THE BEST TEAS TO DRINK FOR YOUR HEALTH
On our recent visit to the Sydney Tea Festival we discovered some truly unique Australian tea makers who are working with principles of organic sourcing, ethical trade and sustainability. Here are some of our recommended houses making great teas to promote health and wellbeing.
THE HUSK MILL
Two old childhood friends were facing different serious health issues and spent a night debating what they could or couldn’t eat and drink together. Faced by varying limitations the conclusion they came to eventually, was that they could only share a pot of tea. This marked the beginning of a serious enquiry into the health benefits of tea, and so The Husk Mill was born.
This Australian company specialises in cacao teas made from the cacao husk. The husks are organically grown in Far North Queensland and the teas are hand blended locally in Newtown in small batches. Cacao husks contain therobromine which produces a natural slow endorphin release, so this tea is a great choice for anybody in need of a feel good pick me up.
AYUR & CO
Ayur & Co specialise in Kashaya, an Ayurvedic drink blended by utilising 14 core Ayurvedic herbs, seeds and spices that have been specifically selected to work together to promote the bioavailability of their vital nutrients and health-promoting compounds. You can see list of these ingredients along with their individual health properties by clicking here.
Ayurveda is a method of medical treatment that has been practiced in India for over five thousand years, using herbal compounds, special diets, and other unique health practices such as yoga and meditation to promote good health and a sense of wellbeing.
This tea is recommended to alleviate arthritis pain, reduce high blood sugar and cholesterol, and help with many other inflammatory related conditions.
KKAO & CO
KKAO & Co make blissful natural chocolate teas made from ethically sourced cacao husks. Cacao happens to be the highest plant-based source of magnesium which is extremely important for muscle and nerve function.
An added benefit of cacao tea is that it’s a rich source of Vitamins, containing; A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C and E. And if all those letters weren’t enough this tea also has natural Anandamide known as the “bliss” chemical as well as thenethylamine (PEA) the adrenal related “love molecule” that we produce when we fall in love, promoting feelings of happiness and wellbeing.
Centred on a holistic approach to healthy living and facilitating connection with the land from which their produce is sourced, LORE is a health and wellness company specialising in the use of native Australian bio-foods.
Their tisaine is made from Guradji, a native Australian plant traditionally used in indigenous communities both culturally and medicinally.
Caffeine free and rich in bio compounds such as polyphenol antioxidants and flavonoids known to prevent cardiovascular disease it also has anti-bacterial and digestive bitter properties.
For those fighting the effects of aging this plant based tea contains essential metabolites such as inositol known to increase skin elasticity and are more effective than collagen in hair loss treatments.
Perfect South specialises in Premium Australian grown green Tea crafted using traditional Japanese methods. The fertile sub-alpine valleys and southern hemisphere climate and conditions of Victoria’s North East favour the camellia sinensis plant and are similar to some of the best tea growing regions of Japan.
Sourcing only high quality tea that’s balanced, smooth and without the bitterness so often associated with green tea, Perfect South offers a select range of unique botanical blends and limited edition teas.
Numerous studies indicate that green tea in particular protects against cancer development.
Taste Kaleidoscope takes you on a flavour journey of nature's botanical offerings through new discoveries of unique and interesting edible plants, across different cultures and time. This company supports eco-friendly sustainable farming practices, using no pesticides, non-GMO and environmentally friendly fertilisers.
Recent studies on teas and herbal tisanes indicate that the use of pesticides in tea and herb farms often results in the toxic accumulation of these elements in the flowers and tips of the plants. Sourcing organic means a healthier cup of tea.