At Westholme, we care about the whole tea drinking experience – the taste, the culture, the source, the stories, and pure enjoyment in every cup. We also know that ever since tea was first discovered it has been utilized as a medicine.
We are pleased to share our favourite teas + tisanes to support wellness through the Spring season. A delicious tea experience that brings together well-established benefits through peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as millennia of tea drinking history and traditional medicine systems around the world
Aligned for this season this offering is nourishing, full of minerals + anti-oxidants + vitamins + phytonutrients, anti-inflammatory, circulating, soothing + calming, gently energizing, immune-boosting, gently detoxifying + cleansing, digestive and carminative, balancing and grounding...with more to discover as well!
CHOOSE YOUR SET:
Option 1: Set for the Season (100g Bags) includes: 3 x 100g bags
Option 2: Set for the Season (Standard Tins) includes: 3 x Tins
Option 3: A Taste of Wellness (Trial Pouches) includes: 3 x Trial Pouches
OPTIONAL ADD ONS:
Choose to add 1 x Ceremonial Matcha (30g tin) and/or 1 x Matcha Whisk to accompany your set.
In each set you will find...
3 x single estate pure teas + 1 x herbal infusion
All around us nature has been gathering energy, preparing to push new grass through snow and mud, burst new branches from old wood, and release leaves from tightly held buds. We selected steeps that have attributes specifically complimentary to support emerging from winter slumber and stagnancy, to inspire re-birth and new growth.
In addition to the physical characteristics of these teas + tisanes, the Seasonal Wellness set it intended to be a simple way to incorporate a ritual that invites slowness into your day. We all know the value in pausing for a 'breather' to help our interconnected mental and physical well-being. Drinking tea and herbs offers a sort of moving meditation and ‘tea mindfulness’ where we can find comfort, and opportunity to fill up our cup and savour the moment with a delicious cup.
Plus Optional Add Ons:
Ceremonial Matcha Kotobuki and/or Matcha Whisk
:: MORE ABOUT WELLNESS ::
While each tea type presents slightly different healthful qualities, all teas (green, black, white, oolong, and puerh which come from the same plant (Camellia sinensis) contain powerful phyto-nutrients which are completely unique to tea the plant. High quality teas contain many essential vitamins and minerals. Antioxidants are abundant in the tea leaf in the form of polyphenols and have have been linked to a range of health benefits.
What truly sets tea apart is L-theanine. All traditional teas naturally contain caffeine however, unlike other caffeine-containing plants this is balanced by a unique amino-acid that increases relaxation called L-theanine. The tea plant is the only plant known to contain L-theanine! When working together, caffeine and L-theanine produce a gently sustained ‘relaxed alertness’ which can improve focus, reduce stress and anxiety, and uplift mood.
Ben Shan Oolong: Oolong teas contain all the benefits mentioned previously which are shared among all teas, although they are traditionally referred to as the tea of longevity. What makes Oolongs even more unique is their ability to support digestion. Oolongs are a very traditional Spring sipper. Ben Shan is both delicate and rich with incredible aroma of spring bouquets to inspire appreciation and awe in the simple things. Watch the tightly rolled leaves slowly unfurl, and resteep this one again and again.
Fancy Yunnan Yellow Tea: like all teas, is good for the heart, and specifically has been shown to improve circulation, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Yellow teas have very similar health benefits to green teas: known for their rich levels of catechins (an anti-oxidant) and L-theanine. Yellow teas have been shown to reduce inflammation and improve skin health as well.
*Optional* Matcha Kotobuki: We work with a cooperative of Japanese farmers, who stonegrind their Matcha once a month. Japanese teas are meticulously crafted, and this ceremonial grade Matcha is exceptionally fine. Since Matcha uses the tea leaf in its entirety, you receive concentrated health benefits of the whole leaf. Part of the rich flavour, nutrition and brilliantly colourful experience is the result of increased chlorophyll in the leaf - a result of shade grown method specific to Matcha. The difference in texture, flavour, aroma and feeling that a high-quality hand-picked, carefully processed, well-stored and stone-ground Matcha provides is noticeable! Kotobuki is a ceremonial grade tea, meaning that is is made from the first Spring harvested tea leaves - this first harvest contains even greater concentration of all of the wonderful constituents in tea...and is the perfect energy of the natural intelligence of nature - in alignment with the Spring energetics. Matcha Kotobuki is a beautiful green way to provide calm, grounded focus for your day. A bamboo whisk is the best way to make a Matcha, and is another optional add on.
Nettle Chai: This herbal Masala mixture is packed with healthy and tasty herbs and spices like Lemon Verbena, Cardamom, and Ginger. This blend brings together plants known for being anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-allergenic, anti-cancer, and immune-boosting. The blend is warming, to keep cozy on those frosty Spring days still ahead.
Nettle Chai contains the highest proportion of nettle of all of our Nettle Blends. Members of our Westholme Team who enjoy Nettle Chai daily have seen decreased intensity of Spring allergies when enjoyed approximately a month ahead of your allergy season. Nettles are a source of easily absorbed minerals and vitamins. Nettles are also gently energizing, and very supportive of the Liver - which in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the organ of Spring.
Available until the Summer Solstice.