Country of Origin: Germany.
Region: Black Forest region - Bremen.
Altitude: Below 2000 feet.
Grade: 1st grade.
Manufacture type: Dried and sorted.
Cup characteristics: Mild and fruity with slight pungency (tangy) and sweet pear notes.
Infusion: Tending pink with light rosy notes.
Ingredients: Luxury rosehip.
Rose hip tea with honey was recommended in Bancke’s Herbal of 1525 for the feeble, sick and choleric person. Even though the reason for the health benefit of the beverage was not discovered until recently, it is now known that one ounce of concentrated rose hip contains about as much Vitamin C as a dozen or two oranges.
The infusion is considered to be a stimulant, a diuretic and a good treatment for diarrhea. It also reinforces immunity to infectious diseases, as it is high in Vitamin C. Some sources state that this herb is a good blood purifier considered helpful against all infections especially those affecting the bladder or kidney. This herb also eases stress, battles coughs, colds, the flu and is very nourishing to the skin. A rose hip based drink is especially appreciated in winter when fatigue and colds often strike.
Hot tea brewing method:To prepare as an infusion, use 1 teaspoon (for a stronger infusion use 2 teaspoons) per cup of tea (about 8 ounces). Put into your teapot and add boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes and then pour. It is not necessary to strain the rose hips as they sink to the bottom of the teapot and are not easily ‘stirred up’. For additional flavor add a large slice of orange or lemon or three slices of fresh, juicy peaches. Sweeten to taste.
Iced tea brewing method: Not generally consumed iced.
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