Ayurveda Turmeric and Mace Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Ayurvedic Medicine has been largely practiced in the Indian Subcontinent for thousands of years. It is an integral part of ancient Indian culture and, translated from Sanskrit, is broadly translated to mean “wisdom of life”, or sometimes “science of life”. Both ingredients in this beverage, Turmeric and Mace, have long since been nurtured within the age-old practice of Ayurveda.
Combined, they make a delicious blend of flavours that nourish the body and the mind with every sip. Ayurveda Turmeric and Mace Tea is also created using only organic ingredients, meaning it is produced using controlled bio cultivation methods. Free of any synthetic fertilisers, herbicides, and pesticides, this brew is lovingly made in a way that benefits you, as well as mother nature!
Mace originates from the Myristica fragrans plant, and is actually harvested from the seed covering of another popular spice, nutmeg! The nutmeg tree is indigenous to the Moluccas (or, ‘Spice Islands’) of Indonesia, but is also found growing in abundance in the Guangdong and Yunnan Province of China, as well as Kerala in India, Grenada, Malaysia, Sri-lanka, South America, and the Caribbean.
It takes about 20 years before it can bear fruit, with Mace being one of the two spices obtained from the tree that is used in countless culinary dishes and, of course, beverages.
Turmeric, meanwhile, is a plant that can grow to be three to four feet tall, with large green leaves and a rhizome. The rhizome - often incorrectly known as the ‘root’ of the plant is the component used for consumption. It can often be found thriving in forests across Southern Asia, including India, Indonesia, and Indochina, as well as reaching as far as some Pacific Islands, including Hawaii! Excavations conducted in New Dehli, India, have recently indicated that the consumption of Turmeric ‘root’ dates back over 4,500 years! Pots containing residue from Turmeric, Ginger, and Garlic were discovered during one dig, and are believed to have been used around 2,500BCE!
Both these ingredients were integral parts of Ayurvedic Medicine, which was developed over 3,000 years ago. Its practice is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. If like many, you choose to embrace Ayurvedic Ideals in your day-to-day life, then this beverage is, without a doubt, harmony in a cup! If, however, you prefer to follow modern, scientific medicine, then Ayurveda Turmeric and Mace Tea is equally special! To find out more information on how this beverage can improve your overall quality of life, please see the health benefits section below!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Sweet tooth getting the better of you? Why not consider honey? Alternatively, lemon or sugar are equally delicious accompaniments. However, this beverage is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: For those who are not well-acquainted with the ingredient, mace, this herbal tea’s aroma is notably reminiscent of nutmeg. Refreshing from the very first sip, Ayurveda Mace Turmeric Tea has a subtly spicy flavour, coupled with strong, sweet undertones, which lingers on your palate long after you have drained your cup. A perfect choice for a cold, wet, afternoon!
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: The Mace found in this beverage is rich in many vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, magnesium, copper, and iron. Turmeric, meanwhile, contains Vitamins B-6, C, and E, as well as iron, manganese, niacin, potassium, and zinc!
Further to this, early studies have indicated Turmeric’s potential ability to combat the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. India is among a number of Asian countries to have some of the world’s lowest rates of this debilitating condition, which is, in some part, credited to the nationwide consumption of this nourishing herb.
Extracts of Turmeric have been found to contain a number of natural agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for the plaques that gradually obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer’s Disease. Here at the Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, however, we strongly urge you to contact a Doctor or other medical professional before carrying this out.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Diabetes, Immune System
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon