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Give yourself the best start to your day with our Morning Time Tea. This zesty, zingy wake-up call is a delicious blend of rosehip, hibiscus and calendula.
The combined effect of all three herbal wonders is a vitamin C and antioxidant hit that helps support the immune system and tastes great.
Why drink our Morning Time Tea?
The three key ingredients each come with their own recommendation, supported by hundreds of years of use in traditional medicine, but together make an unbeatable combination.
Rose hips are the round, seed-filled bulbs found underneath rose petals. Unlike rose blossoms, which bloom in the spring and summer months, rose hips generally grow after the petals have bloomed and started falling off, which is usually in early to mid-Autumn. In fact, they’re considered sweeter when picked after the first frost of the season.
Rose hips get their red-orange colour from carotenoid pigments known as lycopene and beta carotene. These pigments are thought to promote skin and eye health.
They’re also rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, such as vitamin C, catechins, quercetin, and ellagic acid. A diet rich in these compounds can help lower inflammation and oxidative stress in your body.
Furthermore, vitamin C plays a key role in collagen synthesis and supporting the immune system.
Hibiscus flowers come in many colours. They can be red, yellow, white, or peach-coloured, and can be as big as 6 inches wide.
Hibiscus tea is made from a mixture of dried hibiscus flowers, leaves, and dark red calyces (the cup-shaped centres of the flowers). After the flower finishes blooming, the petals fall off and the calyces turn into pods. These hold the plant’s seeds. Calyces are often the main ingredients in herbal drinks containing hibiscus.
Hibiscus has been used by different cultures as a remedy for several conditions. Egyptians used hibiscus tea to lower body temperature, treat heart and nerve diseases, and as a diuretic to increase urine production.
In Africa, tea was used to treat constipation, cancer, liver disease, and cold symptoms. Pulp made from the leaves was applied to the skin to heal wounds.
Today we know Hibiscus tea is rich in powerful antioxidants and may therefore help prevent harm and disease caused by the build-up of free radicals which cause damage to your cells and can lead to serious illness such as cancers, so perhaps our ancestors were right.
It is commonly thought that hibiscus tea can also help lower blood pressure; several studies have found that hibiscus tea may lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, potentially lowering the risk of heart disease.
In addition, there is some evidence that hibiscus tea might be able to support a healthy liver function, helping it to work effectively and also promote weight loss, while Hibiscus is high in polyphenols, which are compounds that have been shown to possess powerful anti-cancer properties.
Calendula, a flowering plant also known as pot marigold, can be served as a tea, or used as an ingredient in various herbal formulations.
While the tea is made by steeping the flowers in boiling water, the extract is derived from both the flowers and the leaves. Despite its slightly bitter taste, calendula tea is a traditional remedy used in folk medicine because of its ascribed therapeutic properties.
Taken internally as a tea or tincture, calendula is thought to aid and treat digestive issues, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as an adjunct therapy for peptic ulcers, to stimulate the lymphatic system, and to assist with a smooth menstrual flow.
The herb’s antifungal and antimicrobial properties help prevent infection and heal injuries to body tissues. Calendula is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components and is full of carotenoids and flavonoids all of which might help to fight cancer, protect against heart disease and other diseases, while also easing muscle fatigue.
If you simply can’t wait, it’s fine to add boiling water to the tea for instant consumption, however, to get the best out of our Morning Time Tea, you need to ensure all the vitamin C and other fruit acids have been completely dissolved. Therefore, we recommend soaking the tea in cold water for at least 12 hours and then reheat it to drink.
Use 1-2 teaspoons of tea mixture for one cup of tea.
Keep in the aroma sealing box in a dry, clean place at a temperature not exceeding 25 C.