It is said that the spirit of the land of Nugkui entrusted the women of the Awajún people (the Nuwas) with the responsibility of caring for the seeds. They wish to share with the world this gift and the taste of their plants harvested with wisdom and love.
The product belongs to the Shampuyacu native community, located in the Alto Mayo Valley (San Martin Region). It was created in with the participation and collaboration of the community, the Takiwasi Laboratory and Conservation International to contribute to improving the quality of life of community members, in harmony with their culture and territory, whilst valuing the role of Awajún women in the conservation of native biodiversity and ancestral knowledge, ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of the benefits in the value chain. Nuwa infusions were born as a result of this joint work, made with aromatic plants from the upper Peruvian Amazon, to bring you wellness to your daily life, creating precious and unique moments with their delicious aromas and flavors.

CLAVO HUASCA (CLOVE)

Characteristics

Clavo huasca-based loose-leaf infusion, in a blend with cape gooseberry and native cinnamon. Acid notes and slightly menthol flavors are predominant. The clavo huasca, called “tawaip” by the Awajún people, is a vine traditionally used to alleviate stomach ailments and serve as an aphrodisiac.

Appearance

Mixture of ground leaves with pieces of stems, bark and dehydrated fruits.

Color

Mixed olive, brown, amber

Scent

Bittersweet and cinnamon

Flavor

Slightly sweet

GINGER

Characteristics

Amazon ginger-based loose leaf infusion, in a blend with cocoa husk, vanilla and stevia. Spiciness and chocolate flavors are predominant. This variety of Amazon ginger, called “sugkug ajeg” by the Awajún people, is traditionally used to relieve flu and cold symptoms

Appearance

Mixture of chopped plant material

Color

Mixed brown and cream

Scent

Sweet, with ginger aroma

Flavor

Spicy, sweet

Happy International Tea Day! Tea is the most consumed beverage around the globe (after water) and on May 21st the world celebrates International Tea Day specially dedicated to tea workers in recognition of their work and rights.

In the Shampuyacu Awajún community, located in San Martín, a pioneering project for women’s empowerment, conservation of medicinal plants and the fight against deforestation is underway.

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