Tea - Algonquin Tea Sweetfern
On high sunny ridges of the Canadian shield, where birds of prey glide the thermals and thunderclouds are born, sweetfern fills the air with its warm spicy aroma.
Traditionally used in herbal medicine for relief of rheumatic conditions, for skin conditions and as a tonic.
Ingredients: Sweetfern, Nettle, Red clover, Raspberry leaves. Burdock, Yellow dock, Dandelion.
General brewing instructions: Heat water to 175C to 185F / 80C to 85C. Steep for at least 3 to 5 minutes. May be rebrewed for two infusions.
Gourmet hints: Best unsweetened but nice with mild honey or maple syrup.
Taste: Bright, creamy, supple, mild astringent, medium body “Canada in a Cup.”
Properties: Vitamins A and C, manganese, iron, copper, zinc, calcium.
Enjoy a wild cup of Canada!