Indian mythology portrays female deities with a thousand arms. Having balance of our masculine and feminine energies helps us to do a thousand things at once as well to balance out the natural rhythm of life. This delicious, light tea blend of thyme, liquorice, lavender and raspberry leaves helps to make this balancing act a little easier. The essence of this tea is: 'The wisdom of natural rhythms'.
raspberry leaves*, liquorice*, lemon verbena*, cinnamon*, lemon balm*, ginger*, thyme*, lavender flowers*, oregano*, cardamom*, black pepper*, cloves*
* Certified organic
Most people are familiar with raspberries as a sweet fruit used in desserts. However, the plant was used in ancient times for its medicinal properties. Raspberry leaves contain extremely high levels of vitamin C and provide nutritious tannins.
The lemon verbena, also known as the verbena, was introduced to Europe in the 18th century. Its native home is under the sun of South America, where it has long since been treasured as an important medicinal plant. The lemon verbena belongs to the Verbenaceae family and contains important essential oils.
You can smell the invigorating scent of lavender anywhere you go in the Mediterranean. The medicinal plant, which belongs to the labiate family, is native to these regions – even though it is now cultivated all around the world for its wonderful, nutritious flowers. Lavender tastes aromatic, spicy and slightly bitter, and contains important essential oils.
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.
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.
In the Middle Ages, the Medicinal Plant of the Year in 1988 had to legally be grown in every monastery garden. Lemon balm contains numerous tannins, flavonoids and mineral salts in addition to essential oils, making it an important medicinal plant. Its leaves have a fresh, spicy and citrusy flavour.
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.
Thyme belongs to the labiate family and has been treasured by people for thousands of years as a herb and medicinal plant. It mainly grows around the Mediterranean and features a hearty, gentle aromatic aroma. In 2006, thyme was selected as the Medicinal Plant of the Year due to its nutritious properties.
Oregano, which belongs to the labiate family, was regarded by the Ancient Greeks as an important medicinal plant. It contains a high amount of natural antioxidants, including essential oils, tannins and bitter substances. Its full-bodied, slightly bittersweet aroma makes oregano a fundamental ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine.
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.
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.
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.
Pour 250 ml of freshly boiled water over the teabag. Allow to infuse for 7 minutes - or longer for a stronger flavour.