Tea & Herbal Tisane

Sip . . . Healthy

Moondrop Herbals Cottage of Natural Elements offers an ever-growing selection of quality Green, Black, White, Red, and House-blended Herbal Tea.  Loose Leaf and Organic, sold in ready to grab packages or by the ounce.  Need brewing supplies?  We stock a nice selection of teapots, mugs, and infusers for every budget.

Herbal Tea Blends

non-caffeine

Calm Me Down!

Mild and Soothing, suitable for children & adults – Calms both nerves & tummy, and quiets the soul.

Organic herbs of: Lemon Balm, Chamomile flowers, Oatstraw. and Spearmint

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

ElderMintBerry

Minty & Fruity, perfect for use both before, as an aid in prevention, and during Cold & Flu Season.

Organic herbs of: Peppermint, Elder berry, Red Clover blossom, and Yarrow leaf & flower

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Faerie’s Garden

Refreshing, light, and playful – kids love this, as do adults. Delicious hot or cold.

Organic Herbs of: Spearmint, Red Clover, and Rose Petals

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Fireman’s Friend

Respiratory Health. ’nuff said.

Organic herbs of: Mullien leaf, Wild Cherry bark, Sarsaparilla root, Hyssop, Horehound, Licorice root, Marshmallow root, Echinacea root, Astragalus root, Nettle, Elder berry,  Peppermint, Rosehips, Orange peel, Ginger root, and Cinnamon bark chips. With wild harvested Oregon Grape root

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

For Fitness Sake

Provides nutrients and supports recovery and repair for sore muscles, feeds the nervous system. Delicious hot or cold. Hot tea features a minty top note.  Cold tea is fruity and sweet. Both are refreshing

Organic Herbs of: Lycii, schisandra, dandelion root, peppermint, eleuthero, astragalus, nettle, gotu kola, licorice root, and stevia leaf.

Steeping Directions: One generous TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix per cup of boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. For cold tea, proportions are same as above. Steep for 2-4 hours, strain and chill.

Hibiscus & Spice

Tart, spicy and deep red in color.  Delicious cold or hot.

Organic Herbs of: Hibiscus flowers, Rose petals, Lemon Verbena, Spearmint, Orange peel, Cinnamon chips, and Clove bud

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F).  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

It’s A New Day

Slightly tart, lemony, and smooth. Nourishing and regenerating to sluggish brain, the perfect ‘Monday Tea’.

Organic Herbs of: Rosehips, Lemongrass, Meadowsweet, Hawthorn leaf & flower, Chrysanthemum, Lavender

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

It’s Seasonal

Supports respiratory and digestive function, a healthy immune response, and calms the neres.  Mellow and lightly minty.  Herby but low on the bitter scale.

Organic Herbs of: Fennel, nettle, peppermint, lemongrass, spearmint, calendula, red clover, lavender, and stevia.

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes.  Add sweetener if desired.

La La Land

Calming, relaxing, gentle flavor, not an overly strong mint flavor. It works.

Organic Herbs of: Spearmint, Chamomile flowers ,St. John’s wort, Skullcap, Roses petal, and Orange peel

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Phases of Moon

Smooth flavor with subtle notes of lemon and berry. Nourishing, soothing, calming, and emotionally cleansing.

Raspberry leaf, Linden leaf and flower, Lemon Balm, Rosehips, Nettles, Sage, and Marshmallow leaf

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Sip to Health

Springtime in a cup.  Soothing and stimulating to the digestive and nervous systems.

Organic Herbs of: Meadowsweet, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Balm, Hawthorn leaf & flower, Calendula flowers, and Oatstraw

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Splendid Spirit

Refreshing, uplifting and invigorating without caffeine, great hot or on ice.

Organic Herbs of:  Peppermint, lemon verbena, sage, rose petals, damiana, and hawthorn leaf & flower

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Unravel the Frazzle

Calming and nourishing to the nervous system.

