Hunza is not only known for its magnificent nature but also for its amazing people. The locals are known as Burushos or Hunzakuts. They are cheerful, good-tempered and fearless people.
Hunza is quite famous due to it's literacy rate of more than 95% which stands out them from any other region in Pakistan. Their reason for life longevity is the overall fresh atmosphere, clean eating habits, magical herbal tea and the enriched glacier water.
Tumoro or Tumuro tea is a miraculous aromatic tea found in the striking mountains of Hunza. It is also known as “Wild Thyme Tea” in English. This evergreen herb is now widely known in other parts of the world due to its amazing medicinal and culinary applications for thousands of years. The tea is collected in Nagar valley which is one of the districts of Gilgit Baltistan.
In Hunza, climbers or trekkers are especially served this tea which helps them in regaining their energy.
There are innumerable interesting health benefits of wild thyme tea:
- Helps to relieve stress.
- Reduces respiratory issues.
- Improves heart health.
- Prevents fungal infection,.
- Works as an anti-oxidant.
- Improves blood circulation.
- Boosts immunity.
- Works best for flu, fever, throat ache and cough
- Help in relieving toothache.
- Relieves flatulence.
- Helps in reducing weight.
In Hunza, Tumoro or Tumuro tea is often served after every meal as a part of their culture. Families especially sit together to discuss their entire day while sipping the aromatic tea. This activity becomes consistent especially during winter as the tea helps them in prevention or treatment of flu and fever.
How to prepare Tumoro Tea:
Take 1 teaspoon of Tumoro tea for 1 cup of water. Close the lid when tea is in the making and wait till the water turns yellow. Add half a teaspoon of honey, a quarter lemon and a pearl size ginger to enhance the flavour.
Enjoy the goodness of nature!