A Gift to Africa has a focus on empowerment, sustainability, and eco-friendliness. Their company provides work to women in Africa, who are expected to provide for their families. They state, “We are devoted to working directly with these women who are artisans and small scale farmers in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe to provide real jobs and a decent income. Currently, we work directly (no middle man) with over 300 women… and hoping to grow!” They provided me with their Moringa & Peppermint Tea to review as well as a coupon code for my readers, “tea20”, to get 20% off of the Moringa Peppermint Tea. Here are my thoughts.
Right away, I could detect the distinct aroma of the moringa, which can be a bit dominating. Ever since being introduced to it months ago, I now can always identify moringa. When using a tea travel tumbler (when I could still leave the house), the smell of the peppermint overcame the moringa over time. Or I might have gotten used to the aroma. BUT either way, the moringa definitely has an overpowering the peppermint until it changed over time.
So, with two ingredients, I was braced for normal flavor without much complexity. However, the way the flavors settled around my mouth was quite interesting. The moringa flavor was detected on the roof of my mouth, while the peppermint lingered more on my tongue. As I breathed in and out, I experienced a cool feeling on my tongue as well due to the peppermint. There was a distinct feeling associated with this tea with every sip. Upon drinking, my entire mouth felt extremely fresh. Over time, like the aroma, the moringa taste seemed to fade away. It left only the peppermint with a hint of random sweetness.
Ingredients: Organic Moringa Leaves, Organic Peppermint Leaves
Source: 100% raw moringa is imported to the USA directly from Kenya.
Analyzation of the Ingredients:
My impression of this tea is rather positive, but I would not say that this would be my go-to for a peppermint tea. But I have heard rumors of Moringa being a wonder for thyroid function (and if you have not heard, I have thyroid deficiencies). So, I want to further analyze the impact this tea could have on the consumer’s health. That would change my perception of the tea entirely. (I reused my information about moringa from another article I did, so it is just copied and pasted from another review I completed).
Moringa: Moringa has many uses medicinally. It claims that it can be used to treat anemia, arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, stomach pain, ulcers, intestinal spasms, headache, heart problems, high blood pressure, thyroid issues, and most infections. It also has many other ways to use it medicinally, such as inflammation, increased libido, and an immune system boost.
Peppermint: Peppermint is also known for its medicinal uses. It claims that it can be used for common colds and coughing, as well as inflammation and infection of the respiratory system. It also can aid any digestive problems like nausea, IBS, cramping, diarrhea, and gas. Some people claim to use peppermint for menstrual issues or utilizing peppermint post-surgery. I have used little peppermint extract pills to help with digestive issues before as well.
Frankly speaking, a lot of herbal teas have great benefits. But this one does seem to have a large focus on helping immune function as well as digestive function. So, I can see myself buying this tea to further aid my thyroid and immune functions as well as support a great cause.
Analyzation of the Price:
For 15 tea bags (that are re-useable tea bags), the price is $12.99. Based on information from their website, “All proceeds from A Gift To Africa directly provide jobs to local African artisans and farmers.” I always have a soft spot in my heart for social ventures, and combining it with tea is just as amazing to me. I think their price is fair based on the amazing work they do in Africa. They also generously provided a code for my readers “tea20”, for 20% off of the Moringa & Peppermint Tea.
Analyzation of the Packaging:
I could tell that they valued sustainability and eco-friendliness based on their packaging. The packaging that the tea came in looked to be biodegradable or at least recyclable and the tea was put into reusable tea bags. This further enforces its mission to me and makes it more real in the consumer’s eyes.
I hope you enjoyed this latest tea review. This is the first tea company that I have reviewed that is a 100% social enterprise which is amazing that people can use tea for such good in the world. Happy Brewing!
“Moringa: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage, and Warning.” WebMD, WebMD, www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1242/moringa.
“Peppermint: Health Benefits, Uses, Side Effects, Dosage & Interactions.” RxList, RxList, 17 Sept. 2019, www.rxlist.com/peppermint/supplements.htm.