The principal ingredient of our Coconut Chai has an interesting origin story in Hindu Mythology. Accoridng to this legend, a Hindu sage named Vishwamitra decided to help his friend, the kind King Trishanku, fulfill his lifelong dreams to ascend up the sky to the heavens, to the realm of the gods. The gods themselves were not too keen on this dream, however.Read More
This powerful blend of pu erh tea, gymnema, orange and flower petals is a perfect afternoon tea. Due to pu erh and gymnema combination, it may help to inhibit cravings for sugary snacks! Pu erh is know to stimulate weight loss, improve blood sugar levels, and increase metabolism. Orange and hibiscus make this tea enjoyable to drink over and over again. It also makes a delicious ice tea.
Pu-erh tea*, gymnema*, orange peel*, hibiscus*, safflower*, natural essences (*organic)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 85°C|
|Steeping Time: 5 - 10 mins.|
|Grade or Quality: Loose|
|Aroma: Citrus, slightly herbaceous|
|Infusion Aroma: Citrus, earthy|
|Infusion Color: Pale amber|
|Infusion Strength: Medium-Light|
Story, Folklore, History
Gymnema sylvestere is the key ingredient in this blend, and it has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine. In Hindi, the word for gymnema is gurmar, meaning “sweet destroyer”.
Gymnema blocks the ability of your tounge to taste sweetness. It is used to lessen the cravings for sugar. It also helps to balance blood sugar levels.
Gymnema is used today for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, digestive stimulant, laxative, diuretic and for weight loss, as well as malaria and even a snake bite antidote!
Really orangey. Not one of my favourites but I would still recommend it to those who enjoy citrus teas.
The citrus aroma was more subtle than I expected but still enjoyable.