Gingko - Memory & Healing Tisane
Spritely and refreshing with a clean finish. Ginkgo is prized by herbalists and traditional medicine practitioners as a great way to heal the body. Consuming ginkgo products is said to help blood circulation, improve sight and hearing, even assist with cognitive functions in the brain, leading some to believe it may slow Alzheimer's.
CAFFEINE LEVELS: Caffeine Free
TEA SOURCING: Ingredients sourced from France (Provence)
INGREDIENTS: Gingko Leaves
ETHICS: Ethical Tea Partnership and GMO free
THE STORY OF GINGKO
Common belief maintains that nothing is made to last. Well, when Mother Nature in her infinite wisdom created the Ginkgo Tree, she wasn't worried about common belief. For evidence, let's travel to 1945 Hiroshima, Japan. After the explosion of the atom bomb, nearly all living things in the area were killed. All, that is, but six Gingko trees growing within a couple of kilometres of the blast zone. Those six trees, all of which thrive to this day, thoroughly charred by the blast, managed to survive and shortly afterward began to produce new shoots. A miracle of botany.
In addition to its ability to heal itself, Ginkgo is prized by herbalists and traditional medicine practitioners as a great way to heal the body. Consuming ginkgo products is said to help blood circulation, improve sight and hearing, even assist with cognitive functions in the brain, leading some to believe it may slow Alzheimer's.
For a tree with such an impressive resume, it isn't too surprising to learn that the leaves of the tree also produce an easy-going, thoroughly enjoyable tisane. We've sourced these luxury ginkgo leaves from one of the world's premier suppliers, located in France. When brewed, it produces a lightish cup with a delicate floral fragrance and a smooth, long finish. A classic example of one of the world's most tenacious plants. A votre santé.
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.