Scroll down and read more about our loose leaf wellness tea adventures. As you know, our goal is to create the most enjoyable, healthy, and beautiful teas, and we want you to feel all the love that goes into each blend!
(Or, if you’re ready to purchase loose leaf wellness tea, head directly to our web store!)
What is a Thera-Tea™?
CommuniTea Center’s loose leaf wellness tea blends, or Thera-Teas™, contain all organic ingredients, are made with love, and support your body in wellness. Also, our Thera-Teas™ are naturally 100% caffeine-free, with one exception. (“High Vibration” *technically* contains a trace amount of caffeine from the roasted cacao nibs. But it’s extremely small!)
By contrast, “true” teas, like black, green, white, oolong, or pu-erh tea, will always have some caffeine because they’re all from the plant Camellia sinensis. Even decaf, or decaffeinated, true teas will contain a trace amount of caffeine.
Why Loose Leaf Wellness Tea?
When you steep quality loose leaf wellness tea, there should be ample room for the ingredients to absorb water and expand as they infuse. As a result, the water can easily flow through and extract the full range of vitamins, minerals, flavors, and aromas. So it tastes better, and it’s better for you!
On the other hand, teabags usually contain smaller particles of ingredients. Consequently, there is more total surface area, and the infusion rate is faster. Unfortunately, the larger surface are also increases evaporation of the flavorful and medicinal compounds, so the ingredients lose potency much more quickly. As a result, your tea is a rather flat, stale brew.
Properly infusing loose leaf wellness tea allows the hot water to surround every inch of the tea,
producing a fresh, full flavor. Yum!
What are the Health Benefits of Loose Leaf Wellness Tea?
Well… that’s a tough question, due to the extremely wide variety of ingredients in herbal tea. However, below is a small list of common ingredients and their reported uses.
(Please note that these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)
- Chamomile is a calming herb, used for soothing an upset stomach and promoting sleep.
- Ginger is a spicy, aromatic root, prized for its anti-inflammatory properties and for easing digestive difficulties.
- Lemon balm (also known as Melissa) leaves have a subtle lemon flavor, plus a calming effect. It’s often used for digestive problems, pain, anxiety, or sleep issues.
- Lemongrass adds a delicious lemon-y dimension to any tea. It has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
- Licorice root has a natural earthy sweetness. Licorice teas may be used to ease stomach troubles, heartburn, colds, and sore throats. (They may also raise blood pressure, so use caution with large amounts of licorice, especially consumed long term.)
- Peppermint will also soothe an upset stomach and other digestive complaints. Some herbalists recommend it for heartburn. Its refreshing aroma can aid in mental focus, too. Additionally, it’s reportedly effective for coughing and congestion.
- Rose petals contain Vitamin C and polyphenols (a type of antioxidant).
- Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant. They are also rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants and may boost the immune system.
- Valerian root is another calming herb. Many people take it for insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, or even muscle and joint pain. Valerian’s effects reach full strength after a few weeks of regular use.
Note: Please Use Caution with Loose Leaf Wellness Tea!
Many people consider herbal and wellness teas to be perfectly safe because they are natural. However, this is only true if they are used appropriately. Inappropriate use of some herbs could be dangerous! Please consult a physician or pharmacist, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking prescription medications, have certain health conditions, or have allergies to certain foods or plants. For example, tea lovers who are allergic to ragweed should avoid closely related herbs like chamomile, marigold, and echinacea.
General Steeping Tips for Loose Leaf Wellness Tea
- Serving size: Use 1 heaping teaspoon to 1 tablespoon Thera-Tea™ per 8 oz water
- Water temperature: 205°-Boiling
- Steep Time: 4 or more minutes. Our Thera-Teas™ generally will not get bitter if you steep them a long time.
To take the guesswork out, each package of CommuniTea Center tea has recommendations for preparing one serving of that tea. For further reading and steeping tips, please check out All About Teas!
If you are interested in serving, retailing, or private-labeling loose leaf wellness tea (or any other tea type/s), please visit our Wholesale Inquiry page.
Loose Leaf Wellness Tea — Thera-Teas™
(O) = contains 95% or more organic ingredients
Cold Combat (O)– $3 sample/$12 2oz
“Cold Combat” is perfect for sore throats or helping fight off whatever nasty germs your kids or coworker oh-so-thoughtfully shared with you. It contains ginger, mint, licorice root, orange peel, clove, and echinacea. Plus, it tastes really good, too!
