YOGI TEA® Ginseng Flower centres you, calms and supports your inner strength. The carefully balanced blend of ginseng flower, fruity lemongrass, orange peel and fresh peppermint creates a delightful, complex tea to be enjoyed any time of day. The essence of this tea is: ‘Inner peace and confidence’.
In Southeast Asia, this aromatic herb and medicinal plant is also known by the name ‘fever grass’. It contains essential oils and has a powerful, fresh citrus flavour. It is still unknown where this plant that belongs to the sweetgrass family, and is mainly used in Asian cuisine, originates from.
Ginseng was once considered the plant of kings, since its long growth time meant that it was far too expensive for most people: It can take up to 170 years before the wild ginseng root, which originates from North Korea, is fully mature. Ginseng has a slightly bitter taste and has been native to Europe since the 17th century.
First discovered in 1696 and presumably a coincidental result of water mint and wild mint, peppermint is one of the most important medicinal plants in the world. Peppermint has a slightly sharp taste and is adored around the world for its refreshing aroma and nutritious properties. In 2004 it was selected as Medicinal Plant of the Year.
Rose hip, which belongs to the rose family, contains five times more vitamin C than lemons. Its aromatic fruits have a slightly bitter, yet sweet taste and contain the vitamins A, B, E, P and K as well as citric acids, minerals and iron.
It is widely known that oranges contain lots of useful substances. But not many people realise that the peel of the orange is even more valuable than the flesh of the fruit: more than 170 active phytochemicals, over 60 different flavonoids and numerous essential oils make it a valuable source of nutrients. And its refreshing, sweet aroma makes it a very delicious one as well.
Liquorice has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties and is one of the 50 basic herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is around 50 times sweeter than sugar and tastes mild, sweet, bitter and aromatic. Liquorice was selected as the Medicinal Plant of the Year in 2012 due to its valuable nutrients.
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.
From the Arabic translation, meaning “father of all foods”, Alfalfa has been cherished for thousands of years due to its nutritious properties. In addition to proteins, minerals and micronutrients, the seeds of this plant that we know as ‘Lucerne’ contain multiple vitamins, such as E, K, B6 and D. Alfalfa has a subtle, nutty flavour and a spicy, aromatic quality.
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.
Celery has been known as a crop for around 3,000 years, however, it was only in the Middle Ages that its medicinal properties were discovered. The seeds, which belong to the daisy family, contain numerous important nutrients, including high levels of calcium, flavonoids and essential oils. Celery seeds taste delicately aromatic and intensively spicy.
Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree and are mainly used in our part of the world as a spice in foods such as Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or red cabbage. They belong to the Myrtaceae family and have an intense, spicy aroma, which led to them even being weighed up with gold in ancient China and Egypt.
Even today we are still not certain where lemons, which belong to the rutaceous plant family, originate from. Its origins are thought to be in northern India, however it has been cultivated worldwide for thousands of years due to its high nutritious content and refreshingly sweet flavour. In addition to vitamin C, the fruit of the lemon tree is rich in phosphorus and pectin.
Kombucha is a blend of various yeasts and has been served as a drink for thousands of years due to its unique aroma and nutritious properties. Kombucha tastes sour yet sweet and contains iron and nutritious folic acid as well as the vitamins C, B, D and K.
Everyone is familiar with the unpleasant sting upon touching a nettle – however, only few are aware of its nutritious properties that made this aromatic, tasty plant a popular choice in ancient times: Provitamin A, iron and a variety of mineral salts make the stinging nettle a nutritious, useful plant. The famous painter, Albrecht Dürer, even regarded it as a ‘gift from God’.
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.
Pour 250 ml of freshly boiled water over the teabag. Allow to infuse for 7 minutes - or longer for a stronger flavour.
lemon grass*, peppermint*, rose hips*, orange peel*, liquorice*, cardamom*, ginseng root*, cinnamon*, ginseng flowers*, ginger*, citrus extract*, nettle*, alfalfa*, black pepper*, celery seeds*, cloves*, dried kombucha drink*
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