Organic Herbs of:  Lemon balm, oatstraw, meadowsweet, raspberry leaf, calendula, chamomile, skullcap, hawthorn leaf

Steeping Directions: One generous TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix per cup of boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. For cold tea, proportions are same as above. Steep for 1-2 hours, strain and chill.

Herbal Chakrateas (Like Socrates)

non-caffeine

Root Chakratea

1st Chakra – Grounding, Physical existence, Stability

Organic Herbs of:  Sarsaparilla root, Ginger root, Dandelion root, Hawthorn berry, Elder berry, Rose Hips, Cinnamon chips, Vanilla bean, Lemongrass, and Spearmint, with wild harvested Sassafras and Red root

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Sacral Chakratea

2nd Chakra – Emotions, Creativity, Sensuality Center

Organic Herbs of: Raspberry leaf, Damiana, Spearmint, Ginkgo Biloba, Oatstraw, Rose petals, Orange peel, and Cinnamon chips

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Solar Plexus Chakratea

3rd Chakra – Personal Strength, Identity, Intention

Organic Herbs of: Schisandra berry, Orange peel,  Licorice root, Ginger root, Marshmallow root, Sarsaparilla root, Hibiscus flower, and Lemon Verbena

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Heart Chakratea

4th Chakra – Heart Center, Connection, Trust

Organic Herbs of: Hibiscus flower, Hawthorn leaf & flower, Linden leaf & flower, Holy Basil, Rama, Red Clover, Rose petals, and Sage leaf

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Throat Chakratea

5th Chakra – Truth, Self Expression, Life Purpose

This tea is fantastic at soothing a sore throat and loosening up congestion in the sinus and other respiratory areas. It is minty, fruity, and spicy and will keep your breath pipes in working order!

Marshmallow leaf, Peppermint leaf, Elder berry, Horehound, Star Anise, Ginger root, and Cinnamon bark chips

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Third Eye Chakratea

6th Chakra – Perspective, Insight & Vision

Organic Herbs of: Lemon Verbena, Juniper berry, Holy Basil, Krishna, Sage leaf, Cinnamon bark chips, Yarrow leaf & flower, Lavender flower, Ginkgo biloba, and Gotu kola

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Crown Chakratea

7th Chakra – Unity, Wisdom, & Connection to Spirit

Organic Herbs of: Holy Basil Rama, Jasmine flower, Linden leaf & flower, Lemongrass, Rose petals, and Lavender flowers

Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water.  Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.

Red Tea

non-caffeine

Honey Bush, organic

Cyclopia intermedia, from the Cape of Good Hope. Fruity and naturally sweet with a smooth and fruitful body. Enjoyed by children. Nice iced.

The tea has a  deep red tint.  Often served plain, because it is naturally sweet tasting, although sugar and cream can be added. It is high in antioxidants and contains Vitamin C, potassium and calcium. It is caffeine-free.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 8 oz of boiled (208-212°) water over 1 TBS of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

South Africa

Rooibos, organic

Rooibos is an herbal tea made from the Asplanthus linearis plant, which is part of the legume plant family, and has been a standard in South Africa for years.

The tea has a red tint to it when dry, and because of this it is sometimes known as red tea, redbush tea, or South African red tea. The leaves turn red when they are oxidized, which is part of the process that goes into making this delicious tea. Oxidation also helps to bring out the leaves’ distinctive flavor. Rooibos Tea is often served plain, because it is naturally sweet tasting, although sugar and cream can be added. It is a caffeine-free beverage that is also high in antioxidants.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 8 oz of boiled (208-212°) water over 1 TBS of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

South Africa

Rooibos Chai, organic

A non-caffeinated chai tea made with Rooibos, spices, and a hint of stevia to sweeten it up. Spicy, sweet, and delicious with or without milk. Try on Ice.

