Countries of Origin: South Africa / Egypt
Region(s): Cederberg / Nile River Delta
Shipping Port(s): Cape Town / Alexandria
Grade(s): Choice Grade #1
Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 2500 feet above sea level.
Manufacture Type(s): Traditional process, Small batch crafted, Air and sun dried. Antioxidant / Caffeine Level: Low / Caffeine Free herb
Infusion: Natural earth tones – copper and yellow.
Cup Characteristics: Dream the time zones away. Buttery notes of toffee and cream slide into bed with appley notes of camomile.
Ingredients: Rooibos, Camomile petals, and Natural flavors.
Jet Lag, by the time you realize it’s gotten its talons into you, it’s generally too late – you’ve fallen asleep in a meeting, slept through your best friend’s wedding, missed a job interview or worse. The condition, known scientifically as desynchronosis, is the result of crossing time zones faster than your internal clock can keep up. While the condition is typically brought on by air travel, it actually has to do with what are known as Circadian rhythms, (the scientific term for the natural times our bodies are susceptible to falling asleep). According to sleep researchers, there are two peak times a day when these rhythms kick in, 3 am to 5 am and 3 pm to 5 pm. (Not surprisingly, research also shows there to be a disproportionate number of traffic accidents at those times – we said there was much worse than falling asleep at a meeting!)
So, what can you do to combat jet lag if you have a lengthy trip in your future? There are many who opt for a chemically assisted solution, i.e. popping a sleeping pill and drifting off to sleep once the plane has reached cruising altitude. Certainly this would ensure you get to your destination rested, but sleeping pills come with their own set of potential complications. Since our business necessitates almost continual travel to the world’s distant quarters, we’ve developed a number of methods for combating jet lag to the best of our abilities. One of these has always been to pack a blend of rooibos and camomile for the journey. We like to bring a couple of tea sacs in our carry-on and infuse a cup once airborne. The herbal combo soothes the mind and body and provides the body with a good dose of vitamins and antioxidants, making our arrival a little more easy to deal with. In this version of our secret blend, we’ve added a dash of all natural caramel flavoring to help you drift off to dreamland. Simply brew, ease the seat back and enjoy.
What are some common symptoms of jet lag?
• Loss of Appetite • Nausea • Digestive Problems
• Sinus irritation • Fatigue • Headache
• Insomnia • Disorientation • Grogginess
• Mild Depression • Irritability • Irregular sleeping patterns
200 ml (about 7 ounces) of brewed Rooibos contains the following nutrients:
• Iron (Fe) Facilitates oxygen flow in blood 0.07 mg • Potassium (K) Assists metabolic functions 7.12 mg
• Calcium (Ca) For strong teeth and bones 1.09 mg • Copper (Cu) Assists certain metabolic processes 0.07 mg
• Zinc (Zn) Good for the skin 0.04 mg • Magnesium (Mg) Good for the nervous system 1.57 mg
• Fluoride (F) For strong teeth and bones 0.22 mg • Manganese (Mn) Bone growth and development 0.04 mg
• Sodium (Na) Necessary for fluid and acid-base balance 6.16 mg
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