1st Grade. Field grown, sun dried. Very aromatic with a fruity tending floral flavour. Tending light and yellowish. The best quality comes from Egypt. The sandy loam and nutrients from the Nile create perfect growing conditions. Camomile flowers have a yellow center and white petals - they almost look like a daisy. Essential oils in the flowers produce a soothing pleasant aroma and a fruity character. Camomile is a pleasant aromatic tea which is slightly bitter but with a fruity flavour. Said to relieve health problems ranging from toothache to nervousness, It has also been noted as beneficial for soothing headaches and to assist the restless and those suffering from insomnia. It is also known to assist digestive disorders by settling the stomach and calming the nerves. Like many teas and herbs camomile should be consumed without the addition of milk. Blends well with honey, lime, lemon and cinnamon.
Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse up to 5 minutes.
Dried Rosebuds and petals. Light floral notes and pleasant lingering finish. Tending light pink with light rosy notes. Rose petals and buds were used by women to enhance the beauty of their hair and skin. Following the rose blooming a rose hip develops, which contains a multitude of vitamins which have properties that enhance one’s skin among its other properties. Rose petals are commonly used to make a tea blend or infusion colourful and visually appealing. Rose petals and buds infused alone or as part of a favorite blend, can be consumed hot or iced, and is best consumed without milk.
Bring water to a boil. 2 tsp per 8 oz cup. Infuse 4-5 minutes.
Field grown, sun dried. A lovely deep red infusion similar to grenadine with a taste close to lemonade. Scarlet red to deep burgundy. Hibiscus is native to Africa. The Calyces (often referred to as the hibiscus flower itself), which form the outer covering of the flower buds, are dried and used to make a rosy citrus flavoured tea. Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin A and C and beta-carotene making it a good antioxidant. Said to replace electrolytes and quench thirst during and after athletic endeavors and to ease symptoms of colds, flu and coughs. Hibiscus petals are commonly used as a base for herb and fruit infusions. When blended with rosehips and various other dried fruits, the resulting drink is lively, fruity. Tangy and refreshing. Sweeten to taste.
Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 5 minutes.