Organic Lavender Herbal Tea - Caddy (40g)
Literally aromatherapy from within. Our organic lavender is handpicked from the lavender gardens of Cyherbia Botanical Park in Avgorou, Cyprus. A very smooth infusion with sweet floral and delicate citrus notes. Compared to standard lavender, our lavender is more pungent due to the fertile terra rossa soil, no chemicals or pesticides being used and purer growing conditions.
Aromatherapy from within
Lavender or Lavandula is a genus of flowering plants (which includes 30 species, dozens of subspecies, and hundreds of hybrids and selected cultivars), in the mint family, Lamiaceae. The origin of lavender is believed to be from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India.
Lavender has been used for 2,500 years for religious, medicinal, culinary and aromatherapy purposes. Lavender derives its name from the Latin ‘lavare’ meaning ‘to wash’. The Romans used lavender to scent their baths (it was thought to restore the skin), beds, clothes and even hair. They also discovered its medicinal properties. During Roman times, flowers were sold for 100 denarii per pound, which was about the same as a month’s wages for a farm worker, or fifty haircuts from the local barber. When the Roman Empire conquered southern Britain, the Romans introduced lavender. The Greeks discovered early on that lavender if crushed and treated correctly would release a relaxing fume when burned.
There are a growing number of studies investigating the benefits of lavender and its essential oils. Previous studies have investigated anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), sedative, pain relief, and anticonvulsive and neuroprotective properties, including trials for the treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression, demonstrating the impact on the brain and nervous system. Other studies have focused on lavender’s antibacterial effects on certain pathogens (including those which have developed drug resistance) and have yielded promising results.
We have selected Lavandula angustifolia, otherwise known as English lavender (although not native to England) as it thrives in Mediterranean climes and due to its aromatic properties.
Our organic lavender is handpicked from the lavender gardens of Cyherbia Botanical Park in Avgorou, Cyprus. A very smooth infusion with sweet floral and delicate citrus notes. Compared to standard lavender, our lavender is more pungent due to the fertile terra rossa soil, no chemicals or pesticides being used and purer growing conditions.
Lavender may be drunk anytime during the day including, and especially just before bedtime as a sleep aid and to relax.
Weight: 40g makes approx. 40 cups
Ingredients: 100% Organic Lavender
Harvest Date: June – July 2020
Brewing Instructions: Use 1g (1 small pinch) for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and brew for 2-3 minutes
Infusions: One portion will give you at least two cups
Tasting Notes: Sweet floral and delicate citrus notes
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours.
Please always consult a medical professional for any health concerns or questions on pregnancy.
Our herbal infusions are allergen-free, however, we cannot guarantee that our foragers and pickers have not come into any contact with any allergens whilst picking or processing.