- Serving Size: 3g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Kosovo
- Caffeine: Caffeine Free
The Elderberry is the fruit of a genus of between 5 and 30 species of shrubs or small trees in the moschatel family, Adoxaceae. Black elderberry has been used medicinally for hundreds of years. Some preliminary studies demonstrate that elderberry may have a measurable effect in treating the flu, alleviating allergies, and boosting overall respiratory health.
Story, Folklore, History...
In some areas, the “elder tree” was supposed to ward off evil influence and give protection from witches, while other beliefs say that witches often congregate under the plant, especially when it is full of fruit.
In some regions, superstition, religious belief, or tradition prohibits the cutting of certain trees for bonfires, most notably in witchcraft customs the elderberry tree; “Elder be ye Lady's tree, burn it not or cursed ye'll be”
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
4 self-care routines using tea - by Safiya Motala
When you love tea as much as we do, you're always looking for ways to incorporate tea into different areas of your life. We hear a lot about self-care. It is important for mental and physical wellbeing, yet we often don’t prioritize it.
When we ask people if they think tea fits into their ideas of self-care, we often get comments about tea and books. A cup of tea, a good book and a cozy spot. Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it? The ritual of tea itself can be a type of self-care routine. A few minutes each day that are just for ourselves, doing something we know we will enjoy.
We have a few other suggestions on how tea can be a part of a daily self-care routine.
Bath bombs are great and lots of fun, but some of them can be full of ingredients that you may not want to soak your body in. Check out some of our favourite bath soaks.
For all of these soaks, we suggest using a reusable muslin cloth bag, cheesecloth, or a #4 t-sac....