RIO AMAZON Espinheira Santa has a very pleasant taste and can be used as a simple herbal infusion. It is commonly consumed as a leaf tea, after meals. Espinheira Santa is part of a large genus of plants.
Espinheira Santa (Maytenus Ilicifolia) is a small, shrubby evergreen tree growing to heights of around 5m, with leaves and berries that resemble those of the European Holly. It is native to Southern Brazil and many other parts of South America.
Rio Amazon teas are made from high quality botanicals in unbleached teabags. Made from pure shredded leaves of Espinheira Santa (Maytenus Ilicifolia). Also known as `Chuchuwasi`.
RIO AMAZON is inspired by the wonderful herbs which grow in abundance all over the Amazon rainforest. These herbs have evolved unique chemical compounds and have traditionally been used by the people who live in the region, who believe they offer a variety of health benefits.
All RIO AMAZON products are certified Organic by the Soil Association, and their teabags are unbleached and completely plastic-free. Their selection of high-quality botanical extracts and superfoods is free from unnecessary additives and fillers.