Our Lapsang Souchong is a black tea from the Fujian province of China and is a smokey and smooth black tea that is unlike any traditional black tea. It's a member of the Bohea family of teas and is sometimes called "smoked tea". This tea comes from the traditional Camellia sinensis plant, and therefore has the normal antioxidants and nutrients of black tea, but the preparation method and flavor are what sets it apart from other black teas. TasteLapsang Souchong is famous for its smoky aroma and flavor. Lapsang Souchong Tea & why people drink itAntioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body. It also helps to provide mental alertness and energy. Health benefits Antioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body Deter weight gain and promote fat loss Lower blood sugar levels and the chance of developing type-2 diabetes Lowers risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease Reduce blood pressure Helps to provide mental alertness and energy Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Zen's pure organic ground Turmeric is a high-grade powder derived from the Turmeric root. With its pungent taste and bright yellow color, combined with its notable popularity as a healing agent, turmeric has earned a distinctive, and distinguished place in both the kitchen and the medicine cabinet. Health tip: Adding a pinch of black pepper to Turmeric and cooking oil can help boost the benefits of Turmeric greatly! TasteYou probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butter, and cheeses. What Tumeric Powder can do Turmeric has been used for centuries for its world-renowned benefits as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain soothing remedy. It contains the chemical curcumin. Curcumin and other chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation). Because of this, turmeric might be beneficial for treating conditions that involve inflammation. Health benefits Relieve pain and inflammation: such as osteoarthritis: due to the presence of curcumin, acts as a potent anti-inflammatory agent. The curcumin in turmeric works by inhibiting several different molecules that play a role in inflammation. Some research shows that taking turmeric extracts, alone or in combination with other herbal ingredients, can reduce pain and improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis. In some research, turmeric worked about as well as ibuprofen for reducing osteoarthritis pain. Hay fever: Taking curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, seems to reduce hay fever symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, and congestion. Depression: Most available research shows that taking curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric reduces depression symptoms in people already using antidepressant High cholesterol: Turmeric seems to lower levels of blood fats called triglycerides. The effects of turmeric on cholesterol levels are conflicting. There are many different turmeric products available. It is not known which ones work best. Itching: Research suggests that taking turmeric by mouth three times daily for 8 weeks reduces itching in people with long-term kidney disease. Also, early research suggests that taking a specific combination product (C3 Complex, Sami Labs LTD) containing curcumin plus black pepper or long pepper daily for 4 weeks reduces itching severity and improves the quality of life in people with chronic itching caused by mustard gas. Thinking and memory skills: In traditional medicine, turmeric was often relied on to boost cognitive abilities, increase concentration, and boost memory retention. Many of those traditional beliefs have now been legitimated through research, and turmeric is still considered a brain-boosting herb today. It can also protect the neural pathways from long-term oxidative stress and the build-up of plaque. Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
High-quality shogun of Sencha, Arihara grade, Japanese green tea with a rich aroma and delicate flavor. This green tea is picked from the highest mountain regions of Japan. Every cup is loaded with the highest amount of young nutrients and catechins (aka “antioxidants”). TasteSencha is grassy, delicate, and full-bodied in taste. What this tea can do Sencha contains an abundance of the amino acid theanine known to produce tranquilizing effects in the brain. Health benefits Immune Support Cardiovascular Support Weight Loss Energy Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Astragalus is a plant in the Leguminosae family grown in the north and eastern parts of China, as well as in Mongolia and Korea. A popular adaptogen, astragalus has been used traditionally in numerous parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. TasteThe sweet yet sharp flavor of Astragalus Root makes for an enticing herbal tea option. What Astragalus root is used forAstragalus Root acts as a tonic to protect the immune system, making it good for colds, flu, and immune-deficiency-related problems, including cancer and tumors. It has historically been used to produce spontaneous sweating. Health benefits Helps to reduce side effects of chemotherapy- Astragalus is known for its healing effects, suggesting that astragalus might reduce nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and bone marrow suppression (a decrease in the cells that provide immunity) that is associated with chemotherapy treatments. Immune System- astragalus acts as an immune system tonic. It activates T-cells and seeks out free radicals everywhere in the body, neutralizing them before they can stimulate cellular mutation, and eliminate infectious pathogens. The adaptogenic qualities of astragalus can actually help your immune system become smarter and more effective in its handling of any foreign pathogen and substance, therefore boosting the general strength of your immune system for simple colds and infections. Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Dragonwell Green tea also known as Longjing 龍井茶 is a popular Chinese tea known for its unique nutty flavor and garden green aroma. This tea is organically harvested and protected against high amounts of light through shade-resistant gardening techniques. The name Longjing translates Dragon Well Tea and it originates from the Zhejiang province in China. The treasured Chinese green tea is prepared in a traditional style, hand-rolled, and prepared in a pan-roasted fashion. To see how to click Zen's YouTube Video. What this tea can do for youGreen tea is known for caffeine but Zen's Dragonwell tea offers a mellowing effect due to its equally proportionate amount of I-theanine. For this reason, Dragonwell is an ideal tea for meditation and mindfulness. Health benefits Longjing Green Tea carries multiple antioxidants, rich in polyphenols, such as catechins and gallic acid, as well as other antioxidants like carotenoids and ascorbic acid Promoted as a supplement for Meditation Consumed for weight loss and balancing blood pressure How to brewZen's Dragonwell Green tea is best prepared with hot water, approximately 185 degrees Fahrenheit but can be prepared cold through a cold brew preparation. To learn how to cold brew Zen's Teas, click Cold Brew Video. Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Rose Hips are the fruit from blossoms of the wild rose flower. Rose hips contain the seeds of the rose plant. When dried rose hips and the seeds are used together, they are some of the most nutritionally packed fruits of any plant, which is why they have become such a desirable and sought-after product in markets around the world. TasteRose Hips have a tangy and citrus taste. What this tea can do They are known to contain 50% more Vitamin C than oranges. Rose Hips have been traditionally used as a diuretic and known to gently soothe blockage in cases of mild kidney disorders and constipation. Health benefits Boost Immunity - Rose hips have an impressive amount of vitamin C, which is one of the best components to boost the immune system. Vitamin C stimulates white blood cells and is also essential for the prevention of asthma and the general health of the respiratory system. This can be seen in the reduction of respiratory conditions such as cold and flu through the intake of rose hips and their high levels of vitamin C Enhance Bone Health - One of the most important roles of vitamin C is its essential role in producing collagen. Collagen, along with the other important minerals found in rose hips, can help prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis by maintaining bone mineral density well into your old age, keeping you strong, flexible, and able to live an active life Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Taiwanese oolongs are famous for being naturally milky in taste and texture, with sweet fruit or cream notes. They are classified by the name of the mountain, and how high in elevation they are grown. When these teas are grown at high elevations, the aromas and flavors within the tea become more intensely concentrated. TasteOur Royal Taiwanese Silky Oolong, also called Milky Oolong, has a buttery, creamy, and floral aroma and flavor. What this tea can do Oolong tea leaves are known to contain significant amounts of Manganese, a compound known to boost metabolic rate or function. Oolong is a different type of tea and historically has been used for weight loss, specifically assisting in the midsection. Each cup contains an abundance of milky flavors and health benefits. Health benefits Oolong tea leaves are known to contain significant amounts of Manganese, a compound known to boost metabolic rate or function. Like green tea, Oolong tea is packed with catechins, which boost weight loss efforts by improving the body’s ability to metabolize fat. This selection of Taiwanese Oolong is rich in antioxidants and bioflavonoids, polyphenols, and catechins that speed up metabolism and reduce fat accumulation, helping to lose weight The health benefits of oolong tea include improved mental alertness. Regular intake of caffeine-rich oolong tea may help in improving mental performance and maintaining alertness throughout the day Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Our Darjeeling is a delectably bold black tea harvested on Dual Estate (Risheeat & Putmong) plantation in the Darjeeling region in India. TasteEvery cup is characterized by mild floral notes, a full-bodied taste, and a warm amber color. The Champagne of TeaThe region where this tea is grown gives the tea its distinct 'muscatel' flavor thereby earning the name of 'Champagne of Tea'. The cultivation of tea in Darjeeling can be traced back to the 1800s where