RNEW is a mint-forward, complexion-friendly blend that combines antioxidant-rich Ti Kuan Yin Oolong and Sencha green teas with dandelion, lemongrass, and ginseng. A deliciously vibrant mélange of citrus refreshment, this delightful infusion includes nettle leaf and horsetail, known to support healthy hair and nails while pampering the palate along the way.
Oolong is neither a black tea nor a green tea; it falls into its own category of tea with the most popular oolong tea coming from Mainland China and Taiwan. Researchers in China found that drinking oolong tea can help reduce cardiovascular risks by lowering cholesterol levels; while it has also been shown to aid in weight loss among other health benefits.
SENCHA GREEN TEA:
Slender needle-like leaves produce a deeply vegetal taste and aroma, ripe with notes of toasted rice and nori. Thanks to its high levels of EGCG and catechins, a type of antioxidant, Sencha green tea is well known for its potential health benefits including weight loss, improved blood flow and better brain function.
A member of the Equisetaceae family of plants that have been on the planet for nearly 300 million years . It contains a soluble source of silica, a mineral known to be essential in the development of healthy hair, skin and nails. It is also a good source of the flavonoids quercitin-3-glucoside and luteolin.
One of the most common weeds on Earth, dandelion greens and roots have been consumed by many different cultures as a nutritionally dense food source. Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, and C, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the dandelion is used to to promote digestion and to support the detoxification process.
Lemongrass is a tall stalky plant native to SE Asia and a prized culinary ingredient. Beloved for its lemony flavor, lemongrass is also known for its health benefits and has been known to contain inflammation-fighting and anti-anxiety compounds.
Dried orange peel is a by-product of the most commonly grown fruit in the world. Orange peel also contains good amounts of provitamin A, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B6, and calcium. Plus, it’s rich in plant compounds called polyphenols, which may help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease.
With jagged or serrated edges and a terminal flower, there are over 600 varieties of this fresh and cooling herb. Peppermint has been the subject of research for its effects on the gastrointestinal system and its properties in relation to respiratory function. It can also help to relieve headaches, relieve clogged sinuses, and calm the body.
Nettles are an herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America. Nettle leaf provides excellent support to the endocrine system while also helping to regulate hormones in women. Nettle leaf can increase egg production in women and is very helpful for hormonal imbalances and be used to relieve menstrual pain.
ELEUTHERO (SIBERIAN GINSENG):
Also known as Siberian Ginseng, this root is found in North East China, Eastern Russia, Korea and Japan. As an Adaptogen, Eleuthero helps the body adapt to various types of stress. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is used to strengthen the sinews and bones, transform dampness and reduce swelling.
Cultivated for over 3,000 years, ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians all used the olive tree as a food source and source of plant medicine. For thousands of years, traditional Mediterranean cultures have used parts of the olive tree to treat everything from infections, to constipation, to high blood pressure.
Brilliant golden orange flowers, calendula has about 20 different species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants and is native to the northern Mediterranean regions. As an antiviral, calendula offers great support for the immune system. Also super beneficial to the lymphatic system, calendula helps to support the liver, reduces inflammation, soothes menstrual cramps, and also heals many gastrointestinal discomforts.