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Summer Time Giveaway 2016 ?>

Summer Time Giveaway 2016

Gaia Tea is supporting thrift book shops, we believe nothing compliments a cup of tea better than a wonderful book. Starting June 15th through July 31st, place an order for a chance to win one of four books in our giveaway. Books: Larklight: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space The Nixie’s Song Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years) The Night Circus Details: Placing an order will…

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Detox Day with Gaia Tea

Good morning! I wake up at 8am with the worst flu ever. My nose is stuffy and head feels like balloon. It’s a sunny winter Friday out there. Luckily it is also my day off from work. I wonder what would happen if I drink all the Rx blends in one day. Will there be a cumulative health benefit. I’ll try anything to get rid of my flu before my date tomorrow. The battle plan is that I drink a…

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Apple Pie

Ingredients: China black tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Apples For the perfect cup of Madam Grey tea infuse one tea bag in 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 5 to 9 minutes. Serve with raw sugar. China Black Black tea is a completely oxidized (fermented) tea. Black tea, or as it is known in China – hong cha (red tea), was originally only for export to the foreign markets. Black tea is also known as “Congous” in the international tea trade business. The…

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Whole Lemon Powder

Lemons are believed to have originated in India or China. Lemons have been principally used for their juice, and as an ingredient in cooking and baking. Because of its citric acid content and low ph of 2-3, lemon has been used for its antiseptic characteristics, for digestion and for helping clear common ailments such as clogged sinuses. Most germs do not survive at low ph. Lemon tree cultivation spread to Europe during the 1400’s through their trade with India, and…

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Honey Crystals

Honey has been used by mankind since the past 2,500 years, all over the world. While the numerous health benefits of honey have made it an important aspect of traditional medicines such as Ayurveda, scientists are also researching the benefits of honey in modern medicine, especially in healing wounds. According to USDA, honey contains about 64 calories per tablespoon. Hence honey is also used by many as a source of energy. On the other hand, one tablespoon of sugar will…

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Flu Shot

Ingredients: Ginger, Lemon Peel, Honey Crystals, Whole Lemon Powder, Cayenne Pepper For the perfect cup of Flu Shot tea infuse one tea bag per 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 5 to 9 minutes. Serve plain or sweetened. Ginger Ginger root is effective in reducing nausea and also may be useful in reducing the pain, stiffness, and immobility of arthritis. Ginger may even improve some cases of constant severe dizziness and vertigo. It also helps relieve migraine headaches….

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Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne variety of chili pepper plant is native to Central American region where it was used as a spicy ingredient in Mexican cuisines for several thousand years. The spice was introduced to the rest of the world, especially in the Indian subcontinent, by Spanish and Portuguese explorers during 16th and 17th centuries. They are now one of the important commercial crops in India, Pakistan, China, Argentina and USA. Fiercely hot and pungent cayenne pepper is one of the widely used…

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Zzz Time

Ingredients: Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Linden, Lavender, Valerian For the perfect cup of Zzz Time tea infuse one tea bag per 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 9 to 15 minutes. Serve plain or sweetened. Chamomile Chamomile is an herb that comes from a flowering plant of the daisy family. It is a wonderful remedy for insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, and migraines. The most well-known benefit of chamomile is as sleep aid. It is known for its relaxing and soothing…

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Valerian

Classified as Valeriana officinalis, valerian is native to North America, Europe and Asia. Valerian is a tall perennial herb with hollow stems that bear white or reddish flowers. The name Valerian is from the Latin word valere, meaning ‘to be in health’. The root stock of valerian harbors many active compounds and many herbalists believe it is what gives this plant its amazing medicinal value. Healing oils found in valerian root include valeranone, valereal, borneol, and azulene. These oils have…

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Blue Lotus

Ingredients: Tulsi, Lemon Grass, Rose Hips, Pau d’Arco, Blue Lotus For the perfect cup of Study Time tea infuse one tea bag per 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 9 to 15 minutes. Serve plain or sweetened. Tulsi Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), although also known as Holy Basil, orginated in India thousands of years ago. It is known for its rich antioxidant and adaptogenic properties that promote wellness by building the body’s immune system and promoting mental clarity. Drinking…

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Mint Bliss

Ingredients: Spearmint, Peppermint, Lemon Verbana, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, St. Johns Wort For the perfect cup of Mint Bliss tea infuse one tea bag per 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 5 to 9 minutes. Serve with honey. Spearmint Spearmint takes its name from its crinkled leaves, which resemble the shape of the blade of a spear. Spearmint cures headaches, provides relief to people suffering from sore throat, and heartburn. Peppermint Its minty flavour can take the edge off bad breath….

