Spring provides what we need most so we can flourish. It’s the energy from deep within that allows the seeds we’ve fed to sprout. Emerging into ourselves, though delicate in this stage we need to take care so that we can reciprocate the abundance we receive to those around us.
Our Spring Awakening blend highlights nutritionally robust nettles and dandelion leaf to move stagnant energy in the body that can accumulate over winter. It’s balanced with soothing rose, marshmallow root, and oats to help hydrate and nourish from the inside out.
The combined herbal actions are referred to as an “alterative”, which are plants that gradually restore the proper function of the body and increase health and vitality.
The taste is mellow, herbaceous with hints of green tea. Some may pick up on salty notes from the nettle. It’s delightful with or without honey/sweetener of choice.
Tisane, another word for herbal tea.
Nettles are a staple in many herbalist’s apothecaries. Used in cooking and of course various infusions like a tisane. This humble herb is considered "trophorestorative" given it’s one of the most nutritionally dense herbs; contains iron, calcium, magnesium, silicon, potassium, manganese zinc, copper, and chromium. Alongside vitamin K, vitamin C, and most of the B vitamins.
As a water infusion, it boosts hydration and supports the processing of cellular waste (moving stagnation).
In evidence-based research, it has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and tissue-tonifying effects on many organs and body systems. With an affinity to the kidneys, hormonal functions, skin, muscles, and liver.
As noted in the Herb Rally publication, “an Irish folk remedy suggests eating nettle soup three times in the month of May, beginning May 1st, which we know as the springtime celebration of Beltane.” In order to aid rheumatoid ailments all year long.
Formulas that use Rose often radiate on an emotional level to support the nervous system. With so many of us under stress that results in fatigue and inflammation, rose makes a wonderful addition to heighten calming benefits.
Oat tops, especially freshly extracted milky oats are an important nervous system restorative herb.
In a dried tea form they provide minerals like nettles and softening properties like marshmallow. In this blend, they’re added as an energetic modifier to cool down the overall warming aspect of nettles and balance excess cleansing that can occur with dandelion.
Demulcent Marshmallow Root soothes stressed tissues that can be common in modern-day living. The emollient coating can calm inflammation while supporting nutritional absorption. It’s a common pairing with nettles to improve the replenishment of minerals.
Dandelion Leaves pairs beautifully with the nettles as the young leaves are also a nutritional powerhouse. Often one of the first plants that herbalists become familiar with due to their commonality. Many see it as a weed, though plant people see them as an important ally for health.
Noted as reducing bloat and aiding in digestion where some show improved immunity function.
- For a light tea take 1 tablespoon of herb and place in a diffuser.
Pour in 8-12 oz of water and let it infuse for 10 minutes.
We recommend covering your cup while it’s steeping to enhance flavor and benefits.
- For a more intensive brew, use 2-3 tablespoons of herb in a large vessel (a 16-32 oz mason jar works well).
Pour in boiling water and let sit for 2-8 hours.
Cover until you’re ready to strain.
Filter the herbs with muslin, cheesecloth, or tea strainer.
This long infusion allows more minerals and compounds to be extracted more fully.
- When you’re ready to enjoy, take a moment and breathe in the aroma.
During your first taste give a moment to find flavor distinctions.
Both of these senses help send messages to our body to prepare for what’s ahead.
When connecting with plants they often communicate with us in nonlinear ways. Drinking herbal infusions is a perfect time to sit in quiet for a few moments to notice how you feel.
Weight: 1 oz (filled volume 8 oz)
Makes: 12 - 16, 8 oz cups of tea
100% regionally sourced
nettle leaves*^, rose petals*^, oat tops*^, marshmallow root*^ and dandelion leaves*^
*organic | ^regionally sourced
| Carbon footprint consideration: regionally sourced percentage refers to ingredients grown within the west coast of USA and southwest Canada. Where the sourcing is concentrated in Oregon, including our own micro-garden.
12-month freshness guarantee based on the purchase date.
These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant or nursing consult your primary care physician before ingesting any herb.