This intense spicy sweet herbal tea blend helps support our physical balance and well-being. Prized echinacea combines with sweet fennel, spicy ginger and cardamom to make this a perfectly harmonious Ayurvedic tea blend. The essence of this tea is: ‘I am protected’.
In Germany, the wonderful echinacea is also known as a ‘sun hat’: It is a wild plant that grows in North America and was commonly used by the Native Americans as a medicinal plant. It grows up to 90 cm in height and has crimson-coloured leaves.
Today rooibos, also known as red bush and belongs to the pulse family, is exclusively grown in the Cederberg mountains in South Africa. The plants grow up to two metres tall and are only harvested once a year. Rooibos tea is produced from its leaves, and is the mild, fruit and slightly sweet-tasting national drink of South Africa.
Cardamom has been one of the most popular spices in the Asian and Arabian regions for thousands of years. Its delicate, sweet yet sharp aroma means that it is perfect for use in numerous dishes – from spicy curries to aromatic Christmas baked goods. Thanks to its essential oils and other important nutrients, cardamom is one of the oldest healing plants in the world.
Cinnamon is one of the most expensive herbs in the world and is thought to have been used in China around 3,000 B.C. as a herb and medicinal plant. Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It tastes aromatic and sweet, and contains nutritious tannins as well as valuable essential oils.
Ginger has been used in the Far East for more than 3,000 years as a condiment and medicinal plant. It has a fruity-tart taste and contains essential oils and important minerals as well as various vitamins.
Fennel is considered one of the oldest medicinal plants. It belongs to the umbellifereae family and has been popular worldwide for many thousands of years due to its intense aroma. Fennel has a sweet yet spicy taste, somewhat reminiscent of aniseed.
In Germany, the chichory is also known by the name ‘Wegwarte’, meaning "watcher of the road", since it commonly grows beside roads with its sky-blue petals. The petals of this plant, which belongs to the daisy family and is native to Europe, Northwest Africa and West Asia, only open for one single day. Its roots have an aromatic and spicy flavour, resembling the taste of coffee.
Carob is a medicinal plant native to the Mediterranean region and belongs to the pulse family. The long, brown fruits of the carob tree, which grows up to 18 metres tall, are sweet and produce kernels weighing exactly 0.197 grams each. Because of this special natural feature, carob tree kernels were used as a unit of measure for diamonds in ancient times.
Basil, which was referred to by the Ancient Greeks as the ‘king of herbs’, first arrived in northern Europe in the 12th century. It has a wonderfully aromatic flavour, which is perfect for Mediterranean cooking as well as in freshly brewed tea.
Turmeric is an old medicinal plant, which mainly flourishes in southern Asia and Mediterranean regions. It belongs to the ginger family and is a main component of curry powder. In India, the gentle, spicy, ginger-like turmeric was one of the most important spices over 5,000 years ago and was even considered holy due to its medicinal properties.
Burdock belongs to the daisy family, which was cherished as early as Ancient Greek times for its medicinal properties. It grows on the edges of forests and fields, and its roots contain a high amount of valuable inulin as well as essential oils and tannins.
Black pepper, known as the ‘King of Spices’ nowadays is one of the most important spices in the world, together with salt. It originates from the Malabar coast of India and it has an intensive spicy flavour, ranging from mildly spicy to spicy. Ancient traditional medicine of Ayurveda recommends black pepper not only for its spiciness, but also for its valuable properties as a medicinal plant.
In China the subtle sweet-tasting astragalus is one of the most important medicinal plants in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The plant, which we also know as the ‘gum tragacanth’, is known in China by the name ‘Huang Qi’. This literally translates as ‘yellow leader’, emphasising the significance of the plant for the people.
The ‘queen of spices’ is one of the most popular aromas in the world. It belongs to the Orchidaceae family and is native to Mexico and Central America. Its delicate flavour and extensive production process make real vanilla a particularly valuable spice and medicinal plant.
Pour 250 ml of freshly boiled water over the teabag. Allow to infuse for 5 to 6 minutes - or longer for a stronger flavour.
cinnamon*, echinacea*, ginger*, fennel*, rooibos*, roasted chicory*, carob*, cardamom*, basil*, burdock root*, black pepper*, turmeric root*, astragalus*, vanilla beans*
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