The idea of Katula Tea came into being at the prompting of family and friends who have shared our herbal teas. These tea blends were gathered from plants fresh from the garden or dried and blended for the leaner times of year. We have sought out only organically grown herbs from local sources for creating our teas. The herbs are then hand blended by the family in a local commercial kitchen. Not only are the blends tasty, they are also healthy!
Why use a leopard for our tea logo? “Katula” actually means leopard in the Bemba language of northern Zambia, Africa. That is where Kate met her husband, Rafe, who was then living on a farm called Katula.
Balm for the Blues is a refreshing pick-me-up at any time. Rosemary lifts the spirits and enhances mental clarity, lemon balm calms nerves and spasms, and lavender relaxes. (lavender, rosemary, lemon balm, spearmint leaves)
Full Belly Brew is the perfect complement to savor after a good meal, as rosemary, peppermint, sage and caraway are all helpful digestive herbs, whilst hibiscus flavors and cleanses the palate. (hibiscus flowers, rosemary, peppermint, sage leaves, caraway seeds)
Herbal Nightcap speaks for itself with its selection of soothing, relaxing herbs to prepare you for a good night’s sleep. Note: catnip has the opposite effect on humans than it does on cats! (catnip, passionflower, chamomile flowers, peppermint leaves)
Spring Tisane is an infusion of rooibos, nettles, elder flowers and lemon balm. This mild tasting tea aids our bodies in coping with spring, summer or winter allergies.
Tulsi Fusion is a great way to start the day with its energizing, yet soothing blend of herbs. Tulsi has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It contains many phytochemicals that support the immune system and aids stress. (rama tulsi, lemon balm, peppermint leaves, fennel seeds)
Winter Comfort contains herbs that have a high Vitamin C and antioxidant content—just what is needed at this time of year! The spices are equally important in this regard, as well as providing a nostalgic seasonal taste. (rose hips, rooibos, hibiscus, orange peel, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, star anise, sage, lemon balm)
For a perfect cup of tea, bring water to a boil, warm the teapot and add 1 heaped teaspoon of loose leaf tea for each cup of water. Allow to steep 3 to 5 minutes and enjoy! All blends of Katula Tea are caffeine free. The teas are not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease. Information is for educational purposes only.
Inspired by the reception of Katula Tea, we now also offer Katula Herbs spice and herb mixes for culinary use. We hope you will try some of these, using them as suggested or experiment as we do, and discover new tastes in your cooking adventures!