Ilan Purpose - Moringa Lemon
Why settle for plain lemon and ginger tea, when there are so many Australian flavours to explore? We reimagined what a lemon-ginger brew might look like for Ilan Style and came up with a zesty and earthy concoction, then we added extra ingredients to support immune health and wellbeing, so you can confidently and purposefully approach each day. We chose moringa, rosella, olive, ginger and lemon myrtle, two species of lemongrass and some gorgeous cornflower and calendula petals to make Ilan Purpose a fabulous down-to-earth Aussie lemon and ginger tea! Ilan Purpose also makes a delicious iced tea!
Moringa oleifera leaf - Moringa. Cultivated in Queensland.
Moringa is an incredibly nutritious plant native to parts of India and also cultivated around the world, including Queensland, Australia. This superfood is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, as well as protein. Moringa is also very high in various antioxidants, including quercetin and chlorogenic acid, which can help protect the body from free radicals which damage cells. It also contains anti-inflammatory plant compounds. Moringa has a nutty and earthy flavour that is similar to spinach or kale and is enjoyed by people all over the world as a supplement and a superfood for health and wellbeing. We included the magnificent Moringa in Ilan Purpose tea because we simply love the principle of 'food as medicine'!
Backhousia citriodora - Lemon Myrtle. Cultivated in NSW.
Lemon myrtle is a native Australian tree; its leaves are known for their strong lemon flavour and beautiful citrus aroma. There is nothing like the smell of lemon myrtle in the Aussie bush after rain! It is found in rainforests in the coastal and sub-coastal regions of New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. Lemon myrtle is very versatile and you can find it in recipes and various products from soaps and creams, to essential oils and tea!
Lemon myrtle is a source of folate, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and iron, which makes it a great choice for immune wellbeing. The lemon myrtle in Ilan Style tea is cultivated in NSW.
Cymbopogon ambiguus - Native lemongrass (maarr / maar). Wild harvested in SA, WA and NT.
Native lemongrass (also known as maar or citronella grass) is native to tropical regions of Australia. It prefers moist, well-drained soils and full sun, and can be grown in a range of climates. The native lemongrass in Ilan Style tea is wild harvested in South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Lemongrass is an aromatic grass, with a strong citrusy odour, and the native variety is traditionally used in Aboriginal medicine for colds and chest complaints. Australian researchers have also discovered that native lemongrass contains a compound called eugenol, which has similar activity to aspirin to reduce headaches and decrease platelet clumping. Drinking native lemongrass tea is a healthful way to get on with your day.
Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers - Rosella. Wild harvested in Queensland.
Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a beautiful plant, native to tropical regions of Africa, and now naturalised in Asia, and the Pacific Islands including Australia. It is thought that Rosella was introduced to Australia through Indonesian fisherman, thousands of years ago. It is widely cultivated in many other tropical and subtropical locations around the world, and the Rosella in Ilan Style teas is wild harvested in Queensland. The herbal tea is made from the dried Rosella flower petals which are full of antioxidants and other nutrients which can boost the immune system, and reduce inflammation. Rosella tea has a tart, cranberry-like fruit flavour and is often served hot or cold. We think it makes a stunning addition to Ilan Purpose tea.
Olea europaea - Olive leaf. Cultivated in Victoria.
Olive leaves have a long history of use in traditional medicines. They are a great source of antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols are important for a healthy diet because they can help reduce inflammation and protect against chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. At Ilan Style, we source our olive leaves from premium olive farms in Victoria, whose passionate team shares our values (and have received awards) for their awesome sustainability practice.
Zingiber officinale - Ginger root. Cultivated in India
Zingiber officinale, commonly known as ginger, is a flowering plant that belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and is a popular spice and medicinal plant. Ginger root is used to make various dishes, beverages and medicines. Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties and has been used traditionally for treating a variety of ailments.