I choose organic ingredients.
Good health is a top priority these days. Not just the health of your body, but the health of the planet we live on and call home. That is why I choose to use only 100% certified organic and wild harvested ingredients.
What does organic mean exactly?
More than just a frequently used buzz word, organic has a very important definition and purpose. Here are a few facts about organic practices:
- organic farming enhances and promotes biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity.
- organic farming practices restore, maintain, and enhance ecological harmony.
- organic farming optimizes the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.
- organic farming integrates cultural, biological and mechanical practices that preserve natural resources, promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity.
- organic farming focuses on the use of renewable resources while conserving soil and water to protect environmental quality.
Making the switch to organic is a way to take part in protecting our planet for future generations while consuming the purest and highest quality ingredients.
What about wild harvesting?
The International Botanical Congress met in 1999 and reported the following:
“Humanity’s impact on the earth has increased extinction rates to levels rivaling the five mass extinctions of past geologic history…” The congress also predicted that “between one third and two thirds of all plant and animal species, mostly in the tropics, will be lost during the second half of the next century.”
The goal of wild harvesting is to gather plants in a way that maintains or improves the natural resources of the area. When plants are harvested in the wild, strict protocol must be followed to prevent over harvesting and to keep the local environment safe and unharmed.
The wild harvested herbs used in AstroloTea® blends are ethically and sustainably harvested. Plants are re-seeded and roots are left untouched in order to maintain native populations. An audit ensures that no more than 10% gathering takes place.
(This information was gathered from the United States Department of Agriculture. To learn more about the organic certification of AstroloTea® ingredients please visit https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/about/certified-organic )
Easy to Brew
Loose leaf tea is made from whole or cut leaves and herbs, so it tastes better than the bagged option. You don’t even need fancy equipment or tools to make it – a kitchen pot and a fine mesh strainer will do nicely. Here are some tips to help you brew the perfect cup of tea.
Think beyond tea
AstroloTea® handcrafted specialty tea blends offer a vast array of nourishing and enriching benefits. Not only are they delicious and exotic, they are custom-blended using extensive knowledge of the unique properties of each ingredient to combine rich, flavorful body with the capacity for deep and profound transformation of both mind and body.