Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Earlier this month, we focused on all things love and romance, but it turns out that our February Featured Teas are actually good for your heart health, too. Read below to learn more about what we're sipping on this month, and be sure you're logged in to your MY SIPS profile to link over to our product pages to learn more. Don't have a MY SIPS profile? Create a free profile here to access special offers if you'd like to enjoy one of these featured teas yourself!
JASMINE ROMANCE Sips by AHMAD TEA
One of the best ways to help your heart is to de-stress and Jasmine Romance can help you do just that. Fragrant young buds of the Jasmine flower impart heady floral notes to this delicate green tea blend which is perfect to sip any time of day, but especially after meals to aid digestion.
Ahmad Tea is a British family business with over four generations of passion for producing the finest teas. They combine heritage and innovation to provide some of the best classic English teas along with new and unique blends. Their comprehensive range of classic black teas, delicious fruit teas, healthy green teas, and natural herbal infusions are sold in over 80 countries around the world. In fact, in 2011, Ahmad Tea was awarded the responsibility of supplying and packing tea for the Royal Collection, including Buckingham Palace - their tea is truly fit for the queen!
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LOVE Sips by PUKKA
Did you know that chamomile is full of antioxidants which may play a role in lowering the risk of heart disease? And Pukka’s Love blend is full of it - as well as the floral tones of organic rose and lavender. Made with love, dedicated to love and even called Love, this blend was a natural fit for our February Featured Teas.
Pukka is a UK-founded brand with a culture that feels right to us — ‘Pukka’ means authentic and it’s at the heart of everything they do. Pukka creates delicious organic herbal teas that help you on your journey to a healthier and happier life. Created by co-founder and master herbsmith Sebastian Pole, Pukka only uses the finest grade organic herbs that are sustainably sourced and fairly traded. Their passion is to connect people, plants and planet starts with a cup of delicious herbal tea. Pukka loves people all over the world to tune in to the power of plants and discover more about themselves.
Click here to learn more about Love from Pukka!
MACA CHOCOLATÉ Sips by TEECCINO
When Montezuma was drinking his “Nectar of the Gods”, a brew that combined cocoa beans with vanilla, honey, and chiles, he knew what he was doing. Filled with traditional superfoods from the Incas, the Maya, and the Aztecs, Maca Chocolaté is good for your body and soul.
We love Teeccino’s mission to support impoverished families in rural communities, organic smallholder farmers, and the preservation of the rainforest. Created by Caroline MacDougall, an award-winning herbal beverage designer, Teeccino is helping people live healthier lifestyles by cutting down on coffee and sugar, and adding nourishing herbs into their diets, without sacrificing flavor. Plus, you can drink them any time of day! Their products are brimming with the health benefits and nutrients of various super herbs, and can either be brewed like coffee or steeped like tea.
Click here to learn more about Maca Chocolaté and access a special offer from Teeccino!
SAFFRON TEA Sips by TAHMINA
Saffron is known to be one of the most luxurious aphrodisiacs of all time but it also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can be beneficial to cardiovascular health. Tahmina has three different varieties of saffron tea available: Saffron Chai Tea, Saffron Sencha Tea, and Saffron Rooibos Tea.
A high-caffeine option, the Saffron Chai is a bold Assam black tea with Indian chai-style spices and Afghan saffron. This whole leaf blend has a robust body with multiple layers of flavor, finished by smooth, delicate notes of saffron.
A lighter option, Tahmina’s Saffron Sencha Tea is a masterfully blended steamed China green tea with ginger root, lemongrass, peppermint, and saffron. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, this whole leaf blend has a vegetal body finished off with refreshing notes.
Looking for additional heart benefits? Roobios is full of antioxidants, too, and Tahmina's Saffron Roobios tea is a caffeine-free tisane of South African rooibos and honeybush, with lemon, ginger and Afghan saffron. This whole leaf blend has a sweet and earthy body finished off with tangy and complex notes.
Tahmina (derived from the Persian word tahm, meaning strong and brave) is an international brand with a vision to export transformational products from different conflict areas of the world, with the belief that economic development is one of the sustainable agents of change. We love Tahmina's mission of bringing positive change to Afghanistan and other parts of the world, by creating opportunities for employment and helping develop industries such as saffron. Saffron is internationally recognized as the world's most expensive spice and Afghanistan’s saffron has been named the best in the world, giving the industry the immense potential to replace opium farming and help rebuild the Afghan economy.
We hope you enjoy our featured teas this month. For some delicious tea-infused recipes that will make your heart flutter, go check out your MY SIPS page!
Did you know that Staci and Mel taste each month's Featured Teas live on Facebook? A great reason to join our community of tea lovers there! But, if you missed this month's tasting, you can catch the recap here:
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