Ingredients: Peppermint Leaf, Ginger Root, Elder Berries, Astragalus Root, Echinacea Angustifolia Root, Orange Peel
Good for: Immunity, congestion, recovery, and detox
Tastes like: Peppermint root - strong & spicy
Makes you feel like: You’re treating sickness like a punching bag!
Parental Advisory: Patients undergoing cancer treatment should not take astragalus without doctor's approval. Avoid ginger if you have peptic ulcers. Use moderately as too much orange peel can exacerbate arthritis.
Is It Just Me Or Is It Hot In Here?
Sauna Iguana is what I drink when I’m feeling under the weather. It’s a chock-full of immunity work horses. If you look at the ingredients for any immunity tea you’ll find echinacea & astragalus - STRONG, effective roots. The thing about roots (as compared to a leaf or flower) is they’re powerful & earthy, and as a result the flavor is as such. That’s why I combined it with friendly flavors – ginger & peppermint. No strangers to benefits, both are cure-alls and peppermint is especially effective at clearing congestion. Furthermore, elderberries help your recovery by moving imbedded phlegm from your respiratory passage, thus clearing your lungs. To round out this strong and spicy mix, I added a touch of orange peel – popular in Chinese Medicine for moving stagnant energy.
Vinyl Pairing: Gabor Szabo - Gabor Szabo Live. A Hungarian-born guitarist, Gabor was part of the psychedelic jazz scene in L.A. in the late ’60s. You can’t go wrong with Gabor on vinyl… His records are consistent, plentiful, and most of all: chill. Gabor was the first artist I would play when I began inviting friends over for tea & vinyl. This release is only four songs, but includes transcendental, stretched out jams accompanied by jazz flutist, Charles Lloyd.