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Tea of the Sea

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Our Tea of the Sea (sea moss—aka Irish sea moss) Chrondus crispus is a type of red algae believed to boost your health and enhance your skin. "Irish sea moss has been used for generations in places like Ireland, Scotland, and Jamaica in food and as folk medicine," says Robin Foroutan, R.D.N., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In these cultures, it's often used to help enhance the immune system! Sea moss is high in immune-boosting nutrients like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc, it may also support the immune system and help you fight off cold and flu symptoms.

While this  iodine can promote health in some people, it might pose risks for those with autoimmune thyroid conditions, like Hashimoto's—a disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland—too much iodine can trigger hypothyroidism.

Of course, like many other superfoods, this one has actually been around for centuries. Sea moss doesn't have much of a taste, so you can use it as a gel (made by boiling with water) in many food items, including as a thickener in soups, smoothies, or desserts like mousse. Other cultures also serve it as a drink, boiled with water and mixed with milk and sugar or honey.

Simple Sea Moss Tea Recipe

  • 2 oz of sea moss gel
  • 6 oz of hot spring water
  • 1/8 teaspoon of clove powder
  • Sweeten to taste with date sugar or agave
  • 1 cup

Cleaning Sea Moss

Start with 56 grams of dried wildcrafted sea moss. Its natural color varies from greenish-yellow, to brown, to red, to dark purple, to purplish-brown.

Rinse the sea moss then remove any loose dirt.

Soak the sea moss in room temperature spring water for 15 minutes to loosen up and remove and lingering dirt.

The dried sea moss will start to expand.

I used room temperature water for the quick soak so the water wouldn’t leech any nutrients from the sea moss, since I would discard the water and dirt.

The sea moss expanded during the 15 minute soak.

Sea Moss Soak

I prefer to use hot water to do a long soak to soften the cell walls of the sea moss to make its mucilage and nutrients more bio-available.

You can also use room temperature water, but hot water makes sea moss gel more gelatinous.

You can let the sea moss soak overnight or a minimum of 2 hours in hot water. Soak the sea moss overnight if you are using room temperature water.

Blending Sea Moss

Though I showed the sea moss and the water it soaked in separately, I added them both to the blender.

The sea moss takes up around 20 oz. in the blender when packed down.

I used a 2 water to 1 sea moss ratio for this sea moss gel. You can use a 1 to 1 ratio for a thicker gel.

I wanted to show the water separate to show how the mucilage and nutrients seeped into the hot water.

You don’t want to discard the nutrients and want to add them to the blend.

I added the sea moss, sea moss water, and enough hot water to fill 60 oz. of the blender jar.

56 grams of dried sea moss made a picture of sea moss gel water. The sea moss will get darker after it settles and cools, and will become more gelatinous.

Refrigerating Sea Moss

The sea moss got darker and more gelatinous after being in the fridge for 12 hours. Another day in the fridge will make it like jello.

The gel is still pourable after 12 hours, but will become more like jello after another day in the fridge.

I will have to scoop out what I need. I add around a half cup when I blend my vegetable juices or fruit smoothies, or add 2 tablespoons to a glass of water.

You can also use it to make baked goods rise.

8 oz Steel Tin Can

Note: This product is holistically natural, we recommend raw honey to sweeten.

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