O' peppermint tea -
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as steamy hot as passion -
cool as a wintry lake dip.
Astrid Alauda
HERBS & HEIRLOOMS, INC.
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Health King, Alvita, Celebration  Herb Teas

Health King Chinese Herb Teas


High quality authentic traditional Chinese formulas, mostly made of wild herbs, safe and effective.

Taste great for both hot and iced-tea.

Health King Medicinal Teas are parve in quality, containing no animal part and manufactured in parve environment.

20 Tea Bags

Blood Pressure Herb Tea
Blood Pressure Herb Tea (Apocynum H.B.P Herb Tea), with an excellent natural flavor, is made of wild apocynum venetum grown in a pollution-free area in northeast China. Apocynum contains rutin, glutamic acid, alanine, anthraquinone, etc., and is cardiotonic, diuretic, to dispel heat, used in Chinese medicine as a principal herb to maintain normal blood pressure and to strengthen the heart.
Ingredients: apocynum venetum, salvia root, red peony root, mulberry leaf, magnolia bark, solomon seal, scrophularia root, tender green tea leaf and jasmine flower .
Cholesterol Guard Herb Tea
Cholesterol Guard Herb Tea (Caffeine-Free), is made of chrysanthemum, rhubarb (rhei rhizoma) and jujube, nicely flavored with jasmine. These herbs contain adenine, choline, vitamins A and B, amino acids, glycoside, emodin, rhein, saponins, etc.
Chinese medicine uses them to disperse stagnant blood, soften and dilate blood vessels, to maintain healthy cholesterol level and normal blood pressure, "to sharpen the vision and hearing, calm the nerve and clear the brain", and to dispel heat and remove toxins.
Ingredients: chrysanthemum, rhubarb, jujube, ginkgo biloba, astragalus, apocynum venetum, wolfberry leaf and jasmine flower.
Clear Eye Herb Tea
Clear Eye Herb Tea is made of wild dendrobium (dendrobii caulis), solomon seal (polygonati rhizoma) and abalone shell (haliotidis concha). They provide dendroxine, dendramine, amino acids, calcium carbonate, etc.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses them to nurture the eye and pacify the nervous system, protect retina, and improve eyesight.
Ingredients: dendrobium, prunella, chrysanthemum, abalone shell, solomon's seal, tender green tea leaf and jasmine flower.
Cough-Off Herb Tea
Cough-Off Herb Tea (Caffeine-Free), is made of wild platycodon root and loquat leaf (eriobotryae folium). They provide saponin, sitosterol, platycodigenin, eriocitrin, polygalacic acid, oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, amygadalin, vitamin B, etc.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses them as expectorant to moisten and clear the lung and upper respiratory ducts and maintain healthy lung and bronchial functions.
Ingredients: platycodon root, loquat leaf, scute, peppermint, azalea leaf, licorice and jasmine flower.
Detoxer Herb Tea
Detoxer Herb Tea, is made of wild honeysuckle (lonicerae flos) and cimicifuge. They provide baicalin, chlorogenic acid, luteolin, lonicerin, inositol, cimigenol, cimigenol xyloside, etc.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses them to remove toxins from environmental pollution.
Ingredients: honeysuckle, cimicifuge, scute, rhoidiola, licorice, red peony, tender green tea leaf and jasmine flower.
Diet Master Herb Tea
Diet Master Herb Tea is made of the well-known Chinese herb rhubarb (rhei rhizoma) with astragalus, both grown in the pollution-free primitive forest of northeast China. Naturally and nicely flavored, it is designed to reduce obesity. Rhubarb contains rhein, rheum emodin, glucoside, etc., and removes unnecessary fat through bowel movement while facilitates burning of body fat.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses it to purge fat, ease bowel movement and clean the colon, etc. Astragalus is used for immunity and energy.
