WHOLE LOTTA LOVE TEA
A fruity floral brew with Hibiscus, Rose, Rosehips, lemongrass, peppermint,and Orange Peel. This tea packs a powerful vitamin C punch and may help boost skins appearance.
Hibiscus is very high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids (which are most commonly known for their antioxidant activity). It is high in Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, calcium, and iron. Hibiscus has traditionally been used to support healthy iron levels in people with anemia. Since Hibiscus is a member of the Mallow family, it has demulcent properties that help coat and soothe the mucus membranes. This flower makes a refreshing, iced summer drink that quenches your thirst on a hot day and can not only cool you down, but help you stay hydrated.
Lemongrass is citrusy and bright in flavor that reportedly has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It has traditionally been used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. It contains calcium, Vitamin C, and iron and is a rich source of flavonoids and antioxidants. Lemongrass helps detoxify the body, support the immune system, relaxes our nervous system, eases anxiety, improves sleep, and more!
Rose contain vitamins A, C, and E as well a minerals like iron and potassium. These, along with a whole slew of polyphenols and other antioxidant compounds give roses an amazing medicinal value. It is nervine (helps to support a healthy stress response)
analgesic (pain relieving),astringent (helps to tighten and tone tissues), aphrodisiac,
antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory.
Rose hips are loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant with many disease fighting abilities, and is necessary for the proper function of our immune system. It is essential in the production of collagen, and for maintaining the health of our bones, cartilage and teeth. Rose hips also have bioflavonoids which enhance your body's absorption of vitamin C and strengthen connective tissue. My favorite thing about rose hips are their tonic quality to help give you an energy boost.
Peppermint also may be helpful in improving your ability to concentrate and focus. The scent of peppermint may help increase alertness and memory as well.
Orange peel can help to stimulate the digestive system and improve the absorption of nutrients from food. Since it is very high in Vitamin C it helps boost immunity, metabolism, and can reduce inflammation.
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Small bags make 6 to 8 cups
Small tins make 9 to 12 cups
Large tins make 28 to 32 cups
Large bags make 35 to 40 cups
(This is determined by whether or not you use 1and a half or 2 tsp per cup)