Chamomile Lemongrass - Relaxing Herb Tisane
Light and flavourful lemon character tempered with spring fresh hints of apple and camomile. A relaxing, refreshing drink, that helps address insomnia.
CAFFEINE LEVELS: Caffeine Free
TEA SOURCING: Ingredients sourced from Egypt (Nile Delta) and Thailand (Sing Buri)
INGREDIENTS: Chamomile blossoms and Lemongrass leaves.
ETHICS: Ethical Tea Partnership and GMO free
THE STORY OF CHAMOMILE LEMONGRASS
The ancient Egyptians believed that Chamomile possessed shamanistic powers and associated it with the sun god Ra. An ancient Greek doctor named Dioscorides who rode with Roman Emperor Nero's army, prescribed chamomile to treat gastrointestinal disorders and calm nerves. More recent beliefs maintain that chamomile aids digestion and may be beneficial as a natural remedy for insomnia.
Ancient eastern belief holds that Lemongrass possesses the power to induce psychic abilities, enabling people to read minds and have visions of the future. Like Camomile, current Eastern folk beliefs are of the more practical variety and maintain that the plant is effective for easing jet lag, indigestion and headaches.
Chamomile and Lemongrass produce an herbal tea with an outstanding flavor. Chamomile produces a sweetish cup with notes of honey and subtle tones of fruit. Lemongrass, which contains citronella, produces a cup that is fresh and herbal with light touches of bitter lemon and even lighter touches of orange. Together, the cup they produce is a heavenly blend of the two.
BREWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT TEA: Infuse one slightly heaping teaspoon for each 8 ounce cup with water brought to a rolling boil (85 degrees Celcius) for 3-7 minutes.
Infuse 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of tea with 1 1/4 cups of boiling water for 7 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water, and add the infused tea, straining the leaves, to the pitcher. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Add lemon and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
Infuse 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea with 6 ounces of boiling water for 7 minutes. Add the tea to a 12 ounce glass, filled with ice, straining the leaves. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Add lemon and sweeten to taste.
NUMBER OF CUPS: 15-20 cups from each 50 grams of tea, with a single use of the leaves. Loose leaf tea is traditionally infused 3 times, with a different flavor profile following each infusion. Accordingly, each 50 gram bag can make up to 60 cups of tea.