By Michelle Lauer, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
I think all of us tea junkies can agree that there is nothing like that 3 o'clock cuppa. Considered to be the most widely consumed beverage on earth after water, I think it’s safe to say I’m not alone in my love affair with steeped leaves. With its history rooted deeply in so many cultures around the world, tea continues to be a part of so many traditions and rituals today. From Queens and Emperors to terra20, we believe the tea cup is always better full. As a team, we are always on the hunt for brands that are just as passionate as we are about sourcing and creating products that treat our bodies and the planet with respect. This is why we can barely contain our excitement as we introduce Nettle & Co, a small batch botanical company from Vancouver Island.
With their playful packaging, thoughtful sourcing practices and deliciously medicinal herbal blends, Nettle & Co is a tea addict’s dream come true. Born out of a love for nature and all it has to offer, Nettle & Co creates handcrafted teas with wild-harvested, locally-sourced and organically-grown herbs. As an ingredient obsessed company always eager to learn, we’ve highlighted some of our favourite ingredients featured in their delightfully earthy blends.
Did you know rosehips are among one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C? Wild-harvested after the first couple of frosts in winter, rosehips are your immune system’s best-friend against cold and flu season. You can sip your way to better health with their Immuni Tea blend.
Looking to add a little more zen to your life? Oatstraw to the rescue. Found in the Sereni Tea blend, oatstraw helps to support and nourish the nervous system during times of stress.
Found in their Rumble in the Bronchs blend, marshmallow root is the star of the show when it comes to taming inflammation in the digestive tract and throat. Steeping a cup of marshmallow root can go a long way with that pesky cough or post-buffet belly burn.
Speaking of an unhappy belly, the wild-harvested and garden-grown yarrow found in the Belly Balm blend is another great remedy when you have overindulged at the potluck. Its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe and calm bloated bellies.
Last but certainly not least, their wild-harvested namesake nettle leaf, found in their Communi-Tea blend is a true super-food. Extremely dense in vitamins and minerals, this might leaf is great for soothing skin conditions such a eczema and psoriasis. It’s diuretic properties can make it a great remedy of kidney and bladder irritations. To top it off, its antihistamine properties can help soothe those stubborn seasonal allergies.
This blog post is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.