Tummy Yummy (Organic)
Manufacture Type: Field Grown, Sun dried, Machine Milled (Blended by Neat Jane’s Tea House)
Cup Characteristics: An infusion to soothe a delicate stomach. This blend produces fresh and minty flavours that mingle with sweet liquorice to finish. A medium bodied digestive with soothing flavour that does not overwhelm the palate.
Infusion: Light and bright yellowish green infusion.
Ingredients: Liquorice root, Peppermint, Calendula petals
Description: Liquorice is a sweet flavoured herb. The sweetness is due to the fact that the root contains up to 14% naturally occurring sugars.
Liquorice eases coughs and other lung related ailments and also digestive ailments. Traditional Chinese medicine holds that a powder made by crushing dried liquorice had the power to treat spleen, liver and kidneys.
Peppermint is an herb and contains no caffeine. Quite often peppermint is consumed after meals as the oils stimulate the flow of bile to the stomach and helps relieve gas pains. Additionally, it has been reported and written that peppermint sweetens the breath and calms the digestive system, plus it helps heartburn, stomachache and nausea. An interesting and tingling way to use peppermint is to place a handful of peppermint leaves in your bath water which will lower your body temperature – perfect for cooling fevered skin or after working on a hot summer’s day. Peppermint is a primary ingredient in remedies used in the relief of gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, and local aches and pains.
The calendula plant is also known as the pot marigold and as a flowering herb has always been a garden favourite. Its botanical name is Calendula – a name which came from the Romans who observed that in their warm Mediterranean climate the colourful blooms were always present. The name originated because the flower could be seen on the first day of each month – the calends. The marigold is believed to have originated in India and seeds were brought to Europe by the early Persian spice traders.
The petals are dried and infused to make a hot beverage but they have also been used to make a healthy broth, make a salad more visually appealing and surprisingly have also been used in the manufacture of marigold cheese. The special properties of Calendula as suggested in home remedies are as follows: Calendula tea can be used for gastritis and a warm gargle has been used to soothe canker sores. The tea has also been recommended for women with painful menstruation or menopausal problems.
Hot tea brewing 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 the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 litre): Not recommended as an iced tea.
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