Welcome Garnet, our January Gemstone Tea

Happiest New Year, Beauties and welcome to 2022! 

There is plenty of Magic afoot…and we are delighted to introduce you to our newest subscription collection, our Gemstone Collection. These teas were inspired by the sacred gems that align with each month’s sign, and each include divine elements of each gem. We begin with January’s royal Gemstone, Garnet. 

Our Garnet Gemstone Box this month includes your own gemstone-grade Garnet stone to adore and explore while you sip its accompanying herbal blend. Completely caffeine free, our Garnet tea alchemizes Organic Black Currant, Organic Green Rooibos, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Licorice, Organic Rose Petals, Butterfly Pea Flower, Organic Blackberry Leaf, Natural Wine Grape Flavor Extract and Natural Strawberry Flavor Extract for a luscious flavor profile akin to rich wine.

Gemstone Guidance:

Garnet is often attributed to feelings of passion and love. Its rich, royal red color evokes sensuality and creativity. Garnet has been referenced all the way back to Biblical texts, as well as Ancient Greek fables. In fact, the tale of Persephone symbolizes Garnet as a stone of courage and the power of positive thinking. It also encourages and amplifies healing around sexuality, self-confidence, success and inspiration. Garnet revitalizes and purifies energy and can help cleanse and realign our chakras. It amplifies feelings of love and devotion, balances sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It can be a fabulous stone to help stimulate metabolism and manifestation. It can also stimulate past-life recall, sharpening our perceptions of self and others. 

While certainly evoking energy of the Heart Chakra, the color red also aligns with the Root Chakra, also referred to as “Muladhara”. The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine where the pelvic floor sits. This energy center supports feelings of safety, security and abundance, as well as empowerment and belonging. The root chakra is where all else stems from and it is the foundation and support system for the rest of the chakra centers, and our lives. 

Healing Benefits:

Green Rooibos is a tea that hails from South Africa, and is both flavorful and caffeine free. Whereas typical red or brown-colored rooibos undergoes a fermentation process, green rooibos does not. This creates an earthier, more pristine flavor profile and gives it a higher antioxidant content, which can help us fight off free radicals. Green rooibos can also be beneficial for the heart and digestion. 

Butterfly Pea Flower is an extraordinary beauty enhancer, nootropic and memory booster. It is collagen-producing for our skin, hair and nails, boosting blood flow to our scalp and strengthening hair follicles. It also reduces the appearance of skin inflammation, wrinkles and soothes our complexion. Butterfly Pea Flower supports brain health and cognitive function, provides increased energy and productivity with a sense of ease and relaxation, supports digestion, weight management and flushes toxins out of the body. Butterfly Pea Flower tonifies and strengthens our sensual energy and purifies our being from within.

Hibiscus is a tart, antioxidant-rich herb that supports the regeneration and revitalization of our cells, and nourishes the health of our blood and circulation. You can think of it as an immunity powerhouse. Specifically, it helps lower blood pressure and cuts fat from the blood. It also boosts liver health and possesses antibacterial qualities. It is another fantastic ally for nourishing the gut and supporting weight loss, to encourage slimming and eliminate bloating. 

​​Blackberry Leaves are rich in tannins, flavonoids, and phenolic acids, which have shown to contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardio-protective, and neuro-protective properties. This means they can be beneficial in a variety of ways, from soothing a sore throat, helping to boost the immune system, bringing a youthful glow from within, nourishing the digestive system and warding off harmful diseases. 

Licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizin, which is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and antioxidant-rich. Licorice can also help cleanse our oral health, respiratory system, and nourish our digestion. It naturally brightens the appearance of dark spots on the skin and can help prevent hyperpigmentation and UV damage, evens out our overall skin tone, and boosts luminosity from within.  

Magical Mantras:

I adore myself.

I celebrate my sensuality.

I honor my desires and my passions.

I am a vessel of creativity.

I encourage my confidence and affirm my greatness.

I am safe and secure in my body and my being.

I am a powerful manifestor for my dreams.

Sacred Steepings:

Steep 1-2 heaping teaspoons in 8 ounces of freshly boiled spring or filtered water for 3-4 minutes in a loose leaf tea strainer or in a pot. Strain, sip & sweeten as desired.

Garnet is a stone which has been known to promote vitality, memory and positive energy. Sip the garnet-hued all-sensory herbal potion as you would a fine wine—with reverence. Each herb, flower and berry has been chosen to emulate the energy of Garnet and may it help evoke and enhance the qualities of confidence, sensuality and self-love within you with every cup.