Velvet Blue - Digestive Health Tisane
This surprising tisane produces a bright blue liquor with afternotes of anise and licorice. A delicious herb and fruit tisane, Velvet Blue's deep melange of herbs and flowers is designed to ease your stomach and aid digestion. Butterfly blue pea flower, the base for the blue color of this delectable concoction is believed to possess strong anti-aging properties. Live long and prosper.
HEALTH PROPERTIES: Aids digestion.
CAFFEINE LEVELS: Caffeine Free
TEA SOURCING: Ingredients sourced from Greece (Corinth), Chile (Patagonia), France (Provence), India (Kerala), Egypt (Fayoum), China (Fujian) and Thailand (Petchabun)
INGREDIENTS: Anise, Licorice, Fennel, Currant, Rosehip, Butterfly blue pea flower, Hibiscus, Star anise, Nettle, Jasmine, Natural flavors (organic compliant).
ETHICS: Ethical Tea Partnership and GMO free
THE STORY OF VELVET BLUE
This is perhaps our most surprising tisane, producing a bright blue liquor, with afternotes of anise and licorice. A delicious herb and fruit tisane, Velvet Blue's deep melange of herbs and flowers is designed to ease your stomach and aid digestion. Let's quickly explore it's key ingredients:
Anise: Known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, anise serves as the base for Ouzo, Greece's famous after-dinner alcoholic digestiv. Opa!
Licorice: Prized by natural health practitioners for its ability to soothe post-dinner gastric and abdominal ailments such as heartburn and inflammation. Perfect.
Fennel: Loaded with significant levels of fiber, fennel soothed stretched stomachs since at least the Roman era. Iubentium! (That's 'cheers' in Latin.)
Now, if you still need some more incentive for an after-dinner cup of Digestive Blue, we've got an additional reason for you. Butterfly blue pea flower, the base for the blue color of this delectable concoction is believed to possess strong anti-aging properties. Want to feel better and live forever? Reach for a cup of Digestive Blue. Live long and prosper.
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.