Organic: Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis), Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, Clove and Stevia leaf

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 8 oz of boiled (208-212°) water over 1 TBS of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

Green & White Tea

contains caffeine

Bancha Green, organic

Plucked late in the season from the same bushes as Sencha and prepared according to ancient Japanese traditions.  This results in a milder flavor with less caffeine than Sencha.  A light refreshing flavor with a mild finish.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (170-180°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

Japan

Chunmee Green, organic and fair trade

Chun Mee-cha (eyebrow tea) gets its name from the curve of the processed leaf. It was thought, when viewing the beautifully shaped leaf, that it resembled that of a woman’s finely formed eyebrow. The pan-fried leaves produce a highly fragrant, clear yellow-greenish brew with a distinctivly sweet aroma and flavor.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (170-180°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

Green Earl Grey, organic

Organic green tea from Sri Lanka infused with organic Bergamot oil.  Less astringent than traditional Earl Grey. Delicate and refreshing, this tea is a great way to start your day.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (185-195°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

Sri Lanka

Houjicha Roasted Green, organic

Smooth body with very little tannin.  The fermentation period is shortened by slowly roasting the whole leaves to a warm brown color. Very smooth, without the sharpness of a traditional green tea.  You might taste the tiniest hint of chocolate or nuttiness – if you’re a lover of the better known Oolong and/or Kukicha Twig teas, give Houjicha a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (170-180°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

Jasmine Green, organic and fair trade

The oldest of the scented teas. This tea begins with ‘Poochong’ (slightly less fermented than oolong tea), as the tea is being dried with hot air, fresh jasmine petals are placed in front of fans,  after-which, the spent petals are added to the dried tea. This tea will produce a cup that has the fragrance of a garden in bloom, with a liquor that is lightly sweet and very smooth.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (170-180°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-4 minutes, strain, and serve.
Cold Brew Directions: Place two generous tablespoons of  jasmine tea leaves per 32 ounces of clean, room temperature water. Let sit on counter for 3 hours, strain, chill, and enjoy!  So refreshing and flowery with no bitter taste!

China

Kukicha Twig, organic

Kukicha is harvested from carefully aged twigs and stems of the tea plant. After the correct aging, the twigs are roasted, providing a full-bodied, soothing, calming, and slightly sweet tea with a rich, woody flavor. Mild and soothing, Kukicha twig tea is low in caffeine and can be enjoyed at any hour.

This product will be discontinued. When it’s gone it’s gone.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (185-195°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

Matcha, organic

Matcha, which literally means finely powdered tea, is made from young green tea leaves and is strictly harvested from certified organic plantations. With a bold color and mildly sweet flavor, we are sure that most will find this tea to be purely delectable. Contains caffeine.

Traditional instructions for preparation: 

Warm the matcha bowl by adding hot water. After a minute, discard water and dry bowl thoroughly.
Rinse bamboo whisk to keep tea powder from sticking.
Using a traditional bamboo spoon, add 1.5-1.75 spoons full of powder (1 regular tsp) per 4 oz serving
Add approximately 4 oz of hot water (175-180°). Do not use boiling water.
Mix briskly with bamboo whisk until all lumps are removed and tea is smooth and creamy with a fine foam on top. Drink and enjoy!

Contemporary instructions for preparation:

Use 1 tsp of matcha per 8 oz of water. Pour hot water (175-180°) over tea. Do not use boiling water.
Steep 2-4 minutes.
Strain and serve immediately.

China

Oolong Fermented, organic

After plucking, the leaves are lightly bruised and briefly oxidized to create a subtle, mild but full-bodied organic tea.  This tea is beautiful, tasty, full-bodied, and healthy with a mildly smooth aftertaste. Recommended to those that enjoy the health benefits of green tea but care for its lingering semi bitter taste.

