Blackberry Leaf Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Blackberry Leaf Tea is, in fact, a ‘herbal tea’, and has been a popular beverage for hundreds of years!
This beverage has a well-documented background with countless different health benefits. Since its early consumption during the Ancient eras. Blackberry Leaf Tea has, in recent years, been supported by Modern Science, and is now a very popular choice among those looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. If you are here for its taste, however, you are certainly in for a treat! This herbal loose tea aims to please with every sip, and is known for its grassy aromas and surprisingly malty flavours.
Grown throughout Europe and North America, the Blackberry plant has many different, but equally interesting, histories. Some of the earliest records date back to Ancient Greece.
Physicians would prescribe the Blackberry leaves, root, and even berries to patients suffering from sore throats, diarrhoea, and gout. Across the Ionian Sea, during the age of the Roman Empire, an army Doctor known as Galenos, would insist his men chew blackberries leaves to strengthen gums and build up physical resistance.
Meanwhile, traveling further west and across the Atlantic Ocean, the Blackberry plant can be found growing in abundance between Nova Scotia and Ontario, Canada. It is likewise seen across the Eastern Coast of the United States, including New York State, Virginia, and North Carolina. Here, many Native American tribes would use the blackberry leaves for a number of reasons; most fascinatingly, to barricade their settlements from predators. However, it was also used in tea form, and was often a treasured ingredient within their many cultures.
Type of Tea: Herbal Loose Leaf.
Brewing Guide: We recommend using 1 teaspoon of the leaf, but if you like a stronger tea, then you could consider using up to 1½. This tea tastes best with freshly boiled water (roughly 100 degrees) and left to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Lemon, or even honey, can be delicious accompaniments to this beverage. However, we believe it to be best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Missing those nice, warm and bright summer evenings, walking through the countryside? Brew up a cup of this invigorating cup of herbal tea! With its grassy aromas and refreshingly floral, malty notes, memories will come flooding back – even on a rainy day!
Colour in Cup: Golden liquor, light in tone.
Blackberry Health Benefits: It would seem that the Ancient Greeks and Romans were onto something when they turned to Blackberry Leaves for their medicinal properties! In fact, Modern Science has since been able to prove many of these thousand-year-old findings! This beverage is rich in Vitamin C, as well as having high levels of tannins.
These tannins, in particular, have been proven to relieve the symptoms of Diarrhoea. For example, in Germany, Blackberry Leaf Tea has been approved by the regulatory agency, Commission E, who have confirmed this discovery to be scientifically credible. Further to this, Germany have likewise approved this brew for the treatment of mild inflammation, and is often used to combat sore throats and mouth ulcers.
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon
CountryMore Than One Origin