the temperate weather and favorable soil conditions attracted many Britishers to experiment with tea cultivation. Health benefits Antioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body Deter weight gain and promote fat loss Lower blood sugar levels and the chance of developing type-2 diabetes Lowers risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease Reduce blood pressure Helps to provide mental alertness and energy Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Mao Zhen Hair Needle is a high-quality green tea from Anhui province of China. When steeped, Mao Zhen Hair Needle produces a rich amber-colored infusion. TasteMao Zhen Hair Needle offers a brisk, full-bodied, with the aroma of spring orchards. We are sure you will love the long-lasting sweetness, rich and delicious aftertaste with a strong finish! This imperial and robust blend pairs beautifully with dessert and fruit. Mao Zhen Hair Needle & why people drink itThis tea lowers the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. Health benefits Antioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body Deter weight gain and promote fat loss Lower blood sugar levels and the chance of developing type-2 diabetes Helps to provide mental alertness and energy Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Bagdogra is a town in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, which is surrounded by tea gardens. This Black tea is a true tea that comes from small Camellia sinensis leaves, unlike most other black teas. TasteBlack teas tend to be bold and brisk, and they are often described as astringent. What this tea can do for youThis tea provides mental alertness and energy and can be enjoyed hot and cold. Health benefits Antioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body Deter weight gain and promote fat loss Lower blood sugar levels and the chance of developing type-2 diabetes Lowers risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease Reduce blood pressure Helps to provide mental alertness and energy Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Organic Fenugreek seeds contains phytoestrogens, which are plant chemicals similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. A key compound, diosgenin, has been shown experimentally to increase milk flow. Not only do they assist with breastfeeding, but they also contain multiple other health benefits. TasteFenugreek seeds have an earthy and sweet taste. What this tea can do for youFenugreek seeds contain alkaloids (mainly trigonelline) and protein high in lysine and L-tryptophan. Its steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogenin) and mucilaginous fiber are thought to account for many of the beneficial effects of fenugreek. Health benefits Immune Support Digestion Cardiovascular Support Weight Loss Grown in Africa & hand-packed in the USA.
White Tip Silver Needle is an expensive, rare, limited tea for advanced tea drinkers only. It has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. The reason why it is more expensive than other teas is that it is harvested before the tea plant's leaves open, a few weeks each spring, limiting supplies. The young tea leaves and buds from the Camellia Sinensis plant are carefully selected, handpicked, and processed gently. There are multiple delicate teas and the varieties are endless but nothing compares to White Tip Silver Needle. Tea drinkers go out of their way to purchase and hold on to this amazing tea; this is not a tea for novices. Zen's Tea House works with multiple tea farmers and brokers to get the very best. TasteThe leaves are pale in color but have a fresh taste with an aroma that is incomparable to traditional black or green teas. What this tea can doWhite Tip Silver Needle is rich in antioxidants, helps regulate blood glucose, and metabolizes fat. Health benefits Immune Support Pain Relief/Relaxation Cardiovascular Support Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Organic Indonesian Cinnamon, a variety of cassia cinnamon, is ideal for baking and cooking. There are three specific types of cassia cinnamon: Indonesian, Chinese, and Saigon. Indonesian cassia is the sweetest, most mild, and is the most common in America. TasteOur organic Indonesian Cinnamon Granules (chips) is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavor, making it a favorite for coffee drinkers and cinnamon lovers. Used in Zen's Organic Masala Chai. Indonesian cinnamon & why people drink itResearch shows that consumption of Cinnamon once or twice daily can improve digestion, metabolism, and circulation. Health benefits Help keep blood sugar levels balanced Enhance circulation Improve insulin efficiency making it an ideal spice for diabetics High in glutathione, the body’s major antioxidants Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Fennel seed is a remarkably versatile herb with an ancient history that today holds its own with herbal medicine practitioners. TasteFennel seeds have an earthy and sweet taste. What this tea can do for youFennel provides an excellent source of vitamin B, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, fiber, protein, and zinc. It is known to be an excellent source of natural antioxidants. Health benefits Immune Support Digestion Cardiovascular Support Weight Loss Grown in Africa & hand-packed in the USA.
