Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
We have all found ourselves, at some point or another, cursing the wind from treading on a milk thistle. But before you get too angry, why not brew up our Milk Thistle Tea? We guarantee you’ll change your opinion just as soon as you’ve savoured its rich, herbaceous flavour and made the most of its outstanding health benefits. Consuming Milk Thistle Tea has, for a long time, been closely associated with the detoxification of the body. A ‘detox’, as it’s sometimes known, refers to the clearing your system, particularly of nasty, unwanted toxins such as alcohol. This, in turn, can help you to feel better both inside and out. Furthermore, Milk Thistle can reduce inflammation, improve digestive health, and boost the metabolism.
Most important of all, however, is the fact that it tastes great. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we pack everything to fresh, and use only the finest ingredients. Our Milk Thistle Tea is, of course, no exception. This brilliant brew will remind you of everything that's good about the Milk Thistle. So much so that you’ll never want to curse the wind again!
The Milk Thistle is botanically known as Silybum Marianum of the Asteraceae family. The meaning behind this botanical name is twofold. ‘Silybum’ derives from the Greek words ‘sillybon’ or silybos’, meaning ‘tassel’ or ‘tuft’ respectively. The word ‘Marianum’ is of Latin origins and refers to a legend that the white spots (technically the veins of the plant) on the leaves came from the milk of the Virgin Mary nursing her child whilst fleeing to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23).
The plant itself can grow to be 1.5 metres (approx 5 feet) tall. Its conspicuous, glossy green, white-veined, sinuate lobed leaves are thornily toothed at the edges. The Milk Thistle can now be found growing nearly anywhere in the world although it was originally native to Southern Europe and Asia. It is commonly found in hedge banks and on waste ground, especially by buildings. In Greece, Italy, and Germany, milk thistle extract has long been used for treating liver, kidney, spleen, and gallbladder diseases. It was also, and perhaps most interestingly, used to treat serpent bites and mushroom poisoning. Moreover, the tinctures were applied externally to the liver area to promote its protection and to the skin surface for relieving skin conditions.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Ingredients: Dried Milk Thistle Leaves.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider a slice of lemon with this tea. Otherwise, we recommend it best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Milk Thistle Tea never ceases to surprise in terms of flavour and aroma. Enjoy sweet, smooth, herbaceous scents with grassy, earthy, vegetal tastes. This beverage is an unexpected pleasure with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Milk Thistle: Time for a detox? Use Milk Thistle Tea to detoxify the liver. This beverage contains a unique compound called silymarin, which is in itself a group of three flavonoids known as silibinin, silydianin, and silicristin. Combined, these constituents strengthen the outer membranes of liver cells and reduce the number of toxins entering these cells.
Furthermore, this herbal tea can stimulate the metabolism and suppress the appetite, thus increasing passive fat-burning and helping consumers resist compulsive snacking. If that wasn’t enough then Milk Thistle Tea can also regulate blood-sugar levels in those suffering from Type II Diabetes. What more could you possibly want from your morning cup of tea?
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Diabetes, Digestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin