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Tea Blend Spotlight: Defense
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Tea Blend Spotlight: Defense

7 Min Read | January 14, 2021

Calling on nature's ability to fortify our overstressed systems and enjoy restorative moments of tranquility, Tea Forté's new Wellbeing Collection introduces a quintet of teas to benefit the body and mind. For this article, we're going to focus on Defense, a balanced green tea crafted to nurture the body's natural defenses. With echinacea, the subtle zing of ginger, a juicy undercurrent of elderberry, and uplifting organic sencha, Defense offers both a protective boost to our immune systems and a soothing invitation to engage all five senses. Its comforting warmth and light hint of sweetness pairs perfectly with a touch of honey and invokes a spa-like sense of calm in every cup.

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Defense: A green tea blend fortifies the body and mind with immune-boosting echinacea.


Our Defense blend brings together some of the strongest defenders against cold and flu the natural world has to offer. Echinacea, a medicinal herb also known as coneflower, has a long history of naturopathic use during cold and flu season, thought to offer subtle regenerative support for the white blood cells we need to protect us from pathogens. Ginger contains a bioactive compound famed for calming the digestive system, soothing headaches, fighting inflammation, and behaving in much the same way aspirin does to ease pain. Elderberry boasts an abundance of vitamin C, which plays an important role in warding off germs, especially in colder weather. All ingredients in our Defense blend are USDA Organic and Kosher Certified.

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Most important of all, the Defense blend is crafted on a foundation of organic, steamed green tea leaves, also known as sencha. Green tea is one of the most well-known and rigorously-studied superfoods in existence, known for its proven array of health-forward benefits. Its bounty of antioxidants are known to guard the body against damage inflicted by the free radicals we encounter in the atmosphere every day.

A Gentle Lift

Green tea also contains an amino acid called L-Theanine, which rounds off the edge of the energy boost caffeine gives us. In other words, it's a fantastic alternative to coffee for those who wish to enjoy a gentle lift in energy and focus without the jitters caffeine can deliver on its own.


As part of Tea Forté's new Wellbeing Collection, Defense is one of five organic tea blends curated specifically to relax, restore and revitalize, bringing the benefits of a wellness spa into each calming cup. Made with natural adaptogens meant to reduce inflammation and ward off the effects of stress, these herbal tisanes and green tea blends are carefully crafted to soothe the body, mind, and soul. Much like a menu of spa services, each blend addresses a specific aspect of wellness, from immune-boosting antioxidants to sleep-friendly compounds, and is a refreshing departure from other teas with health benefits, they feature a gorgeous balance of flavors from sweet fruits to comforting florals.

This collection is meant to meet your varying needs from dawn to dusk, supporting overall wellbeing as you move throughout the day. Whether seeking to reach a new level of focus with the Invigorate blend, nurture the immune system with the Defense blend, encourage an inner glow with the Radiance blend, opt for a reset with the Purify blend, or unwind with the Serenity blend, there's a tea perfectly designed to provide you the balance you need. Defense is the perfect blend with which to start the day, easing into the morning with the supportive lift a well-crafted green tea blend can bring.

Experience the benefits of Defense and the Wellbeing Collection for yourself.

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