3 Healing Women-Owned Tea Brands To Try Right Now
We all know how beneficial tea is to our bodies. Tea can curb your appetite, improve your skin, boost your immune system and more. But have you heard that loose leaf tea is the best?
The leaves in most bags are called the “dust” and “fannings”. Since the tea leaves are broken they lose most of their aromas and essential oils.
Loose leaf tea has more surface area. The leaves hold more catechins, a disease-fighting flavonoid and antioxidant, and natural oils. Meaning more healing goodies for your body, greater flavors, and more potent aromas.
& to remember: add lemon juice to tea to make the catechins more available to your body
EP’s picks for healing tea brands are all created by women:
Leaves and Flowers source from local, sustainable farms. They also collaborate with farmers in China, Japan, and Africa. No chemicals or pesticides are used.
An herbal infusion is made from plants other than the Camellia Sinensis plant. Herbal ingredients are inherently medicinal and usually do not contain caffeine.
Leaves are picked in early spring then quickly processed to halt oxidation. Leaves are either steamed, roasted or pan-fired to achieve the desired result. The selected fixation method contributes to each tea’s unique aroma and flavor.
Leaves come from an early to mid-spring harvest. The least processed of all tea varietals, young leaves are withered then naturally dried. This gentle processing method allows slight oxidation to occur, resulting in the floral aromatics and creamy mouthfeel so unique to white teas.
Black tea is essentially fully oxidized green tea leaves. Leaves are harvested throughout the year then withered to reduce water content. Rolling of the leaves for several hours works to produce high levels of oxidation.
Leaves are semi‐oxidized by a slight withering and bruising of the leaves. Leaves are then roasted, rolled, and finished with a second gentle roasting. Slight variation in this processing method creates a broad range of flavor and aromatic profiles.
Puerhs are aged and fermented teas made from a variety of native Chinese tea trees. In contrast to other types of tea, Puerhs are unoxidized, and rather rely on the process of fermentation to slowly break down the leaves.
Check out their brew guide.
This tea has apple pieces, hibiscus blossoms, rose hip peel, cucumber slices, freeze-dried strawberry slices, whole peppermint, and wild strawberry leaves.
For a cocktail, infuse in white rum for 1 - 3 minutes 😋🍓🥒
Green Tea Pina Colada
This tea has sencha green tea, pineapple cubes, and coconut shreds.
For a cocktail, infuse in rum for 1 - 3 minutes 😋🍍
Once you have those cocktails, you may want to detox!
Have a bold and supercharged morning. Just add milk to the Bolder Breakfast. At night, keep it calm and dreamy with their Chamomile tea.
The Tea Spot donates 10% of all sales in-kind (other than money, like goods) to cancer and community wellness programs. They believe loose-leaf tea should be your everyday luxury.
Do you drink loose leaf tea? What do you think about the cocktail infusions?
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& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you