I hope you may already have taken advantage of the discount being offered this month on Bertha Palmer Centennial Tea at our redesigned web site, www.siplocally.com.  If not, perhaps I can convince you otherwise by sharing a few details of the ingredients in Bertha’s tea.

Bertha Palmer Centennial Tea

I love the taste of the herbs, perfectly blended with Rooibos tea but it wasn’t until I really researched them all that I realized what an amazing combination and marriage they are.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a member of the carrot family, is tall and statuesque (as was Bertha!) with large glossy stems and light, feathery leaves. It blooms small yellow flowers that yield greenish-brown seeds with a licorice flavor and is renowned for digestive disorders since it stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes, calms the digestive tract, prevents spasms and improves absorption of nutrients. That is just for starters! Some others benefits are fluid retention, gum disorders, diuretic properties which help fight urinary tract infections and for strength. It contains calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, selenium and Vitamins A, C and E.

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) A woody perennial which has a bright green stem, dark green oval leaves, flowers shaped like peas and a big tap root with long branch roots that can spread to 3 feet. Licorice is a tonic boost for the adrenal glands which produce our ‘fight or flight’ hormones to help cope with stress. Glycyrrhizin has anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory value so eases and soothes the respiratory tract and arthritic pain.  Licorice also helps in the stomach department, soothing indigestion and reducing acid secretions and contains Iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, lecithin and calcium as well as Vitamins A, B, C and E.

Lemon Verbena (Lippia citriodora) is an aromatic shrub with pale green leaves and pale purple flowers. It eases spasms, settles the stomach, fights indigestion and flatulence, reduces fevers and is a stimulant for the skin. Lemon Verbena is excellent for flavor and synergy.

Cinnamon (Cinnamon cassia) is a warm spice with a sweet calming nature good for colds and chills but because of antiseptic abilities will also help fight bacteria, viruses, fungal and yeast infections. This is a powerful ingredient to have in any blend.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) There are more than 210 species of this aromatic plant which will invigorate with one cut leaf. Menthol has an anesthetic effect on the nerve endings of the stomach so is helpful with nausea, seasickness and pains in the abdomen.  Peppermint will calm you all over!

All these beautiful herbs are blended with Rooibos tea (Asplathis linearis) which is also an anti spasmodic (and used in South Africa to soothe colic in children) along with essential daily minerals and vitamins too.

At Local Coffee + Tea we believe Rooibos is a cure to all ailments and feel that this formidable woman, Bertha Palmer would have been a huge fan of this perfectly blended, soothing tea.

Take a break and try some Bertha Palmer Centennial Tea and check out our Facebook page for more updated details of our activities at Local Coffee + Tea – Tea Journey

Cheers,

the TeaLady

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