ImmuniTea With Aloe Vera and Eucalyptus
Ingredients: fennel, apple pieces, candied aloe vera (15%) (aloe vera, sugar), eucalyptus leaves (14%), peppermint, ginger pieces, sweet blackberry leaves, Manuka honey powder (Manuka honey, maltodextrin) (1%), blue cornflower blossoms.
Country of origin: Various.
Caffeine content: Caffeine-free.
Antioxidant Level: High
Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Organic, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours.
Prep: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 100°C for 5-10 min.
Every ingredient in this blend has been chosen not just for their amazing taste but also for their potential in supporting our immune defence. We developed this blend at the beginning of the 2020 health crisis for friends and family who needed the boost. You can use this tea as a daily maintenance cuppa or in times of illness drink several cups to chase the symptoms away and soothe and nourish your body.
Fennel is known for its antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Supports relaxation, digestion and is packed with Antioxidants
Real apple pieces, add a boost of vitamin C and are a good source of vitamin B-6 which plays a vital role in the immune system by helping to maintain lymphoid organs that make white blood cells.
Aloe vera is packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory benefits
Eucalyptus leaves are a renown cold and cough soother. Relieving the symptoms and soothing the chest. Also packed with antioxidants and has been shown to promote relaxation
Peppermint acts as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever and has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of this, peppermint tea may fight clogged sinuses due to infections, the common cold and allergies.
Ginger root is extremely beneficial for health with its high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals. It is known to help soothe inflammation which makes ginger an excellent remedy for headache, flu and chest infections
Sweet blackberry leaves are a good source of tannins, iron and vitamin C and other antioxidants. Blackberry leaves are among the richest sources of chlorogenic acid giving them antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Manuka honeys antibacterial properties are what set it apart from traditional honey. Methylglyoxal is its active ingredient and likely responsible for these antibacterial effects. Additionally, manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
Blue cornflower blossoms are a known expectorant and help to reduce fever.
Serving Suggestion: Drink hot to soothe or iced as an instant pick me up. Liza likes this tea plain. Adam adds a few drops of agave syrup. For iced drinks either cold brew overnight or brew as for hot but use more tea leaves to make a more intense flavour.