Do you already love herbal teas? Or perhaps you’re looking to get healthier? Either way, you’ll fall in love with our loose leaf wellness tea blends! We created our Thera-Teas™ to gently and lovingly support your body, whether you have a specific concern, or just want an overall pick-me-up.
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.
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