The Herb Stop Blog
What Are The Health Benefits of Gold and Silver Leaf?
Many things come to mind when we think of silver and gold. Money, jewelry, the holidays, and the beautiful golden sunset are just a few of the things that we tend to think of.
However, silver and gold are also beneficial for our bodies, with health benefits including anti-inflammatory and cognitive improving properties.
For these very reasons, we’ve recently added two luxurious teas to our collection to make it easy to add silver and gold to your routine.
24 Karat Gold Exclusive Luxury Black Tea
Gold has many purported health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, joint support, and sensory awareness. Gold’s other advantages include mood enhancement and various cognitive benefits, such as focus and concentration improvement. Ultimately, gold is beneficial for rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit. If you are looking to connect to your senses more deeply, gold is an excellent choice.
Our new 24 Karat Gold Exclusive Luxury Black Tea is created with a hand-sorted special tippy orange pekoe black tea from the Wuyi Mountains, located in a northern Fujian province.
Studies show that orange pekoe black tea is rich in antioxidants, which help prevent damage from environmental free radicals, which damage your body’s cells. Antioxidants help protect the body and are considered a great part of the daily diet since most of us come into contact with free radicals daily.
Orange pekoe black tea has also been shown to help with lowering cardiovascular problem risks. One study showed that regular black tea consumption helped those with endothelial dysfunction, which may be a contributing factor to heart disease. Those in the study who consumed black tea regularly had higher rates of endothelial dysfunction reversal, thus lowering their risk of cardiovascular problems.
Another possible benefit of orange pekoe black tea is that it has antimicrobial properties, which may kill harmful bacteria and boost immunity.
Our 24 Karat Gold Exclusive Luxury Black Tea also contains caffeine, a known nootropic that can improve your attention, focus, and alertness.
The 24 Karat Gold Exclusive Luxury Black Tea has a rich aroma with a lovely golden color and luxurious edible 24 karat gold flakes. It has a sweet taste that is simply a joy to drink.
If you’re looking for a beautiful experience that will enhance your day, the 24 Karat Gold Exclusive Luxury Black Tea is a lovely way to mindfully enjoy a special moment every day.
Pure Silver Exclusive Luxury Green Tea Health Benefits
Silver has a variety of health benefits. Traditionally, silver has been used to preserve foods because of its anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. One of the most prominent silver leaf benefits is its antimicrobial properties, which helps to prevent bacteria growth.
Silver has also been recognized for its creativity-enhancing properties that allow you to tap into your subconscious and access your most creative side.
Our new Pure Silver Exclusive Luxury Green Tea is 100% natural and created with pure edible silver for the ultimate tea experience.
The silver leaf is blended with the luxury green tea, Snow Yunnan, which is rich in antioxidants. Unlike black or oolong teas, Snow Yunnan green tea is hand-plucked and dried at high altitudes, thus its name. Snow Yunnan may also help to clear heat by moistening your lungs and nourishing your Yin.
Snow Yunnan contains caffeine, which makes it a fantastic choice for the morning or as an afternoon pick me up.
The Pure Silver Exclusive Luxury Green Tea is strikingly beautiful and a wonderful experience to enjoy. It has a smooth and rich taste that is pure and striking.
When steeping, silver leaf flakes float to the top of your teacup, creating an aesthetically pleasing experience. We recommend using a spoon to collect any floating silver leaves so you can add it back to your strained tea for added benefits.
The Legend Behind The Teas
Both teas have fascinating histories and legends behind them.
The 24 Karat Gold Exclusive Luxury Black Tea was originally a tea of the Taipans and overlords. This unique tea is said to have been created by the golden monkey in the Fujian Province forests and was very rare as a result. At the time, they believed that the tea was special for its ability to give people increased sexual prowess and agility that rivaled the golden monkeys. While we can’t confirm that golden monkeys originally plucked the leaves for this tea, we think this incredible story makes the tea even more special!
The legend of the Pure Silver Exclusive Luxury Green Tea focuses on spiritual purity. It’s said that a farmer who lived high up in the hills was struggling to feed his family during a ferocious winter. As he and his family were nearing death, the farmer decided to hike to a shrine on the top of a nearby mountain to pray for help. Despite the freezing temperatures and snow, the farmer made it to the shrine three days later, where he found a stranded white crane. However, white cranes do not thrive in such high altitudes, and the crane was clearly suffering. The farmer felt empathy for the poor bird and carried the white crane back to his family’s home so that he could be helped. During the trek back home, the white crane spoke to the farmer and told him that because of his pure heart and actions, he would show the farmer where to find winter berries that would keep his family fed through the winter. Then the white crane showed the farmer how to craft a pure tea, which his family could sell so that they would be provided for the rest of their lives. Naturally, this pure tea was the Snow Yunnan green tea with silvery tips.
We are so excited to share these new teas with you and hope this blog post gives you some ideas for ways to continue supplementing and supporting your wellbeing!
Leilah & Natalie