February SpecialTEA – Indulge

Indulge Organic Herbal Tea

This month brings a special, brand new tea that I have been working on to bring you for the month of LOVE <3

All of these teas are like my children, and you’re supposed to love your children equally, but I have to admit, this is definitely a favorite.

My word for the year is Indulge since it’s something that I’d really like to do more of, and this tea embodies that completely. Drinking this tea feels so blissful and indulgent as if I’m enjoying something that will have horrible effects on my health, and then I realize WAIT, this is good for me!

So let’s get to it

First, I’ll go through the purpose of the blend, then I’ll break down the individual herbs. Indulge consists of organic hibiscus, cacao nibs, rose hips, and lavender.

The Blend

Obviously, I was inspired by Valentine’s Day when I put this together. I wanted a floral tea, and bringing in cacao for a chocolate undertone was really a no-brainer for a chocolate maniac like me. However, I also wanted herbs that would be good for the heart, not only physically, but also energetically, and as if by some amazing miracle, that’s what these all do. They are all high in antioxidants so they are great for cardiovascular health, AND they all benefit the heart energy. That just means that everything has a vibration, including plants, and the vibration of these herbs match the vibration of our heart. If you’re heart vibration has become high or low, these will help balance it out.

In addition to that, there were some other attributes that they all had in common, such as weight loss, relaxation, improved mood, more energy, fat burning, and anti-inflammatory properties. The more I researched these, the more I realized they were meant to be brought together.

Let’s go through them individually:

The Individual Herbs

Hibiscus

The Hibiscus flower can be seen in many gardens, adding beauty in a variety of colors.
Dried hibiscus as you will see it in tea
  • Hibiscus is excellent for cardiovascular health. It lowers blood pressure, and cholesterol.
  • It’s very high in vitamin C, so great for immune support
  • High in polyphenols – micronutrients available in certain plant based foods, which improves digestion, weight management, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease
  • supports the liver
  • improves the appearance of skin and hair

Cacao Nibs

Cacao fruit
Cacao nibs as they appear in tea
  • Cacao is the best source of polyphenols – micronutrients available in certain plant based foods, which improves digestion, weight management, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease
  • has more anti-oxidants than blueberries and gogi berries
  • anti-inflammatory
  • increases focus, alertness, and mood
  • high in flavenoids – decreases the risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, stroke, and cardiovascular disease
  • contains theobromine, which is a mild, slow release stimulant. So it gives you some energy without being harsh on the body like caffeine, and it is caffeine-free
  • Helps digestion, fat burning, and gut health
  • rich in magnesium, which helps muscle and nerve function, and prevents anemia

Rose Hips

Rose hips come from roses when the flower dies
Dried rose hips as they appear in tea
  • Rose hips are antioxidant, so they’re great for cardiovascular health, preventing cancer, and diabetes
  • high in polyphenols – micronutrients available in certain plant based foods, which improves digestion, weight management, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease
  • high in vitamin C & E
  • high in caretenoids, which promotes eye health
  • promotes weight loss
  • anti-inflammatory
  • fights skin aging

Lavender

Lavender plants
Dried lavender herb as it appears in tea
  • widely known for calming and relaxation effects
  • improves sleep
  • decreases inflammation
  • increases immune health
  • antioxidant, which eliminates toxins
  • improves digestive health
  • improves respiratory health

The knowledge of herbs has been passed down for many years, and is both interesting and empowering to learn, however, the information provided is not intended to make medical claims. If you suspect you have a medical condition, please consult with your doctor. If you are under a doctor’s care, please follow your doctor’s instructions.