Tangy Tango - digestive support tea
Tangy Tango - digestive support tea
Tangy Tango - digestive support tea

Tangy Tango - digestive support tea

Regular price$34.00

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this herbal blend supports digestion and colon health.*

Delectably floral and fruity aromas dance together in this auburn-colored tea. The flowery fragrance allures your senses while the fruity aroma teases the taste buds with a tangy flavor.

Non-GMO | Gluten-Free | No sugar, corn, or dairy | No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives

100% Pure natural herbs, blended and packaged in the USA

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

A Proven, Researched-Backed Tangy Tango Tea

Studies published in journals such as the  have highlighted antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial properties of Roselle flowers, Hibiscus (Luo Shen Hua) play a pivotal role in fasting blood glucose, reductions in blood glucose levels, as well as improvements in lipid such as total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, and blood pressure regulation. Similarly, research in Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy has demonstrated that Shan Zha's antioxidative effects and inhibit inflammation play a role in gastrointestinal cancer through multiple target and pathway mechanisms, making it particularly beneficial for those suffering from digestive-related symptoms.

This proven experienced formula shown to: 
  • Gut Cleanse*
  • Fat Digestion*
  • Reduce Bloating*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Use one tea bag in 8 - 12 oz. of hot water for 10 minutes. Optimal time to drink is between 7 am - 11 am but enjoy anytime before 7 pm. Do Not Microwave


    • Digestive, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory
    • Supports digestion and regulates appetite
    • Relieves cramping pain of the intestines and uterus
    • Moistens dry skin, reduces acne, enhances skin tone
    • Resolves phlegm, benefits the Liver, Lungs, Spleen, and Kidneys


    • Digestive, prebiotic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory
    • Aids digestion
    • Reduces constipation
    • Reduces inflammation of the Liver
    • Lowers cholesterol

    Nutgrass Galingale

    • Digestive and pain reliever 
    • Alleviates abdominal colic and pain in the stomach, chest, and flank
    • Promotes Qi flow and benefits the Liver


    • Digestive, anti-aging, antitussive, expectorant, and anti-cancer
    • Promotes bile secretion to break down fat
    • Enhances Stomach function and aids digestion
    • Relieves coughing and wheezing
    • Promotes blood circulation and regulates menstrual cycle
    • Generates body fluids and nourishes the skin
    • Benefits the Spleen, Stomach, Heart, and Lungs


    • Aromatic and anti-inflammatory
    • Relieves tension, calms the mind, and aids sleep
    • Promotes menstruation, aids childbirth
    • Benefits the skin
    • Clears heat, resolves toxicity, and promotes Qi flow
    • Benefits to the Lungs and Liver
      Supplement Fact
      Servings Per Container 14
      Serving Size 1 tea bag 2.5g
      Herbal Blend:
      Nutgrass Galingale 
      May contain trace amounts of allergens; teas have been processed in a facility that also processes food containing seeds and nuts. Please do not consume if you are allergic to any ingredients listed.





      Osmanthus flowers (Gui Hua) are known for their ability to harmonize the stomach and improve digestion. They help to relieve bloating, abdominal pain, and improve overall digestive function.



      Hawthorn berries (Shan Zha) are widely used in TCM for their digestive benefits. They aid in the digestion of meats and fatty foods, reduce food stagnation, and promote the smooth flow of Qi in the digestive tract.


      Nutgrass galingale

      Nutgrass Galingale (Xiang Fu) is used to regulate Qi and alleviate pain associated with digestive issues. It helps to relieve abdominal bloating, distension, and dyspepsia (indigestion).



      Roselle flowers (Luo Shen Hua) have mild laxative properties and are beneficial for soothing the stomach and intestines. They help to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and relieve constipation.

      compostable tea bags from plant fiber
      herbs harvested at the height of potency
      tea blend is balance with yin and yang

      100% Natural

      Our teas are packaged in fully compostable tea bags made from plant fiber because we care about the earth and about what you consume.

      Peak Harvest Herbs

      The herbs in our herbal tea blends are harvested at the height of their potency and chosen for synergy to maximize therapeutic effects while maintaining a balance of delectably unique flavors. To us, sharing a good cup of herbal tea is extending a moment of healing comfort in our busy world.

      5 Generations

      Over five generations we have collected, tested and refined Chinese herbal formulas that themselves draw from 3000 years of experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Traditional Chinese Medicine is a profound pathway to create the life you were born to live. It's a timeless bridge that can initiate and support change and growth in any and every life dimension: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. 

