Assam Black Tea
Assam is a black tea named after the region of its production: Assam, India. Assam tea is created specifically from the plant Camellia sinensis var. assamica. This tea, most of which is grown at or near sea level, is known for its body, briskness, malty flavor, and strong, bright color.
Traditionally harvested in South America, the leaves of the Yerba Maté plant impart an herbaceous or vegetal flavor, and contain caffeine and a variety of polyphenols.
Lemongrass is a tropical herb that is popular in Thai cooking. Traditionally, is has been used to support normal respiratory function. Lemongrass tastes great and is a warming herb that can support digestion.
Natural and Organic Flavors
Natural and organic flavors are derived from natural sources such as spices, fruit, herbs, roots, or many other plants or foods, whose significant function in food is flavoring.
Stevia is a genus of about 240 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family native to subtropical and tropical South America and Central America. The leaf is used primarily as a sweetener in South America. Locals there use it as a substitute for sugar for those who can't use sugar. Various glycosides, including stevoside - which is about 100 to 200 times sweeter than sugar - provide the sweetness. It is widely used as a non-sugar sweetener in other areas of the world, particularly in Japan.
Essential oils are natural oils extracted from plants by distillation.
Citric acid is a mild acid that occurs naturally in citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes. It is added to tea to impart a light and pleasant sour taste.
Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera) comes from the Ashwagandha plant; a small shrub that is a relative of tomatoes and potatoes. Native to India and North Africa, Ashwagandha is traditionally used to support stress tolerance, performance and endurance.
While Ashwagandha is often called "winter cherry" and “Indian Ginseng”, this adaptogen is unrelated to the true Ginsengs, though it appears to share their many properties and actions; including its use as a stress-supporting herb.
In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is considered a “grounding” herb, one that nourishes and regulates metabolic processes. As such, Ashwagandha is often used to support anxiety and stress relief, as well as to support positive moods. Additionally, Ashwagandha is also often used in Ayurveda as a tonic for men, as it may have positive effects on male reproductive health and is thought to mimic the effects of testosterone.
Tulsi Leaf, also referred to as Basil Leaf or Holy Basil, is a delicious and well-known culinary herb that is rich in antioxidants. Tulsi is considered a warming herb and has been traditionally used to support the immune system and overall health.
Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) is used in Ayurvedic medicine to help restore our relationship with the original, clear quality of the mind. So named because its flowers resemble the shankha, or conch shell, this herb is an outstanding rejuvenative tonic for the mind and nerve tissue. There are three varieties of the plant, all of which are said to have profound mystical properties. Shankhpushpi has an affinity for the heart (anahata), throat (vishuddha), third eye (ajna) and crown (sahasrara) chakras.
Ginseng and Eleuthero Root Extract