Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Vervain Tea is a type of Herbal Tea. Historically, it has a close association with all things supernatural. While such a reason for drinking it remains popular in some circles, most now buy it for its exceptional taste and health benefits.
When brewed, expect an astringently earthy, herbaceous flavour. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory - our way of guaranteeing quality and consistency.
If you’re worried about caffeine in your cuppa, meanwhile, then you’ve chosen well here. Vervain Tea is indeed 100% void of this stimulating chemical compound, making it an excellent choice among those looking to cut down.
In terms of its medicinal value, studies suggest that it wards off colds and the flu and even eases migraines. Why not buy it today with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company?
Vervain Tea Botany and Etymology
Vervain (Verbena officinalis) is a slender perennial that grows up to one metre tall, producing pale-lilac flowers. It originates from the Mediterranian, although it has since spread to North America and beyond.
Other names associated with it include “Enchanter’s Balm,” “Herb of the Cross,” “Herb of Grace,” “Devil’s Medicine,” “Ironweed” and “Juno’s Tears.”
Historical Uses and Vervain Tea Properties
The ancient Egyptians believed that Vervain came from the tears of their God, Isis. In Persia (modern-day Iran and Iraq), meanwhile, people considered it to be a sacred plant teeming with Vervain Tea properties.
Then there were the Greeks and the Romans, who used it to purify their temples and bless their altars. When Christianity became widespread in Europe, the plant adapted to the times.
Paganism held on for some centuries in Britain and Ireland, though, during which period Druids considered it vital to their cause. British soldiers carried it into battle for good luck throughout the dark ages.
Later, when the Vikings arrived, worshippers of Thor included Vervain in ceremonies and rituals for calling upon its mystical powers. Its colossal impact on folklore is therefore undeniable.
How to Make Blue Vervain 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 over Vervain Herb Tea.
4, Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Best served without additions. However, some like to have honey or lemon.
What is Vervain Tea Good For
We now use Vervain Tea Benefits less for the supernatural and more for its scientifically-proven qualities. For starters, it is antispasmodic, antipyretic, diuretic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
There is a chance, too, of it improving sleep, reducing stress and anxiety, and even maintaining kidney health. Preliminary research also alludes to its fighting infections.
- TypeHerbal Tea
- Health PointsCholesterol, Detox, Immune System, Refreshing, Weight Loss
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
- CountryMore Than One Origin