Partnership Brews New Wellness Teas

 Dr. Jenn Dazey creating medicinal teas

This spring, Bastyr University and Choice Organic Teas partnered to develop four delicious new Wellness Teas* blends, each featuring nutritional mushrooms.

Choice Organic Teas staff joined Dr. Jenn Dazey, core faculty member of Bastyr University’s Department of Botanical Medicine, in the University’s Nutrition Kitchen, to taste mushroom decoctions and gain a deeper understanding of the power of medicinal mushrooms.

“It was a pleasure to work with the Choice Organic Teas team and discuss therapeutic implications with master formulator, Eric Ring,” Dazey shared. “We agreed that one cup of tea is not going to cure cancer, but enjoying any one of these delicious and inimitable teas every day is a gesture of self-caring. The dosing strategy is just enough to protect immune and cardiovascular function and improve the way your body uses energy. It really should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle.”

“This is my favorite line of teas thus far,” said Dazey. “Most consider mushrooms to be a savory food, but some of the medicinal mushrooms offer a palate of flavors that can be brought into context with complementary spices. It doesn't take much to bring the chocolate notes up and out of reishi mushrooms. Reishi is known to be a powerful longevity and anti-cancer tonic. How wonderful that it is so easy to enjoy it now! I could go on and on.”

Mushrooms contain many vital amino acids, vitamins, and minerals and are known for their immunity support.*  Each tea pairs a historically medicinal mushroom with synergistic herbs such as turmeric and dandelion root to further magnify the health benefits found from these teas.*

  • Reishi Detox* provides cleansing nutrients that support the body’s natural defenses.* Cacao and carob add subtle chocolate flavors.
  • Shiitake Maté promotes cognitive function, increased energy and stress relief through a blend of healthy mushrooms and herbs.* Contains caffeine.
  • Reishi Matcha features a medicinal mushroom used by Shaolin Monks to improve cardiac health and mental concentration.*  Contains caffeine.
  • Shiitake Turmeric blends together two revered mushrooms with turmeric, known to support healthy brain function, as well as the body’s joints.*

The collection joins the 12 existing Bastyr and Choice Organic Teas blends.  These new teas are now available online and in retail stores starting this month.  A portion of the proceeds from each box will be directed to Bastyr University’s student scholarship fund.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.