Ingredients: rhubarb, astragalus, fetid cassia seed, cherokee rose seed, mulberry leaf, sophora, tender green tea leaf and jasmine flower.
Digest Herb Tea
Digest Herb Tea (Caffeine-Free), is made of prunella vulgaris and hawthorn fruit. They provide prunellin, lipase, chlorogenic acid, ursolic acid, L-citronellol, geraniol, nerol, glycosides, flavonoid, oleanoic acid, alkaloid, crataegolic acid, etc.
Chinese medicine uses them to help digestion, disperse liver heat and food stagnancy, and help maintain healthy cholesterol level. It is also a heart tonic. It tastes wonderful for ice tea.
Ingredients: prunella, hawthorn fruit, solomon seal, jujube, and jasmine flower.
Golden Voice Herb Tea
Based on a proven ancient formula Golden Voice Herb Tea is made of high quality herbs. Chinese medicine uses their anti-inflammatory, lung moistening, voice restoring and expectorant properties to maintain clear and healthy voice and strong respiratory system.
Ingredients: Sterculia, Damocles tree seed and ardisia crispa, A. DC
HeadachEase Herb Tea
Based on a proven ancient formula, HeadachEase Herb Tea is made of high quality herbs. Chinese medicine uses their tranquilizing, anti-convulsive, spasm suppressing, soothing and blood circulation promoting properties to deal with headache, migraine, etc. It has special effects on headache caused by improper air conditioning.
Ingredients: centella asiatica (L) Urban, peeled peony root, typhonium tuber, gastrodia.
Head & Throat Soother Herb Tea
Head & Throat Soother Herb Tea (Caffeine-Free) is made of wild notopterygium, angelica dahurica and mint. They provide dihydroxy flavanone, methone, a-pinene, b-pinene, limonene, byak-angelicin, mint oil, etc.
Chinese medicine uses them to remove heat and maintain normal nasal and respiratory functions. It is an ideal drink for cold and flu season.
Ingredients: loquat leaf, cimicifuge, peppermint, momordica fruit, notopterygium, angelica and jasmine flower.
ItchEase Herb Tea
Based on a proven ancient formula ItchEase Herb Tea is made of high quality herbs. Chinese medicine uses their anti-pyretic, microbal inhibiting, tranquilizing, irritability relieving properties to maintain healthy skin.
Ingredients: Notopterygium, kochia, angelica root, angelica, prunella, perilla leaf, mugwort leaf.
Jointflexer Herb Tea
Jointflexer Herb Tea, with an excellent natural flavor, is made of wild dioscorea grown in the pollution-free forest of northeast China. Dioscorea contains trillin, diosgenin, etc. and is used in Chinese medicine mainly to maintain normal joint functions, to improve blood circulation in the limbs, and promote natural healing.
Ingredients: Japanese dioscorea, pomegranate stem, ash bark, pterospermum leaf, cuscuta vine, tender green tea leaf and jasmine flower.
Kidney Fortifier Herb Tea
Kidney Fortifier Herb Tea is made of wild pyrrosia and alisma. They provide alisol A and B, b-sitosterol, saponin, diplotene, flavonoid, biotin, alisol C monoacetate, etc.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses them as diuretic and to maintain healthy kidney functions.
Ingredients: pyrrosia, alisma, Eleuthero, schizandra, alpinia fruit, euryale seed, tender green tea leaf and jasmine flower.
Lung Pacifier Herb Tea
Based upon a proven ancient formula, Lung Pacifier Herb Tea is made of high quality herbs. Chinese medicine uses their antitussive, antispasmodic, antiprutitic and expectorant properties to maintain expiratory health
Ingredients: Sichuan fritillaria, licorice, menthe, perilla leaf, Angelica, peeled peony root.
Relaxant Herb Tea
Based on a proven ancient formula Relaxant Herb Tea is made of high quality herbs. Chinese medicine uses their hemolytic, relaxing, pacifying and tranquilizing properties to deal with restlessness and irritability and to maintain pleasant and relaxed mood.
Ingredients: polygala, cnidium, anemarrhena, scrophularia, red sage root, pearl.