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St. Johns Wort

As herbal medicine tiptoed into the mainstream in the 1990s, St. John’s wort joined the ranks of gingko biloba, ginseng and echinacea as stars of the supplement shelves. The demand for alternatives to conventional medicine grew, patients began searching for help with frequent ailments and a healthy consumer boom was born. Saint John’s Wort has also been used in assisting with insomnia, neurosis, neuralgia, tinnitus, bruising, rheumatic pain and inflammation as well as aiding in wound healing. St. John’s Wort…

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Lemon Balm

Lemon balm, also known as Melissa Officinalis, has been used for countless generations to preserve good heath and treat ill health, and with good reason. Although scientific research has only recently began to back up the numerous claims of the health giving properties of this herb, many uses have evolved and many can be testified to. Below are some of its commonly attributed health benefits. Anyone who has sniffed the aroma of Lemon Balm will understand why many people use…

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Bilberry

Bilberries (also known as Vaccinium myrtillus, wild blueberries, and blue whortleberries) have been shown to have the highest Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) rating of more than 20 fresh fruits and berries. ORAC is a measure that USDA researchers use to determine the antioxidant capacity of different foods. The antioxidant properties of bilberries were shown to be even stronger than those of cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, plums, or cultivated blueberries. The antioxidant powers and health benefits of bilberries can be attributed…

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Bacopa

There is an extract of a little-known herb known as Bacopa that can dramatically increase your brain function and memory — and may even help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Bacopa is a creeping perennial herb that thrives in wetlands and on muddy shores. Its therapeutic use has its origins in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been used for its adaptogenic, tranquilizing, and antioxidant properties. The herb can be found in Nepal, China, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam, and…

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Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba is already known for being one of the most resistant tree species that ever existed on earth, being the living specie left from the Ginkgoales, a group from which only fosils are left. Ginkgo biloba belongs to a group of trees, the ginkgoales, with an existence on earth dated more than 200 million years ago. Ginkgo biloba has resisted over the years to pests of insects, viruses, bacterias, fungi and many others without perishing, being able to live…

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Study Time

Ingredients: Guayusa, Ginkgo, Peppermint, Bacopa, Bilberry For the perfect cup of Study Time tea infuse one tea bag per 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 5 to 9 minutes. Serve with sugar. Guayusa Guayusa’s balance of caffeine, antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids provides an energizing effect similar to coffee or yerba maté. It is considered to have 50% more antioxidants than Camellia sinensis. The natural caffeine is released more slowly into the bloodstream, preventing jitters or caffeine crashes….

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Guayusa

Guayusa is a type of tea that is made from holly leaves grown in the Amazon. Technically not a traditional tea because it is made from Ilex guayusa instead of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, it is, however, considered an herbal tea. Evidence suggests it is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins. Guayusa is often compared to the South American tea yerba mate, but lacking the bitter taste. A traditional morning drink in Ecuador for thousands of years, guayusa…

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Tart Cherries

Sour cherries (also called tart cherries) are loaded with important nutrients, including phytochemicals (disease-fighting plant compounds), antioxidants and vitamin C. This tiny red fruit is beneficial for cancer prevention, reduces inflammation, enhances heart health and provides other health benefits. Sour cherries are red fruits. Red fruits and vegetables are rich in the antioxidant phytochemical class known as anthocyanins. Phytochemicals give brightly colored fruits and vegetables their colorful hues. Anthocyanins, in particular, encourage healthy circulation, ensure proper nerve function and offer…

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Antioxidant Blast

Ingredients: Green Nirvana tea Dry Strawberry pieces Honey Tea has antioxidants but so do fruits and berries. Want a higher antioxidant intake? Then try adding berries or fruits to your teas. Remember to use dry fruit pieces to get a stronger flavor, they also last a lot longer. Did you know that strawberries contain more Vitamin C than oranges? Green tea is typically a relaxation tea. Green Nirvana was handcrafted to relieve minor aches and stresses. Have a spa day…

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Midnight Macaroon

Midnight Macaroon Ingredients: Macaroon Rooibos tea Milk Sugar Marshmallows After deciding to go caffeine-free during the evening, I ended up trying all kinds of herbal tea blends. I realized I would crave black tea or coffee at night. Gladly, I discovered a great herbal replacement for black tea, it’s called Rooibos. Rooibos is a bush tea from Africa, sometimes referred to as red tea. The best part is rooibos is completely herbal and has absolutely no caffeine! Macaroon Rooibos tastes…

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Verbena

Lemon verbena, a perennial shrub known scientifically as Aloysia triphylla, contains an essential oil that aromatherapists value for its restorative effects. The plant originated in the South American countries of Argentina and Chile but is cultivated today in other countries with warm and temperate climates worldwide, according to “Medicinal Plants of the World.” In addition to its aromatherapeutic properties, the plant possesses a wide array of other chemical compounds. Lemon verbena helps to elevate the mood in symptoms of mild…

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Lemongrass

Also known as “fever grass,” the tall and zesty blades of lemon grass were utilized as cholera and fever remedies in the traditional Ayurvedic medical treatments of India, the perennial’s homeland. According to an ancient Malaysian legend, lemongrass was once considered a sacred herb. Warriors believed that if they applied it as a balm to their bodies—accompanied by a special prayer, of course—it would prevent a sword from penetrating their skin. While we are in no rush to test this…

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Frog Prince

Ingredients: Peppermint, Spearmint, Cocoa For the perfect cup of Frog Prince tea infuse one tea bag in 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 5 minutes. Serve with sugar. Peppermint The active constituents of peppermint are primarily menthol and menthone. Peppermint is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A. Peppermint is a very good source of magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin B2. Spearmint Spearmint takes its name from its crinkled leaves, which resemble the shape…

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Red Riding Hood

Ingredients: Hibiscus, Rose hips, Tart Cherries For the perfect cup of Red Riding Hood tea infuse one tea bag in 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 9 minutes. Serve with raw sugar. Hibiscus Hibiscus is a flower in the Malvaceae family. Drinking tea which contains hibiscus can lower blood pressure and control cholesterol. Hibiscus tea is known for being rich in vitamin C making it a powerful remedy for fighting colds and strengthening the immune system. Rose hip Rosehips…

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