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Handcrafted Seasonal Medicinal Tea Blends

We have updated our seasonal tea blend!


Our new selection of hand-blended teas contain organic ingredients: goji berry, long yan, rose, chrysanthemum, osmanthus, cherry blossom, astragalus, and monk fruit.

Please enjoy a cup of our customized herbal teas after your treatments.


These herbal ingredients have various health benefits:


Astragalus root has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries for its numerous health benefits. Studies show astragalus can reduce stress levels, regulate blood sugar levels, support cardiovascular health, fight cancer, counteract chemotherapy side effects, boost the immune system, and support kidney and brain health.


Goji Berries have been extensively researched for their ability to generate feelings of well-being, improve neurologic/psychological traits, support better gastrointestinal health and bowel functions, help build stronger musculoskeletal systems, and improve cardiovascular health. Additionally, goji berries support good eye health as they are rich in vitamin C, fiber, iron, and vitamin A.


Rose contains phytonutrients which are chemical compounds produced by the plant that have antioxidant properties. Consumption of phytonutrients has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer by 40% due to its ability to inhibit the cancer cell growth. Rose is also high in Vitamin C and E which protect and promote healthy skin.


Chrysanthemum is packed with potassium which helps lower the risk of arthritis, cancer, infertility, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, and digestive disorders. Chrysanthemum is also rich in iron which is essential for growth and development, and delivering oxygen throughout the blood.


Osmanthus is a great source of antioxidants, specifically polyphenols. Clinical trials have shown that these polyphenol compounds can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease. Osmanthus flower is also high in niacin (vitamin B3), which helps improve and regulate brain function, skin health, blood fat levels, and high blood pressure.


Cherry Blossom is rich in antioxidants that naturally enhance the skin’s natural barrier against bacteria, UV rays, and other environmental factors. Research has shown that the bioactive compounds in this flower assist in inhibiting toxins that lead to aging in the skin, thereby creating a more glowing complexion.


Long Yan has been shown to lower the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. It is also rich in antioxidant compounds and has a pleasantly sweet taste.


Monk Fruit has several health-protective properties such as liver protection, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperglycemic, and anticancer effects. Studies have shown monk fruit extract can suppress colorectal cancer and throat cancer growth.

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“The effect of Astragalus as an adjuvant treatment in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A (preliminary) meta-analysis” by Huiping Tian, Jun Lu, Hairong He, Lu Zhang, Yalin Dong, Hongping Yao, Weiyi Feng and Siwen Wang, 3 June 2016, Journal of Ethnopharmacology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2016.05.062


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