Wild Safflower Herbal Tea - Caddy Refill Pouch (50g)
Our wild safflower has interestingly both honey-caramel notes reminiscent of rooibos and savoury notes, and may be enjoyed with pumpkin sugar crystals or honey. It is foraged and handpicked at 1,900m above sea level, with traditional methods, from its native habitat, in the Lori region of Armenia. The golden petals are dried in the shade under the ceramic roof of a natural drier to preserve the quality and taste.
Safflower was used in ancient Armenia, as in many Middle East countries, for textile dyeing. The Latin name Carthamus derives from the Arabic verb qurtum meaning dye, in reference to the usage of safflower petals for textile dyeing. Interestingly, the modern Arabic name of safflower “al-usfur”, is derived from the word “asfar” meaning yellow. It is considered one of humanity’s oldest crops having been used for thousands of years. Medieval Armenian herbalists would use safflower tisane as a remedy for treating insomnia, decreasing anxiety levels and to strengthen the liver, gall bladder and respiratory system. At present, safflower is used in traditional medicine as an herbal remedy as a decongestant, to detoxify the body and to protect the digestive and circulatory systems (in particular, balancing cholesterol levels).
Our wild safflower is hand-harvested 1,900m above sea level from its native habitat, in the Lori region of Armenia, by the residents of the village of Odzun, supervised by an ethnobotanist, using methods of collection and processing passed down over thousands of years. The golden petals are dried in the shade under the ceramic roof of a natural drier to preserve the quality and taste. Our wild safflower has interestingly both honey-caramel notes reminiscent of rooibos and savoury notes, and may be enjoyed with pumpkin sugar crystals or honey.
Safflower may be drunk hot or ice cold, and may be used in cocktails and recipes. A cup of safflower tisane is perfect after a meal to aid digestion or just before bedtime to relax.
Weight: 50g makes approx. 50 cups
Ingredients:100% Wild Safflower
Harvest Date: July 2017 - June 2018
Brewing Instructions: Use 2g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and brew for 5 minutes
Infusions: One portion will give you at least two cups
Tasting Notes: Honey-caramel with savoury notes
Please note the pouches are not airtight, and therefore once opened, your infusion should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar 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.