Stopsmoking Herb Tea
Stopsmoking Herb Tea is made of licorice, mentha (peppermint) with an excellent flavor. Grown on the pollution-free high plateau of northwest China, they contain glycyrrhizic acid, triterpenoid saponins, flavonoid, amino acids, mint oil, menthone, etc., and are extensively used in traditional Chinese medicine for its antitussive, expectorant and other qualities to clear respiratory ducts, stop coughing, and to correct addictive behavior. It is a detoxifier and system cleanser.
Ingredients: licorice, peppermint, fishwort, loquat leaf, mulberry leaf, tender green tea leaf and jasmine flower.
Sugar Controller Herb Tea
Sugar Controller Herb Tea (Blood Cleansing Herb Tea) is made of morus (mulberry leaf) with nice natural flavor. Containing pectin, adenine, choline, vitamins B1 and A, etc., morus is used in Chinese medicine for maintaining normal blood sugar and blood fat level, urine sugar level and facilitating easy bowel movement.
Ingredients: mulberry leaf, fetid cassia seed, solomon seal, atractylodes root, scrophularia root, prunella, tender green tea leaf and jasmine flower.

 Alvita Herb Teas

For more than 75 years, Alvita has been producing health-giving herbal teas that combines ancient herbal
wisdom with modern science. Teabags are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. No strings, tags or staples.
Alvita brings to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas.

Suggested Use:
The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water.
Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance flavor. Add honey to sweeten.

Bilberry          24 Tea Bags
A small branched shrub found mainly in moors, humus-rich soil and open woods from lowland mountains, Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) bears small blue-black, many-seeded berries. Also commonly known as whortleberry, Bilberry has been a source of fresh jam for hundreds of years. Extensively written about in 16th century herbals, this plant is native to northern Europe and Asia; with its nearest American counterpart being the huckleberry. During World War II, Royal Air Force pilots swore that eating Bilberry jam prior to night missions significantly improved their visual acuity in the darkness.
Blueberry Leaf          30 Tea Bags
An erect shrub with small pink or white flowers, Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is native to North America and is now harvested throughout Europe. It bears large, smooth-skinned berries that turn a deep purple as they mature. Apart from their size and preferred sweet taste, the berries are distinguishable from other species of the same botanical family because of their colorless juice. Blueberry fruits grow in clusters and are available from July to September. They are often used in jam, juice, compote and are also suitable for fruit salads and pastry fillings. The leaves have historical use for their health benefits and are often enjoyed as a refreshing tea.
Catnip          30 Tea Bags
It would be hard to guess how long cats have known about Catnip (Nepeta cataria) but people have appreciated it for at least 2000 years. The plant was familiar to early Roman cooks and physicians and has long been part of people's gardens and health repertoires. The plant was introduced to North America from Europe, where it quickly escaped from gardens and spread across the continent, to be used as native Indians and included in their inventory of useful plants. There is a good reason for its common name. The bruised foliage, whose odor has a strong mint-like aroma, stimulates cats and makes them "full of life". It is often enjoyed as a tea for its soothing, relaxing benefits.
Golden Seal Herb         30 Tea Bags
No herb was more revered by American Indians than the versatile Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis). Once flourishing in the moist, rich woodlands of the Northeast, they called it "yellow root and used the brilliant gold juice extracted from its roots as an ornamental dye for their clothes and weapons, a paint for their faces, and for its health benefits. Early settlers adopted the use of Golden Seal and it quickly became a mainstay of American folk medicine. The name Golden Seal comes from the yellow scars left on the rhizome of the stem that bursts forth every spring; these scars look like the imprint of an old fashioned letter seal. Golden Seal is a very difficult and sensitive plant to grow and requires five years for roots to become mature.
Milk Thistle          24 Tea Bags
Native to the Mediterranean region, Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is indigenous to both western and central Europe and is now found in the United States. An annual or biennial herb growing up to 10 feet tall, Milk Thistle has a large bright purple flowering head. It is often considered a pesky weed. It gains its name from the milk white veins that streak its prickly edged leaves. The plant contains the natural chemical substance Silymarin, an active constituent highly concentrated in the fruit, but also found in the seeds and leaves. Milk Thistle has been used as both a food and a health aid for hundreds of years. It makes a delicious salad green and cooked vegetable, as well as a wholesome tea.
Nettle Leaf         24 Tea Bags
