Runners on a mountain top drinking jars of Iced Piper and Leaf Golden Hour Tonic herbal blend

Stories Behind the Blend: Golden Hour Tonic

Step into the warmth of our uniquely crafted tea, a delightful concoction we proudly call Golden Hour Tonic. This caffeine-free tonic  is a tea that not only exudes a warm glow but also captures the essence of herbs and citrus dancing in harmony. This blend is unlike any other we've created at Piper and Leaf, and its origins are as exceptional as the tea itself. 

At Piper and Leaf, we're a family of explorers, passionate about many things, including a shared love for running. Our family's running saga dates back to our dad, a seasoned Air Force major whose legacy includes the rigorous training of thousands of recruits. Early mornings were spent alongside our fellow Knapp crew, lacing up our running shoes to join trainees on their daily jogs. It's here that the roots of our love-hate relationship with running were firmly planted—a sentiment that's been passed down through the generations! 

Brigette affectionately describes us as "terrible runners but dedicated." And you know what? We wear that badge with pride. Because in our world, it's not about the perfect stride or breaking records; it's about the shared joy of lacing up those running shoes. 

So, if you ever catch a glimpse of a Knapp on the running trail, don't be surprised if it looks more like a spirited wobble than a sleek sprint. After all, it's not about how fast we go—it's about the laughter, camaraderie, and the unique bond that forms when you embark on a run with family. Over the years of unwavering commitment to running, our family has developed strong ties with the local running community here in Huntsville. Inspired by our commitment to both tea and running, a local running store proposed a collaboration to create a special blend for runner's recovery. 

Golden Hour Tonic: a vibrant blend that combines the invigorating qualities of orange and grapefruit with the robust flavor and health benefits of ginger and turmeric. The result was so extraordinary that we decided to introduce it as our "Runner's Blend" in a trial release. The positive response was overwhelming, and the love for this blend blossomed, prompting us to make it a year-round staple in our collection. 

The name Golden Hour Tonic pays homage to the breathtaking Blevin's Gap Overlook, a spot cherished by runners in the area for its beauty and serenity. Just like the picturesque views from this spot, our tea aims to elevate your senses and bring joy to your daily moments. 

Join us in savoring the warmth, health benefits, and unique flavor profile of Golden Hour Tonic—a testament to our dedication to creating teas as extraordinary as the stories that inspire them. 

Tea and Wellness

Indulging in the delightful taste of Golden Hour Tonic isn't just a treat for your taste buds – it's a celebration of good health! Much like our other teas, this blend not only satisfies your tea cravings but also contributes positively to your well-being. 

Let's talk about the star ingredient, grapefruit, which not only adds a punch of flavor but also brings a host of health benefits to the table. Packed with immune-boosting vitamin C, grapefruit supports a robust immune system, helping you stay vibrant and energized. Its antioxidants, like flavonoids, may also contribute to heart health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular issues. Read more reasons why you should eat more grapefruit and drink it, too!

So, with every sip of Golden Hour Tonic, you're not just savoring a delightful blend; you're giving your body a dose of goodness. It's a win-win for your taste buds and your health, making this tea a deliciously nutritious choice for any time of day! 

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Experience the ultimate wellness journey by trying our Golden Hour Tonic along with our entire range of Wellness Blends! 

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