Bright spark organic herbal tea
Our naturopath formulated bright spark organic herbal tea is formulated with plant compounds aimed to improve cognition and memory, as well as clear the head and relax the mind. As blood flow to the brain is an essential component of cognitive health, this tea is also a wonderful support for the circulatory system.
Lemon balm – Increases GABA in the brain by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks it down. GABA is a neurotransmitter which produces a calming effect, as a result lemon balm can improve mood and reduces stress.
Ginkgo – Improves cognitive function by promoting blood flow and helps protect the brain from neuronal damage. Ginkgo is also used to treat depression and may provide relief for headaches, and vertigo.
Bocopa also known as Brahmi – Is best known for its beneficial effects on the nervous system. It is used as a brain and nerve tonic improving memory, concentration and regulate mood. It also exhibited antioxidant properties, protecting the brain against the negative effects of environmental toxins.
Gotu Kola – Used in Western herbal medicine as a “brain tonic” to help improve memory, mental alertness and concentration. It can also be helpful for calming nervous disorders such as anxiety-related tension.
Rosemary – Helps to improve memory and prevent memory loss. Certain antioxidant compounds found in rosemary have been proven to stimulate memory and protect neural pathways.
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How to brew the perfect cup of tea
Measurements & ratios
The recommended ratio is 1 teaspoon per cup of hot tea. If you like it nice and strong, add an extra teaspoon and brew for the recommended time.
Save your milk for black teas – most green and herbals are best served straight up.
Swill a little hot water in your teapot or cup, then discard. This will keep your teawares from cooling your tea too quickly. Green and herbal teas prefer 80°C, so just combine 20% cold water with 80% boiling water.
- Black tea & Oolong 100°C 2-4 minutes
- Green tea 80°C 1-3 minutes
- Herbal & floral tisanes 80°C 3-5 minutes
- Rooibos & honeybush tisanes 100°C 3-5 minutes
Loose leaf vs. tea bags
One of the main reasons we love loose leaf tea is the flavour. Usually loose leaf tea is higher quality than the tea in tea bags. Sometimes, tea bags are used to disguise lower quality tea leaves, but with loose leaf you can’t get away with that.
Most commercial tea bags are created using plastics, bleaches, glues, staples and other nasty things that are best avoided in your daily cuppa.
Another reason is because we love the environment. We hate to have a compostable material such as organic tea & herbs trapped inside little plastic pouches. Our teas are completely organic, so be sure to empty your loose tea leaves into the compost or the garden.
If you have any questions about our Bright Spark herbal tea, please contact B inspired healthy lifestyle and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.