So good, it'll make you blush!
Does your heart need a rest? Stressin' a little more these days? Refreshing that newsfeed compulsively? Yeah, us too.
We developed Blushing with hibiscus flower for a cute, tangy tea that's good for you too, blended with besties lemongrass and tulsi. Clinical studies show that drinking hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure, and we know even the simple act of making and sitting with tea is relaxing enough to restore your heart.
Here's why Blushing is so delicious — and so great for your beautiful body.
Just 3 Certified-Organic Ingredients
Made with just three special herbs and flowers — organic hibiscus, organic lemongrass, and organic tulsi — that's it!
Simple blends and ingredient lists are seriously THE best, because they make it super easy for your body to translate and process your food's true healing power. And it's also a really great way to monitor how your one-of-a-kind body reacts to healing foods.
What are the Health Benefits of Hibiscus?
Hibiscus tea has been enjoyed for health and wellness all around the world for generations—from Mexico to Senegal to the Philippines.
Ayurvedic medicine (a 5,000 year-old South Asian life science) uses it as a cooling herb, naturally bringing down body temperature as a pitta-balancer and diuretic. (which is probably why it's so great as a cold brew in summer!).
Consumed three times a day, this passionately red Hawaiian T-shirt flower is clinically-proven to lower blood pressure. This ingredient can also help even sugar and lipid levels in folks with metabolic disorders like diabetes II. Plus, it's packed with antioxidants like Vitamin C, which fight free radicals, boost immunity, and protect brain function.
Why lemongrass and tulsi are so, so good for you
Nothing beats that sweet, soft, lemony flavor that only lemongrass can create. But lemongrass is also here for your health. It's clinically-proven to help even blood sugar and cholesterol, and studies show promise that it can help fight candida imbalance. It's powerfully anti-inflammatory, too, which helps with sleep, chronic pain, and digestion.
And tulsi? We like to say that tulsi is the best friend you never knew you had. A member of the mint family and commonly known as ‘holy basil,' this South Asian adaptogen should be in everyone's tea cabinet.
'Adaptogens' are what, now?
Adaptogens support your body's general adaptation syndrome (GAS), the three-stage response of alarm, resistance, and exhaustion. They're all about balance and equilibrium. Basically, adaptogens help your body adapt (see what they did there?) and build resistance against things like stress.
By preventing stress exhaustion, adaptogens keep us healthier in a lot of ways. Stress releases cortisol, which can lead to irritability, anger, anxiety, and restless sleep. Adaptogens also balance the negative effects of metabolic stress (blood sugar, pressure, and lipid levels) and psychological stress (memory, cognitive function, and antidepressant).
In addition, tulsi protects your body from pollutants and is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and heaps of antioxidants. You're basically drinking straight-up wellness every time you take a sip of tulsi.
Tulsi is on a pretty short list of adaptogenic herbs, which also makes her extra precious. Some other common adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms you should check out are ashwagandha, ginseng, and reishi.
When it's hot and sticky outside, this heart-healthy cold brew tea is naturally cooling, and its ingredients make the perfect cold brew.
When it's been gray for too long, this citrusy, unapologetically pink tea brightens your day.
When your kiddo wants fruit punch, this tea plus some sweetener of choice will steal their hearts!
Enjoy it iced. Perfect for beating the heat, hibiscus supports your circulatory system, offering a natural cooling effect.
We highly recommend a cold brew method! Especially since hibiscus is a low-temp bb. You can brew in the fridge if you want it extra chilled, and room temp works just fine, too.
Sip it hot. When it comes to brewing the perfect cup, be mindful with this tea and don’t boil it! The term “delicate flower” has roots in something real — hibiscus doesn’t want to be over-steeped or overheated.
- Measure 5 g loose leaf tea (or 2 heaping tsp) per 10 oz water
- Steep in 185°F for 1 minute
- Strain and serve
Bonus: kiddos love it! Just add a little honey, and they'll think it's fruit punch. It’s that pink, and it’s that good. Enjoy this recipe by our friend Tasmin for iced hibiscus tea.