      TCM history

      Message From Ann

      “Good Health is crucial for our overall well-being. It encompasses physical, mental, and emotional aspects, and it's important to prioritize taking care of ourselves to lead a fulfilling life. Emphasizing prevention over cure is paramount for maintaining this balance. Without health, life can become incredibly challenging. It affects our ability to pursue our goals, enjoy our relationships, and experience daily life to the fullest. Good health forms the foundation for everything else we want to achieve and experience.” - Ann Tam

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      Ann's Story

      Here's my story.

      If you feel skeptical or unsure of Chinese herbal remedies, I could hardly blame you. I wasn't a believer either until my daughter grew very sick and my father (the 4th generation herbalist) helped her get better with herbs.

      I was born into a family of herbalists. My father, my grandfather, my great-grandfather, great-great grandfather were all herbalists. I represent the 5th generation in this long lineage dating back to Imperial China.

      When I was three or four years old, I started to learn herbal songs and how to identify herbs. As I got older, I was taught how to process the herbs while working in my dad’s clinic in Vietnam. After we immigrated to the United States, my dad asked me if I wanted to pursue a career in TCM as an herbalist or acupuncturist. I said, “No, just leave me alone, Dad. I will find something I enjoy doing for work.” So, he left me alone to find my own way.

      I wanted nothing to do with herbal medicine until I gave birth to my second daughter, Catherine, who was born with severe gastric reflux. When Catherine was 10 days old, I had to take her to the ER for IV injections into her little hand because she couldn’t keep milk down. Besides vomiting, she also was having diarrhea. Catherine was losing nutrition from both ends, so her tiny body was shrinking. At that time my dad warned me, “She needs to be treated with herbal medicine, otherwise she will have seizures later on.” I didn’t fully understand what my dad was talking about, so I ignored him.

      My daughter got so ill that she could only take half an ounce of milk per hour. Before feeding her, I would use a syringe and shoot Zantac into her mouth to lessen the vomiting. As time passed, she needed milk more often, and consequently more Zantac. By the time Catherine was 8 months old, she needed to be fed and medicated 11 times a day.

      I could hardly sleep, eat, shower or rest. Even at night, I had to drape my daughter over my shoulder for her to sleep. If I put Catherine down, she would vomit. I barely had time to squeeze in a 5-minute shower once or twice a week for myself. I was exhausted, but what could I do? I had to care for my daughter and do my best to survive each day with the hope that she would get better or at the very least her condition would not worsen.

      Catherine had to wear a turtleneck with two sweaters along with a baby cap and scarf to be outside during the heat of summer, even when temperatures were 100 plus degrees. If I didn’t cover her up, she would have a runny nose, cough, and non stop vomiting. How will she be able to go to school or anywhere with air conditioning?

      One day we went to a Vietnamese pho restaurant. After I set Catherine down into the high-chair, I turned around and adjusted my chair. Then I heard a woman’s shout, “Look at her!” I looked in the direction she pointed. It was Catherine…her eyes rolled up and her entire body stiff and shaking with fluid coming out of her mouth. Someone said, “Squeeze some lemon into her mouth.” I did it without hesitating and Catherine’s body relaxed.

      We rushed her to the ER. For 3 days she was in the NICU where they monitored her brain. The doctors told me I was lucky because my daughter’s seizure didn’t last for more than 3 minutes which would have damaged her brain. After that I always carried a piece of lemon because I had no idea when my baby girl might have another seizure.

      The seizures started to come weekly, so the doctor prescribed anti-seizure medication. Catherine wasn’t even 1 year of age, and already she was taking Zantac 11 times plus anti-seizure medicine 3 times a day. It was nearly impossible to administer the anti-seizure medicine because whenever I took out the syringe, she would cry and start vomiting.

      I took Catherine to see a specialist at CHOC. I asked, “Doctor, have you ever seen any infant with this condition get well?” The doctor replied, “It depends. Some will grow out of it, but some don’t. If they don’t, then they will have to take medication for the rest of their life.”

      “What do you mean by grow out of it?” The doctor explained that Catherine might get better by herself as she got older.

      My mind was racing. “All this time the prescribed medication has not been treating her stomach?” The doctor said, “No, it only helps to guide the food down, so she won’t vomit it back up. That’s why you have to give it to her before the feeding.”

