Unwind With Lunar Latte
Lunar Latte is my new favourite nighttime drink. From the initial aroma of stirring the blend into the milk to the first, last and every sip in between, it is an explosion of flavours. Lunar Latte by Nutra Organics includes Chamomile, Lavender and Passionflower, delicate botanicals with Ayurvedic Ashwagandha, and ancient Chinese adaptogenic herbs He Shou Wu and Reishi mushroom is the perfect way to unwind before bed.
Firstly, if you find that your Lunar Latte has some remnants of ground herb floating in it – CONGRATS! This means you have some of the freshest organic herbs in your nighttime indulgence! Your Lunar Latte is more than suitable to consume. Those naturally occurring “stringy bits” are just mucilage (or fibre) from freshly ground organic Chamomile herb (no fake extracts here). Upon heating, mucilage is naturally released from the herb and can solidify little, forming floaters as the drink cools down again. One way we suggest avoiding this is to warm your milk, don’t overheat it and drink it as soon as it is suitable for you. This mucilage will most likely sit on the bottom of the cup, so once mixed in, you might also wish to avoid excessive stirring. Otherwise, you can also avoid this by frothing your milk.
That said, as Chamomile is a natural herb, it will also vary in the amount of mucilage from batch to batch, so one Lunar Latte may contain more mucilage than another.
You might be wondering why we only added a small amount of the traditional adaptogenic herbs into Lunar Latte, and we’re glad you asked because there are a few very good reasons why.
Firstly, This Latte is a food product; it is not designed to be therapeutic in any way and is not to be associated with the likes of therapeutic supplements. Therefore we do not include naturopathic herbs in therapeutic amounts, only traditionally supportive amounts.
Nutra Organics also takes the safety of our products very seriously, and we want to ensure that our products are suitable for all consumers without any issues of unwanted interactions or adverse effects. This is why we have a qualified herbalist advising on the quantities of our herbs when included in recipes. This is particularly important when we consider pregnant and breastfeeding consumers and children who should not consume some herbs in large quantities.
Lastly, as per Naturopathic, traditional knowledge, our herbalist understands that more isn’t always more when it comes to some herbs. In fact, in particular, adaptogenic herbs will actually have a greater long-term benefit when taken in minimal amounts regularly instead of large amounts.
Aside from only containing supportive amounts of adaptogenic herbs, Lunar Latte contains somewhat larger amounts of traditionally calming herbs such as Chamomile and lavender that can help to promote relaxation before bed purely by their scent alone, which is just one part of their traditional beneficial properties.
However, we don’t promote it as a sleep inducer or treat any specific health condition.
Absolutely not. Lunar Latte is in no way comparable to a strong pharmaceutical that may cause you to feel drowsy the next day. It is only a supportive food product, containing Chamomile as the only “active” herb, which with its traditional calming aroma, may assist in promoting a sense of relaxation before bed. Still, it is not strong enough to cause excessive drowsiness.
Nutra Organics is a food company that creates products solely to nourish our bodies with high-quality, organic health foods. Therefore we do not promote any of our products to have a specific therapeutic effect or benefit, including Lunar Latte. This is not suitable for any therapeutic purpose, including but not limited to treating any ailment, such as insomnia. We recommend consulting your primary physician for further information regarding this or any concerns you may have regarding Lunar Latte and a specific health condition.
Yes, Lunar Latte is suitable for all members of the family. With traditional mild Chamomile (as found in chamomile tea) as the only “active” ingredient, all other naturopathic herbs included in the blend are present only in a traditionally supportive amount, roughly 100 x less than the amount required to produce any therapeutic effect. Further, as we choose to only use whole herbs (no concentrated extracts), there is no concern for any family member to consume Lunar Latte.
Here at Nutra Organics, it is of the utmost importance to us that all family members can enjoy the majority of our products and that, where possible, we use the most “whole” form of the ingredient available. Therefore we do not utilise herbal extracts in any of our products. This means not only are our products more wholesome, but they are also suitable for all family members to consume.
Lunar Latte contains refractance window-dried New Zealand purple carrot. This means that our purple carrot retains the highest amount of anthocyanins (the purple pigments) possible in a dried product and makes our Lunar Latte a dazzling purple. However, as carrots are a natural product, of course, as with any other fruit or vegetable, seasonal variances may result in more or less purple at times. The exact colour of the latte will also vary slightly depending on the type of milk used. i.e. greyish almond milk might make your latte darker than when made with white full cream milk. However, rest assured that your latte will taste beautiful no matter how purple the purple is.
Yes, Lunar Latte is vegan when prepared in plant-based milk.
Lunar Latte is different from our other superfood lattes in terms of flavour as it is not chai based. It tastes like a vanilla latte dream with mild floral and caramel undertones from the honey-like aromatics of Chamomile and Mesquite.
If you are allergic to flowers, particularly of the Asteraceae family or carrots, we recommend steering clear of this Latte. Otherwise, it is vegan and gluten-free friendly. It is manufactured in a facility that processes products containing fish, shellfish, eggs, soy, tree nuts, lupin and sesame.