Toru Road Organic Kawakawa Tea Leaves
Aotearoa's own Heart-Shaped Tea
Organic kawakawa tea leaves
Singularly handpicked organic kawakawa tea leaves have been dried and packed ready for your kaputī. Just add one kawakawa leaf to your cup, add boiling water, and if you like, 1/2 teaspoon of honey, a slice of citrus, and/or ginger, and start the day off right over a nice cuppa that's good for your tinana/body. Makes 20 tea cups per packet.
Toru Road Kai brings healthy and wholesome kai to your table.
Porirua - no charge to deliver locally, or you can arrange pickup.
Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti (up to Waikanae) - no charge for combined orders over $40.
Rest of NZ - $10 flat fee for all orders outside of Wellington.
Orders close weekly on Wednesdays at 9am and are dispatched on Thursdays & Fridays to suit.
Organic kawakawa leaves
Benefits of Kawakawa:
Kawakawa is found in the low lying coastal areas of NZ and can be identified by its pretty heart shaped leaves. Kawakawa is known to be useful in dealing with conditions of the digestive tract, for inflammation, and as a anti-microbial herb. It has a calming effect on the stomach for those suffering from cramps and bloating as it assists in moving trapped wind. Kawakawa can aid in the reduction of inflammation which can help with arthritis and improve circulation. As an anti-microbial herb Kawakawa has the ability to kill bugs, so it is great for treating infections. Chew some as a pain reliever for sore teeth, for coughs, or use as an antiseptic - it's also great for headaches, and if you're stuck in the bush, the stem of the kawakawa can be used as a toothbrush - perhaps don't get stuck in the bush to try this one out!
The leaves with caterpillar holes are the best, they indicate that they are safe to eat.
E kai ana ngā rau kawakawa i kai ngia ngā anuhe, koira ngā rau haumaru mō te tangata.