Teas

Angelica Root

Angelica Root

Found in Northern parts of Europe, this aromatic root of wild celery, offers a range of medical uses that have been tried and tested for centuries. The Angelica Root has a pleasant musky smell similar to Juniper, which has widened its reputation as a unique smelling member of the parsley/ celery family. Angelica Roots are used often in herbal medicines, to flavour liqueurs, teas, omelettes and trout, herbal extracts and as a jam.

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Calendula Petals

Calendula Petals

The golden petals of the Calendula flowers are historically significant throughout Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean for their health benefits and medicinal purposes, which have seen it grow to one of the most common alternate medicine sources. Used most commonly in teas, this petal can also be used in soups and stews, adding a flavour and colour hard to achieve with other ingredients. In Western cuisine, the petals are used as dye to add golden colours to butter and cheese. 

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Catnip Cut

Catnip Cut

Named for the attraction given by cats to this plant, Catnip or Catmint, is a herb historically used to relieve stress and calm the mind and body. Most commonly used in teas, catnip has also been known to be used in juices, infusions, tinctures and is able to be smoked for a similar calming effect. 

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Chamomile Flower

Chamomile Flower

Golden in colour, pleasantly sweet and bitter in taste, the bud of the Chamomile flower is best known in its use as a tea to calm upset stomachs and help insomnia. One of the top selling teas, worldwide, the health benefits are abundant. Whilst tea is the main use, it may also be used in tinctures, or powdered and encapsulated. 

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Echinacea

Echinacea

Used for centuries as a natural, herbal medicine, the dried leaves and petals of Echinacea are the closest thing to a cure for the common cold. Infuse with boiling water for 20 minutes, before draining and consuming, or add to other tea mixtures for a warm treat. Combatting sore throats and colds, echinacea stimulates the body’s cells that are responsible for fighting infections. 

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Ginger Root Kibbled

Ginger Root Kibbled

Dating back thousands of years, this finely chopped rhizome has a rich history worldwide for use un sweet and savoury dishes. Commonly used in sauces, soups, marinades, desserts, ginger offers a sweet aroma, and a taste with a slight kick of heat. A staple throughout Asian cuisine, infuse with other ingredients, and remove before serving. 

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Ginseng Siberian Root Cut

The Siberian Ginseng Root is known to stimulate the immune system, increase energy and reduce fatigue, gaining it a reputation in alternate medicine as a herb that maintains good health, instead of treating ill health. Used as a tonic, tea, liquid extract or powdered in capsules, the use of this herb is wide. 

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Green Tea Matcha Powder

Green Tea Matcha Powder

The ground powder made from a species of green tea plants is a traditional drink in Japan. It is prepared to drinkers preference, with either a thick concoction, by adding significantly more powder and a slower blending, or thin, which gives a lighter, slightly more bitter, taste. 

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Hibiscus Powder

Hibiscus Powder

Powder from the range of Hibiscus flowers that have been dried and cut, can come in many shades of colour, the most common being a maroon. The powder has a naturally tartiness in flavour, so is best served with sugar to sweeten the taste. Most commonly used in tea blends, natural dyes and cosmetics, it gives off a red-wine tone to mixtures. The powder contains high levels of anti-oxidants.

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Hibiscus Whole

Hibiscus Whole

The dried and cut leaves of hibiscus flowers, come in many shades of colour, the most common being the vibrant maroon. With the natural tanginess, and eye-catching colour, it is used in tea blends, or as a garnish for desserts. 

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Lemon Balm Leaves

Lemon Balm Leaves

Part of the mint family, this vibrant green leaf has a gentle lemon taste and aroma, that add uplift dishes. Used as a flavouring agent in ice cream and herbal teas, and as a sweetener in jellies and jams. It is a key ingredient in lemon palm pesto. 

