- The essence of this tea is: ‘Pause before the day begins’.
- A hint of jasmine and rose petal give us a final chance to dream before the day begins
Jasmine green tea
Jasmine tea was drunk during the times of the Chinese Song dynasty in 1200 A.D. and even today appears to be the most popular Chinese tea. It combines the advantages of jasmine leaves with the effective properties of green tea: A soft, rounded taste meets numerous vitamins and important minerals.
Ginger has been used in the Far East for more than 3,000 years as a condiment and medicinal plant. It has a fruity-tart taste and contains essential oils and important minerals as well as various vitamins.
The peel of the fruit of the lemon tree, which originates from India, is similarly aromatic to the refreshingly sour flesh of the fruit. The rind also contains up to ten times more vitamins than the juice, including both valuable essential oils and other plant-based compounds.
Liquorice has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties and is one of the 50 basic herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is around 50 times sweeter than sugar and tastes mild, sweet, bitter and aromatic. Liquorice was selected as the Medicinal Plant of the Year in 2012 due to its valuable nutrients.
In Southeast Asia, this aromatic herb and medicinal plant is also known by the name ‘fever grass’. It contains essential oils and has a powerful, fresh citrus flavour. It is still unknown where this plant that belongs to the sweetgrass family, and is mainly used in Asian cuisine, originates from.
Black pepper, known as the ‘King of Spices’ nowadays is one of the most important spices in the world, together with salt. It originates from the Malabar coast of India and it has an intensive spicy flavour, ranging from mildly spicy to spicy. Ancient traditional medicine of Ayurveda recommends black pepper not only for its spiciness, but also for its valuable properties as a medicinal plant.
The lemon verbena, also known as the verbena, was introduced to Europe in the 18th century. Its native home is under the sun of South America, where it has long since been treasured as an important medicinal plant. The lemon verbena belongs to the Verbenaceae family and contains important essential oils.
Rose petals smell just as magnificent as they look. This majestic plant has also been treasured for thousands of years as a medicinal plant – in the 17th century roses were used in about a third of the medicine. Rose blossom smells delicately aromatic and contains important tannins as well as essential oils.