Countries of Origin: USA / Brazil / China
Regions: Washington State / Parana / Yunnan Province
Shipping Ports: Seattle / Santos / Shenzhen
Grades: 1st Grade new Crop, Cut and Sift.
Altitudes: 900 – 4900 feet above sea level
Manufacture Types: Traditional process, Small batch crafted, Air and sun dried.
Infusion:Mixed greens from the pale and yellowy to dark rich shades.
Cup Characteristics: Wake up! Sweet herbal notes build with refreshing spearmint to compose a crescendo of ‘get up and go’ flavor.
Ingredients: Spearmint & Gynostemma leaves, and Green mate.
According to the American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, jet lag is defined as: A temporary disruption of the body's biological clock experienced by persons who travel across several time zones by airplane. The effects of jet lag, which may include fatigue and irritability, generally disappear after a few days as the body's internal rhythms read just themselves to the new time frame. Now that’s a mouthful.
For anyone who’s ever experienced it however, coping with the symptoms of jet lag is one of the more difficult aspects of international travel. Running a tea company, we’ve had a lot of experience. (Annually we log literally hundreds of hours of travel time.) As tea blenders, we’ve also had a lot of opportunity to experiment with various herbals and develop teas to cope with the problem.
One of our favorite blends is this one, Awake Herbal, a refreshing combination of Spearmint, Mate and Gynostemma. All three, in addition to offering high antioxidant levels, contribute to an overall sense of well being that helps keep the body alert after a long flight. Spearmint’s cool, invigorating flavor keeps the mind bright. Mate, the national drink of Argentina opens the eyes thanks to its mateine content, by some counts a softer version of caffeine. Gynostemma, well known in traditional Chinese Medicine, is thought to stimulate the body and promote longevity. Taken together, all three offer one of the tastiest ways to invigorate yourself - wherever in the world you might be!
What are some common symptoms of jet lag?
• Loss of Appetite • Nausea • Digestive Problems
• Headache • Sinus irritation • Fatigue
• Insomnia • Disorientation • Grogginess
• Mild Depression • Irritability • Irregular sleeping patterns
Jet Lag tip! Pack Jet Lag teas for long haul flights. Simply bring along a tin of tea and a few tea filters. Once you’re on-board, ask your flight attendant for a cup of hot water. Brew yourself a cup, lie back and enjoy the flight.