Teas & Tisanes

Teegenuss im TeeanbaugebietHand-blended herbal teas and tisanes that combine science, tradition and beauty.

 

Ah, teas and tisanes, a world of beauty in a cup.

Please return to this page as I add information about fabulous teas (from the Camellia sinensis plant) and tisanes (from all other plants basically, sometimes called herbal teas or infusions).

As part of my practice as a naturopath I often recommend teas and tisanes to my clients and I have recently started blending and providing the Lemongrove Road Teas & Tisanes product.  The tisanes are caffeine-free and locally-grown organic herbs are sourced whenever possible.  The packaging is recycled enviro-bags that are lined with a biofilm suitable for food and able to be recycled and composted.

The teas and tisanes are packaged per number of cups of tea, not by weight, with the exception of the sencha tea.  This is because the weight varies significantly depending on what herbs or in the blend.

Prices

Regular bag of 40 cups = $12.50

Large bag of  80 cups= $25.00

Sencha: 75gm = $12.50, 150gm = $25.00

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The current range includes:

  • Calendula flower
  • Couch grass
  • Chamomile
  • Elder flower
  • Elder & Echinacea blend
  • Green Chai Tea
  • Hawthorn
  • Mint blend
  • Purely peppermint
  • Rose blend
  • Sencha
  • Spearmint

Out of stock

  • Genmaicha
  • Green jasmine
  • Raspberry leaf
  • Relax blend
  • Senna blend

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Calendula flowers

Vibrant Calendula is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and has long been used to aid in healing wounds, grazes, boils and soothe skin inflammations such as dermatitis.  It is also helpful as a gargle for sore throat, mouth ulcers, gum and dental disease.  Calendula can be taken as a tea or a strong infusion used cold as a skin wash.

Certified organic herb: Calendula (Calendula officinalis).

Instructions: Shake the bag. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes.  For a strong infusion, boil a cup of calendula tea and use this to infuse a second 1-2 teaspoons of calendula.  Keep cool in the fridge.

Couch grass

Couch grass soothes inflammed mucous membranes, especially in the urinary tract.  Historically used to ease the discomfort of cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis and burning discomfort with urination (dysuria).

Certified organic herbs: Elymus repens (herb).

Instructions: Shake the bag. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes.

Chamomile

A classic tisane of pure chamomile flowers. Chamomile has a long history of use for its calming effect on the digestive and nervous systems. This organic tisane has a subtle and sweet taste with a hint of apple and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Certified organic herbs: Chamomile (Matricaria recutita).

Instructions: Shake the bag. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day for maximum benefit. Add a touch of honey or grated fresh apple as you desire.

Elder flower

The Elder tree is ancient and has many myths and superstitions associated with it.  For example, if you fall asleep under its flowering branches on midsummers eve, you will see the King of the fairies and all of his company!  It is also associated with sharmans and has been used to ward off evil spirits.  As a herbal remedy it is used for colds and flu, fever, sniffles and to help ease digestive upset.  it is also used a a gargle and mouthwash.

Certified organic herbs: Elder flower (Sambucus nigra).

Instructions: Shake the bag. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes. Useful at the onset of cold or flu viral infection and can be taken with Echinacea or freshly grated ginger and cinnamon.

Elder & Echinacea blend

Echinacea is a native of North America where it has been used as an antiseptic and immune support since before the Europeans settled.  It is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and supports normal immune function.  This combination of Elder flower and Echinacea is an ideal winter brew to help ward of seasonal colds and flu.

Certified organic herbs: Elder flower (Sambucus nigra) and Echinacea Spp (Echinacea spp).

Instructions: Shake the bag. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes. Useful at the onset of cold or flu viral infection and can be taken with freshly grated ginger and cinnamon.

Green Chai Tea

A beautiful warming blend of green tea and spices, designed to be enjoyed without milk.  Add a little honey if desired.

Certified organic: Green tea (Camilla sinensis), aniseed (Pimpinella anisum), caraway (Carum carvi), ginger (Zingiber officinalis), liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia)  , pepper (Piper nigrum) and cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)

Instructions: Shake the bag. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes.

Hawthorn

The beautiful Hawthorn tree was known in the Middle Ages as a symbol of hope and as ‘food for the heart’.  Today it is known as a ‘heart tonic’, relaxant and antioxidant.  It is gentle and nurturing but if taking heart medication always check with your practitioner first.

Certified organic herb: Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna (flowers and leaf).

Instructions: Shake the bag. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes.

Mint blend

This gorgeous tisane is cooling on a hot day and can help settle an upset stomach. Peppermint brings the zing and spearmint a soft sweetness. A caffeine-free tisane for all!

Certified organic herbs: Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata).

Instructions: Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes. Excellent after a generous meal.

Purely Peppermint

Uplifting and refreshing, a tisane of purely peppermint leaves is a must in any household. Mint has traditionally been used to ease bloating and abdominal discomfort and to help cool off in the heat.

Certified organic herbs: Peppermint (Mentha piperita).

Instructions: Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes. Excellent after a generous meal.

Rose blend

A beautiful blend of green tea, red rose petals, rosehip granules, nettle, chamomile, just a touch of cinnamon and hawthorn berries, an ancient symbol of hope.

Certified organic herbs: Rosehip granules (Rosa rugosa, Rosa canina), Nettle (Urtica dioica),  Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna (berries), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Non-organic: Australian Green tea (Camilla sinensis).

Instructions: Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes.

Sencha

This classic, gently steamed fresh green tea is smooth, full-bodied and mildly sweet; uplifting and refreshing and a real health powerhouse.

Certified organic herb: Sencha green tea (Camilla sinensis).

Instructions: Place 1 teaspoon per cup into a warmed teapot or infuser (add another teaspoon if using a teapot for 2 or more). Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 2-3 minutes.

Spearmint

Spearmint has a sweet minty flavour and is refreshing as a hot or cold drink.  Recent research has shown that spearmint lowers androgens (male hormones) in conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Certified organic herb: Spearmint (Mentha spicata).

Instructions: Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes.

Relax Blend

Relax Blend is a gentle soothing tisane that draws on the traditions of European and Indian herbal medicine traditions, Relax Blend is the cup to go to in times that are stressful and demanding, and when feeling tense. This caffeine-free tisane aims to help soothe the nerves, calm the tummy and quietly bring ease to the mind.

Certified organic herbs: Vervain (Verbena officinalis), Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), Lavender (Lavendula officinalis), Oat straw (Avena sativa) and Withania (Withania somnifera), plus Corn flower (Centaurea cyanus) (non-organic).

Instructions: Shake the bag. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day for maximum benefit.

Genmaichatisanes

This interesting blend combines sencha green tea, matcha powder and roasted brown rice, creating a fresh, sweet and light tea with subtle nutty undertones.

Contents: Sencha green tea (Camilla sinensis), roasted brown rice and matcha powder

Instructions: Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 1-2 minutes.

Green Jasmine

A twist on the classic blend, this uses prized sencha green tea leaves, jasmine flowers and a sprinkle of lemongrass for an ‘any-time’ cup of tea that is subtly sweet, fragrant and refreshing.

Certified organic herbs: Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus).
Non-organic herbs: Green tea (Camellia sinensis), Jasmine flowers (Jasminum officinale).

Instructions: Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 3 minutes.

Raspberry leaf

Raspberry leaf is cooling and mildly astringent, enjoyed hot or cool. It can help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, thus preparing for labour.

Caution:  Raspberry leaf should not be used in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Certified organic herbs: Raspberry leaf (Rubus ideaus).   Note, dried raspberry leaf looks a little ’furry’; this is normal.

Instructions: Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes.

Senna Blend

A fruity, refreshing blend of lemongrass, fennel, rosehips and senna, these herbs have a tradition in helping to keep your bowels regular and reducing cramps and tension.

Contraindicated in pregnancy.

Certified organic herbs: Senna (Senna alexandrina), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and Rose hip granules (Rosa canina).

Instructions: Place 1 to 2 teaspoons into a warmed teapot or infuser. Cover with near boiling water and allow to infuse for 10 minutes

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2 replies

  1. I brought your Rose Blend Tea, from the What Women Want Expo, and I have to say, this is my NEW must have!!

    • Hi Leigh

      That is fabulous! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know, it’s very kind of you.
      I hope you continue to enjoy the Rose Blend and keep an eye out for new blends during the year.

      Yours in Teas & Tisanes

      Jane

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