A slow meander through a soft lavender field, surrounded in the fragrance and wonder of the dreamy purple expanse. The dimly lit sky, gently revealing its stars as they dance around the rising moon, beckoning you in the quiet to let go and unwind. The tender, warm sensation that fills your lungs as you gently breathe in the sweet familiar scent that eases your worries and calms your weary mind.
This is the dreamy feeling that a warm Lunar Latte provides with its aromatic sensations of calm, relaxation and peacefulness to send you off into a deep slumber. Naturally coloured like a soft lavender field, Lunar Latte is a blissful Moon Milk blend of vibrant purple carrot, medicinal Reishi mushroom, traditional Chinese herbs, and hypnotic floral botanicals to help you relax and drift off to sleep. Smooth vanilla tones combined with caramel notes of mesquite and a subtle hint of pink Himalayan crystal salt compliment the delicate bouquet to deliver a delicious, calming pre-bedtime indulgence.
Our combination of ancient adaptogenic herbs and superfoods ensure that Lunar Latte not only looks and tastes beautiful but has hypnotic benefits to ease restless minds and enhance sleep just like a traditional Ayurvedic Moon Milk.
Moon Milk is a traditional milk-based drink consumed at night to promote the onset and quality of a good night’s sleep. Moon Milk always contains adaptogens and aromatic spices or herbs (such as floral botanicals) that have calming and slightly sedative effects. Our Lunar Latte moon milk has combined the best of Western hypnotic botanicals, Ayurvedic adaptogens, traditional Chinese herbs, and wholesome superfoods to bring you the most irresistible and hypnotic herbal potion possible.
Western Hypnotic Botanicals
Lavender, Chamomile & Passionflower may remind you of your nanna’s front garden, but these beautiful botanicals have a long history as therapeutic herbs highly regarded by naturopaths as some of the most potent anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) and sedative herbs in the herbal repertoire. This is due to their aromatics and calming properties that settle an anxious mind and body to ease you into a restful slumber.
Ancient Ayurvedic Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is the most popular adaptogenic herb in Ayurvedic medicine due to its ability to help the body adapt to mental stress and prevent nervous exhaustion (or burn-out) from occurring. It is able to do this by helping to stop the body from automatically entering a panicked flight or fight response from emotional and mental stress. Ashwagandha has also been utilised in ancient Ayurvedic medicine as a traditional sedative and nervine tonic that will help to “tonify” the nervous system to help stop delayed sleep onset.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs
Reishi Mushroom has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and is recognised as the king of all tonic herbs. Tonic herbs are named so due to their ability to strengthen immunity and increase stress adaptation. Reishi mushroom elevates ‘Shen’ or spirit in Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote mental well-being and promote calmness that will assist in inducing sleep.
What makes Lunar Latte super delicious? Its delicate flavour profile & base is made up of superfoods such as New Zealand purple carrots, Peruvian mesquite powder, organic artichoke inulin and natural vanilla bean extract powder. Purple carrots provide the most beautiful purple pigment due to their naturally high anthocyanin content - these antioxidants are similar to those found in blackberries & blueberries but are present in even higher amounts in purple carrots. These anthocyanins are highly preserved through gentle refranctance drying method to make Lunar Latte the beautiful natural colour that it is, and is also beneficial for fighting oxidative stress within the body.
The addition of Mesquite not only adds creamy caramel undertones to Lunar Latte but is also high in dietary fibre and many minerals such as Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium & Iron. Organic artichoke inulin helps to ensure proper digestion by acting as a prebiotic in the gut to feed beneficial gut microflora, and also adds a subtle sweetness.
Make your own dreamy Moon Milk sleep potion at home with 2 heaped teaspoons (6 g) of our Lunar Latte and some heated milk of choice (dairy, soy, almond or coconut), and you will be drifting off to the land of nod in no time. You can also add it to smoothie bowls and raw treats to turn them a delightful lavender hue as a pre-bedtime or wind down treat.