I can hear it now: “But Alisa, aren’t all teas dairy-free?” Believe it or not, there are quite a few teas that contain milk! We received a tea advent calendar from my in-laws one year, and a third of the flavors contained dairy. But I’m sharing Traditional Medicinals Organic Wellness Teas for other reasons, too.
Hot herbal tea is by my side as I work, every single day. It has been my savior for sugar-free hydration and offers extra nourishment for those of us who live with autoimmune disease, or simply need a little boost – particularly if it is a brand like Traditional Medicinals.
Traditional Medicinals Organic Wellness Teas are Steeped in Health
I confess that I had passed up this brand many times in the past due to the price. I would buy it on occasion as a gift for friends when they were fighting a virus, but never seemed to think that I deserved such a luxury myself … particularly when I go through multiple tea bags a day. But after hearing raves from those friends, I knew it was time to treat myself to some wellness tea.
As I later learned, Traditional Medicinals is actually rather affordable for a high quality wellness tea, and the quality seems worth it to this tea connoisseur. Here are some other reasons that I’m a new ongoing customer of this brand.
Backed by Research
I had the chance to chat with a few members of the company, and even a member of their research team. They didn’t let modesty get in the way of the pride they felt in their product purity and potency. Here is some brief information from their website that embodies this dedication:
We differentiate ourselves by our investment in the quality systems, research, testing and pharmacopoeial quality herbs… We don’t just make formulas because they sound good. Every tea and herbal product that we make must have sufficient evidence of safety, quality and efficacy in support of our claim statements and formulation rationale.
I drink so much tea that I really like to mix it up. I’ll keep around 10 or so varieties on hand, and I love that their range covers everything from straight herbal teas to blended wellness teas (digestive, relaxation, women’s, and more). And their line of wellness teas includes OVER FIFTY varieties.
Traditional Medicinals is all about proving their quality with certifications, including organic, fair trade, and non-GMO verification. They also disclose on each box any herbs of concern for those with environmental allergens.
I won’t get into too much detail here, but rather give a few of examples. Nighty Night not only brought on the yawns, it also helped me sleep more solidly. The Breathe Easy really did help with my chronic stuffy nose and the Easy Now calmed my nerves, even after dealing with some teenager issues. I tried at least one tea from each line in the Traditional Medicinals range (detox, digestive, herbal, laxative, relaxation, seasonal, etc.) with the exception of the tonic, green, and women’s wellness teas, but several of those are on my list.
I wasn’t surprised that I loved Traditional Medicinals Ginger or Peppermint (two of my favorite tea flavors), but was amazed by two others that I couldn’t get enough of: Fennel (completely new to me) and Chamomile with Ginger (chamomile has always been a bit “meh” to me, but this one is spot on). They offer numerous tea varieties, all herbal or green, and thus far, I’ve worked my way through roughly a dozen of them. The only one I don’t particularly like is the Dandelion Tea – but I’ve never liked this intense weed. The rest have intrigued my taste buds one way or another, offering deep, pure herbal flavors without the fluff of unnecessary added ingredients.
Can Be Enjoyed Year Round
Of course, nothing beats hot tea. But if it’s hot out, brew your tea, let it cool, and pour over ice. Traditional Medicinals Wellness Teas are pretty good iced, too. You can also blend it into smoothies for the same nutritional benefit.
Just for Kids Update
Traditional Medicinals used to make a Just for Kids line of teas. Sadly, they discontinued it. I know that many parents and their kids loved these, but it seems the concept didn’t catch on enough. So their Tummy Comfort, Nighty Night, Cold Care, and Throat Coat for wee ones are no longer available.
More Facts on Traditional Medicinals Organic Wellness Teas
Price: $4.99 / 16-tea bag box
Availability: I usually buy Traditional Medicinals Organic Wellness Teas at Sprouts or Natural Grocers, but they’re available at most natural food stores and many mainstream grocers in the tea department. You can also order them online from Amazon.
Certifications: Traditional Medicinals Organic Wellness Teas are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Traditional Medicinals Organic Wellness Teas are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, sugar-free, and keto.*
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Organic, fair-trade and non-GMO
What’s not to love about this brand? They literally have an herbal or green tea variety for everyone (my new favorites are Fennel and Breathe Easy), and back up their research and purity with several certifications, including organic, fair-trade and non-GMO.