Ingredients: Chamomile Flowers, Rose Petals, Kava Kava Root, Lemon Balm Leaf, Passionflower Herb, Lavender Flowers, Butterfly Pea Flowers, Cornflowers, Orange Peel
Good for: Relaxation, socializing, anxiety, sleep
Tastes like: A combo of chamomile, rose, and lavender - floral, romantic, & harmonized
Makes you feel like: An inspired & peaceful person.
Parental Advisory: Avoid kava kava if taking anti-depressants. Do not mix with alcohol.
ALL THE PRETTY COLORS
Graffi-Tea is a rainbow of herbs. With its full-spectrum of colors, this is a “demo worthy” example of the beauty of loose leaf tea. After all, it’s the tisane (herbal tea) version of “eating the rainbow,” a theory suggesting eating fruits and veggies of all colors will provide you with all the vitamins and minerals you need. I figured we’d test that theory out with herbs, but with a street art spin.
We start with kava kava to loosen the artist up. Next, we add a couple “feel gooders” - passionflower and lemon balm – because art takes time… you should feel good doing it! Calming as well, we add chamomile, lavender, and rose petals to create a soft, floral taste to the mix. Finally, the unique and beautiful blue cornflower adds an artistic finishing touch with orange peel harmonizing it all. Have fun crafting!
Vinyl Pairing: Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu of Ethiopia. Featured heavily in Jim Jarmusch’s “Broken Flowers,” Mulatu Astatke is the face of Ethiopian Jazz. Make this a top priority if you’re looking for lounge funk. Mulatu’s vibes and slinky organ transport you to the basement of a swanky ’70s Ethiopian jazz club.