A Drink To Harmonize:
When the toil of the day requires abit of relaxation, we are sure to pour ourselves a chrysanthemum flower tea. Chrysanthemum × morifolium flowers have a long history of use in Asian traditional medicines. A strong decoction of the flowers applied directly to the eyes relieves inflammation and prevents cataracts. Applied to the skin, it relieves dermatitis. It may also be applied for maintaining skin health and beauty. The decoction, or a wine brewed from the flowers, may be consumed to relieve headache or restlessness.
In Chinese herbalism, chrysanthemum flower preparations are consumed to produce harmony between the elements Metal, Water, and Wood.
The chrysanthemum flowers combine well with Atractylodes macrocephala root (Earth, Metal), Broussonetia papyrifera root bark (Metal), Lycium chinense root bark (Metal, Water, Wood), or Ligusticum striatum rhizome (Wood).
A strong decoction of Lycium chinense fruit (Metal, Water) and chrysanthemum flowers may be applied directly to the eyes to relieve inflammation and consumed regularly for the preservation of eye health. A tea brewed from these two (pictured above), while not sufficiently potent to qualify as medicine, makes an enjoyable beverage.
A Drink to Energize:
On mornings where we need extra energy, we look to home-roasting an amazing dry-process coffee from Shakiso, Ethiopia.
Our Tok Wellness products are 100% caffeine free. This means no added caffeine and no caffeine containing plants. Still we acknowledge and enjoy the healthful effects of coffee and tea, especially in combination with Tok Energy or Tok Support.
Pro tip: Try Tok Energy or Tok Support with your favorite brewed coffee or tea to moderate and extend the caffeine effect.
A Drink to Cool Down:
Over the summer, the temperature is sure to swelter! We do our best to keep cool and comfortable with fresh juiced watermelon rind... perfect for hot, humid summer days!