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Energise/Whakahohe - Kawakawa Blended Tea


An invigorating and energising tea that is perfect as a morning beverage or anytime you want or need a gentle lift. The fantastic warming properties of NZ Kawakawa is perfectly complimented with Organic Sencha (whole leaf) Green Tea. The blend is rounded with the soft sweetness of Licorice and a subtle hint of Ginger.


*Contains 100% herbs, no added flavours, sugar or sweeteners


*This is loose-leaf tea ( no teabags ).


You can purchase re-useable organic cotton tea-bags here




Kawakawa (Piper excelsum) is a New Zealand native herb used traditionally for many different ailments. It is an amazingly versatile herb that has so much to offer. Here are some ways that it was traditionally used and also some contemporary conditions it may also assist with.

  • Heart tonic - Has been used traditionally to help strengthen the heart and more recently for high blood pressure as well as supporting overall circulation due to its fantastic warming properties making it perfect for poor circulation, those suffering from chilblains, etc.

  • Blood purifier - Has been used traditionally to treat boils and to draw toxins from the body both from internal use & as a topical poultice.

  • Digestive - The warming properties of Kawakawa may aid in digestion especially when suffering from indigestion, heartburn, etc.

  • Lung restorative - The seeds in particular may have a tonic effect on the lungs. Kawakawa has very similar properties to its cousin, pippali or long pepper plant used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

  • Analgesic - Has a mild analgesic effect similar to the Kava plant of Fiji to which it is closely related to. Has been used traditionally for tooth ache and more recently for menstrual cramps due also to its anti-spasmodic actions.

  • Adaptogen - May help with a restorative & strengthening action for those people under high levels of physical and emotional stress or suffering from fatigue.

  • Diuretic - May have a mild action to help with fluid retention and was traditionally used to support and strengthen kidney function.

  • Anti-inflammatory - Traditionally used for rheumatism and arthritic complaints.

  • Aphrodisiac - Was used traditionally by older men to renew their youthful vigour.

  • Topically - It was used traditionally for many different skin complaints but more recently has been shown to be a remarkable healer of the skin for conditions like eczema or other similar red inflamed conditions. It has also been shown to be helpful when massaged into inflamed or arthritic joints.



  • Ingredients: Wildcrafted Kawakawa (37%), Organic Sencha Green Tea, Organic Licorice, Organic Ginger

    +Organic or *Wildharvested

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