Tea No. One: The Moon

$55
Our tea doesn't smell like other teas, and it doesn't taste how it smells.
For initial inspiration, we went with Lapsang Souchong, a Chinese tea known for its distinct smokey flavor. Lapsang Souchong picks up this flavor from a unique drying process in which the lapsang leaves are smoke-dried over pinewood fires.
To this base, we added a blend of herbs that taste great while supporting focus and mental clarity. 
Gotu Kola and Tulsi basil, both prized rejuvenating herbs in India, act as daily nervous system tonics by helping the body adapt to stress, improve focus, and elevate mood. Gotu Kola is also used to improve memory, as well as reduce anxiety and mental fatigue.
Peppermint and licorice are known for their calming effects on the nervous system. While licorice is also a strong liver protector and detoxifier.
The tea smells like smoke; that's really the best way to put it. But the taste, while still bearing mild tar-like tones, is completely different. Mint and licorice take the foreground while a deep woody herbal blend constructs the backbone. The combination of smoke and herbs with licorice and peppermint creates a complex and delicious flavor that matches how we imagine the taste of the moon might be.

INGREDIENTS: lapsang souchong, goto kola, tulsi basil, peppermint, licorice root
FORMAT: Loose leaf tea
VOLUME: 2 oz. wt.
CONTAINER: Limited edition violet glass jar

Smaller size coming soon.

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