Real Housewives of Melbourne (RHOM) star Janet Roach is known for high voltage glamour, indefatigable energy and her positive attitude on the popular Arena show, but not perhaps as a Certified Tea Master and Blender.
However tea has always played a big part of Janet's life and her obsession with tea started years ago when she began researching and experimenting with teas from all over the world. Now, Janet is creating her own blends and sharing her passion for healthy teas with the world.
Janet's new range of premium health teas Raw Essentials will be launched just in time for the second season of RHOM, which goes to air on February 22nd 2015.
Being a passionate advocate for the way drinking herbal tea has a positive impact on ones health, Janet has blended her own range of teas that are not only good for the body, but also for the mind and soul.
Raw Essentials are made from the finest, all natural ingredients to create teas that heal, nourish and rebalance, an uplifting daily ritual to relish, ensuring that you can take these important moments throughout the day, to reward and restore the body (when you need it the most).
Says Janet: 'The Detox AM tea rebalances and reinvigorates, providing me with the clarity I need for the busy day ahead. Before training (or if I need a boost of extra energy) I drink the Power tea, an energising blend. Post training I have the Anti-inflammatory; to prevent muscle stiffness and repair tired muscles.
After a busy day on set, I'll enjoy a cup of the Detox PM to complete my daily detox ritual. In the evening, before settling down with a good book (and the dogs) I'll enjoy a cup of the Sleep tea, as part of my nightly routine."
At Raw Essentials, tea blending is an art. Each ingredient is precisely measured and selected to ensure that the maximum benefits are achieved from every cup.
Janet sources her teas and herbs from ethical suppliers. All teas are Australian blended and owned, and are GM-free, vegan and cruelty-free (no animal testing).
Raw Essentials teas are expertly blended, ensuring that the aroma and flavours of the ingredients complement each other, to create the perfect cup.
Raw Essentials Teas and Benefits;
Detox AM is what we affectionately call our -happy tea'. The blend supports the endocrine system, which regulates the metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, libido, reproduction, sleep and mood.
Enjoy this tea daily, combined with our Detox PM, to experience the full benefits of an elevated happy mood, making it easy to face the day ahead.
Detox PM supports the lymphatic system, which rids the body of harmful toxins. Don't be surprised if you get a few skin breakouts in the first couple of days of using Detox PM; it's a sign of all the bad toxins leaving the body. Raw Essentials recommends using the Detox AM and Detox PM teas in conjunction for a more effective detox.
Sleep sounder, naturally. The Sleep blend combines valerian, chamomile and ashwaganda along with passionflower, hops, rose and lavender to encourage a good night sleep. Valerian has been used as a sedative and anti-anxiety treatment for over 2000 years, while ashwaganda has been used since ancient times.
Created to give an energy boost to power through the day and your work out, Power's core ingredient, Gaba, is scientifically proven to help improve mental focus and activity; it increases energy and endurance levels in the body. It also has the added benefit of natural anti-ageing properties that improve skin elasticity. To increase stamina, Ginseng and liquorish were also added, increasing resistance to the effects of physical, mental and emotional stress. Acting as an appetite suppressant and helping keep you alert, the herb Yerba Mate has also been blended into the Power tea. An added benefit, Yerba Mate also contains 24 essential vitamins and minerals and 15 amino acids. Power tea can also be enjoyed as a caffeine replacement.
Combining traditional digestive herbs such as peppermint, fennel, plantain and astragalus, this restorative blend provides amazing results in the speed and efficiency of digestive upsets. Peppermint suppresses muscle spasms and aiding relaxation; Astragalus has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicines to assist with stomach disorders and plantain and fennel have dual healing effects that include aiding digestion, anti-inflammation, heartburn, intestinal pain and bloating.
This tea is the post-training accompaniment, increasing recovery time and reducing muscle inflammation - echinacea and calendula provide healing, anti- inflammatory and immune-stimulant properties and meadowsweet flowers contain salicylate compounds, which help reduce discomfort and inflammation. It's often used as an aspirin replacement, for treating arthritis as well as body aches and pains.
Preparation instructions for the teas are as follows:
Add 1 – 2 teaspoons of Raw Essentials tea per cup
Infuse the tea in 90* Celsius (recommend boiling water and leaving for a few minutes before use)
Steep for 3-5 minutes
Teas can be re-infused up to 3 times
Raw Essentials will retail for $16 per 40 gram pack, and $27 per 80 gram pack.
To order your Raw Essentials tea visit www.re-rawessentials.com