As far as teas go these are the dazzling jewels of the Caribbean! This hearty combination of ingredients celebrates tradition in no uncertain terms. When mixed together moringa, sour sop and ginger create an absolutely heavenly aroma that is sufficiently hot and spicy to rouse anybody whose energy levels are dipping. Indeed the dual sensation of the tea’s sharp smell, which is a bit like a ‘sweet pepper’, and its silky taste, makes it one of the real highlights of our series.
Moringa is a rich source of nutrition and vitamins such as potassium, beta-carotene and iron. Among a range of benefits it provides is a significant improvement of one’s eyesight as well as joints.
As for sour sop, the fruit from the evergreen tree with its distinctive broadleaf, it features in a wide range of food and drink, from ice cream to cordials, that is very much part of the staple diet of the West Indian household. We have taken care to use sour sop liquid as well as granules in order to bring as much of its unique taste to our blend as possible.
It has been used for centuries, both in the region and also throughout Latin America, as a means of strengthening the immune system and helping the body stave off a whole range of infections. Furthermore, it has also proved to be a means of countering depression and mild nervous disorders, so it is no surprise that this tea definitely has a high ‘feel good’ factor. Ginger further enhances the flavour, infusing a bittersweet character that simply makes the blend all the more irresistible.