After purchasing the mixed box of ayurvedic tea from Ayurveda Pura London, I set about reviewing them for my blog. But after only a little bit of research I realised that there was so much more to these teas than first meets the eye. Or taste buds.
These 4 teas are designed for the 3 Doshas (more on what that is below) and are designed specially to soothe your body and soul. The pack includes a Tridoshic blend too, which is suitable for anyone regardless of their Dosha. But really, anyone can drink any of these teas.
Find out what it’s all about in my overview here.
About Ayurveda Pura
Ayurveda Pura London is a British company founded by Dr Deepa Apté. They specialise in Ayurvedic products but also train people in Ayurvedic practices from their London studio. I love the range of products they have, from face creams and candles to teas and food supplements. If you want to give your body some loving care, this is a great company to investigate.
Ayurveda Pura is founded on Ayurveda the ancient holistic health system of India, which provides for excellent health, both physical and mental, by creating harmony between a person’s body and nature.
Deepa formulated the 4 teas I’ve reviewed below in her own kitchen and I also love the ethics behind this brand. All the ingredients in these teas are certified organic by the Soil Association program in the UK – a program that my readers will know is close to my heart.
After researching Ayurveda Pura a bit more, I was completely comfortable buying and drinking their teas. Even though a couple blends weren’t to my personal tastes, I’ve no doubts about the quality of the ingredients that went into making them.
Read more about the company from their About Page.
What Are Ayurvedic Teas?
Put simply, ayurvedic tea is designed to balance you by using herbs and spices. To understand why, let me give you a brief overview of what it’s based on.
At this point, I’d just like to note that I’ve completely put aside my own beliefs to write this article. I’m simply doing my research and providing you with my findings. I sipped Ayurveda Pura’s teas with an open mind and I urge you to do the same. Whether, at the end, you want to throw yourself into the lifestyle or roll your eyes, that’s up to you.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic medical system. It’s all about finding balance with spiritual and physical instincts. It includes everything from yoga and meditation to herbal teas and religious practices.
Ayurveda aims to promote health and restore balance to treat ailments, encourage personal growth and most importantly, make your life a happy one.
That’s a very brief explanation of what Ayurveda is (I’m not in any way an expert). I recommend taking a look at this guide if you want to do more in-depth reading.
What Are The 3 Doshas?
The 3 Doshas are the 3 body types you can have according to Ayurveda.
- Vata – Air and space.
- Pitta – Fire and water.
- Kapha – Water and earth.
There are only surveys that can help you work out which Dosha you are and therefore which of the following teas is best to help balance you. But if you’re really serious about taking the holistic approach, then it’s probably best to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner.
Ayurveda Pura Teas
There are 4 herbal teas in the Ayurveda Pura collection (although 2 more are now available that you can buy separate to this box) and I’ve reviewed all of them at Izzy’s Corner. Here’s a brief summary of each with links to read the full review or purchase directly from Amazon.
Orange & Fennel Bliss
- Blend: Fennel and orange peel with spices
- Dosha: Vata
Ayurveda Pura Orange and Fennel Bliss was the first tea I reviewed from Ayurveda Pura. The flavour is pleasant with natural fennel sweetness and warming spices that soothe your mouth. Sure, it’s lacking some strong orange notes, but that’s nothing a slice of orange or drop of orange juice won’t fix. Be warned, this tea has a strong anise-like flavour thanks to the fennel.
Designed for the Vata Dosha, those who typically can’t stand cold weather, this tea will keep you warm and satisfy any sweet cravings. Personally, I found it to be a very calming tea to sip.
Saffron & Cardamom Delight
- Blend: Saffron and cardamom with ginger and spices
- Dosha: Pitta
Saffron and Cardamom Delight was a real spice heavy ayurvedic tea from Ayurveda Pura. Like the previous tea, this blend is full of fennel seeds which give it that sweet, anise flavour. The herb and spices in this tea really blend well so that when you’re drinking it you struggle to pick out a dominant flavour. Nonetheless, you can really feel that ginger fire in your throat afterwards! Don’t brew this one too strongly.
The Pitta Dosha is typically hungry for all things in life, courageous and intelligent so this fiery, spiced tea will really satisfy your strong personality.
Cinnamon & Ginger Spice
- Blend: Cinnamon and ginger with green tea
- Dosha: Kapha
Cinnamon and Ginger Spice was the most enticingly named – to me, at least. This ayurvedic tea is bursting with notes of intense ginger and mixed herbs. It’s also the only Ayurveda Pura tea with a caffeinated tea in it – green tea. That means it’s higher in antioxidants but also means you’ll want to avoid this tea late in the evenings.
The Kapha Dosha is, according to Ayurveda Pura, typically strong and stable with immunity to illness. You’ll also have a relaxed, calm and even lethargic personality so this caffeinated tea with hot ginger is just right to pick you up.
Ginger & Lemon Zest
- Blend: Ginger, lemon and orange
- Dosha: Tridoshic
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of this Ginger and Lemon Zest tea from Ayurveda Pura. Having grown up with fresh ginger and lemon tea, I know that dried teabags rarely live up to the freshness of preparing it yourself. So, while I do recommend this tea, I’d still suggest that you make fresh ginger and lemon if the ingredients are available to you!
It’s a Tridoshic blend which means it’s suitable for all 3 Dosha types and won’t make you feel unbalanced by drinking it. In fact, if you’re feeling a little under the weather the vitamins and warmth from this tea could even help.
Summary – Are Ayurvedic Teas Right for You?
My answer is… yes! It really doesn’t matter if the Ayurvedic principles don’t appeal to you. There’s nothing stopping you from enjoying these teas. They’re flavourful, organic and great for your body whether you know your Dosha or simply don’t care.
You really have nothing to lose by trying these teas, so give them a go for yourself.