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Uva Ursi Tea Health Benefits
This shrubby plant makes its home in the colder regions of the world, providing pretty groundcover across frigid, rocky hills and plains. Uva ursi is identified by its small, bell-shaped pink or white blossoms. The bright red berries it produces are a favorite snack for foraging bears, which has earned the shrub its nickname, “bearberry”. Uva ursi was most commonly harvested by the native tribes dwelling in the northernmost parts of North America. The Algonquin, in particular, used its leaves in an herbal smoking mix, and it is still sometimes used in this traditional practice. Today, it is most commonly grown as an ornamental plant, or its leaves are harvested to brew into this unique herbal tea.
Humble, Yet Valuable
Uva ursi tea is certainly one of the lesser-known herbal teas, but this herbal brew has a number of good things to offer. Drinking uva ursi tea is a convenient way to give your body a natural boost of vitamin C, thiamin, niacin and riboflavin, along with minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. It also offers a number of useful micronutrients, including beta carotene, flavonoids like quercetin, tannins and volatile oils, many of which bear antioxidant properties.
Where Can I Get Uva Ursi?
Even in stores that regularly carry herbal teas, uva ursi tea can be difficult to find. This means the best and most convenient way to add this remarkable tea to your collection is to order it from a reliable online supplier like Buddha Teas. Buddha Teas offers 100% organic teas packaged in bleach free tea bags so that you can rest assured knowing you are drinking pure teas free of unwanted toxins and chemicals.
Caution: Uva ursi tea contains hydroquinone, which can be dangerous in high levels. Uva ursi tea should only be consumed for up to five consecutive days. Do not drink uva ursi tea for extended periods of time.
Why choose Buddha Teas?
What sets us apart from other tea companies? We start with a philosophy of living in harmony with nature, not using it for profit. Buddha Teas uses only fresh, pure organic or sustainably wild harvested ingredients and maintains their natural purity in every tea we sell. We have also created the "Teas for Trees" campaign, planting 5000 trees a year to offset the paper use in our tea bags. Each of our tea bags is bleach-free to eliminate the risk of chemicals, and our boxes are made from 100% recycled material. When you buy Buddha Teas, you'll enjoy the fresh, full flavor of a truly natural tea in every sip.
Learn About Our "Tea For Trees" Campaign
Buddha Teas is always looking for ways we can give back to our world. Our Tea for Trees campaign is designed to restore one of our most important resources and offset the use of paper in our products. We’ve partnered with the National Forest Foundation’s “Trees for US” program to plant thousands of trees every year. Every box you purchase helps us to support this cause. Read more about it here.