We are the Inuit of Nunavik (Northern Québec) and we have been navigating this territory from time immemorial — learning its secrets and protecting its treasures. Among these treasures are plants that find ways to thrive in winter’s extreme conditions and then burst forth during the short arctic summer. These plants have revealed their unique properties. With our Herbal Teas, we are now ready to share a part of our tradition with you. We begin by picking only the finest plants, then clean and dry them by hand and ship to Montréal where we artfully blend them with other herbs and spices to create an unexpectedly rich and truly memorable flavour. Five varieties are available.
Blend #1, with Labrador Tea (Mamaittuqutik)
A calming yet spirited blend of Labrador tea leaves, bearberry and peppermint, the real secret to the deeply satisfying flavour of Northern Delights Blend #1 is hand picked Labrador tea herbs harvested from the tundra of Nunavik. The complexity of the finished Blend #1 is layered for perfect relaxation, rejuvenation and contemplation. Traditionnally, it is used by the Inuit to treat respiratory difficulties, bleedings and all kind of minor pains. Ingredients: Bearberry leaves, peppermint leaves, Labrador tea leaves (Mamaittuqutik), licorice root, eucalyptus leaves, bitter fennel seeds, coltsfoot leaves, ginger root.
Blend #2, with Cloudberry (Arpiqutik)
Subtle and reminiscent of maple, with cloudberry leaves and roasted dandelion root. This amber coloured herbal tea welcomes the wanderer home with hand-picked cloudberry leaves, sarsaparilla root, fenugreek seeds and roasted maté leaves. Ingredients: Sarsaparilla root, fenugreek seeds, carob, cloudberry leaves, roasted chicory root, cinnamon bark, maté roasted leaf.
Blend #3, with Ground Juniper (Qisiqtutauyak)
A memorable delight, this golden blend helps clear your mind. This herbal tea blend, with a minty, citrusy reassurance, is a mixed of Ground Juniper, echinacea, red clover blossoms, lemongrass, and more. Reveal a clearer you with a cup of Northern Delights Blend #3. Ingredients: Echinacea purpurea herb, red clover flowers, juniper berries, ground juniper (Qisiqtutauyak), burdock root, lemongrass herb, lemon balm herb, spearmint leaves.
Blend #4, with Crowberry (Paurnagaqutik)
Deeply satisfying, the rich violet colour of Blend #4 comes from the hand-picked crowberry leaves. This herbal tea has a refreshingly crisp taste and an intense hue from crowberry, hibiscus blossoms, juniper berries, and red poppy flowers. The crowberry tea has a gentle touch that makes Blend #4 particularly satisfying. Ingredients: Hibiscus flowers, lemongrass herb, birch leaves, crowberry leaves, natural flavours, juniper berries, citric acid, cinnamon bark, red poppy flowers, star anise, licorice root, cloves.
Blend #5, with Arctic Blend (Ukiurtatuq)
Blend #5 uses every bit of our hand-picked small Labrador tea leaves for concentrated fragrance and flavour. It is combined with echinacea, peppermint leaves, elder and chamomile flowers, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and coltsfoot leaves for a golden colour and reviving taste. Ingredients: Small Labrador tea (tiirluapik), echinacea purpurea herb, marshmallow root, peppermint leaves, elder flowers, chamomile flowers, cinnamon bark, ginger root, cloves, coltsfoot leaves.