Q: What is coffee senna? Is it a stimulant or laxative?
A: Coffee senna is an ayurvedic herb, also known as kasmard, that supports digestion, natural immunity and respiratory health. It does not contain coffee or senna, so it is neither a stimulant nor a laxative.
Q: Is the coffee senna in Raja’s Cup safe to consume?
A: Raja's Cup is completely safe to drink. Raja's Cup was formulated by our vaidya (ayurvedic expert) team and has been sold around the world for over 25 years. We have never received any adverse reaction reports for Raja's Cup. This product is well-researched and has been found to possess hundreds of times the antioxidant power of Vitamins C or E. Raja's Cup contains a very small amount of coffee senna (cassia occidentalis) seed, and the herb is used as an infusion, instead of in powdered form. According to traditional herbal information and our vaidyas (ayurvedic experts), Raja's Cup is completely safe.
Q: Are the tea bags unbleached?
A: Yes, only unbleached tea bags are used in vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda teas.
Q: What material is used to make the tea bags?
A: We use a vegan, unbleached, non-GMO filter paper (made from wood pulp) for our tea bags. They contain a wet strength component, like all tea bags, to keep them from falling apart when steeped in hot water, but it’s vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free.
Q: Is the teabag adhesive gluten-free?
A: Yes, the adhesive used in our tea bags is gluten-free. We also offer bulk Vata Tea and bulk Raja’s Cup for those who prefer drinking loose-leaf tea.
Q: Does steeping Raja's Cup longer allow for more antioxidants to steep into the water?
A: Steeping Raja’s Cup for a longer period does not allow for more antioxidants to get into the water. Raja’s Cup can therefore be steeped to taste.
Q: Can Raja's Cup be steeped overnight as a cold brew alternative?
A: According to our vaidyas (ayurvedic experts), Raja’s Cup can be steeped overnight. This would lead to a better extraction and impart more taste and flavor to Raja’s Cup.