Traditional Medicinals - Seasonal Sampler Tea - 16 Tea Bags (.96 oz/ 27g)
Traditional Medicinals Seasonal Sampler is a selection of their most popular seasonal teas that contains four bags each of; Gypsy Cold Care, Organic Echinacea Plus, Breathe Easy, and Throat Coat.
Gypsy Cold Care Tea: A nurturing and warm tea that warms your spirit, and brings comfort on cold winter nights. Gypsy Cold care has a fragrant, minty, and slightly sweet and spicy taste from its elder, yarrow and peppermint foundation. The aroma of the pungent, minty steam rises off this tea is a simply loveable way. Sip slowly and let your weary body be comforted by its warming properties. Fragant and soothing, it's one of those teas that just seems to say, "don't worry, eevrything's going to be all right."
Organic Echinacea Plus Tea: A stimulating and supportive tea that boosts the immune system with Echinacea- or purple coneflower. The high quality echinacea has a sweet and berry-like taste with mild bitter notes. Used by a number of Native American tribes for hundreds of years before it was introduced into Western herbal traditions. Echinacea is renowned and widely studied for its ability to promote a healthy immune system response. Traditional Medicinals's herbalists combined it with elderberry concentrate to add a deeply perple twist to their Echinacea Plus tea.
Throat Coat Tea: This smooth and silky tea will help you sing it loud, say it proud and be heard with its sweet, earthy, and silky with a distinct licorice taste. Slippery elm is a beautiful, native North American elm tree. It's the inner bark of this tree that is actually called "slippery elm" due to its, yes, slippery, smooth and slimy-in-a-good-way properities. Combined with licorice and marshmallow root, this tea blend is like taking your voice to the spa- because we all need a little comfort sometimes so we canget back to being our best.
Breathe Easy Tea:
Wise, lively and a breath of fresh air to gently shake things up and help you Breathe Easy. This enduring classic combines the best Western herbalism with ancient Traditional Chinese wisdom resulting in a unique blend that warms and engages the senses. Eucalyptus, fennel and licorice are combined with Bi Yan Pian extract, a traditional Chinese formula of 11 different herbs. You'll love this aromatic and fragrant blend that soothes with its warm and spicy taste.
What is Traditional Herbal Medicine?
Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM) is a practice of protecting and restoring health that existed before the relatively recent arrival of modern medicine. THM often serves as one component of a comprehensive system of medicine that may involve the use of plant, animal and mineral based medicines, spiritual therapies, regulation of diet and exercise, and manual techniques (like acupuncture or massage) to maintain health but also to prevent and treat illnesses. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), up to 80% of people living in developing countries still rely primarily on Traditional Medicine for their healthcare. The use of THM in industrialized countries is also spreading rapidly, where THMs are often referred to as alternative medicines or complementary medicines or even as herbal dietary supplements or natural health products. Systems of THM that are widely used in national healthcare systems around the world include: Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Unani Medicine, and Traditional Western Herbal Medicine. Others include Traditional Japanese Kampo Medicine and Traditional Tibetan Buddhist Medicine. While many of these systems of medicine are taught in medical schools with a well-defined written herbal materia medica and formulary, there are also non-written systems of THM that are passed on through the oral tradition, such as the Traditional Native American Medicine of various tribes throughout North and South America, and other Shamanic healing systems that involve the use of medicinal plants.
Living Like There is a Tomorrow
All things are interdependent; our health and well being rely on the health and well being of the planet. Good stewardship of the earth's precious natural resources, both human and natural, is a cornerstone of Traditional Medicinals business philosophy. They want to leave a legacy of preservation and sustainability for generations to come. Whether it's Traditional Medicinal's commitment to using organic herbs, off-setting their electricity use with solar and wind power, utilizing recycled paper in their packaging or seeking out partnerships for sustainable herb sources, they go to great lengths to bring you reliable herbal products.
Preserving the Earth and Medicinal Plants for Generations to Come
While the growth of awareness in natural healthcare has resulted in a huge expansion of the availability of herbal products, it has also sadly contributed to non-sustainable methods for the harvest of certain herbs compounded by the increasing loss of habitat due to encroachment from development. Because of this, Traditional Medicinals ingredient philosophy mandates that they take into consideration the environmental and social issues associated with a particular herb. Traditional Medicinals supports sustainable wild collection practices and work with their herb suppliers to implement sustainable methods for all wild herbs.
Traditional Medicinals and their products are based on the principles of Knowledge, Efficacy, Sustainability and Partnership. Every herbal product they make is designed to serve a specific purpose. As such, they are formulated according to well-defined systems of Traditional Herbal Medicine that guide the appropriate combining of herbs. They won't make products using just any herbs. Every tea and herbal product that they make must have sufficient evidence of safety, quality and efficacy in support of Traditional Medicinals claim statements and formulation rationale. Traditional Medicinals' products are created for self-care of common, non-serious conditions.
Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle
Every choice makes a difference. Traditional Medicinals has been thinking a lot about their choices for more than thirty years. Their low impact packaging and recycling plan helps them leave a lighter footprint for all of us here today - and tomorrow.
These substainable steps are a normal part of Traditional Medicinals daily business practices:
- For twelve consecutive years, Traditional Medicinals has received the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) award, recognized for their outstanding efforts to reduce waste!
- Each employee has an individual recycling container to make it easy to recycle paper, plastic, glass, metal and anything else they can. Paper is one of the largest sources of waste from businesses, so in addition to recycling, they constantly seek ways to minimize their office paper use.
- Their tea cartons are made from recycled paper board (at least 55% verified post-consumer waste) and shipped in recyclable shipping cases.
- They use tea bags made from unbleached manila hemp (Musa textilis) pulp attached to a cotton (Gossypium spp.) string.
- You can compost your used tea bags, string and all, rather than throwing them in the trash. They will make great soil later on!
- You can also help support their efforts by easily recycling your empty Traditional Medicinals tea boxes - check with your local trash service to determine whether they pick up recycling or not.
Passion, Knowledge, Commitment
The beauty and mystery of Nature continues to capture Traditional Medicinal's imagination and reverence. For more than thirty years, they have been exploring the plant world, providing you with reliable teas and other herbal products formulated with the knowledge of Traditional Herbal Medicine and the most modern scientific methods of quality assurance. Recognizing that all things are connected, Traditional Medicinals is guided by a deep respect for the earth, striving always to ensure that their actions reflect their commitment to the environment. Traditional Medicinals is committed to providing affordable traditional herbal medicine for family health and welfare. They embrace sustainability, ingredient purity, social and environmental activism.
Guided By Principles Since 1974
Traditional Medicinals is guided by a profound reverence for the power of plants and the knowledge contained within the world's great systems of Traditional Herbal Medicine. They guarantee that every capsule, lozenge, and cup of tea they make is guided by these principles:
Knowledge - They believe in the healing power of plants and the wisdom contained within the world's systems of Traditional Herbal Medicine. Their team of herbal experts bring a wealth of ancient and modern knowledge to the creation of our products.
Efficacy - Their products work. No other North American herb company invests in the systems, research, testing and quality medicinal grade herbs the way they do at Traditional Medicinals.
Sustainability - Traditional Medicinals believes in living as if there is a tomorrow and their business practices reflect this concern for the future. They mean it when they say they care about protecting the earth. Whether it's purchasing wind energy or installing solar panels for our electricity needs or using organically grown herbs, they go further to preserve the environments and communities on which they depend on.
Partnership - They believe in equitable relationships with their customers, employees, farmers and our community. Traditional Medicinals believes that a product that's good for your body should be good for everybody.