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HERB GARDEN TEA

BLEND No.5
Loose leaf herbal tea by medical herbalist Cindy Ledgerwood
The perfect all-day herb tea for calm and clarity, with aromatic birch, mint and juniper.
5.99 GBP

HERB GARDEN TEA

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HERB GARDEN TEA • caddy

Loose tea in our chic cardboard carton. Ideal for presentation, gift or storage: 30 cups (35g).

£7.99
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HERB GARDEN TEA • regular pack

Loose tea in a resealable pack. Refill your caddy! 30 cups (35g).

£5.99
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HERB GARDEN TEA • large pack

Loose tea in a resealable pack. Perfect for caterers and tea devotees: 200 cups (200g).

£35.00

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BENEFITS OF HERB GARDEN TEA

A friend asked for a balancing herbal tea to drink before and after yoga, so I blended this calming, balancing tea – perfect for relaxing you and clearing your thoughts at any time of day. Alfalfa is full of nutrients such as iron and folic acid, while skullcap is traditionally taken to ease overthinking. Lavender has a long history of use to help with nervous tension, and passionflower was traditionally brewed to help calm while not sedating. Sage has cooling properties appreciated by generations of women. So all in all, a wonderfully balancing brew.

Our tea blend

Our Herb Garden tea is an energizing celebration of the British country garden, blended for clarity and calm. Aromatic lavender, sage and mint make this a refreshingly light infusion, while notes of juniper, birch and rosehip give it juicy bite and depth. Delicious and tasty!

 

ingredients

Mint, rosehip, sage, birch, lavender, skullcap, passionflower, hawthorn, alfalfa, chamomile, dandelion and juniper.

 

Great Taste 2016

 

 

Alfalfa

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Alfalfa comes from the Arabic ‘al-fac-facah’, which means ‘father of all foods’.

Birch

 

Chamomile

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Camomile or chamomile? Both spellings are correct. For those who speak Latin, it’s Chamaemelum nobile.

Dandelion

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A dandelion makes an excellent barometer. In fine weather, the clock opens fully, When rain approaches, it shuts like an umbrella.

Hawthorn

 

Juniper

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Lavender

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Mint

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Mint gets its name from Greek mythology. Minthe the water nymph was caught seducing Hades, the ruler of the underworld, and was turned into a mint plant by his jealous wife, Persephone.

Passionflower

 

Rosehip

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Sage

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The Latin name for sage, Salvia, comes from the verb meaning ‘to save’.
Sage was so esteemed in Ancient Rome that to pluck it required a ceremony, including clean clothes and special tools.

Skullcap

 


how to brew loose leaf teahow to enjoy our tea

Enjoy at any time of day.

 

Take a moment to enjoy the glorious summer scent of the herbs.

 

 

 

 

 

Can herb tea really give you a sense of wellbeing? 

Yes! Herbs are plants (just like tea or coffee), and contain complex chemical properties. All foods we consume affect our system in some way, so the saying ‘we are what we eat’ should be taken literally.

 

With that in mind, herb teas and spices can be blended in different ways to take advantage of different inherent properties. Some herbs have stimulant properties, while others have (for example) a relaxant or diuretic effect. Many of our modern medicines (including aspirin) are derived from traditional remedies and compounds discovered through the use of folk medicine.

 

Wellbeing is subjective, so everyone needs to get to know their own needs and what works for them. If you suffer from anxiety or nervous tension, avoid a stimulant tea such as ginseng (just as you’d sensibly avoid the nerve stimulant caffeine). Go for something with relaxant properties instead, such as camomile.

 

What’s different about the herbs in Cindy’s Tea is that the leaves haven’t been crushed. You’ll notice their potent aroma as soon as you open the pack. The essential oils in herb leaves are highly volatile and, when crushed, disappear –  along with much of the effect and fragrance. In our teas, these precious oils are retained. So whichever tea you choose, you’ll find it stronger than most herb teas on the market.

 

Take time to choose the right Cindy’s Tea for you and your needs, depending on the time of day (or month!) and whether you’re at your peak or need a pick-me-up. I always urge people to have a good sniff of the tea. We tune into what we need, and smell is a good indicator of this. Experiment and tune in to your body. Above all, relax and enjoy the peaceful ritual of a well-brewed cup of tea. Because a great cup of tea is also good for your soul!

 

medical herb Research

See the humble dandelion in a new light! Here’s some research on its benefits.
 

And here’s some research on skullcap.

Reviews

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Really really herby!
I Love this tea! It helps keep me motivated and focused
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Review by Bobby / (Posted on 16/10/2016)

Drinking our tea is not a substitute for seeing a doctor.