Femme Fatale (O)– $2 sample/$8 1oz
If you (or a lady you love) turn into a dark, dangerous, and brooding creature for a few days each month, then “Femme Fatale” may be able to help. It’s a soothing, minty blend, designed to ease you through THAT time of the month. It has a base of raspberry leaf, plus cramp bark, vitex berries, passionflower, and ginger.
We recommend one cup of “Femme Fatale” in the morning and one cup (or a second infusion) in the afternoon on the days you’re most uncomfortable. If you can, start sipping the day before your discomfort for more effectiveness.
Ginseng Detox (O)– $5 sample/$14 2oz
Ginseng has been used for thousands of years throughout Asia as a medicine and tonic. It is said to promote longevity, vitality, overall health, and stamina. It’s also classified as an adaptogen, which is a substance that helps the body re-balance and recover from stress.
In addition to the ginseng, we also include a special blend of adaptogenic herbs and berries (schizandra berries, burdock root, and dandelion root), designed to provide support to the liver and purify the blood. But, since it still has to taste yummy, we’ve got peppermint, raspberries, and licorice root in the blend.
High Vibration (O)– $3 sample/$14 2oz
“High Vibration” is a loose leaf wellness tea blend of rose petals and roasted cacao nibs, plus damiana, orange peel, cinnamon and vanilla. As a result, it’s very uplifting! It has a floral, sweet, and earthy taste. And with that ingredient list, it’s the perfect tea for romance! Ooh la la!!
Holy Chai (O)– $4 sample/$12 2oz
Holy Chai” got its name because it’s so yummy, the Heavens open and a chorus of angels sings “Hallelujah” when you sip it. Or wait, maybe it’s because it’s made with Holy Basil instead of black tea, so it’s naturally caffeine-free? Well, it’s one of those… 😉
In addition to the tulsi (holy basil), we also add cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, and nutmeg for a sweet and spicy loose leaf wellness tea experience.
The Incomparable Holy Basil (O)– $2 sample/$10 2oz
Holy Basil is sacred in the Hindu religion and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, from coughs and colds to heart and respiratory problems. Some regard holy basil as an adaptogen. Accordingly, the Hindu name for holy basil is “tulsi,” which translates as “The Incomparable One.”
Try “The Incomparable Holy Basil” to see what you think. We think you’ll like the pleasant, grassy, peppery taste. And if it makes you feel good too, we say, “Drink up!”
Sigh of Relief (O)– $2 sample/$8 1oz
If you have seasonal allergies, may we suggest “Sigh of Relief“? It’s a soothing, minty blend with slight citrus undertones. It works best when taken as a preventative tonic, but it’s never too late to get a little reprieve.
“Sigh of Relief” has a base of nettle leaf to reduce inflammation and combat hay fever. In addition, fennel soothes the upper respiratory tract. Calendula flowers soothe the mouth and throat, too. Plus, there’s lemongrass, spearmint, peppermint, and stevia leaf to round out the flavor profile.
Sleepy Tea (O)– $3 sample/$8 1oz
Customers frequently return asking for more “Sleepy Tea” after their initial purchase. Some have told us that it helps them fall asleep, while others report that it helps them stay asleep throughout the night. Either way, we’re just happy that they’re getting some really good Zzzzz’s. 😉
We think it’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day! It’s made of comforting ingredients, including chamomile, spearmint, lemon balm, rose petals, and valerian root, so it’s yummy, soothing, and good for you!
Tummy Comfort (O)– $3 sample/$8 1oz
This loose leaf wellness tea might be helpful for anyone who, um, overindulged. It’s rather soothing for an unhappy digestive system.
It contains peppermint, chamomile, and lemon balm. It has a sweet, minty taste that’s quite refreshing.
Turmeric Ginger (O)– $4 sample/$10 2oz
Turmeric and ginger have been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. In addition to gastrointestinal issues and colds, it’s also used to relieve arthritis and pain. Traditional medicine practitioners believe that both these herbs fight inflammation, and that they’re especially effective together.
But it’s not only good for you… it’s also really GOOD!!
CommuniTea Center’s blend nicely balances out the spiciness with the sweetness of licorice root and the tang of citrus (lemon and orange). Try it with or without honey for a little variety…
Turmeric Chai (O)– $3 sample/$10 2oz
This is a sweet, spicy powerhouse. Anti-inflammatory spices turmeric and ginger pair with the sweetness of cinnamon and licorice root. Try it on its own, or add your choice of milk and sweetener. It’s yum and oh-so-good for you!!!
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