Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Milk Thistle Tea is a Herbal Tea known for its exquisite taste and reported detoxifying abilities. Once little more than a pecky weed cursed by gardeners, it is now an excellent choice for brewing up and drinking. Discover for yourself with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Our family-run business packs each Loose Leaf Tea fresh to order, ensuring quality and consistency.
What Makes the Best Milk Thistle Tea?
Milk Thistle Loose Tea comes from the Silybum Marianum plant of the Asteraceae family. It can reach heights of 1.5 metres (approx. five feet), consisting of conspicuous, glossy green, white-veined, sinuate lobed leaves that are thornily toothed at their edges. Native to southern Europe and Asia, it thrives in hedgebanks and on waste ground, especially near buildings. But what makes it special?
In Greece, Italy and Germany, Milk Thistle Tea has been used for alleviating liver, kidney, spleen and gallbladder ailments. Somewhat more curiously, it has an association with treating serpent bites and mushroom poisoning. Historical usage also extends to its topical application for skin conditions. Nowadays, however, we have evidence of Milk Thistle Tea benefits. More on that later.
Does Milk Thistle Tea Have Caffeine?
A vast multitude of noteworthy traits, not least its medicinal value, can be attributed to consuming Milk Thistle Tea. But does it provide the same kind of energy kick as Black Tea or Roast Coffee? These infusions have such a capacity because they contain caffeine - a trait, admittedly, that isn’t to be found in Milk Thistle Tea. Nevertheless, what it lacks in caffeine, it makes up for in taste.
What Does Milk Thistle Tea Taste Like?
You know about its botanical features. You’ve discovered the history of its health benefits, as well as its absence of caffeine. That leaves us with one of the most exciting features of putting on the kettle: Milk Thistle Loose Leaf Tea’s extraordinary and ever enticing flavour. When brewed to perfection, you can expect a sweet, smooth, herbaceous note with grassy, earthy, vegetal undertones. What’s not to like?
How to Make Milk Thistle Tea From Leaves
- Put Loose Tea into a Tea Infuser or Filter.
- Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.
- Pour freshly boiled water at 100°C over the Tea.
- Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider a slice of lemon. Alternatively, serve without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a distinct herbaceous character with sweetness in every sip.
What is Milk Thistle Tea Good For?
It’s all fair and well discussing its health benefits from a bygone era. But is Milk Thistle Tea good for you according to today’s standards? The latest scientific evidence looks promising. Preliminary research has shown that it can serve as a Detox Tea. Additionally, it reduces inflammation, improves digestive health and even promotes weight loss.
Please read more in our Milk Thistle Benefits & Side Effects article.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Diabetes, Digestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin