Calm-inducing products fall well into the travelingmom guidelines for travel product reviews. Northern Delights herbal teas, made by the Inuit and not yet widely available, tops the category.
This tea is absolutely the best herbal tea I have ever tasted. I am a huge fan of herbal teas and enjoy Tazo, Yogi, and Numi among others. But none compare to Northern Delights, also known as Delice Boreal in Canada. I can’t be sure if is taste alone that has me hooked and eagerly sharing with friends or if the story behind the tea contributes to my attraction.
The tea is inspired by the Nunavik Inuit traditional blends of tea, known to have medicinal properties. The Nunavik Inuit take part in all steps of production, from collecting the plants to selling the teas. All profits are given to the Avataq Cultural Institute, an organization that protects and promotes the language and culture of Nunavik Inuit.
There are five varieties: Labrador, Crowberry, Arctic Blend, Ground Juniper and Cloudberry (my favorite) and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
The tea is widely available in Canada but, in the US, can be purchased only from Grand Trunk Imports (grandtrunkimports.com) in Massachusetts. They carry a variety of hand-picked specialty items and are happy to ship to any destination.
To get acquainted with each of the unique blends, I suggest you try the box of assorted teas. You will be back for more!
For information about the Avataq Institiute and Northern Delights tea, click the following link: http://www.avataq.qc.ca/tea_files/tea_en.cfm.