Country of Origin: Australia (Blended by Neat Jane’s Tea House)
Region: North Queensland
Grade: FP (Flowery Pekoe)
Altitude: under 150m
Manufacturing Type: Crush- Tear – Curl Production, Field Grown, Sun dried, Machine Milled
Cup Characteristics: This tea provides earthy undertones with dulcet flavour of lemon myrtle and results in a deep nuanced taste.
Infusion: Tending medium coppery liquor.
Ingredients: Premium Australia black tea, Lemon Myrtle, Calendula petals.
Daintree Tea: This is an Australian gem grown locally and is superb to drink. Although this is not organically certified – the tea is a 100% natural, no chemicals or pesticides are used in its production – what you see, smell and taste is what you get.
It posses the same characteristics as an Australian Merlot red wine – light, earthy and easy to drink.
Lemon Myrtle: A wonderful thing about the citrus-scented lemon myrtle is that, in addition to being flavourful and refreshing, it has a number of health benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant that can ward off illnesses, and it can be used as an antiseptic. Its rich lemon aroma is both pleasant and soothing. Lemon myrtle is used to treat a diversity of ailments from throat disorders to gastric problems.
What is Lemon Myrtle? The lemon myrtle is a tree that grows naturally in the Australian coastal regions like Queensland and New South Wales. The tree can reach heights of 18m or more, though its average height is approximately half of that. The tree is now grown in other parts of the word, including in South Africa and the southern sections of the United States and Europe. While the tree’s flowers and fruits can both be eaten, it is the leaves that have gained a reputation for having the most uses and health benefits.
Among scientists, lemon myrtle is known by its Latin name, Backhousia citriodora. Although it is most commonly known as lemon myrtle, it is also recognized by other names, including lemon ironwood and tree verbena. Despite its citrus scent and flavour, lemon myrtle is not acidic.
What are the ingredients? The leaves of lemon myrtle are rich in essential oil, most of which is made up terpenoid aldehydes such as citral. Citral can be used medicinally in a number of ways. It is this ingredient that gives lemon myrtle many of its health benefits.
What are the health benefits? Lemon myrtle has a reputation as a powerful antiseptic and antiviral agent that can destroy disease-carrying microorganisms. It has been used to treat allergies, colds, sore throats, gastric disturbances and infections. Murray, Michael T. Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. January 7, 1999. It has further been used to alleviate headaches, fevers and muscle cramps and spasms. Shneider, Rob. Why Drink Lemon Myrtle Tea? October 18, 2011. According to Go Wild Harvest LLC at http://www.gowildaustralia.com/uploads/LemonMyrtlepresentation_1.pdf, lemon myrtle promotes a healthy immune system and can be applied topically to treat problems like warts, cold sores and acne. It is a highly potent antioxidant that can help fight diseases such as cancer. It is high in minerals like calcium, zinc and magnesium, and it has a healthy helping of vitamins A and E.
Calendula Petals: Traditionally used to treat conjunctivitis, blepharitis, eczema, gastritis, minor burns including sunburns, warts, and minor injuries such as sprains and wounds. It has also been used to treat cramps, coughs, and snake bites. Calendula has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants are thought to protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation. Oxidation produces oxygen free radicals, natural chemicals that may suppress immune function.
Calendula has been considered beneficial in reducing inflammation and promoting wound healing. Calendula possesses antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects due to its flavonoid content. It soothes sore throat or mouth tissue. It has a bitter taste.
So relax and sit back and enjoy this phenomenal tea.
Hot Tea Method: Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 200 – 260mL of fluid volume in the teapot.
Pour 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). Add milk and sugar to taste.
Iced tea brewing method: Generally not recommended
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