Ingredients: organic turmeric, organic ginger, organic tulsi, organic malabar peppercorn, organic cinnamon
When Big Heart Tea Co. Founder Lisa Govro started selling tea out of a colorful little trailer, it was 2012, she was meeting all her neighbors at St. Louis farmers’ markets, and she had just one item on the menu.
Freshly-grated, adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting tea. The beginnings of Cup of Sunshine.
By now, y’all have probably heard about superstar turmeric.
Turmeric's health benefits range from being anti-inflammatory, aiding digestion, boosting immunity with its antioxidants, fighting certain cancers, and more. It’s one of the few herbs extensively studied by both Ayurveda and “Western” allopathic medicine. Combined with peppercorn’s active ingredient piperine, turmeric’s curcumin can do wonders for the body (and soul, we would say).
Alas, like with every craze… turmeric products have a lotta hype right now. But not always a lot of quality to match. And a tea is gentler on the body than a high-dosed supplement.
With Big Heart Tea Co., you can sip assured that our turmeric is not only certified organic, but it’s tested for heavy metals (like lead), pesticides, herbicides, moisture (because mold spores!), and bacteria. That’s right. We’re not messing around. We take our teas very seriously. They’d better be as healthy and honest as they are delicious.
And oh, is Cup of Sunshine delicious. Spicy. Earthy. Warming. Soothing. Sunlight in a mug.
Sip it hot. Just under boiling water, for 2 minutes or as strong as you like. Add something creamy to absorb every drop of that golden turmeric goodness.
Make a spicy cold brew. Recipe here. You’ll discover a much more peppery flavor profile this way. Brew in the fridge if you want it chilled, but room temp works just fine, too.