Brews, teas, blends and infusions are buzz words that are frequently used in the beverage sector. These are often interchanged in the numerous products available in the market.
A brew is a particular type of ingredient used to infuse flavor and aroma to a liquid. Teas and coffees are widely known brews along with herbs and spices such as Blue Butterfly Pea, Cinnamon and Ginger. Whilst teas and coffees contain caffeine, most herbal brews are caffeine free and are recommended to those who are conscious about maintaining their wellness and living a healthy lifestyle. A great example of a brand with a range of pure hot herbal brews, would be, Nature’s Rare selection of hot herbal brews which contain Ceylon (True) Cinnamon, Ginger, Turmeric, Hibiscus, Moringa and Blue Butterfly Pea, unadulterated in their original form of the spice or flower, pure, in order to keep the taste and its health benefits authentic. These brews are made using only organic herbs, flowers and spices and do not contain any caffeine, artificial flavors, or preservatives. Embracing sustainable and ethical harvesting methods, Nature’s Rare is 100% vegan and is certified as USDA Organic, Kosher, Gluten Free and non-GMO.
These brews come in convenient sachets that are made with high quality double chamber, staple free, unfiltered paper which is completely biodegradable and are individually wrapped in a paperback foil envelope to ensure freshness.
What are Infusions
Infusions are quite simply flavored beverages. Here, a brew such as tea or herbs is added to a liquid. Brewing refers to the act of infusion. The infusions available at Nature’s Rare are USDA organic, NON-GMO, Gluten-Free, Kosher and Vegan certified and uses King Coconut water as its liquid base. King Coconut is nature’s perfect electrolyte beverage and is endemic to Sri Lanka. Brews such as Hibiscus and Blue Butterfly Pea are infused with King Coconut water to create a delicious, hydrating, and healthy ready to drink beverage that boosts your immune system!
Most often people wonder what tea is made of. Tea is a drink made by using the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It is one of the most consumed drinks in the world and is cultivated in countries such as Sri Lanka, China, India and certain Southeast Asian and East African countries. Beverages made from herbs are also loosely named herbal teas or herbal brews but are in fact, herbal brews most definitely, always contain a multitude of medicinal value and are used for their myriad of health and wellness benefits.
Blends are a mix of different ingredients used to brew different liquids or teas for either flavor or health benefits. Here, different fruit flavors such as strawberry, lime and peach as well as various spices such as Ginger, Turmeric and Cinnamon are added to infuse different flavors and aromas to the beverage and is hence popularly referred to as ‘tea infusions”.
Common ingredients used for herbal blends
- Blue Butterfly Pea
Whatever your chosen herbal brew, tea or infusions, it is always wise to be aware of the health benefits as well as potential health concerns before consuming. For example, Turmeric tea is known to reduce inflammation and boost immunity. However, it can have side effects for pregnant women and those with liver disease, gallstones, and bile duct blockages.
The decision to follow a healthy organic lifestyle needs to be an informed choice and not purely to follow trends and fads. Choosing brands that are accountable and transparent about their products, provide the necessary information and are committed to the wellness of its consumers and the environment is a good start for anyone who wants to lead a healthier lifestyle.