This is a tea blend I’ve been making for years—for both my husband and I as well as for our friends. Everyone loved it so much I decided to make it available to you!
The backstory: A bunch of years ago I read an article about a blue zone in Ikaria, Greece. A blue zone is defined as an area in the world where a higher number of an area’s residents than usual live longer than usual—many living well into their 90s and even 100s while enjoying extraordinary health. In Ikaria specifically, 1 out of 3 live well into their 90s with about 20 percent lower rates of cancer, 50 percent lower rates of heart disease and almost no dementia. Generally speaking they lived longer and they also lived WELL. One of the many regular activities they found among the older residents was a lifetime of drinking a tea nightly made from the herbs they had growing in their own (literal and figurative) backyards. I was so inspired by the way they lived I decided to make a version of that tea for myself—and thus was born the Live Forever tea blend.
I used the herbs mentioned in the article and also added some that are known to be highly mineralizing and highly nutritious like Alfalfa, Dandelion and Nettle, as well as Tulsi (Holy Basil)—an herb which has a spiritual significance in Hindu and Ayurveda and is thought to harmonize mind, body and spirit. This tea is also very rich in polyphenols which are known to fight free radicals.
I wanted to make a tea that was multi-functioning, helped replace all the minerals pretty much all of us are deficient in, gave a good dose of vitamins and nutrients and gave a little tap-tap on the spirit to remind us to quiet down and connect.
When I drink this tea I get the same kind of feeling I get when I drink bone broth or miso soup; I instantly feel calmer, more centered and just *better.* I get a sense of well-being that is often missing in this ABSOLUTELY INSANE world we are all currently navigating. I would love it if this tea was able to help you feel the same way. Will you actually Live Forever? Obviously not. But hopefully we can help make the time we are fortunate enough to be here a little more peaceful.
PS: Among the other regular habits of this particular Blue Zone? They drink their own homemade wine nightly, eat a lot of olive oil and fish and no processed stuff, and they danced, laughed and spent time with friends regularly.
DIRECTIONS: Use 1-2 tsp in boiling water and let steep until your desired strength. Each bag contains 32-48 servings. All herbs are organic and non-gmo. Vegan and gluten free.