Herb Teas

  • There are a variety of alternatives to everyday tea and coffee. Many people are now turning to these alternatives to avoid the ingredient caffeine. Although caffeine in moderate amounts is not harmful, excessive consumption has been linked to health conditions that include heart disorders, cystic breast disease and high blood pressure.
  • Herb teas are made from leaves, flowers, roots, bark and seeds; singularly or in different combinations. Spices are sometimes added for extra zing and medicinal value.
  • Healtheries tea bags have an attached jiggler for easy use. Each serving is naturally dried and wrapped in teabag paper prepared in a dioxin-free oxygen process.


To ensure the best flavour of your tea:

  • Only use China or Earthenware teapot. Do not use aluminium.
  • Bring fresh cold water just to the boil.
  • Use 1 teabag per cup of water and allow to steep 3-5 minutes. Adjust the flavour by the strength of infusion.
  • A slice of lemon or orange peel, cinnamon or liquorice stick can be added to tea while it steeps if you desire.
  • If sweetening is required, add a small amount of honey.
  • Do not add milk.

© Vicki Martin, Nutrition and Herbal Technical Consultant, Healtheries of New Zealand Limited. Used with permission.

Lemon and Ginger Dazzler

  • A warming, restorative tea that settles the stomach & eases digestion.
  • Ginger is warming to those who feel the cold, and has a beneficial effect on circulation in those people prone to cold hands and feet, chilblains or other circulatory disorders.
  • Ideal for those prone to rheumatism and joint complaints.
  • Beneficial for digestion, ginger can help settle motion sickness.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Apple (Pyrus malus)
Rosehips (Rosa canina)
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
Lemon Peel (Citrus limon)
Orange Peel (Citrus aurantium)
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Natural flavours


Product Number: 11741

  • Servings per pack: 25 teabags/pack
  • Net Weight: 62 gm

© Vicki Martin, Nutrition and Herbal Technical Consultant, Healtheries of New Zealand Limited. Used with permission.

Chamomile Tea

  • The dried flowers of chamomile are soothing to digestion and the nerves (ideal after a heavy meal and before bed). Chamomile tea can be used to relieve colic, flatulence and stomach cramps. Cooled chamomile tea can be given to babies to help break wind. Cold tea can be used as a soothing and cleansing wash to open sores and cuts.


100% Matricaria recutita (German chamomile)
Each tea bag provides 1500mg of German chamomile dried flowers.


Product Number: 11702 11307

  • Serving Size: 25 teabags/pack 50 teabags/pack
  • Net Weight: 37g 75g

© Vicki Martin, Nutrition and Herbal Technical Consultant, Healtheries of New Zealand Limited. Used with permission.

Peppermint Tea

  • Peppermint is widely known for its refreshing flavour and is often taken as a mouth freshener. The tea has been traditionally taken after meals to improve digestion. Peppermint tea soothes digestion, helping to relieve nausea, heartburn and flatulence. It is also relaxing to the nervous system and soothing to the nerves.


100% Mentha piperita


Product Number: 11704 11313

  • Serving Size: 25 teabags/pack 50 teabags/pack
  • Net Weight: 50 gm 100 gm

© Vicki Martin, Nutrition and Herbal Technical Consultant, Healtheries of New Zealand Limited. Used with permission.

Bibliography added by Roslyn Ballantyne(RN)
-Wyeth, John. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. URL:http://www.bpac.org.nz/magazine/2007/october/bowel.asp?page=4. Accessed: 2010-08-24. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5sEdVLvhI)
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