Caffeine Free Herbal Tea
Brewing: 1 tsp per cup ~ 100°C ~ 5-7 mins
Grade: 1st grade.
Altitude: 600 feet above sea level.
Manufacture Type: Field grown.
Cup Characteristics: Leaves carry a neutral flavour tending towards a grassy character.
Infusion: Pale grassy infusion.
Ingredients: Luxury raspberry leaves.
As the population of North America grew over time, the hardy raspberry bush came to grow wild throughout the continent. Archaeologists studying the ancient cultures of North America discovered evidence that the women of the ancient Cherokee, Iroquois, and Mohawk nations took advantage of the plant's abundance and regularly consuming it during pregnancy. They believed that drinking raspberry leaf tea helped to ease discomfort during childbirth. In fact, these ancient peoples believed that the Raspberry bush was a gift from the Great Spirit, put on earth to aid in the propagation of the human race.
Recent science indicates that there may be some truth to the ancients' claim since raspberry leaves contain fragrine, an alkaloid that helps tone the pelvis and uterus. Raspberry leaf also contains high quantities of Vitamins A, B Complex, C, and E, as well as many essential minerals, and high levels of tannin. In order to ensure the high vitamin and mineral content, our suppliers harvest the leaves of the raspberry plant in summer before the berries ripen and flavonoid levels are high. The leaves are then dried and processed in a method similar to that of regular tea. Comparisons can also be drawn between the he robust, full-bodied flavor of raspberry leaf tea, and that of traditional black tea. Brew a pot today and see why raspberry leaf makes an excellent caffeine free alternative to the morning cuppa! Alternatively, our raspberry leaf can be used as a decorative flourish to blended teas.
Add milk or sugar to taste, acceptable to drink straight up.
Alternatively, put the tea in a tea infuser and brew right in your cup.
Try brewing the mix for a second time. Some people like to add a little honey.
Iced & Cold Brewing
- Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb is to double the amount of tea 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 place the tea in a jug and add cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.