Directions: Pour 6 oz of simmering water (170°-180°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

Pu’erh Fermented, organic and fair trade
(pronounced: ‘Pooh Air’)

Hand harvested from wild and semi-wild broad leaf antique tea trees in the Yunnan province of China. Sun-dried green tea leaves are transformed through natural fermentation from a greenish-golden color to a blackish-red tone. Over the years Pu-erh has garnered a committed following among tea connoisseurs who regard it as a sacred relic leftover from ancient tea cultures and traditions.

Directions:  Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (185-195°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

Sencha Leaf, organic

Sencha is made from the first tender leaves of the tea plant. The leaves are harvested in early summer, steamed, twisted and dried.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (170-180°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

White Peony, organic

White tea is picked early in the season when the buds are still fresh, young, and tender. Which produces a mild and sweet tea, with low astringency. White tea consists of beautiful, full length leaves, and young tight buds which produces a perfectly balanced cup. While the name of this tea can be a misnomer, since it is not from the Peony plant, but a true tea, the taste is tender and delicate with a smooth sensation.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (170-180°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

Black Tea

contains caffeine

Assam, organic

From the mountains of Southern India.  Full bodied, rich malty flavor. Makes a decious breakfast tea. Milk and sugar compliment this tea.

Directions: Pour 6 oz of simmering water (185-195°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

India

Chai, organic

A blend of organic Assam and China Black tea, and aromatic spices. Traditionally, this tea is prepared with milk and sweetened generously.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Add 1 tsp. of chai mix to 3/4 cup of boiling water (212°). Steep 4-5 minutes and strain. Add 1/4 cup of hot milk (or dairy substitute), and sweeten with honey or sugar to taste. Makes 1 serving.

Organic: China Black F.O.P. tea, Assam tea, cinnamon, cardamom seed, cloves, ginger root and black pepper

China Black, organic

This full flavored FOP (also known as Orange Pekoe) tea from China brews to a delicious golden orange to deep red, depending on steeping time.  The standard black tea.  Makes a delicious iced tea.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of boiled water (208-212°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

Darjeeling Black TGFOP, organic and Fair Trade

This tea comes from the southern slopes of the Himalayas, located on India’s northern border. TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)  standards are considered the fanciest of Darjeeling teas. The long and partially opened leaf produces a full-bodied and rich red liquor,  with a delicious and indescribable flavor sometimes referred to as nutty.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of boiled water (208-212°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

India

Earl Grey Black, organic and fair trade

A rich black tea infused with the citrus oil of bergamot.  Refreshing, energetic, and perfumed with citrus notes. Flavor is brisk yet smoothly palatable with bergamot’s distinctive floral/citrus finish.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of boiled water (208-212°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

Organic China Black tea and organic Bergamot oil

English Breakfast, organic

Medium-bodied. Goes well with milk and honey – and breakfast or an afternoon scone.

Directions: Pour 6 oz of simmering water (185-195°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

Organic: China Black tea Keemun Black teas

Keemun Congou, organic

Often referred to as the burgundy of teas. Full bodied with a rich bouquet.  Try this one on ice as it does not cloud as easily as traditional China black/orange pekoe.

Directions: Pour 6 oz of simmering water (185-195°) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

Lapsang Souchong, organic

This bold tea is semi-fermented by steeping the leaves over a bed of smoldering spruce wood. The taste is heavy, earthen, and deliciously smoked. The color is a deep red.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of boiled water (208-212°) over 1 teaspoon of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

Pu’erh Fermented, organic and fair trade
(pronounced: ‘Pooh Air’)

Hand harvested from wild and semi-wild broad leaf antique tea trees in the Yunnan province of China. Sun-dried green tea leaves are transformed through natural fermentation from a greenish-golden color to a blackish-red tone. Over the years Pu-erh has garnered a committed following amongst tea connoisseurs who regard it as a sacred relic leftover from ancient tea cultures and traditions.

Directions: Prepare as a tea – Pour 6 oz of simmering water (208-212°) over 1 teaspoon of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

China

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