The initial release of this tisane with The Boxwalla included more fruits of blueberry, cranberry, and apple. Due to supply limitations, it now has more rose, hibiscus, and motherwort. This is a very small batch and once out it won’t be back for awhile. This blend was developed based on our Tender Heart Tisane with strawberry. Depending on time and plant availability we hope to have Tender Heart in July.
The tender moon tisane is a blend that begins at the heart center with a special nod to the womb space. Providing comfort from the ebbs and flow of life. Rich in bright & joyful lemon balm and hibiscus with a plethora of soothing rose petals, followed by a sprinkling of juicy fruits of blueberry and cranberry. To heighten the herbal profile, mineral and vitamin-rich raspberry leaf coupled with motherwort are included. Both noted as an overall tonic for well-being. This blend helps strengthen the pelvic area and if you don’t have a womb, the vibrant plant compounds act as a gentle, nutritive heart tonic.
This delightful tisane can be enjoyed daily, anytime you feel inspired to uplift the spirit. Coupled with the Moon Cycle Balm, this provides additional PMS support. Or even at night, a relaxing way to relieve tension from a long day - using the balm to perform a muscle-soothing neck massage, allowing the scent to drift you off to sleep.
- Hibiscus in western herbalism is often combined with lemon balm leaf for nervous restlessness and difficulty falling asleep. Where traditionally in Iran, sour hibiscus tea is a treatment for hypertension to help bring blood flow to the cardiovascular system.
- Rose for many herbalists is both a vibrational addition to formulas as well as functional. As for the skin, it helps soothes internally. A paradoxical effect of both softening tension while toning the tissues at the same. This lends itself as a helpful herbal ally for the reproductive system and eases circulation, including the heart center.
- Blueberry, Cranberry & Apple were sprinkled in to add antioxidants, providing overall well-being. Energetically the complex phyto-compounds work well with the hibiscus to calm irritated moods, helping to release fire and stress in the body.
- Raspberry Leaf is a favorite folk herb to help lessen cramping and improve stagnant flow. This blend acts as a mild reproductive system tonic. Even if you don’t have a womb, the overall nutrition profile is a supportive tonic to add vitamin C, B, magnesium, iron, calcium, and phosphorus.
- Motherwort is as the name says, the mother of herbs. It is somewhat a rare combination of spicy & cooling. In western herbalism, it was used to treat emotional and physical problems of the heart. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, you can see it in blends to promote longevity. The more modern uses are related to menstrual cramping as it has antispasmodic actions to soothe muscle cramping.
- “Venus owns this herb and it is under Leo. There is no better herb to take melancholy vapors from the heart…and makes a merry, cheerful soul.” -Nicholas Culpepper
- Last but not least, the marshmallow leaf and flowers were added to soften and round the flavor of the tea. It is a favorite addition to moisten and replenish tissues along with the more tonifying herbs that can be astringent. Especially in dryer climates, this helps balance so it can be used by a wider variety of constitutions.
Our teas are an expression of herbal art. We prefer to work with small, skilled farmers and growers to create vibrant blends. Enhancing the energetic thread from soil to cup.
- Lemon Balm, Rose, Raspberry Leaf, Motherwort & Mashmallow were lovingly tended to in the Live Botanical garden and/or a local small herbalist run farm just a few miles from our studio.
- Our hibiscus is grown by a small farmer in California.
- Blueberry & Cranberry come from a 3rd generation farm in Oregon that takes great pride in developing and sustaining soil health through regenerative farming. This results in delicious, nutrient fruit that improves the local ecosystem.
- Apple was from a tiny orchard along Oregon’s beloved scenic Columbia River Gorge.
- 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
hibiscus *^, rose petals*^, lemon balm*^, motherwort*^, raspeberrt leaves*^, marshmallow flowers & leaves*^, blueberry*^, cranberry*^ and apple*^
*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.