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Lemon Grass Powder

Lemon Grass Powder

Taste similar to Lemon, but without the bitterness, this light and citrus like powder and cuts are popular throughout Asian cuisine. Most commonly found in soups, curries, teas, sauces and dips

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Lemon Grass Whole Cut

Lemon Grass Whole Cut

Taste similar to Lemon, but without the bitterness, this light and citrus like powder and cuts are popular throughout Asian cuisine. Most commonly found in soups, curries, teas, sauces and dips

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Lemon Myrtle Leaf

Lemon Myrtle Leaf

Leaves from the Lemon Myrtle tree, native to Australia, are available in whole form or powdered. Like their name suggests, they have a rich and smooth citrus aroma that is used as a refreshing element in dishes. Ideal for teas served hot or cold, beef , fish or rice dishes, breads, sauces, dips and desserts, it can be used as a replacement for lemon. When cooking with hot temperatures, it is used later in method, as any longer then 15 minutes in high temperatures can cause a bitter taste to develop. 

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Lemon Myrtle Powder

Lemon Myrtle Powder

Leaves from the Lemon Myrtle tree, native to Australia, are available in whole form or powdered. Like their name suggests, they have a rich and smooth citrus aroma that is used as a refreshing element in dishes. Ideal for teas served hot or cold, beef , fish or rice dishes, breads, sauces, dips and desserts, it can be used as a replacement for lemon. When cooking with hot temperatures, it is used later in method, as any longer then 15 minutes in high temperatures can cause a bitter taste to develop. 

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Lime Leaf / Kaffir

Lime Leaf / Kaffir

These vibrant green leaves are bountiful in citrus flavouring, that makes them very popular throughout South East Asia. Indonesia, Thai and Lao all have dishes which heavily include the lime leaf, including green curries, stir fries and soups. 

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Nettle Leaf

Nettle Leaf

Grown in Egypt, these organic leaves have a spinach like flavour, that is refreshed with likeness to cucumber when cooked. Rich in vitamins and minerals, the nettle leaf have a range of use, put to practice in North Eastern Europe. Most commonly found in polenta, soup, pesto and teas, the small flake adds freshness to a dish, along with a range of healthy benefits!

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Passion Flower

Passion Flower

The dried leafs of the passion flower have a calming effect, leading to their use to treat anxiety, nervousness, agitation, and in high doses, insomnia. Used in tea infusion, soak one teaspoon in a cup of hot water for 10-15 minutes, before removing. 

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Peppermint Leaf Tea Grade

Peppermint Leaf Tea Grade

The beautifully green leaf from the mint family has a historic record as a common ingredient in herbal teas, as opposed to culinary use. With a sweet minty flavour, it is warm and refreshing. Other then teas, it can also be used to flavour ice cream, chocolate cake, boiled sweets, toothpaste and skin care products.

The tea grade leaf is 1-3 mm and perfect for use in teas. 

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Raspberry Leaves

Raspberry Leaves

As the name suggests, these are the leaves from the same plant as the raspberry fruit. Most commonly used for it benefits to pregnant women, it can be taken throughout life to receive the positive effects. High in magnesium, iron and potassium, it strengthens the pelvic muscles and uterus. Best paired with nettle leaves and peppermint leaves, soaked in water for herbal tea.

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Rose Petals Pink

Rose Petals Pink

Delicate, sweet, soft. Used in Middle Eastern cuisine, rose petals add a lightness to the dish. A feature in many Ras El Hanout blends, as well as cake, it is perfect for savoury and sweet cooking. it adds elegance to a dish when used as a garnish, or can be used to make rose water, by soaking in distilled water.

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Sage Leaves

Sage Leaves

An essential herb in Britain, this slightly peppery, but fresh herb, is best paired with fatty foods or in a marinade. An important ingredient in the Italian dish- Saltimbocca, it can be used sparingly in bread stuffings for poultry.

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St Johns Wort Whole

St Johns Wort Whole

Used in tea for anxiety, depression, insomnia or tiredness.

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Stevia Leaf Powder

Stevia Leaf Powder

10-15 times more sweeter than sugar, this chemical free powder is used as a substitute for sugar, and as a natural sweetener. Finding its place in natural health food store, stevia is often mixed in coffee, teas, and lately, in soft drinks. The perfect way to get the sugary taste, without sugar!

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Valerian Root

Valerian Root

The root of the flowering valerian plant is dehydrated and cut to the perfect size for use. To be used in teas, it has a range of effects, including sedative and anti-insomnia.

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Yarrow Root Cut

Yarrow Root Cut

Used for centuries, the root leaves can be used in teas, or to flavour liquors and bitters.

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