|Servings - 15
||Serving Size - 6 g
per 100 g
Percentage daily intakes based on the average adult diet of 8700 kJ per day.
Why are there herby floaters in my cup?
Firstly, if you are finding that your Lunar Latte has some remnants of ground herb floating in it - CONGRATS! This means you have got some of the freshest organic herbs around in your night-time indulgence! Your Lunar Latte is definitely more than suitable to consume. Those naturally occurring “stringy bits” are actually just mucilage (or fibre) from freshly ground organic Chamomile herb (no fake extracts here). Upon heating, mucilage is naturally released from the herb and may coagulate forming little floaters as the drink cools down again. One way we suggest avoiding this is to only warm your milk, don’t overheat it, and drink it as soon as it is a suitable temperature for you. This mucilage will most likely sit on the bottom of the cup, so once mixed in, you might also wish to avoid excessive stirring. Otherwise you can also avoid this by frothing your milk. That said, as Chamomile is a natural herb, it will also vary in the amount of mucilage from batch to batch, so one Lunar Latte may contain more mucilage than another.
Why is there only a small amount of adaptogenic herbs in Lunar Latte?
It was decided only a small amount of the traditional adaptogenic herbs would be added into Lunar Latte for a number of reasons.
Firstly, Matcha Latte is a food product, it is not designed to be therapeutic in any way and is not to be associated with the likes of therapeutic supplements, therefore naturopathic herbs are only included traditionally supportive amounts.
Nutra Organics also takes the safety of their products very seriously and want to ensure they are suitable for all consumers without any issues of unwanted interactions or adverse effects. This is why a qualified herbalist advises on the quantities of herbs included in recipes. This is particularly important in consideration of pregnant and breastfeeding consumers as well as children who should not consume some herbs in large quantities.
Furthermore, as per traditional Naturopathic knowledge, the Nutra Organics herbalist understands that more isn’t always better when it comes to some herbs, and in fact, adaptogenic herbs in particular will actually have a greater long-term benefit when taken in small amounts regularly as opposed to large amounts.
Aside from only containing supportive amounts of adaptogenic herbs, Lunar Latte is formulated with somewhat larger amounts of traditionally calming herbs such as chamomile and lavender that can help to promote relaxation prior to bed purely by their scent alone, which is just one part of their traditional beneficial properties. However, we don’t promote it as a sleep inducer or to treat any specific health condition.
Will I feel drowsy the next day after drinking Lunar Latte?
Absolutely not. Lunar Latte is in no way comparable to a strong pharmaceutical that may cause you to feel drowsy the next day. Lunar Latte is only a supportive food product, containing Chamomile as the only “active” herb which with its traditional calming aroma may assist in promoting a sense of relaxation prior to bed, but it is not strong enough to cause excessive drowsiness.
Can Lunar Latte cure my insomnia?
Nutra Organics is currently a food company that creates products solely for the purpose of nourishing our bodies with organic, high quality healthfoods. Therefore, no product is promoted to have a specific therapeutic effect or benefit, including Lunar Latte. Lunar Latte is not suitable for any therapeutic purpose, including but not limited to the treatment of any ailment such as insomnia. For further information regarding this or any concerns you may have regarding Lunar Latte and a specific health condition we recommend consulting your primary physician.
Is Lunar Latte Suitable for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and for my children to consume?
Yes, Lunar Latte is suitable for all members of the family. With traditional mild chamomile (as found in chamomile tea) as the only “active” ingredient, all other naturopathic herbs included in the blend are present only in a traditionally supportive amount, roughly 100 x less than the amount required to produce any effect. Further, as Nutra Organics chooses to only use whole herbs (no concentrated extracts), there is no concern for any member of the family to consume Lunar Latte.
Are the adaptogentic and hypnotic herbs herbal extracts or whole herbs?
At Nutra Organics, it is of the utmost importance to that all members of the family can enjoy every product wherever possible and that the most “whole” form available of ingredients is used. Therefore, Nutra Organics do not utilise herbal extracts in any of their products, meaning they are not only more wholesome, but safe for all members of the family to consume.
What makes Lunar Latte purple?
Lunar Latte contains refractance window dried New Zealand purple carrot that retains the highest amount of anthocyanins (the purple pigments) possible in a dried product and hence makes Lunar Latte a dazzling purple colour. However, as carrots are a natural product, of course, as with any other fruit or vegetable, there are seasonal variances which may result with more or less purple at times. The exact colour of the latte will also vary slightly depending on the type of milk used. ie. greyish almond milk might make your latte darker than when made with white full cream milk. However, rest assured that your latte will taste beautiful no matter how purple the purple is.
Is Lunar Latte Vegan?
Yes, Lunar Latte is vegan when prepared with a plant-based milk.
What does Lunar Latte taste like?
Lunar Latte is very different to the other Nutra Organics superfood latte’s in terms of flavour as it is not chai based. Lunar Latte tastes like a vanilla latte dream with mild floral and caramel undertones from the honey-like aromatics of chamomile and mesquite.
Are there any allergy or dietary concerns with the consumption of Lunar Latte?
If you suffer an allergy to flowers, particularly of the Asteraceae family or carrots, we recommend steering clear of Lunar Latte. Otherwise it is vegan and gluten-free friendly. It is manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing fish, shellfish, eggs, soy, tree nuts, lupin and sesame.