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Morning Shine

Ingredients  American Ginseng, Ginger, Red Dates, Osmanthus and Forget-Me-Not
Taste  Sweet, Spicy
Characteristic  Mildly Warm

About the Blend 

Start your day bright eyed and bushy tailed with Morning Shine.

American Ginseng, a natural
cognitiveCognitive function is a broad term that refers to mental processes involved in the acquisition of knowledge, manipulation of information, and reasoning. Cognitive functions include the domains of perception, memory, learning, attention, decision making, and language abilities.
stimulant, helps power the brain with greater concentration. The brain is directed with signals and Ginseng stimulates the production of the
neurotransmitterA neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts, and balances signals between neurons (also known as nerve cells) and target cells throughout the body
Acetylcholine,Acetylcholine is a critical neurotransmitter that plays an important role in the normal function of the brain and body
which supports the memory function for better learning.

Ginger and Red Dates help to kickstart the digestive system. Red dates facilitate the blood flow in the stomach, thereby providing it with the necessary nourishment to support its function in breaking food down. Thereafter, ginger helps to stimulate the gut (stomach + intestines) to move the food along the digestive tract for optimum absorption and conversion into energy.

Together, the trio above assist in providing the body with mental and physical energy for the day!

The human body undergoes the process of natural oxidation in the following circumstances:

(i) During the conversion of glucose from our food into functional energy
(ii) When there is an infection, and immune cells break down the bacteria and virus; and
(iii) Processing of toxins in the liver. 

This oxidation process produces by-products called free radicals which damage cell membranes over time, resulting in ageing, heart disease and a host of other diseases. Antioxidants neutralise the damaging free radicals, thereby protecting the skin and hair cells. The flowers in Morning Shine, Forget-me-not and Osmanthus, are rich in antioxidants, helping you face the world looking and feeling your best. 

Ingredient Combination

The following video provides a summary on how unique ingredient pairings bring about similar benefits but through different mechanisms, hence giving an all-rounded boost for our body.

Ingredient Encyclopedia

Roll over each image to learn the scientific and Chinese names of the ingredients, and learn more about them!

American Ginseng
Panax quiquefolium
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Common Name: American Ginseng
Part Used: Root
Origin: Eastern North America

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Stimulates the production of immune cells that eliminate harmful bacteria & viruses
  2. Supports the development of the brain’s memory and cognitive function
  3. Rich in antioxidants that supports the removal of free radicals

Ginger 姜
Zingiber officinale
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Common Name: Ginger
Part Used: Root
Origin: Southeastern Asia

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Induces gastric contractions to improve digestive health and relieve bloatedness
  2. Alleviates nausea by limiting signals to the brain that control vomiting sensations
  3. Rich in antioxidants that supports the removal of free radicals

Red Date 红枣
Ziziphus jujuba
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Common Name: Red Date
Part Used: Fruit
Origin: China

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Rich source of iron which helps increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood cells
  2. Stimulates the production of immune cells that eliminate harmful bacteria & viruses
  3. Rich in Vitamin C that lightens the skin tone and prevents the appearance of wrinkles

Osmanthus 桂花
Osmanthus fragrans

Common Name: Osmanthus
Part Used: Flower
Origin: China

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Fights allergies by suppressing the overactivation of the antibody,
    Immunoglobulin EImmunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody that is produced by the body's immune system in response to a perceived threat. High levels of IgE can be caused by allergies and infections.
    , which may trigger asthmatic reactions
  2. Contains Vitamin B3 called niacin which helps to boost brain activity and relieves fatigue
  3. Contains Vitamin C to help nourish the skin and prevent the appearance of wrinkles & dark spots

Myosotis sylvatica

Common Name: Forget-me-not
Part Used: Flower
Origin: Europe

Top Health Benefits:
  1. Rich in Vitamin C that lightens the skin tone and prevents the appearance of wrinkles
  2. Rich in antioxidants called flavonoids that supports the removal of free radicals

Blend-Specific Frequently Asked Questions

American Ginseng gives this tea an
immunostimulatorySubstances that are capable of stimulating the immune system by inducing activation or increasing activity of any of the immune cells
property (to boost the immune system) and helps to improve blood circulation and cardiac health.

However, caffeine in coffee has also been seen to increase the heart rate, and may amplify ginseng’s effects and to instead, have an adverse impact on health.

Morning Shine may be a good replacement for coffee to provide one with a fresh and vibrant start to the day by boosting the brain's working memory function and concentration levels.

Morning Shine contains ingredients that you should avoid taking in large amounts during pregnancy. Osmanthus invigorates the blood and might stimulate the uterus upon over-consumption, possibly leading to early contractions. And while American Ginseng is recommended for expectant mothers who experience nausea, fatigue or lack of appetite, it is advised that consumption is kept to a small amount. Hence, we would recommend expectant mothers to limit consumption to 1-2 teabags a day.

More suitable blends would be Evening Calm and Perfect Pairing. For more information about how TILY can accompany your pregnancy journey, do check out our blog post here!

Morning Shine may be taken by breastfeeding mothers when taken in moderate amounts. We would recommend breastfeeding mothers to limit consumption to 1-2 teabags a day as the tea blend is stimulatory in nature and effects can be passed on to babies feeding on breastmilk. For more information about how TILY can accompany your motherhood journey, do check out our blog post here!

Osmanthus invigorates the blood and might possibly slow down the healing of wounds. Hence, we would recommend those who are recovering from surgery to limit consumption to 1 teabag a day.

Have a cup of Morning Shine each morning to give yourself a boost of mental and physical energy to kickstart your day. You may also enjoy this blend with honey or sweetener of choice, to balance the taste of the root herbs in the tea.

Each teabag requires 5-8 minutes of steeping time for a good amount of infusion, and may be refilled 2 to 3 times.