Platinum Floral Designs - Holiday Tea Blend

Monday, 2 December 2019

I was so lucky when Stacey walked into my life.  She has been Platinum's rock this year and when I tasked her with not only learning the ropes of event floral design, but taking a full step ahead into SO many more aspects of the business, she really took the lead.  She's our  DIY queen, creating up our awesome boutonniere tags, behind the scenes photography, gardener, flower presser, and well, she  produced our Holiday tea Blends.  Stacey is also a part time student studying herbal medicine and is a herbal therapist in training.  I knew I wanted our client gifts to be uber cute and meaningful this year and asked Stacey what she could create for our incredible tribes.  Stacey gave it a thought and came up with our custom blended tea! She produced a herbal tea that truly reflects Platinum Floral Designs, it's a little flowery, sweet, delicious, organic, made with biodegradable bags and of course has super healing medicinal properties.

As the holidays approach we want to make sure you feel your best. She formulated a custom tea blend to help support your immune system and soothe your digestive system.  

Here's what Stacey included:  
Avena sativa* seed (Milky Oats)
Calendula officinalis* flower (Calendula)
Matricaria recutita* flower (Chamomile)
Rosa canina* fruit (Rose Hips)
Sambucus nigra* berry (Elderberry)
Zingiber officinale* root (Giner)

Add tea bag to hot water. Cover and steep for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Why cover your tea while it steeps?
Those lovely smells wafting up while your tea steeps are the volatile/essential oils evaporating into the air. Covering your tea while it steeps helps to hold in the volatile/essential oils and enables you to ingest more beneficial properties of the herbs.

Organic Avena sativa seed (Milky oats)
These oat seeds are called milky oats because they are picked when the seeds are not yet fully mature and contain a milky sap. They are known to help alleviate anxiety, stress and improve your mood. Oats are nutritive, wound healing and demulcent (they help coat and soothe the tissues of your digestive tract).
Fun Fact – These milky oats were grown near Tina’s hometown in Saskatchewan!

Organic Calendula officinalis flower (Calendula)
Calendula flowers are little rays of sunshine with many uses in herbal medicine. They grow prolifically throughout the Victoria area. Calendula is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and wound healing. It is also wonderful used topically on the skin as an infused oil in products such as salves, lotions and lip balms.

Organic Matricaria recutita flower (Chamomile)
Chamomile is relaxing and a gut savior! It is anti-inflammatory, wound healing, helps alleviate gas and bloating, and is a muscle relaxant. These are just some of the reasons why chamomile is such a popular herbal tea.  

Organic Rosa canina (Rose hips)
After the beautiful petals of a rose have fallen the fruit that develops is known as rose hips. They are high in vitamin C, antioxidants and have a wonderful sweet sour taste. Rose hips are used for colds, fever, headaches, sore throats and stress.

Organic Sambucus nigra berry (Elderberry)
This little berry is packed with antioxidants and has both antiviral and immune boosting properties.  Elderberry has a long historical use to treat cold and flu symptoms. It’s also very effective as a syrup.

Organic Zingiber officinale root (Ginger)
The spicy sweet undertone in the tea is ginger. It’s wonderful for warming the digestive system, alleviating nausea and improving peripheral circulation, as well as the immune system. Ginger is another herb commonly used for colds and flus.

The tea bags are 100% biodegradable, made from 100% natural unbleached paper, sustainably harvested Canadian and American wood pulp (Cut 1 tree, plant 2). 

Caution: It is recommended to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Allergy to Compositae/Asteraceae. May have come in contact with potential allergens, such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, or soy.  Oats are gluten free, however some people may have cross-reactivity to avenins.  

This information is for educational use only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA.

We hope you love your tea mix and wanted to send out a VERY huge thank you to all our 2019 clients.  Merry Christmas. We are so very blessed to be able to do what we do year after year and simply wouldn't be able to do it with the support we receive.  


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