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Let the power of bitter leaf work for you


Bitter leaf, also known as Vernonia amygdalina, has long been used by African folks for treating various health disorders, including fever, malaria, kidney problems, stomach disorder, cough, wounds and inflammation. Not only is bitter leaf rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and rich in minerals and vitamins, it is also a staple Nigerian food that find its way into traditional dishes such as the famous bitter leaf soup (Ofe Onugbu), or African salad (Abacha).


So, as spring is in the air, why not give your body a little rejuvenation kick to chase the winter months away and enjoy bitter leaf benefits by drinking it in a herbal tea.


In the morning - Give yourself a daily energy boost with Respite Tea 100% organic bitter leaf PURE.


Throughout the day – Satisfy your sweet cravings by drinking Respite Tea SMOOTH, our cinnamon and apple blend. During the chilly springtime days, raise your body temperature with our chili blended WARM variety. And, if the days are too warm, why not try our COOL blend with ice for a refreshing uplift.


After meals - After lunch or dinner, give preference to our PURE blend which relieves abdominal cramps and pains after a heavy meal.


Before bed – Relax with a cup of Respite Tea DREAMS, packed with vitamin C that helps towards a good night’s sleep. Alternatively, try another cup of our COOL blend; its bitter leaves, dried lemon and white tea provide a brew with a delicious aroma that aids stress reduction.


In summary, Respite Tea has got you covered! Bitter leaf is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals that help detoxify the whole body. So, why not try PURE on a daily basis, which helps reduce inflammation, or WARM with its chili blend which will give your weight loss challenge an extra boost, or SMOOTH which will take the edge off your cravings, or DREAMS which will alleviate your stress levels, or even COOL which will enhance your skin wellness. Everyone needs a respite.


In closure, the Respite Tea team celebrates all the incredible women around the globe who through their enduring strength, determination, selflessness and courage shape all our lives.


We also salute all the women who grow, nurture and handpick our bitter leaves that are brought directly to your cups.

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