Frequently Asked Questions

We would love to answer all your questions. Please read our most frequently asked questions below and if your question is not answered here, send us an email.

 

q : where do the herbs come from?

a : all the herbs in our tea range are sourced from reliable organic supply where possible. The herbs are grown in various parts of the world. A few of the herbs are grown in New Zealand and we are passionate about growing the number of NZ direct suppliers where we can.

 

q : what’s the Big Dream?

a : We want to supply the public of New Zealand with affordable medicinal herbal blends through markets, cafe’s and organic / health shops, in most cities, as well as online.
We want to steadily increase the amount of organic herbs for our products that are grown locally in New Zealand and the Bay of Plenty region, and eventually we would like to grow the majority of the herbs ourselves.

 

q : who are herbal potential teas for?

a : Herbal Potential is designed for everyone and every body. There is a blend for everyone! They are safe and easy to drink, hard to overdose on and really yummy!

 

q : where can I buy herbal potential teas?

a : Herbal Potential tea’s can be purchased through the online store, in person at the clinic in Judea, Tauranga during the herbal drop in clinic hours on Mondays 10am-12noon, or by appointment.
Herbal Potential is also available at The Little Big Markets each first Saturday of the month.
Please see a list of our stockists here.

 

q : why is the steeping time so long for Herbal Potential Teas?

a :¬†Herbal Potential Teas are formulated for their medicinal effect and taste. The medicinal effect is best when steeped for 20 minutes. Herbal Potential Teas are still yummy if you don’t have that much time… just steep to taste!

 

q : can I drink Herbal Potential Tea during pregnancy and while breast feeding?

a : There are some herbs which influence stages of pregnancy as well as milk production and should be taken with caution.

Sage can reduce lactation and can be used for weaning. Due to this effect we do not recommend ‘Buzz’ and ‘Voice’ Teas to women who are breast feeding.

Pregnant women who have had trouble with bleeding, could avoid calendula.

 

q : can I take Herbal Potential Teas if I am on prescription medication?

a : yes. Herbal Potential Teas are safe and beneficial alongside pharmaceutical drugs. However, to avoid any sensitivity with powerful drugs, Herbal Potential Teas can be taken away from medication.

For more information on herb drug interactions talk to your Naturopath or other health care professional.

 

q : why do the different Herbal Potential Teas look like they are different sizes?

a : All Herbal Potential Teas are packed by weight. Some blends contain more leaves and flowers which have more bulk and are lighter than seeds and bark, which is heavier. Herbal Teas also settle after packaging, and vary due to different cuts.