I do love reviewing hemp teas, it’s nice to have a hot drink in the evening and it offers a very different experience to sublingually taking CBD oil.
This is the second product I’m testing by this brand, following on from the Hemp Story Protein Powder, which is worth a read if you’re looking for a healthy, vegan source of protein.
What Does The Tea Contain?
This is far from just a hemp tea, as it contains an interesting blend of ingredients that both add to the flavour and have different health benefits.
You’ll find fennel, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, cardamom, liquorice root and rose petals.
Fennel can help to aid healthy digestion, which is an area many people struggle with in the UK (don’t get me onto the subject of the gut-brain axis, I won’t shut up). If you suffer at all with bloating or stomach cramps then this could be worth trying out.
Cinnamon is packed full of antioxidants, which can help to fight off free radicals. Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, while it offers a great taste to the tea.
Coriander has an equally high amount of antioxidants, while it’s also packed with essential vitamins. A key ingredient for making a tasty curry, coriander also holds a common place in many herbal tea blends.
Cardamom might be annoying when you bite into them when eating a curry, but you won’t find this when in a tea format, while you get all those great health benefits, such as for your digestion. The cardamom certainly adds some spice to the tea flavour, while it also has antidepressant properties to improve your mood.
Liquorice root can help to aid digestion (a common positive from the ingredients list), while it can also help to fight bacteria.
The final ingredient, rose petals, contain vitamins and antioxidants, while it can also help boost your immune system, while it can also ease menstrual discomfort.
How Did You Have The Tea?
I have a big loose tea infuser, so I made myself a batch each evening during testing. You can add a dash of milk, but I’m not a fan of herbal tea with milk, so I drank it straight.
You still should get a fatty source at the same time, so I took some omega 3, however you can either add some milk or have a quick shot of it separately.
Use a tablespoon’s worth of the hemp tea herbal blend and add boiling water. They recommend leaving it for 5 minutes for it to infuse, but I prefer to wait longer. Longer you leave it, greater the presence of the ingredients in the tea, however the taste will be stronger, so experiment and work out what works best for you.
Why Opt For Hemp Tea?
Hemp tea, derived from cannabis sativa, is a great herbal hot drink that has been drunk throughout history.
The aromatic drink contains a huge amount of vitamins and minerals, not to mention cannabinoids such as CBDa, the acidic precurser to CBD.
Many don’t enjoy the process of taking CBD oil, finding the taste to be too strong, therefore having a hemp tea offers an alternative option.
It’s also caffeine free, so you don’t have to worry about taking it late at night, quite the opposite, it should help you to sleep at night.
Of course, being hemp, it is low in THC (if any is present at all), as it comes from industrial hemp so it can be legally sold.
Where Can I Buy This From?
You can order yourself a 40 gram pack of HempStory Herbal Tea No1 from their website for €4.80. Of course, if you want to bring up your basket price, they have a huge selection of products that are worth sifting through, while you should also keep your eye out for my upcoming review of the Hempstory Gold CBD Oil.