Taking care of ourselves, both physically and mentally, is a huge part of why we do what we do here at Fava Tea Company, and we’ve curated our Wellness Collection with that in mind! While the collection features a wealth of unique blends geared toward bettering ourselves, there are also a wide variety of single source teas! Simply put, these are teas sourced from a single region or harvest with no added flavors or ingredients. It’s as simple as it gets, so here’s a few of our favorites:
Only grown in the rugged mountains of Cedarburg, South Africa, rooibos is a caffeine-free tisane that has become popular worldwide. This bushy, low-growing plant with straight, needle-like leaves has been harvested for over 300 years, and has been used as a medicine for various ailments throughout that time.
Rooibos is naturally low in tannin levels and high in antioxidants, and since it’s caffeine-free, it’s safe for all ages and those sensitive to caffeine. It is also known to work as an anti-inflammatory, help regulate cholesterol, balance blood sugar, assist with weight loss and digestive health, and provide immune system support.
A jitter-free energy boost, what’s more to love? A secret of the Southeastern United States, yaupon is the only caffeinated plant native to North America, but has been used for over a thousand years as a medicinal tea. Like its cousins mate and guayusa, yaupon teas do not actually contain Camellia sinensis (the tea plant you know and love), but they do maintain several health benefits.
With about 25mg of caffeine per 8 fluid ounces of brewed tea, yaupon is known for its energy boost, with a slower onset than typical teas. Some say that it’s caffeine without the anxiety, but yaupon is also known to boost the immune system, regulate cholesterol, work as an anti-inflammatory, and is also said to help prevent the absorption of fats. It’s packed full of antioxidants as well as theobromine, a compound also found in chocolate that elevates your mood, boosts your mental energy, and is good for oral health!
Well known as an anxiety aid, Chamomile has been steeped for hundreds of years, and was even used during the middle ages as a tonic to manage pain and fatigue. Today, you can find it in any number of products, but a simple cup of this herbal wonder is likely to do you good!
As you can probably guess, it’s best known to help combat insomnia and curb anxiety, making it the perfect option for a bedtime cup of tea. In addition, chamomile is said to be a powerful pain reliever since it’s a natural anti-inflammatory compound, and can also assist with throat discomfort, digestion, immunity, and migraine relief. And to make things even better? This popular tisane has a wonderful, honey-like floral taste that the whole family is sure to love!
It would be difficult to discuss single source wellness teas and not talk about this fan-favorite! Ginger tea has a history that dates back some 5,000 years to ancient China, when the brew was often used as a health tonic. This traditional herbal medicine spread throughout Asia, and has become just as popular worldwide.
The most popular wellness benefit of ginger is centered around its digestive assistance, but it has also been known to provide arthritis relief and assist with muscle pain and inflammation. Spicy in flavor and a popular ingredient in other herbal blends, ginger might just be your next pick when you’re feeling a little under the weather!
Quickly becoming a favorite in the modern tea market, Holy Basil, also known as tulsi, is referred to as “holy” because of its significant religious and spiritual significance. The “basil” half of the name is in reference to the perennial herb you might be growing in your backyard! This plant originates from the same herb and shrub family, but this aromatic tea has a flavor all its own!
Used for more than 5,000 years in Ayurvedic practices (a traditional form of Indian medicine), this more powerful plant is popular for its wealth of health benefits. From anxiety relief to digestive assistance, anti-inflammatory powers and detoxification benefits, Holy Basil is a fantastic addition to your tea collection!
If you’re drinking peppermint tea, you’re in good company! Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all used peppermint as a digestive aid too! With a light, refreshing taste and scent, it’s easy to see why this herbal infusion is more than just a favorite for freshening your breath.
Commonly used today as a digestive aid, peppermint can calm an upset stomach and reduce nausea. It also has beneficial properties that relate to pain relief, especially migraines and headaches, and also can assist with immunity. Be careful though, because peppermint might not be your right bedtime option, as it actually has shown to improve mental function, making it a great caffeine-free alternative for that afternoon slump!
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and Fava Tea Company makes no medical claims. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure medical conditions. Women who are pregnant or nursing, or persons with known medical conditions, should consult their physician before consuming this or any tea blend.**