Yaupon Tea!

We’re excited to be carrying a new kind of tea! Yaupon!

Yaupon Tea (Yow-Pon) (Ilex Vomitoria) is a type of holly plant native to southeastern North America. It is a small tree or shrubbery with glossy dark green leaves. The fruit growing off the branches are small and red. The fruit are an important form of nutrition to many bird species such as duck, quail, turkey, bluebirds and others. Black bear, fox, raccoon, skunks, and deer also eat the fruit!

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The leaves and stems are brewed to make the tea. The yaupon plant was prized among Native American tribes in southern Florida. The tea was used for male-only purification and unity rituals.

The tea has ingredients such as caffeine and theobromine, making it different from other caffeine free herbal teas. It gives the drinker a boost without the jittery after affect!

It also offers health benefits such as high anti-oxidant levels, anti-inflammatory properties, and aids in prevention of osteoporosis!

Try it in its traditional holly, roasted, or blended with various other herbal teas. It’s delicious hot or iced. We even made an iced tea lemonade out of our coconut-lavender blend!

Come in and try a cup, or buy some by the ounce to enjoy at home.

Tea Tip

file0001965829310Is Your Skin Itchy, Irritated, or Dry?
This soothing, anti-aging powerhouse can help!

Chamomile Tea is well-known for its calming, stress-reducing effects and is widely used as a night-time tea to promote sleep.  But did you know that Chamomile is just as calming for the skin? When applied topically, it has been shown that the herb will reduce redness, fight dry & flaky skin, help with eczema & psoriasis, soothe a rash, and since its anti-microbial it can also help speed healing.

Packed with anti-oxidants, chamomile can help protect the skin from free radical damage and suppress the visible signs of aging.

Chamomile is gentle on sensitive or fragile skin which makes it ideal for use after waxing and to ease a diaper rash, sunburn, bedsore, or hemorrhoids.

To Use:
Brew a cup of Chamomile tea and saturate a soft cloth with the infusion. Apply to the affected area for up to 10 minutes. Chamomile’s anti-septic properties make it a great addition to home-made cleansers and soaps as well.

FOR MORE INFO/ TO PURCHASE- Organic Loose-leaf Chamomile Tea: http://shop.soakology.com/category.sc;jsessionid=ED6C2FBEDBB46981D7D4CA6332A261E4.m1plqscsfapp03?categoryId=27

 

Pitta Lavender Herbal Tea

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Our Tea of the Day today is iced Pitta/Lavender herbal tea with just a little bit of honey! Ayurvedic Pitta tea is blended to cool and calm a fiery disposition. It contains a mix of rose petals, mint, hibiscus, and chamomile. Soothing organic Lavender tea enhances Pitta Tea’s relaxing qualities.

For more information or to purchase loose leaf tea: http://shop.soakology.com/category.sc?categoryId=34

 

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Ever have trouble getting to sleep?

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Why not try a cup of chamomile lavender tea?  Both chamomile and lavender have been widely used to promote sleep and relaxation.  As a combined infusion, these herbs have a calming effect that may help the restless night-owl wind down. As with other herbal teas, it is caffeine free.  Its sweet floral taste is appealing to both children and adults.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamomile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavandula