Transcendent Tea tirelessly sources the highest quality certified organic and sustainably wildcrafted botanicals grown only in pristine regions of the world. We support small U.S. organic farms, European organic growers, and ecologically-minded wildcrafters. We seek out hard-to-find medicinal herbs, enlivening the herbal tea experience with unique healing plants.
Black Currant (Ribes nigrum) - Native to Central and Northern Europe, the leaf and berry of the black currant plant possess a wealth of health benefits. Though little-known and hard-to-find in the US, black currant leaf is treasured by European phytotherapists as a "drainage" remedy, helping to reduce inflammation and excess fluid throughout the body. When infused, the leaves impart a subtle fruity flavor reminiscent of the irresistible black currant liqueur, Crème de Cassis. Try it in Purify.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) - This flower garden pleaser has been used externally and internally since antiquity. When infused, the radiant yellow/orange flowers have a surprising number of medicinal uses, including stimulating lymphatic drainage, protecting the liver, and soothing the digestive tract. Try it in Purify.
Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) - A towering Amazonian vine that grows throughout South America, cat's claw or "una de gato" is perhaps the most famous of rainforest plant remedies. Its medicinal uses are as far reaching as its vines, with its bark being used to treat inflammation throughout the body, enhance the immune system, heal gastro-intestinal issues, and fight viruses. Try it in Resist.
Chanca Piedra (Phylanthus niruri) - Chanca Piedra, which translates as "stone breaker," is so named for its traditional use by indigenous Amazon healers to alleviate symptoms of gallstones and kidney stones. The herb's detoxifying properties also extend to its healing effect on the liver and its use as a diuretic. Chance Piedra grows throughout the world's tropics, including the Peruvian rainforest where our wildcrafter collects ours. Try it in Purify.
Cistus (Cistus creticus) - Also known as rock rose, the splendid pink-blossomed cistus shrub is indigenous to the Mediterranean region. The plant’s sticky leaves are the source of labdanum, a sweet, earthy resin prized in perfumery and used medicinally in ancient Greece. Cistus contains one of the highest levels of polyphenol antioxidants of any plant. Studies have demonstrated its wide-ranging benefits on the immune system,
skin health, detoxification and as an anti-inflammatory. Our outstanding cistus is gathered by hand in Crete, where it grows wild across the rocky terrain and continues to be enjoyed as a daily tea by locals. Try it in Glow.
Cleavers (Galium aparine) –
Cleavers is a wild weed that grows abundantly throughout North America and Europe. Long valued in folk and Native American herbalism for its detoxifying properties, cleavers stimulates lymphatic drainage, assisting the body with clearing accumulated toxins. A mild diuretic, it is also used to tone the kidneys and urinary tract. Try it in Purify.
Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) - Commonly seen growing wild throughout much of the US, Canada and Europe, solidago, which means "to make whole," was so named for its historical use as an wound healer. Mistakenly maligned as the cause of hayfever (that honor goes to the similar looking Ragweed species), goldenrod's bright yellow flowering tops in fact possess a wealth of uses in herbal medicine. Native Americans drank infusions of the plant as a remedy for fevers and sore throats, while European herbalists have focused on its gentle diuretic, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties. Our goldenrod is freshly wildcrafted in the wilds of Canada. Try it in Purify.
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) - Long revered in India where it is known as Tulsi and the "Queen of the Herbs," holy basil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years as a longevity herb. Considered an adaptogen, holy basil helps the body cope with physical and mental stress.Our holy basil is freshly harvested from an organic farm in the Pacific Northwest. Try it in Resist.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) The heavenly fragrance of the pale purple flowers grown across the Mediterranean lifts the spirits and calms the nerves like few other aromatic herbs. As an infusion, lavender has been used to tame anxiety, relieve headaches, and elevate the mood. Try it in Renew.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, is native to the Mediterranean and a favorite plant of the honey bee. In Europe, it is commonly used to ease tension, anxiety and depression. Studies have also shown it can aid with concentration. Paired with St. John’s wort, it is reputed to help combat the winter blues (a.k.a. Seasonal Affective Disorder). Try it in Renew.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) – Native to tropical regions, the multi-tasking lemongrass is cultivated for culinary, fragrance and medicinal uses. Lemongrass aids digestion, acts as a mild antibacterial and soothes nerves and headaches with its uplifting aroma. Try it in Glow.
Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) – This flowering evergreen tree is native to subtropical Australia. Lemon myrtle contains the highest concentration of citral oil of all the known lemon-scented plants in the world, more than twenty times the amount of an actual lemon. Citral oil has powerful antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, and its incredible fragrance has a reviving and cleansing effect on the mind. Try it in Purify and Renew.
Lemon Peel (Citron limon) –
The peel of the lemon contains the highest concentration of essential oils of the fruit, and is rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. With its astringent quality, lemon enhances skin health and detoxifies the liver. Though acidic in its natural state, lemons have an alkalizing effect on the body. Try it in Glow.
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla) Native to South America, lemon verbena is a popular tisane throughout Europe, particularly France. The highly aromatic lemon-scented leaves are used to soothe the stomach and calm nerves. Try it in Renew.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) - Native to Southern Europe and Asia, licorice's treasured place in pharmacopeias dates back millennia. Believed to potentiate the effects of other herbs, licorice root shows up in a wide range of herbal formulas. It is a common ingredient in formulas designed to sooth the gastro-intestinal system as well as upper respiratory infections. It has also been found to stimulate immune response, support healthy adrenal function, and act as a general tonic. When infused, licorice lends a warming and harmonizing sweet flavor. Try it in Resist and Unwind.
Linden (Tilia europaea) - A majestic shade tree indigenous to Central and Southern Europe, the flowering tops of the Linden tree have been used since the beginning of recorded history for their delicious sweet floral flavor and for their ability to ease anxiety and promote restful sleep. Linden also has a place in European tea blends made for colds and coughs. Try it in Unwind.
Mulungu (Erythrina mulungu) - Commonly called the "Coral Tree," in reference to the beautiful bright finger-shaped vermillion flowers which dapple its branches, the mulungu tree is native to Brazil and Peru. Though little-known in the US, the bark of the mulungu tree is widely used in South America as a remedy for anxiety and insomnia. A stand-out Amazonian remedy, mulungu's sedative effects seem to mellow out the most stressed out urban jungle dweller. Try it in Unwind.
Nettles ( Urtica dioica) – Native to Europe and much of North American, the hardy nettles, seen by many as an invasive weed, is a true superfood. The leaves fortify the body with their rich stores of iron, calcium, B vitamins, vitamin K, chlorophyll and trace minerals. A longtime favorite of Western herbalists, nettles is a true health tonic – nourishing, restorative and detoxifying. Among its innumerable uses, nettles is considered a formidable remedy for adrenal fatigue, a skin and hair rejuvenator, and an overall anti-inflammatory. Try it in Glow.
Olive Leaf (Olea europaea) - Since its first recorded medicinal use in ancient Egypt, the olive leaf has been revered by many cultures for its wide-reaching health benefits. An essential immune system booster, olive leaf contains oleuropein, a compound found to have potent antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal activity. Try it in Resist
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) - A sprawling vine with distinctive otherworldly flowers, passionflower is native to tropical and sub-tropical areas of the Americas. A stellar stress reliever, the herb is used to quiet an overactive nervous system and relieve insomnia. Try it in Unwind.
Pau d' Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) - A giant flowering rainforest canopy tree, pau d'arco grows throughout the Amazon basin. The inner bark of the tree has been prepared as a medicinal tea by native South American tribes for thousands of years. Considered a "Teacher Plant" by Amazon healers, pau d'arco is used as a general tonic and for its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.Try it in Resist.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) -
Native to Southeastern Europe and Asia, red clover now grows in meadows throughout the globe. Traditional folk medicine has attributed numerous healing properties to the herb, particularly the blossoms. It is best known for its purifying action on the lymphatic system and skin. Try it in Glow.
Rose (Rosa spp.) - Revered for it's symbolic beauty and intoxicating scent, the rose flower offers subtle mind/body benefits when taken internally. When infused, rose petals release their fragrant essential oils, soothing the senses and opening the heart. The petals are also purported to have a mild astringent and cleansing effect. Try it in Unwind.
Rose Hips (Rosa spp.) - Rose hips, which are the fruit of the rose plant, have been used for centuries as a “health food” in teas, syrups and confections. Best known as a rich source of vitamin C and flavonoids, rose hips also contain significant amounts of Vitamin A, well known for its beneficial effects on the health of the skin. When infused as a tea,
rosehips impart a tangy, vibrant flavor. Try it in Glow.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Native to the rocky hillsides of the Mediterranean, rosemary’s revitalizing scent has been used medicinally to ease headaches, improve concentration, and revive a tired mind. Rosemary also contains potent antioxidants and possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Try it in Renew.
Sarsaparilla (Smilax spp.) - A climbing vine native to the Americas and the Caribbean, sarsaparilla has been used by indigenous tribes as a choice remedy for treating general weakness in the body. After its discovery in the New World in the 16th century, sarsaparilla was brought to Europe and widely used as a remedy for Syphilis. Since then, herbal healers have reached for the root as a health tonic and blood purifier, for rheumatism, and to strengthen the immune system. Our sarsaparilla is wildcrafted in Northern Mexico and is faintly fragrant of the original "root tonic": Root Beer. Try it in Resist
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) - A North American herb used by many Native American tribes, skullcap is valued for its ability to calm the nervous system, and alleviate anxiety and muscle tension. Try it in Unwind.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) St. John’s wort grows with abandon in the Pacific Northwest where it is wildcrafted for our tea. Used in ancient Greece to relieve “troubled spirits,” modern-day research has confirmed that St. John’s wort can lift a low mood. Paired with lemon balm, it is reputed to help combat the winter blues (a.k.a. Seasonal Affective Disorder). Try it in Renew.
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