Cherry Festival Fruit & Herb
fascinating cherry flavor with the soothing properties of Ashwagandha
In this luscious tisane, Cherry Festival, a gentle layer of sweet cherry and the ancient herb Ashwagandha are blended with a rich combination of dried fruit pieces, leaves, and flower petals all of which bring incredible flavor and an additional boost of antioxidants to the cup.
Craft-blended with cut and sifted Ashwagandha root, this tisane takes relaxation to a new level. Scientifically known as Withania somnifera, Ashwagandha has long been heralded as a relaxation aid in the practice of India's traditional medicine. In fact, the second half of the herb's Latin name, somnifera, actually translates into English as 'sleep-inducing'. Now, that’s something to celebrate.
As a Fruit & Herb Tisane, Cherry Festival is naturally caffeine-free.
While the scientific evidence is inconclusive, according to Indian tradition, Ashwagandha holds characteristics that give it anti-cancer properties along with the ability to reduce anxiety and improve brain function.
Strawberry leaves are a rich source of antioxidants. Studies are finding that strawberry leaf may support the immune system, may help with blood sugar regulation, may have antimicrobial effects, may improve heart health and may help with weight management.
Cherry Festival Fruit & Herb can be enjoyed hot or iced, sweetened with sugar, honey or other sweeteners.
Traditional Hot Tea
Measure one heaping teaspoon of tea leaves per one cup water into a tea filter or into an infuser of your choice. Keep in mind, the infuser you choose must be large enough to allow the tea leaves to swell and unfurl. This allows the tea leaves to release their full flavor. Place filter into teapot or mug. Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil then pour into teapot or mug. Infuse 8-10 minutes. Remove the filter and discard or remove infuser and discard tea leaves. Garnish as desired with sugar, honey, sweetener and/or lemon slices.
Measure six heaping teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Bring 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil. Immediately pour boiled water over filter into teapot or heat-resistant pitcher. Infuse 8-10 minutes. Remove filter and sweeten tea with ½ cup sugar if desired. Add 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a serving pitcher. Pour in prepared tea and mix well. Add 2 cups ice and stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Measure four teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place inside a clean glass jar or small pitcher. Position filter so that the tea leaves will be submerged and the top hangs over the side of the jar or pitcher so that leaves do not spill out once water is added. Pour four cups of filtered or freshly drawn water over the filter. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 8-12 hours (or overnight).
*Cold-infused tea has higher levels of antioxidants. To serve hot, simply pour the cold-infused tisane into a saucepan over medium heat and gently warm to desired temperature.
Store Cherry Festival in a cool, dark place away from direct light. If stored properly, this tisane will stay fresh for up to two years.
Ingredients: apple pieces, strawberry leaves, Ashwagandha root, elderflower petals, cranberry pieces, cornflower petals, cherry bits, natural flavors (organic compliant)