Caffeine-Free Herbal Tea
Country of Origin: France.
Altitude: 200 - 800 feet above sea level.
Manufacture Type: Traditional process; Small batch crafted, air and sun dried.
Ingredients: 100% pure lavender flowers.
Antioxidant Level: Low.
Caffeine Content: None - caffeine-free herb.
- Pure lavender tea. Caffeine-free herbal tea.
- Drinking quality, so also suitable for many culinary uses.
- Up to 2 years shelf life if stored correctly between uses.
- Tea as it Should be!
The taste is mild with a distinctive floral perfume and a slight pungency. Can be drunk alone or, more commonly is mixed. Goes well with many teas or herbs and is often used by herbalists in various treatments.
Traditionally, lavender is recommend for treatment of migraines, easing digestive spasms, and for certain respiratory problems. Lavender is also used for soothing the nervous system and can even be used on the skin to ease pain from bee stings, cuts and bruises, as the flower has aesthetic and antiseptic properties.
For use on the skin, soak in boiling water for about 10 minutes, allow to cool and then apply as a cold compress.
NOTE: If using for medical purposes, please seek medical advice first.
Hot Tea Brewing Method
Place between 1/2 to 1 teaspoons of herbal tea per cup (and add 1 teaspoon for the pot) into the teapot (for a more intense flavour, add a little more tea). Pour boiling water into the pot and let it steep for 3-7 minutes, to your taste. Pour into your cup and drink.
Add milk or sugar to taste, although best enjoyed straight up.
Try brewing the mix for a second time. Some people like to add a little honey.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb is to double the amount used. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
To make 1 litre of iced tea: Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant jug. Pour half a pint (275ml) of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving jug with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving jug while straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the jug with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Simpli-Special - Tea as it Should be!