The Algonquin Tea Co. - 100% Certified Organic Herb Awakening Tea - 16 Tea Bags
The Algonquin Tea Co. 100% Certified Organic Herb Awakening Tea Blends nutritious and supportive herbs with stimulating herbs, producing a balanced, uplifting tea that energizes without the side-effects of caffeine.
- Tonic for blood circulation to reduce arthritic and headache pain
Awakening tea is ideal for when we want a boost to keep up running, dancing, playing working, sex, to get going any time of day. You are sitting on a rock plateau above the lake and land. Between yourself and the water is a fresh green rolling expanse of thick mint filled fields. When you look down to the lake there is peace and abundance as the flowers open and the sun clears the dew. Birds are singing brightly and you gaze up, across the lake and the land rises to the first of many flowing pine ridges that move like dancing waves into the distance, to a blue expanse of morning sky.
When they drink Awakening tea… their being is lifted and invigorated by its higher chakra stimulants – labrador tea, mint, pine and angelica, while being supported by the nutritive elements of nettle, astragalus and alfalfa, and grounded with the primal chakra stimulants of joe-pie, ginseng and calamus. These herbs have been used for a variety of disorders: – indigestion, to increase appetite, for headaches, arthritic and rheumatic pain, colds and fevers, circulation and blood tonic, menopausal and menstrual ailments, cancer, anti-spasmodic and as a aphrodisiac.
- LABRADOR TEA – stomach ache, fever, bronchial ailments, liver-blood tonic.
- MOUNTAIN MINT – headaches, colds and fever, indigestion.
- ALFALFA – synergistic and nutritive high in vitamins and minerals.
- NETTLE – kidney blood tonic, spleen, circulation, rheumatism.
- ASTRAGALUS – stimulant, tonic for spleen, kidneys, lungs.
- ANGELICA – colds, flatulence, appetizer, stimulant.
- JOE-PYE – rheumatism, gall bladder urinary tract, impotence.
- CALAMUS – stomach, fevers, colds, coughs, stimulant.
- GINSENG – blood circulation, mental stimulant, adaptogenic.
Algonquin Tea FAQ
Their Herbs are picked at the optimum time and dried naturally in dark drying rooms.
Bleach free tea bags
100 % recycled packaging with Double Aqua Coat.
Sealed - re-usable - plastic pouches are guaranteed to seal herbs fully for two years
Answers to common questions
Yes, these herbs are safe for children and pregnant women.
Yes, these teas are are mild enough to use everyday, the way one would a mint tea. However all plants, especially wild ones have a strong physiological character and energy which may under some conditions not agree with you.
Yes, all of the herbs used in the teas are naturalized Canadian-Algonquin plants.
No, wildcrafting does not endanger wild plants when harvested sustainably by a professional who understands their cycles.
About The Algonquin Tea Company
100% certified organic, hand-picked, indigenous Canadian herbs and blended herbal teas. The Algonquin Tea Company is a collective of dedicated Earth lovers who had a vision of sharing the healing medicine of plants from the Algonquin area. In 1996 when they started, they sold over one hundred of the region's herbs, seeds and three tea blends - which they put into tea bags. Lucid Dream, Homestead Blend, Sweetfern Tonic were instantly recognized in the market place, from the boxes and their wild taste, as a New type of product. Herbs exclusively from the Algonquin land where they live, reverently hand picked and naturally dried. The first bioregional company in North America, they were a decade ahead of the "Local Food" movement. With the tea's great success, they were soon too busy to offer all the herbal products and seeds, and focused on the sustainable harvest of herbs for the teas. A couple of years later, they brought out three more varieties: Awakening, Peace, and Sacred Blend. At this point they had gained control over all aspects of production, because of their disapproval of the regular commercial processes. They made a custom grinder that cut the herbs instead of hammering them to bits. They bought a 5000 pound tea bagging machine circa 1940, from the in the Bronx New York. Kim, Steven and Jack, as well as countless other decicated Earth lovers (in the form of seasonal workers and enthusiastic sales rep's) helped us get through the next five years. Eventually, there came a time where they were too big to do it all theirselves, but they have found other great people and Earth lovers to contract as growers, harvesters and processors. To date, they've sold millions of cups of tea and educated hundreds of apprentices and workshop participants in the ways of living with the Earth. They invite you to join us in their love of the Earth as you relax with a cup of tea, knowing not only that the tea is good for you, but that the Earth gives you Her blessings.
Algonquin Tea crops and teas are organically certified (Pro-cert).
They have growing and harvesting areas in Whitney, located at the east gate of Algonquin Park on the Madawaska River, where they practice Permaculture Forest gardening, and in Golden Lake on a 200-acre homestead where they are growing certified organic herbs, as well as many other locations. All of their herbs are wildcrafted (handpicked in the wild) in a sustainable manner (picking amounts that a deer would graze). Those herbs which are more rare are grown organically using non-mechanical, ecologically integrated and permacultural methods. No fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides are used in or anywhere near where the herbs are grown or picked for the Algonquin Tea Co.