A perennial with male and female plants, Nettle (Urtica dioica) grows up to four feet tall and has toothed, pointed leaves that sting when touched. The sting causes a burning sensation. This is because each hair consists of a sharp, hollow spine that breaks off easily, allowing the liquid inside, formic acid, to be released into the object causing the injury. In spite of its stinging, Nettles are of considerable use in many ways, including culinary; they contain Vitamins A and C, iron and a variety of other minerals. The young shoots can also be boiled as a vegetable. Nettle fibers can be spun into rope and made into cloth. Cosmetically, Nettle is a good cleanser, especially for oily skin. As a tea, Nettle may be taken hot or cold and many prefer it sweetened and flavored with lemon.
Red Clover          30 Tea Bags
In Shakespearean times, Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) was known as "Honey Stalks"because of its popularity with bees. Red Clover is one of the world's oldest agricultural crops, cultivated since prehistoric times, and has a long history as a religious and magical symbol. Early Christians linked the plant to the Trinity, and during the Middle Ages it was considered a charm against evil. The four-leaf clover, an occasional variety resulting from mutation, was and still is considered a sign for luck. Red clover was also the model for the "clubs" suit in playing cards. Among the largest of the various clover species, Red Clover has a celebrated reputation for its health properties. Red Clover has a delicate flavor that can be brewed and served hot or cold and sweetened with honey. Many enjoy Red Clover tea mixed with Chamomile tea.
Red Raspberry Leaf          24 Tea Bags
Native to England and a member of the rose family, Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) shrubs grow wild along roadsides and in thickets throughout many parts of the world. The ancient Greeks, Chinese, Indians and American Indians used Raspberry for its health properties. The roots were also used as a vegetabe, boiled, and eaten like turnips. In the 1940's, renewed interest in Raspberry resulted in a published study in the British medical journal, The Lancet, supporting the traditional use of the Raspberry. Over the next 30 years, several other studies confirmed this finding, and today, physicians in England and Europe recommend a number of Raspberry preparations
Sage          24 Tea Bags
To the ancients, including the Arabians, Sage (Salvia officinalis) was associated with longevity and was highly prized. The genus name derives from the Latin for "Salvation". In early Dutch trading days, the Chinese preferred Sage tea to their own native tea, and gave traders up to four times the quantity of their choicest tea in exchange. The American Indians used it both topically and internally for its health benefits. Sage is often used today as a spice for flavoring vegetables, chicken, meats, fish and eggs. It can be sweetened with maple syrup, brown sugar or honey, or flavored with a squeeze of orange, lemon or a dash of cinnamon.
St. John's Wort          24 Tea Bags
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has been used for more than 2000 years. The leaves and flowers of St. John's Wort contain special glands that release a red oil when pinched. Recommended in the first century by the naturalist Pliny and the physician Dioscorides, St. John's Wort has a long and varied history of use by the Romans and Greeks. In addition to its health benefits, St. John's Wort was also believed to be a protector against evil. Early colonists introduced the plant to North America but found the Native Americans using the herb in much the same way as Europeans used the Old World plant. Today, St. John's Wort is enjoying renewed interest by both herbalists and researchers.          
Valerian-Mint          24 Tea Bags
Used as a common remedy at the time of Hippocrates in the 4th and 5th centuries B.C., Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is native to Europe and Asia. Valerian derives its name from the Latin valere, "to be strong", referring to both the health benefits of the plant and its distinct odor. It is often used for its soothing, relaxing healthful properties. Peppermint (Mentha X piperita) is a universally-loved and widely-used flavoring. Peppermint's value comes from the mint's volatile oil, which contains menthol, and is added to many formulas for its therapeutic properties. So highly thought of, Peppermint was included in a list of plants being taken to the New World. Together, Valerian and Peppermint make a calming, relaxing tea.

 Celebration Herb Teas


Celebration Herbals is dedicated to bringing you the best tasting teas, grown and processed as close to
the way nature intended" as possible and never irradiated.Teabags are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated.
No strings, tags or staples.

Elderberries          24 Tea Bags
The Elder is a legendary tree, considered magical and sacred in folklore and myths, and deserving of great respect. It is known as the medicine chest of the country people. The Elder tree produces creamy-white flowers in late spring which are followed by bunches of purplish black juicy berries in early autumn. Birds love Elderberries so they must be collected before they find them. The berries are prized for making juice, pies, desserts, and of course, they make a great fruity tea, hot or cold.

Eyebright Herb          24 Tea Bags
Eyebright grows in damp woods and meadows throughout Europe. The flower has the appearance of a bloodshot eye, having purple stripes and yellow spots. This herb is semi-parasitic and grows successfully only where suckers can attach themselves to certain grass roots from which it can obtain nutrients.Eyebright is a very old and well respected herb in folk medicine. It is usually used as an external wash, poultice, or enjoyed as a tea.




Postcard of St. Benedict's Church
9th & Ohio St. Terre Haute, IN
circa 1890

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