Think of it as a herbal pink lemonade, delicious and fresh. This blend will soothe your mood and mellow any situation. P.s. As it's herbal, it's caffeine free, win-win. Lemon Myrtle, also known as Sweet Verbena, is an ingredient from a subtropical plant only found in Australia and has been used for medicine and flavouring in Australia for hundreds of years. Lemon myrtle is a powerful anti-microbial. Antimicrobials kill and/or stop the growth of microorganisms and are commonly used in medicine to control or fight infections. We know that the citral in Lemon Myrtle is extremely pure, and this results in antimicrobial properties so strong that undiluted lemon myrtle oils can be considered toxic. This is not a worry with lemon myrtle teas and infusions as the concentration of oils released from the brewed leaves are completely safe and provide a much lighter way to help fight infections.
Viral infections are very different to bacterial infections, but Lemon Myrtle oils and leaves have been widely used in the treatment of both. Antivirals attack viruses, either helping to prevent them taking hold in the body, or to cause them to die more quickly, and infusions made from Lemon Myrtle have been used by natural health advocates to complement this process. One of the more famous properties of Lemon Myrtle is that it is anti-inflammatory and therefore frequently used in the treatment of congestion and reduction of mucus. By helping to reduce inflammation, Lemon Myrtle can be used to help with light pain and discomfort caused by inflammation without the use of painkillers and steroids.
PLASTIC-FREE TEA BAGS Did you know that brewing a plastic tea bag at 95°C releases around 11.6 billion microplastics, which are tiny pieces of plastic between 100 nanometres and 5 millimetres in size, into a single cup(source)? Tielka's plastic-free tea bag fabric comes from a sustainable, bio-renewable source. They also opted not to seal their tea bags with harmful glue, but by ultrasound. Tielka's tea bags are also industrially compostable.
DIRECTIONS Use one pyramid per person. Brew with 200ml freshly boiled water and infuse for up to three minutes.