Herbal Tea

 

Herbal Infusions

Chamomile

Green Yerba Mate

Hibiscus

Lavender

Lemon Grass

Licorice Root

Peppermint

Rosehip

Spearmint

 

There is nothing more satisfying and enjoyable then the fresh taste of hand crafted, loose-leaf herbal tea. These delicious and nourishing beverages make a great compliment to our mornings, a pick me up in the afternoons and an integral part of our relaxation in the evenings.
Unlike conventional, finely cut tea found in mass manufactured tea bags, loose herbal tea is fresh, fragrant, tasty and longer lasting.

Store these teas in a cool, dry place out of direct light.

The health provoking qualities of herbs are present in tisanes and the vast selection of ingredients used in the tisanes is quite overwhelming. Here is a small sample of herbs, fruits and roots found in our herbal teas: angelica, anise, chamomile, coriander seeds, lavender, lemongrass, mate, mint, rooibos, rosehip, thyme, dried strawberries, apples, raspberries, passion fruit, orange peel and many more.

For centuries people have taken their medicinal plants and steeped them in hot water to draw out their healing properties. We offer a selection of herbal teas, such as chamomile, rooibos and mate that are well known for their medicinal qualities, as well as superb blends such as Evening Jazz and Blue Rhapsody that will alleviate the stresses of the day.

How to Make a Perfect Cup:

Herbal tisanes are prepared with 1 tsp of herbal tea infused in a cup of boiling water. Herbal blends don't turn bitter when over steeped, but we recommend steeping the tea for 2 minutes using a tea ball, infuser, or a tea press. Feel free to add some sweetener to your tea, but remember that dairy products curd.

Making your own herbal tea

The standard way to make an infusion, unless otherwise specified, is to pour a cup of boiling water over the material to be infused, let it stand for 5 minutes, strain it, and drink it.

Fresh plant material 

When a recipe refers to fresh plant material to be used, a 1/4 cup fresh material is used, following the method above.

Dried material 

When a recipe refers to using dried material, use 2 teaspoons of material when making it.

Bark or seeds 

Should a recipe call for bark or seeds to be used, use 2 teaspoons of seeds or 1 tablespoon of bark.

Sweetening your infusion 

You could sweeten your health drink with honey, should you so require, and a dash of fresh lemon juice may also enhance the taste.

             General warning when using herbal infusions

Only use the herbal material if you are 100% sure that it really is the herb in question.

If you are ill or have any health concerns, consult your health practitioner.

Do not continuously drink the same infusion. At maximum use for 10 days and then skip 5 days.

Only have one cup of herbal infusion per day, except during acute periods - such as when you have a cold or flu, you can then have it three times a day, but for a maximum of 4 days.

When you use herbal remedies, be aware that they can be extremely powerful, and should you have any side effects when taking these infusions, immediately stop using the herb and consult your health practitioner right away.