      “Well, what if she doesn’t grow out of it?” In that case, Catherine will be dependent upon medication for the rest of her life. The doctor further informed me that she too was born with gastro reflux and is still taking medicine for the condition.

      Her statement was like lightning in my brain. If the doctor can’t even treat herself for gastro reflux, how can she help my daughter? Seeing the futility of my path, I turned to my dad for help.

      My dad advised me to stop all western drugs and to give her an herbal prescription 3 times a day. Administering medicine 3 times instead of 14 times a day to Catherine was a godsend to me. Even though it sounded too good to be true, I figured that I could still give Zantac to Catherine if she didn’t get better or continued to vomit.

      After one month of herbs 3 times a day, Catherine vomited less and less. To test Catherine, I let her cry to see if she would vomit. She didn’t, so I knew she was getting better. After another month of herbal medicine, Catherine was able to wear less clothing without getting a runny nose, coughing, or vomiting. After 3 months of herbal formulas, she stopped having episodes of gastro reflux and seizure. Catherine will enjoy a normal, healthy life.

      Because of Catherine’s dramatic recovery, I was sold on Chinese medicine and asked my dad to treat me. I fainted very easily, especially during the winter. After a few months of herbal formulas, I have never fainted again.

      I started to have time to think and tried to understand why a piece of lemon helps to relax the muscles and stop a seizure. Lemon is a common citrus, yet it has magical powers that we don’t understand and underestimate. I wanted to learn more and find answers, so I decided to go to China which has a long history of herbal medicine. I went to TCM schools in China and Hong Kong and worked in the TCM hospitals to learn from the best herbal doctors in the world.

      When I was there, I knew one day I would want to become an herbalist, but how can I get a steady supply of high-quality herbs. My dad and I backpacked across China and visited many farmlands. We interviewed farmers to grow herbs for us. Our products are used with the highest quality herbs that have been harvested at the height of their potency. They are substantially more expensive than less potent herbs that were harvested in the pre- or post-season.

      After I came back to the United State, I worked with my dad and learned from his experiences and studied the formulas that our ancestors passed down. What I have been through helped me to understand the importance of health. Without health, don’t even talk about career, beauty, education, freedom, etc. I now have worked with many families who have suffered as I have. Their endearing appreciation drives me to work harder.

      Our namesake "Silkie" is a Chinese breed of chicken that is well known for its calm and friendly temperament. They are gentle and caring and make wonderful mothers. A Silkie loves nothing more than brooding a cluster of eggs, whether they are hers or not, even if they are "duck eggs". We share the same outlook and care for our clients the same way we care for our own family.

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      Why Silkie Herbal Teas

      “What we drink is just as important as what we eat.  With that in mind, Silkie Teas are crafted as healthy alternatives to coffee and sugary drinks.  Our herbal tea offer to boost wellbeing, calm the mind, and so much more…” - Ann Tam

      Why Silkie Herbal Teas

      These herbal tea blends are tested, measured, and packaged in compostable tea bags made from plant fiber.  Each herbal tea blend is selected and crafted with 100% Pure natural, Non GMO herbs, blended and packaged in the USA.

      Why Silkie Herbal Teas

      Our Herbal Tea blend is carefully crafted to have Yin and Yang balance. This harmonious balance ensures that the tea supports all body types, fostering equilibrium within the body's natural energies. By skillfully blending herbs to complement each other, we create a tea that nurtures both physical and emotional well-being, aligning with traditional principles of balance and harmony.

      Why Silkie Herbal Teas

      Every blend of our Herbal Tea with herbs are harvested at the height of potency carries its distinct flavor profile and purposeful benefits, aligning with specific times on our Silkie 24-hour Wellness Wheel for optimal enjoyment and effectiveness.

      Why Silkie Herbal Teas

      Transitioning from coffee to Herbal Tea proves not only enjoyable but also a healthier choice for many. Unlike coffee, which can suppress appetite and contribute to various physical ailments, our Herbal Teas offer a gentle alternative that harmonizes with the body's constitution, allowing you to indulge with confidence.

      Introducing the Highest Quality Herbs Inside Tangy Tango Tea

      In TCM, Osmanthus (Gui Hua)

      Nature and Flavor: Gui Hua is classified as sweet and slightly bitter in taste and neutral in nature. Its sweet flavor helps regulate Qi and harmonize the Middle Jiao, while its neutral nature makes it suitable for most individuals.

      Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Lung and Large Intestine meridians.

      Therapeutic Functions:

      1. Harmonizing the Middle Jiao: Gui Hua is renowned for its ability to harmonize the Middle Jiao, particularly in cases of digestive disorders such as bloating, indigestion, and abdominal distension. It helps regulate Qi, promote digestion, and alleviate discomfort.
      2. Regulating Qi and Relieving Stagnation: It has a special affinity for regulating Qi and relieving stagnation, making it beneficial for alleviating symptoms such as chest tightness, abdominal pain, and emotional stress. Gui Hua helps promote smooth Qi flow, reduce stagnation, and soothe the Liver.
      3. Moistening the Lungs and Relieving Cough: Gui Hua's sweet flavor and neutral nature make it beneficial for moistening the Lungs and relieving symptoms such as dry cough, sore throat, and hoarseness. It helps nourish Lung Yin, clear Lung Heat, and promote respiratory health.

      Common Applications:

      • Digestive Disorders: Gui Hua is commonly used to treat digestive disorders such as bloating, indigestion, and abdominal distension, by harmonizing the Middle Jiao, regulating Qi, and promoting digestion.
      • Emotional Stress: Its ability to regulate Qi and soothe the Liver makes Gui Hua beneficial for relieving symptoms such as chest tightness, emotional stress, and irritability, by promoting smooth Qi flow and reducing stagnation.
      • Respiratory Disorders: Gui Hua's moistening properties make it useful for relieving respiratory disorders such as dry cough, sore throat, and hoarseness, by nourishing Lung Yin, clearing Lung Heat, and promoting respiratory health.

      Preparation and Dosage: Gui Hua is commonly available as dried flowers and can be brewed as a tea, decoction, or used in herbal formulations. The dosage may vary depending on individual preferences and needs. It's essential to choose high-quality Gui Hua and consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalized guidance.

      In TCM, Hawthorn (Shan Zha)

      Nature and Flavor: Jin Zhan Ju is classified as bitter and slightly cold. The bitter flavor helps to clear heat and dry dampness, while the slightly cold nature aids in cooling the body and reducing inflammation.

      Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver and Stomach meridians.

      Therapeutic Functions:

      1. Clearing Heat and Detoxifying: Jin Zhan Ju is effective in clearing heat from the body and detoxifying the system. This makes it useful for treating conditions associated with heat and toxins, such as infections and inflammations.
      2. Reducing Swelling and Promoting Healing: Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce swelling and promote the healing of wounds and sores.
      3. Relieving Pain: The herb can alleviate pain associated with inflammation and swelling, making it useful for treating minor injuries and skin conditions.

      Common Applications:

      • Skin Conditions: Jin Zhan Ju is commonly used to treat various skin conditions such as wounds, ulcers, eczema, and rashes. Its healing and anti-inflammatory properties make it effective in soothing irritated skin and promoting recovery.
      • Inflammatory Conditions: It can be used to treat inflammatory conditions both internally and externally. For example, it may help reduce inflammation in the digestive tract or relieve sore throat and tonsillitis.
      • Detoxification: The herb is used to clear heat and detoxify the body, which can be beneficial in treating infections and promoting overall health.

      Preparation and Dosage: Jin Zhan Ju can be used in various forms such as decoctions, teas, and topical applications. The usual dosage varies depending on the form of use and the specific condition being treated. For internal use, it is typically prepared as a tea or decoction, while for external use, it can be made into a poultice or infused oil.

      In TCM, Nutgrass Galingale Rhizome (Xiang Fu)

      Nature and Flavor: Xiang Fu is classified as acrid and slightly bitter in taste and warm in nature. Its acrid flavor helps to promote the movement of Qi, while its warmth helps to disperse cold and alleviate stagnation.

      Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver and Triple Burner meridians.

      Therapeutic Functions:

      1. Regulating Qi: Xiang Fu is prized for its ability to regulate Qi and promote its smooth flow throughout the body. It helps alleviate symptoms of Qi stagnation such as abdominal bloating, distension, and emotional irritability.
      2. Harmonizing the Liver: It has a special affinity for the Liver and helps to soothe Liver Qi stagnation, reducing symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, and menstrual irregularities.
      3. Alleviating Pain: Xiang Fu has analgesic properties and is often used to alleviate pain, particularly in the lower abdomen and hypochondriac region. It can be beneficial for conditions such as menstrual pain, abdominal cramps, and flank pain.

