CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Tuscany licorice.
INGREDIENTS: Anise, Licorice, Fennel, Currant, Rosehip, Butterfly blue pea flower, Hibiscus, Star anise, Nettle, Jasmine
INGREDIENTS FROM: Greece / Chile / France / India / Egypt / China / Thailand
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low
CAFFEINE LEVEL: None - Caffeine Free Herb and Fruit
You've eaten a large meal, and about to curl up on the couch and fall asleep. Not so fast! Help your body digest a little first. Also, meet your new favorite herbal tisane. Digest & Purify has a deep melange of herbs and flowers offers just the relief your gastrointestinal system needs. A quick exploration of three key ingredients will help clarify things.
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 Digest & Purify, 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.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the herbal tea. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the herbal tea. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.