Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Blackberry Leaf Tea is a Herbal Tea. It uses the plant’s leaves instead in the fruit, creating an infusion famous for its Blackberry Leaf Tea benefits. People of ages past have enjoyed it for such a reason. Now, you can, too, right here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
We take pride in packing it fresh to order, thereby ensuring not only quality but also consistency.
Blackberry Loose Leaf Tea Botany and History
The Blackberry plant (also known as a Bramble) is a perennial belonging to the Rubus genus of the Rosaceae family. It grows throughout much of the world, including Europe and North America (notably the Maritime Provinces such as Nova Scotia in Canada and Eastern States in the USA). While most think of its distinctive Blackberry fruits, the leaves also have huge potential.
The ancient Greeks once used Blackberry Leaf Tea for diarrhoea, sore throats and gout. This is similar to the Romans, who considered it helpful against a plethora of ailments.
Native Americans, on the other hand, planted brambles around their settlements to protect them from predators. Today, modern science has established that, when enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, it will indeed serve you well.
Blackberry Leaf Tea Taste
But you’re probably wondering, “What does Blackberry Leaf Tea taste like?” The answer, simply, is delicious. Yet the chances are that you want to know more. You want to know the details.
When brewed to perfection, it has subtle grassy aromas and flavours with surprisingly malty, floral undertones. Those who don’t wish to be overwhelmed by their Tea will, undoubtedly, love this one.
Blackberry Leaf Tea Caffeine
A noteworthy absence is caffeine, a stimulating chemical compound that usually helps us get out of bed in the morning. It’s not for everyone, however, as too much of it can lead to side effects such as jitteriness and sleeplessness.
You can avoid these concerns by choosing Blackberry Loose Leaf Tea. It is 100% void of caffeine and, as a result, is a popular Tea before bed.
Blackberry Leaf Tea Pregnancy
It was once common for people to drink Blackberry Leaf Tea to induce labour. However, having Blackberry Leaf Tea during pregnancy is no longer an idea recommended by doctors or scientists.
The reason is the risk it could pose to mother and child. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, therefore, urge expecting mothers to hold off until after the baby’s birth.
Blackberry Leaf Tea Breastfeeding
We’ve answered the question, “Is Blackberry Leaf Tea safe during pregnancy?” But how long will you need to wait before making a cuppa? And do the same rules apply to those who’re breastfeeding?
Blackberry Leaf Tea side effects are rare but could still cause problems following pregnancy. It’s best, then, to stay away from it for a few months after. We guarantee it’ll be worth it when it’s time to brew!
How to Make Blackberry Leaf Tea
1, Put Tea leaves into a Tea Infuser or Filter (both available here).
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.
3, Pour freshly boiled water at 100°C over the leaves.
4, Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Best served without additions. However, some like to have honey or lemon.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a grassy-floral fusion of flavour with malty hints.
Health Benefits of Blackberry Leaf Tea
A 2004 study from the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Bialystok in Poland found that this Herbal Tea contains several beneficial constituents.
Among them are kaempferol, quercetin, phenolic acids, triterpenes, mineral salts and Vitamin C. These chemical compounds combined improve life in small yet significant ways.
Blackberry Leaf Tea for Losing Belly Fat
Are you hoping to drop a few extra pounds, particularly around the waistline? Blackberry Leaf Tea benefits could provide support. This is because, according to preliminary evidence (emphasis on “preliminary”), it boosts the metabolism of fat cells.
While not proven outright, the belief is that it enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, thereby promoting weight loss.
Blackberry Leaf Tea for Diarrhoea
Those experiencing, shall we say, stomach upset, will find Blackberry Loose Leaf Tea equally beneficial. The reason, in this instance, is Tannins in Tea.
These are a class of astringent polyphenols existing in numerous naturally occurring substances, including wood, “real” Tea and, indeed, Blackberry leaves. They reduce both the intestinal inflammation and the excess flow of secretions.
- TypeHerbal Tea
- Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon
- CountryMore Than One Origin