      Common Applications:

      • Liver Qi stagnation: Xiang Fu is frequently included in formulas aimed at soothing Liver Qi stagnation, particularly in cases of emotional irritability, mood swings, and menstrual irregularities.
      • Digestive disorders: Its ability to regulate Qi makes it beneficial for addressing symptoms of abdominal bloating, distension, and discomfort associated with Qi stagnation.
      • Menstrual disorders: Xiang Fu is used to regulate menstruation and alleviate symptoms such as menstrual pain, irregular periods, and PMS.

      Preparation and Dosage: Xiang Fu can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and extracts(not recommended.) The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

      In TCM, Roselle (Luo Shen Hua)

      Nature and Flavor: Luo Shen Hua is classified as sour and slightly cold. The sour flavor helps to astringe and preserve body fluids, while its slightly cold nature aids in cooling the body and clearing heat.

      Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver and Stomach meridians.

      Therapeutic Functions:

      1. Clearing Heat and Reducing Inflammation: Luo Shen Hua is effective in cooling the body and reducing inflammation, making it useful for conditions related to heat and inflammation.
      2. Promoting Digestion: It aids in digestion and helps to relieve symptoms such as indigestion, poor appetite, and bloating.
      3. Astringing and Preserving Body Fluids: Its sour nature helps to astringe and preserve body fluids, which is beneficial in conditions involving excessive sweating or loss of fluids.
      4. Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: Roselle has been noted for its potential in helping to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels, contributing to cardiovascular health.

      Common Applications:

      • Digestive Health: Luo Shen Hua is commonly used to promote digestion and relieve digestive issues such as indigestion, bloating, and poor appetite.
      • Inflammatory Conditions: It can be used to treat inflammatory conditions, particularly those related to heat in the body. This includes infections and inflammatory skin conditions.
      • Cardiovascular Health: Its potential benefits in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol make it useful for supporting cardiovascular health.
      • Hydration and Fluid Balance: The herb helps to preserve body fluids, making it beneficial for preventing dehydration and managing excessive sweating.

      Preparation and Dosage: Luo Shen Hua is typically used in the form of teas, decoctions, or infusions. The usual dosage varies depending on the form and specific condition being treated. It is often brewed as a refreshing tea, either alone or in combination with other herbs.

      In TCM, Lavender (Xun Yi Cao)

      Nature and Flavor: Xun Yi Cao is classified as acrid and slightly bitter in taste and neutral in nature. Its acrid flavor helps disperse Qi and promote circulation, while its neutral nature makes it suitable for most individuals.

      Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Heart, Lung, and Liver meridians.

      Therapeutic Functions:

      1. Calming the Mind and Soothing the Spirit: Xun Yi Cao is renowned for its ability to calm the mind and soothe the spirit, particularly in cases of anxiety, insomnia, and emotional stress. It helps promote relaxation, reduce tension, and induce restful sleep.
      2. Relieving Headaches and Migraines: It has a special affinity for relieving headaches and migraines, making it beneficial for alleviating symptoms such as tension, throbbing pain, and dizziness. Xun Yi Cao helps improve blood circulation, ease muscle tension, and alleviate discomfort.
      3. Clearing Heat and Promoting Detoxification: Xun Yi Cao's detoxifying properties extend to clearing heat and promoting detoxification, which is useful for treating heat-related conditions such as fever, inflammation, and skin eruptions. It helps cool the body, reduce heat symptoms, and purify the blood.

      Common Applications:

      • Stress and Anxiety: Xun Yi Cao is commonly used to relieve stress and anxiety, by calming the mind, soothing the spirit, and promoting relaxation. It helps reduce tension, improve mood, and restore emotional balance.
      • Insomnia: Its calming properties make Xun Yi Cao beneficial for promoting restful sleep and relieving insomnia, by inducing relaxation and easing nighttime restlessness.
      • Skin Disorders: Xun Yi Cao's ability to clear heat and promote detoxification makes it useful for treating skin disorders such as acne, eczema, and rashes, by reducing inflammation and purifying the blood.

      Preparation and Dosage: Xun Yi Cao is commonly available as dried flowers or as an essential oil. It can be brewed as a tea, infused into oils or lotions, or used in aromatherapy. The dosage may vary depending on individual preferences and needs. It's essential to choose high-quality Xun Yi Cao and consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalized guidance.