Looking for love in all the wrong places? We’ve got your elixir. Raspberry Lemon Verbena combines the juiciness of dried raspberry with the potency of luxury lemon verbena – both noted by spiritualists for their love-inducing properties. In ancient Rome, Lemon Verbena was said to ignite the flames of passion within lovers. Subsequently it found favor as an ingredient in a popular love potion, used during the ancient rites of Aphrodite. During the Middle Ages, Raspberries, for their part, were said to invoke the energy of the blood, facilitating the flow of love and kindness through the body. Put them together and we can’t say where your love will go.
What we can say, is that the bright citrusy burst of Lemon Verbena happens to pair exceedingly well with the tart sweetness of raspberry. Blended here with an additional assortment of herbs, fruit pieces and flower petals, these two powerhouses help produce a naturally caffeine-free cup that brightens the mind, lifts the body and inspires the spirit. The next time you’re feeling like your life could use an infusion of love, this is the tea to reach for. Fragrant, refreshing and packed with antioxidants and vitamins, your body is going to say “I love you” with every sip
Hot Tea: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of herbal tea for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the better the flavor as more fruit and herb flavor is extracted). Garnish and sweeten to taste..
Iced Tea (1 L/Qt): Place 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the herbal tea. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.