I used to primarily drink black tea. I still LOVE it, but I've also gotten really good at incorporating other teas into my day, along with water. I find it to be lots of fun to sample new teas that my fabulous master tea blenders create. They put combinations together that I wouldn't even consider, and for the most part, they're wonderful. So we — my hardworking tasting crew who love their volunteer jobs — have been sampling a LOT of tea over the last 6 weeks. We narrowed our tea choices down and will be rolling out the winners over the next few weeks.
First up is our new Organic Lemongrass Lime Buchu Green Tea. We all know green tea is so good for you, especially if you add high-quality organic ingredients. It really ups the game.
This green tea has lemongrass. If you're unfamiliar with lemongrass, it is NOT the lemon fruit we're all familiar with. Lemongrass is actually an herb with a lemony scent. The stalk and leaves are used to create teas. The stem looks very similar to scallions, which are part of the onion family. But thankfully for us, lemongrass tastes lemony, not oniony. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities and works well against bacteria and fungi. In other words, it's really good for you — plus, it tastes just like lemons.
The second ingredient is lime. Lime pairs nicely with the lemongrass flavor. It is also a great source of antioxidants and Vitamin C.
The last primary ingredient in this tea is buchu (pronounced Boo-Koo). This is an ingredient you are probably not familiar with. Neither was I until I was introduced to this tea by my Master Tea Blender, who explained what buchu is. I was impressed by how it has been used traditionally for hundreds of years. She explained that buchu has potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties and has a long history of helping with digestive and stomach issues and treating kidney and urinary tract infections, high blood pressure, colds, stomach ailments, rheumatism, gout, and fever. This tea is a health powerhouse.
The tasting crew and I enjoyed the tea, both hot and iced. Since the weather was still hot, I liked it more as an iced tea. But as soon as the weather transitions to cooler fall temperatures, I'll switch over to hot. Whether I drink it hot or iced, I love knowing I'm giving my body something that tastes great and is really good for me.
I hope you enjoy this new organic green tea,
PS: If you are pregnant or nursing, I don't recommend using buchu. As with any herbal remedy, it is important to consult a healthcare provider before using it.
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