Lemon peel is the zest from dehydrated lemons – this is the outer portion (or skin) of the lemon with the white membrane or pith removed. Our Lemon peel is dried out and crumbled into this muted, but aromatic granule powder. TasteLemon Peel has a fruity, citrus taste. Lemon peel & why people drink itLemon Peel is used for flavor, helping to cover stinky breath, and can be brewed into a tea to clear out the body of toxins. It is recognized as a good source of calcium, potassium, and Vitamin A. Lemon peel is added to scores of herbal teas and herbal formulas for aroma and taste enhancement. Health benefits Lemon peel is very low in calories while high in fiber, vitamin C, and D-limonene. Lemon peels are a rich source of immunity-boosting vitamin C, containing 129 mg of this nutrient per 100 g portion. Vitamin C serves as a potent antioxidant that protects your DNA from free radical damage. Lemon peel offers several antioxidants that protect your immune system and reduce your risk of disease. Lemon peel may offer antimicrobial and antifungal effects — even against antibiotic-resistant strains. Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Zen's Osmanthus Oolong is a green oolong with rich Chinese Green Tea taste with floral notes. Hand roasted with yellow osmanthus flowers, this Oolong tea has a unique flavor and wonderful health benefits. Oolong tea has been used for weight loss due to its effectiveness in burning midsection fat. Typically one cup of oolong tea can boost the metabolism for up to 2 hours. This selection of Chinese Green Oolong leaves is rich in antioxidants and bioflavonoids, polyphenols, and catechins that speed up metabolism and reduce fat accumulation, helping to lose weight. TasteThis Oolong has a natural osmanthus aroma and texture. What this tea can do The Health benefits of oolong tea include improved mental alertness. Regular intake of caffeine-rich oolong tea may help in improving mental performance and maintaining alertness throughout the day. Oolong tea leaves are known to contain significant amounts of Manganese, a compound known to boost metabolic rate or function. Like green tea, Oolong tea is packed with catechins, which boost weight loss efforts by improving the body’s ability to metabolize fat. Health benefits Digestion Cardiovascular Support Weight Loss Energy Grown in Chine on organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.
Olive (Olea europaea L.) is one of the oldest known cultivated plant tree species. The wild olive tree is an evergreen, prolonged species, extensive as a native plant in the Mediterranean province. TasteThe olive leaf is a robust and slightly bitter-tasting leaf derived from olive trees. What Olive leaf tea can do This sanctified tree is an affluent source of important nutrients and bioactive of remedial and therapeutic interest. Olive Leaf contains an active ingredient called oleuropein. This nutrient is thought to be anti-inflammatory, contain antioxidants, and help with lowering blood pressure. Health benefits Anti-inflammatory - Oleuropein elicits anti-inflammatory effects by lipoxygenase activity Anti-viral - Oleuropein also possesses a well-documented antiviral activity. Its efficacy against hemorrhagic septicemia rhabdovirus, hepatitis B virus, and human immunodeficiency virus was demonstrated. The beneficial effect of oleuropein against VHSV is exerted through a virucidal effect, reducing virus infectivity and avoiding cell-to-cell fusion of uninfected cells. Antioxidant properties - Oleuropein’s antioxidant potential is mainly related to its ability to improve radical stability through the formation of an intramolecular hydrogen bond between the free hydrogen of the hydroxyl group and its phenoxyl radicals Lower blood pressure and obesity - Olive leaves are rich in polyphenols, of which the most abundant phenolic compound is oleuropein. Previous studies that reported remarkable effects of olive polyphenols or oleuropein for antiobesity and glucose metabolism improvement Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
Zen's Dark Royal Citrus is a delicious herbal blend that makes it easy to consume your probiotics! Next to the main ingredients Dark Tea and Garcinia it contains Orange Peel, Turmeric, Rose Petals, Apple & Pineapple pieces, and Natural Fruit Flavors. TasteZen's Dark Royal Citrus gets its fruity flavor from all the delicious fruits we put in it. This tea can be enjoyed hot or over ice on a warm day! What this tea can do for youWith the main ingredients being Dark Tea and Garcinia Fruit, this tea is perfect for gut health! This delicious blend is high in probiotics and great for weight loss! Health benefits Immune Support Deter weight gain and promote fat loss Antioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body Anti-inflammatory Pain Relief/Relaxation Grown in Asia on our organic plantations & hand-packed in the USA.