December Tea of the Month: Organic Black Tea with Thieves Oil

(December 2010)

Black TeaWinter is here and we have the fresh, crisp air to prove it.  This month's tea, "Boost",  is a delicious concoction of organic black tea infused with an immune boosting Young Living oil blend called Thieves.


The story behind Thieves takes us back to 15th century France where a band of thieves successfully avoided contracting the plague by rubbing cloves, rosemary, cinnamon and other aromatics on their bodies before robbing their victims. When apprehended, they disclosed the formula they used to protect themselves in exchange for more lenient punishment. Today, hundreds of scientific reports confirm the antimicrobial action of the essential oils found in Thieves and their ability to guard both our external environments and internal health against disease.


Don't let poor health rob you this holiday season.  Add Thieves and take good care!


Black tea: According to Chinese medicine, black tea is the most warming and appropriate for winters. Contains the most caffeine of all teas but still only half the amount of a regular cup of coffee


Thieves oil blend includes:

Clove: Has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic properties, helps blood circulation and digestive disorders

Lemon: Has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that amplify immunity. It promotes circulation, leukocyte formation and lymphatic function.

Cinnamon Bark: One of the most powerful antiseptics known. It is strongly antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal.

Eucalyptus: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.

Rosemary: Antiseptic and antimicrobial. It is high in cineol - a key ingredient in antiseptic drugs


Tea recipe: steep black tea 2-4 minutes. Steeping longer may produce bitterness and a less balanced flavor. Add 1 drop of Thieves oil to your cup.


Interested in this blend? Stop by ALMA or email Chelsey at for more details.


"Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one."
- Ancient Chinese Proverb