*******FUNCTIONAL TEA: SLEEP-AID, HAIR & NAILS*******
INGREDIENTS: Camomile, Bamboo leaves, Pineapple pieces, Cornflower petals, Lavender
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low
CAFFEINE LEVEL: None - Caffeine Free Herb and Fruit
Taking tisanes for specific purposes, such as strengthening your hair and nails, is nothing new. Since practically the dawn of time, herbalists, druids, shaman, natural medicine practitioners, Ayurvedic adherents and more have sought out special herbs and plants known for their healing and restorative qualities.
So, it is, with Hair + Nails Bamboo Camomile tisane. While many of us might associate bamboo with pandas or furniture, bamboo is actually a great natural source of silica, a micronutrient that is crucial for the healthy growth and development of our bodies. In fact, silica is used by every single cell in our bodies to promote growth.
Think about when you were younger, or if you have young people in your life. Typically, young people have lush, silky hair, soft skin and perfect nails. Why? When we're young, our bodies start out with large amounts of silica that deplete as we age. As it goes, our hair loses its radiance, our nails lose their shine and our skin loses its luster - such is life.
Thankfully, we can do something about it. This fragrant, caffeine-free tisane of bamboo leaves, blended with chamomile (a frequent additive to shampoos due to its ability to add shine to hair), pineapple and cornflowers offers a delicious way to up your intake of silica.
In addition, herbalists recommend lavender to treat migraines, ease digestive spasms, and for certain respiratory problems. Lavender is also used for soothing the nervous system,
Brew a pot, take a sip and give your body the boost it needs.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the herbal tea. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.