help ease respiratory symptoms.
All of my teas have been blended so that the ingredients work in synergy for the desired result.
*Herbs are useful as part of a holistic approach which includes healthy diet, exercise and consultation with your doctor as needed.
How to prepare: Prepare by steeping 1 heaping teaspoon of the mix per cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Burst the blueberries if desired. Strain and serve.