A tropical treat…

The Rio Amazon teas range offers a wide choice including fruity infusions, energy boosters and blends packed with health benefits. If you’re not sure which one to try, check out our handy guide below...

Best for immune system

Autumn is finally here, and along with some lovely things (getting cosy, pumpkin spice lattes and crisp, colourful leaves), it also means lots of sore throats and runny noses. 

Fortunately, there are a few things that’ll keep your immune system fighting fit, including our Pau d’Arco tea. This infusion has been used by rainforest tribes for over 2,000 years to help support the body’s defences and provide a source of antioxidants. 

Or, why not try Pau d’Arco and Graviola from our ‘Taste the Tropics’ range? This sweet blend combines two of our best-selling botanicals in one tea bag. Pau d’Arco may support a healthy immune system, and Graviola is commonly used as a strong antioxidant. You’ll certainly get the best of both worlds with great taste and health-boosting properties.

Best for strengthening the body & boosting energy

Whilst lounging on the sofa and doing absolutely nothing all day can be nice every once in a while, feeling full of energy and living life to the fullest is an even better feeling! 

Reboot your body naturally with Damiana Leaf. Used by the modern populations of both Central and South America to help maintain feelings of sexual wellbeing, Damiana Leaf is known for strengthening the body and supporting energetic alertness. 

From our tropical range, the Yerba Maté and Lemon tea is also a great shout. This green tea is full of antioxidants and contains caffeine which may help boost energy levels, relieve stress and suppress appetite. Lemon Grass has also shown anxiolytic effect, making this tea a calming, yet energising way to start the day.

Best for digestive system

Keep your digestive system in tip-top condition with Espinheira Santa. In Brazil, it’s commonly consumed as a leaf tea after meals, and with its extremely pleasant taste, it makes the perfect, non-alcoholic digestif.

Best for maintaining healthy weight

Help to maintain a healthy body weight with Yerba Maté. Packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Yerba Maté offers stimulating and tonic properties that contribute to the resistance against physical and mental fatigue.

Best for balancing blood sugar

Another tea perfect as a non-alcoholic digestif, Pata de Vaca is often consumed after meals in Brazil, helping to cleanse the palate and balance blood sugar levels.

Best for antioxidants 

Antioxidants help the body combat the effects of free-radical damage of cells. Get your daily dose with our Tayuya tea or supplement-strength Graviola Leaf tea. Both are native to the Amazon rainforest in South America, and are popular in Brazil.

You can also enjoy our tropical Guraná and Açai tea. This berrylicious blend contains naturally-occurring caffeine and is a rich source of antioxidants, so you can experience nature’s benefits and tropical freshness at the same time!

Best for flexible joints

Tired of feeling stiff and achy? Cat’s Claw has been used by the Ashaninka people of Peru for over 2,000 years to help maintain flexible joints and a healthy immune system. Our Cat’s Claw tea bags contain added cinnamon, ginger, cardamon and orange peel for a pleasant, warming taste which is perfect to sip on before a yoga session, or just before bed.

Best for liver & kidney support

Also known as ‘The Stone Breaker’, Quebra Pedra is used in Indian ayurvedic practices and has a naturally smooth taste. It’s used in the Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas of the world for liver and kidney support. 

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