Mixed Berries Loose Leaf Tea
This mixed berry infusion is packed with flavour, and contains ingredients which are surprisingly beneficial. We’re going to have a closer look into the key ingredients in this tea, and tell you how they can boost your health.
The Hibiscus plant is a deep red colour. It is likened to the flavour of cranberry, due to its sweet and sharp notes. It is naturally caffeine free, and has some great benefits:
- Can lower blood pressure in some people
- Although it has not been proven to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol levels, it has been known to increase ‘good’ cholesterol in the body
- The compounds it contains called anthocyanins can improve the health of your heart
Rosehip is actually the fruit of a rose plant. It is typically red/orange, but can be dark purple/black on some plants. Rosehip has been used for thousands of years across American and parts of Europe, and here’s why:
- Can lower cholesterol levels
- The high volume of vitamin C content can give your immune system a boost
- It has been shown that rosehip regulates the sugar levels in the body, aiding those who suffer with diabetes as it can help prevent sudden drops or spikes in blood sugar
- Great for digestion as it stimulates bowel movement and can help eliminate toxins from the body
- Contains a good amount of iron, which helps with a few functions in your body such as the creation of red blood cells, metabolic activity and keeping organs well-oxygenated.
- Another benefit of the high vitamin C content is the production of collagen, which can contribute to your bone health.
Get Inspired with Mixed berry recipes
The flavour of our Mixed Berry Infusion Loose Leaf Tea is so delicious that we had to do some research of how we can recreate it in other recipes, here’s what we found:
Why not bring out the subtle notes of apple pieces and orange peel with a scrumptious homemade apple and orange sponge cake? It goes perfectly with our Tea infusion and is light and fluffy, get the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1511709/apple-and-orange-sponge-cake
A Recipe with Fermented Berries
Yes, we were a little confused at first, but they are delicious. They are just as juicy as our Mixed Berry tea, and as Jenny says it ‘gives the berries a wonderful sweetness to balance their tartness.’ The process is a lot simpler than you may think, and makes the berries last 1-2 months. Have a look at the recipe here: http://nourishedkitchen.com/fermented-mixed-berries/
Iced berry tea. Fantastically thirst quenching and naturally sweet. We’ve found a great recipe for this, and our Mixed Berry Infusion can be used by just swapping out the berry flavoured tea bags. Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/red_berry_tea_97441
Should I be drinking this Tea while Pregnant?
Some herbal and fruit teas are safe to drink while being pregnant, in moderation. However, Hibiscus is not recommended to be consumed while pregnant, so we would suggest avoiding this Infusion during pregnancy.