Organic roasted dandelion root, organic krishna tulsi, organic ginger, organic fennel, organic honeybush, organic rose petals, organic skullcap, organic black pepper, and organic star anise essential oil.
No. 60 - Feel better from zero to 60.
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil. Steep five minutes to be outstanding in your dandelion field.
- Select an Ingredient:
- organic black peppercorns
- organic fennel
- organic ginger root
- organic honeybush
- organic Krishna-tulsi
- organic pink rose petals
- organic skullcap
- organic dandelion root
Organic Black Peppercorns
Known as the “King of Spices,” the best black pepper is grown in southern India near Cochin. The berries of the perennial black pepper vine are harvested when unripe, then sun-dried until they blacken. Quality is determined by oil content and appearance. Black pepper is spicy, pungent and often has a light salty characteristic—an important feature in chai blends. After the black pepper has been harvested, it is steam distilled to produce the essential oil.
The country of Indonesia consists of seventeen thousand islands set between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Located on the equator, Indonesia is also home to hundreds of volcanos with nearly 90 still active today. It is the fourth most populous country in the world with Bali being its most popular tourist attraction.
Native to the Mediterranean and now grown all over, fennel has feathery leaves, yellow flowers and a root resembling a carrot. While active compounds are found in the leaves, stems and roots, the seed is the most concentrated part of the plant and is used most often in herbal medicine. Fennel is known to relieve issues of the digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. It is also widely used in cooking and has a flavor reminiscent of anise.
Egypt is one of the few countries with borders that stretch into two continents and is considered to be home to one of the three oldest civilizations. The Nile is the primary source of water for Egypt and much of the country's agriculture is situated near its banks. Fennel seeds are harvested during the fall months.
Organic Ginger Root
Ginger, used in many cultures to enliven food and drink, is also known for its healthful qualities. A light stimulant, it can treat cold symptoms and sore throat. Ginger is cultivated most prominently in India, China, Indonesia and West Africa. After the plant flowers and the leaves die off, the roots are dug, washed, peeled and sun dried. Ginger’s spicy-sweet flavor adds spark and complexity to our Big Hibiscus.
India is located in Southern Asia and is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations (Indus Valley shout out). It is a country rich in history, culture, religion, geography and so much more, and has been famous since ancient times as a source for spices that continue to be coveted around the world. Our ginger comes from several regions in India and is harvested multiple times during the year.
South African Botanical
Honeybush is an evergreen shrub, closely related to rooibos, that grows in the eastern Cape of South Africa. Although there have been attempts at cultivating and farming honeybush, most species are found and harvested in nature, also known as wildcrafting. The slender leaves, stems and flowers are hand cut and then allowed to oxidize in the sun. Honeybush is known to be high in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, similar to rooibos. As the name implies, it has a distinctly honey-like aroma. Naturally caffeine-free, honeybush has notes of peach, cedar and sweetgrass, with a pinkish golden hue in the cup.
Clanwilliam is a small farming town of 7,000 nestled between the Cederburg Mountains and the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa and is ground zero for the world's supply of Honeybush, which is harvested in September and October.
Organic Krishna Tulsi
Native to the Indian subcontinent, Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) is a subshrub with aromatic leaves that grows up to 24 inches tall. As an adaptogen, studies have shown that tulsi is effective in addressing physical, chemical, metabolic and psychological stress through a unique combination of pharmacological actions. Krishna tulsi is a more rare, tropical species of tulsi with purplish-green leaves and is named after the beloved Hindu god. Historically, Krishna tulsi has been a significant herb in Ayurvedic medicine and today remains one of India's most cherished and sacred plants. The flavor has notes of allspice, peppermint and nettles.
India is located in Southern Asia and is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations (Indus Valley shout out). It is a country rich in history, culture, religion, geography and so much more, and has been famous since ancient times as a source for spices that continue to be coveted around the world. Holy basil is very much a part of the culture and religion throughout India and many traditional Hindus keep holy basil plants on an altar in the courtyard of their homes.
Organic Pink Rose Petals
Pink rose petals are a favorite ingredient in our pantry. They provide sweetness and spice along with distinct floral qualities and are used to create complexity in a variety of our Signature Blends.
India is located in Southern Asia and is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations (Indus Valley). It is a country rich in history, culture, religion, geography and so much more, and has been famous since ancient times as a source for herbs and spices that continue to be coveted around the world. Our pink rose petals come from several regions in India and are harvested in March.
Native American Herb
Indigenous to Eastern North America and a member of the mint family, skullcap grows up to 3 feet tall and has small, helmet-like shaped flowers for which it was named by Native Americans. Though this herb has been used for centuries in curing various ailments, in Western herbal medicine, skullcap is used for improving liver function and treating tension, anxiety and insomnia. It has a pleasant, earthy and vegetal flavor.
Known as the “Green Mountain State,” Vermont is located in the northeastern United States, and is known for its natural landscape, which is primarily forested. In addition to producing dairy, hay, maple syrup, apples, and sweet corn, Vermont is home to many small farms that grow a variety of plants and herbs for both medicinal and culinary uses.
Organic Dandelion Root
Native to Europe and Asia and now grown all over, dandelion is so much more than the root of an annoying weed growing in the yard. Dandelion was first used in ancient Chinese medicine. For many centuries it was used as a detoxifying herb and healthful tonic. Dandelion is now recognized in modern herbal medicine for a wide range of conditions known to benefit from mild diuretic action, such as liver disorders, poor digestion, urinary tract disorders, and high blood pressure. The flavor of dandelion root is nutty, toasty and a bit like chicory.