Kick up the Bum
I don't drink much black tea but Kick up the Bum is one of my favourites, rich in lemongrass and orange peel, it has a strong citrusy flavour without being too sharp.
Kick up the bum is basically a healthy alternative to a cup of coffee and much more nutritious.
You'll also love it cold! Find the recipe here: Kick up the Bum: Energy Boosting Iced Tea
For a 100% herbal energy-boosting blend, see Energise.
What's in it?
Organic Direct-trade Assam Black tea
Organic and handcrafted this whole leaf tea is nothing like the tea dust you often get when buying black tea. Robust with chocolate notes, a dry finish and a light sweet aftertaste.
This tea was grown by Prithvi Group of Small Tea Growers, a tea farmer's cooperative in Dibrugarh area.
Oranges are juicy, sweet citrus fruits known for being high in vitamin C. It’s perhaps less well known that orange peels are also rich in several nutrients, including fibre, vitamin C, calcium and plant compounds like polyphenols.
Orange peel also contains good amounts of provitamin A, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B6, and calcium.
Plus, it’s rich in plant compounds called polyphenols, which may help prevent and manage many chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s.
Lemongrass has been used for hundreds of years for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It has strong anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties, contains many antioxidant minerals and vitamins.
Organic Ginger root
Originally from Asia, ginger has been used for its medicinal purposes for nearly 2,000 years by various cultures. It contains high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals.
Organic Yerba Maté
Yerba Mate is known to be nutritionally rich including: 24 Vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, Rich in anti-oxidants, Caffeinated yet nutritionally balanced.
Organic Guarana powder
Native to the exotic Brazilian rainforest, the indigenous peoples consider Guarana the “Elixir of Youth” and deem it as valuable as gold due to its myriad of health benefitting effects.
Infuse 1 or 2 heaped teaspoons in water heated at 90-100°c, for 8-10 minutes.
Whole leaves take longer to infuse but it is definitively worth it!
To learn more about this blend's health benefits, read on.
Crush or grind the herbs prior to use.
Make sure that all ingredients are well mixed. Lighter particles and powders tend to sink at the bottom of the packet.
Do not leave herbs to steep in water as this may result in a slightly bitter infusion.
Note from the Alchemist:
We describe and promote our products in good faith. The information provided about the beneficial properties of all of our products is derived from the use and characteristics commonly attributed to them. Benefits of our products may vary from person to person. It is always advisable to seek the opinion of a professional herbalist or your GP.