Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: The Tao of Tea
Introduction: In Ayurvedic principles, Pitta is the fire element. It is the energy needed for metabolism and heat in the body. Pitta regulates digestion, absorption and promotes balance in vitality and appetite. It is the alert, logical and intelligent aspect of the self.
A Pitta imbalance can have some of the following indicators: generally feel warm, low tolerance to hot weather, prone to inflammatory conditions such as acne, rashes or heartburn, an overly competitive, aggressive or perfectionist nature. When Pitta is in balance digestion and metabolism are strong. You feel alert, focused and at a comfortable body temperature.
Our Ayurvedic Pitta herbal tea can help restore balance to your Pitta energy with cooling flowers and mint.
This tea worried me a little bit. When I first opened the tin, I could see the hibiscus, and I am not particularly fond of hibiscus. When I brewed the tisane, I could see the deep, ruby red color of the hibiscus. I was very worried.
But, I took a sip anyway. And you know what? This is actually pretty good! The hibiscus adds the color and body, but not so much of its signature tartness. That is not to say I can’t taste the hibiscus, because I can, but what I’m not experiencing is that puckery tartness from the hibiscus. And that is a good thing!
This is a very interesting combination of flavors. In each sip, I taste hibiscus, mint, rose and a hint of chamomile. The flavors are there, and it is as though they have all come together to create some hybrid flavor. It is also quite soothing and comforting to sip.
This tisane leaves me feeling somewhat perplexed. I am enjoying what I’m tasting, but, it is a very unusual cup. I don’t think I’ve tasted anything quite like it before, but at the same time, it is so very oddly familiar. It’s like deja vu or something!
A tasty yet unusual tisane!