New Mushroom Wellness Teas!

fb-cover-image-mushroom_v2We are pleased to introduce an exciting new extension to our Wellness Teas* line: Mushroom Wellness Teas*! We spent the last year researching and developing this intriguing line of teas designed for overall well-being and organic immunity support.* With the help of our friends on the faculty at Bastyr University and our very own sourcing and blending experts, we formulated blends of synergistic herbs and mushrooms to create flavorful, functional teas.*

You’re probably wondering, “Why Mushrooms?”

Mushrooms have long been used across cultures as traditional medicine to promote health and vitality.* Modern research shows that medicinal mushrooms, which contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, can help modulate the body’s immune system and contribute to overall well-being.* The rich historical use of mushrooms for medicinal purposes is perfectly paired with synergistic herbs like turmeric, matcha, ashwagandha, eleuthero root, dandelion root, cacao, carob, and more to amplify the benefits of these teas.

Meet the four new Mushroom Wellness Teas*!

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Reishi Detox*
Detoxify and replenish your body with this purifying herbal mushroom blend.* Reishi, also known as the
“mushroom of immortality,” supports healthy immunity and delivers antioxidants to boost your body’s natural defenses.* Dandelion and burdock root aid the liver in eliminating toxins.* Moringa and nettle are nourishing and uplifting while cacao and carob lend flavorful chocolate notes and provide additional antioxidants.* Treat yourself to a fresh start with this spice-kissed, velvety brew.

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Reishi Matcha
Boost mindful productivity with this energizing pairing of mushrooms and tea.* Reishi, a medicinal mushroom used by Shaolin monks to improve concentration, empowers your body’s defenses and assists in healthy cardiac function while Cordyceps supports immunity and endurance.* Green tea promotes an alert, yet calm mental state and supplies beneficial polyphenols and other antioxidants.* Awaken the peaceful warrior within when you sip this bright, savory cup.

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Shiitake Maté

Go the distance in mind and body with this lightly caffeinated mushroom herbal blend.* Shiitake, also known as the black forest mushroom, promotes natural immunity and cognitive function while Cordyceps supports athletic endurance, increased energy, and a healthy libido.* Energizing eleuthero root pairs with ashwagandha to moderate your body’s response to stress.* Nourishing yerba maté delivers a long-lasting lift and sharp mental focus.* Take on the world with this mildly sweet and spicy cup.

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Shiitake Turmeric

Ease your body and mind with this blend of soothing mushrooms and herbs.* Shiitake and reishi, two of Asia’s most cherished mushroom remedies, help to maintain immunity and cell health while promoting normal adrenal, cardiovascular, and cognitive performance.* Turmeric, a time-honored herb used throughout the world, supports healthy joint, brain, and immune function.* Restore your body’s natural balance with this sweet and savory cup.*

We can’t wait for you to try them! At a suggested retail price of $5.49, these new teas will be available at www.choiceorganicteas.com and at independent natural retail stores starting April 2017.

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Dr. Jenn Dazey, faculty member at Bastyr University, shows the Choice Organic Teas team how to make mushroom decoctions.

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Tinctures and decoctions of medicinal mushrooms from our educational session at Bastyr University.


* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Top 5 Reasons to Drink Tea in 2016

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January is National Hot Tea Month, and what better way to start the New Year off right than with a rejuvenating cup of hot tea?

Here are our Top 5 Reasons to Drink Tea in 2016:

1. Tea helps soothe symptoms during winter cold season.Breathing Space_72dpi
According to the CDC, adult Americans combat an average of 2-3 colds per year. Supporting your immune system with a Wellness Tea* like  Breathing Space* or Throat Cozy* can help maintain healthy airways or soothe your throat.*

 

2. Avoid the afternoon energy slump.
Breakfast Blend 72dpiMillions of Americans experience the dreaded “3:00 slump” and reach for sugary beverages like soda or energy drinks, or big mugs of coffee, to combat their dip in energy. We recommend choosing a natural way to energize with a tea like Energy Boost*, a crisp, lively green tea blend that supports healthy energy levels and vitality.* Or, try Breakfast Blend from our Gourmet Line, for a robust black tea to enliven your afternoon.
3. Detox all year long with tea.
Beauty Detox_72dpiSure, detox diets are popular in January, when New Year’s resolutions are new and shiny, but what about a regular detox regime throughout the year? Simply Detox* and Beauty Detox* are specially formulated with herbs to aid liver function and promote clear skin, cleansing your body from the inside out.*
4. Consider your heart health.
Hibiscus Heart_72dpiWith Heart Month just around the corner in February, our new Hibiscus Heart Wellness Tea* helps support cardiovascular health with hibiscus flowers and hawthorn berry.*

 

 

5. Eating Clean? Be sure to drink clean too.

  • Choose Certified Organic. Even teas billed as “natural” can contain pesticides. Look for the USDA Organic logo on the package to ensure you are drinking the real thing.
  • Avoid GMOs in your food…and in your beverages. Look for the OrgGFGMONon-GMO Project Verified logo on the packaging to ensure there are no artificially manipulated ingredients in your tea, coffee or other beverages.
  • If you are watching your gluten intake, pay attention to sneaky ways gluten can enter your diet. Be sure to look for tea products with the GF logo indicating Gluten-Free certification.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.