April 2019 Newsletter

by Christopher

Happy Spring from Modern Steep! 

Springtime Botanicals Sale

With the arrival of spring comes a spectacle of color in the natural environment. As we enjoy the splendid sights of the season (and the milder weather), we invite you to try out some of our botanical based teas and tisanes. Check out the savings of up to 25% off throughout the month of April. Happy Spring Sipping!


Oh, What a Relief!

The change of seasons can mean an increase of allergens for some and we just happen to have a potent and great tasting blend designed for such an occasion! Our Relief custom blended tisane combines organic lemongrass, rosehips, ginger, citrus, licorice root, sage, peppermint leaf and cloves to provide a blast of deep mentholated relief from colds and allergies. It's a highly functional herbal blend that also tastes great for those seeking a rich, slightly spicy, aromatic cup of tea at any time of day or night. Here’s the scoop on some of the key ingredients:

Lemongrass (sometimes called citronella) is a tall stalky plant having a fresh, lemon-like aroma with a citrus flavor. Lemongrass contains several antioxidants while also having anti-inflammatory as well as antimicrobial properties.

Rosehips – this tangy fruit of the rose plant is often sought to reduce inflammation, for detoxification, boosting immunity and promoting cardiovascular health due to the presence of flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenols, catechins and other phytochemicals. Rosehips also contain helpful vitamin C and quercetin.

Sage is a highly fragrant herb utilized by many as a natural way to help dry up respiratory mucus while soothing mucous membranes. It has been shown to have antiseptic and antibacterial properties and is sought out for its anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties.

Cloves offer intense aromatic properties while the eugenol content is sought for helping the body resist toxicity from environmental pollutants, serving as an anti-inflammatory agent and providing antioxidant flavonoids. In Ayurvedic medicine, this fragrant spice is used in teas to help lessen the symptoms of colds and flu, acting as an expectorant and relieving congestion.

Peppermint contains menthol, menthone and other essential oils that go well beyond helping with digestion. Its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties may be useful in fighting some symptoms of colds and allergies while the menthol may improve the perception of better airflow in your nasal cavity.

Licorice Root has been utilized for centuries in Chinese medicine for those seeking relief for sore throats and coughs due to its anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties.


Spring Travels & Shipping Note

As we embark on travel and visits with some of our tea colleagues overseas this spring, please note that online orders received between April 16th and 30th may experience delays in shipping. Get your orders in soon to avoid any potential delays.


April Newsletter Subscriber Special

Surprise! Take extra 10% off your next online order with coupon code: HIDDEN

Offer expires April 11, 2019. Enter the code during the checkout process to receive the discount. Thanks for staying in touch through our monthly newsletter email. 


Save the Date

Mark your calendar now to join us and a whole cast of tea-related exhibitors at the third annual TeaFestPDX on July 20, 2019. For more information, please visit TeaFestPDX online.


Thank you for being part of the Modern Steep family of tea lovers! We wish you a wonderful spring season full of glorious color and plenty of opportunities to enjoy your favorite tea.