Goldenrod Tea

Kidney balancing, whole flower tea

The Story

This beautiful hand-gathered goldenrod tea is of a truly unprecedented quality. The stunningly gorgeous whole flower heads are collected in remote meadows in the Pacific Northwest during the early stage of blooming, late in the summer. (We always take care to leave plenty of blooms behind to reseed for next year.) The flower stems are dried whole in the shade, then the flower heads are trimmed. We suggest brewing one flower head at a time, ideally in a larger, clear teapot, to savor the beautiful unfurling and brightening of each flower as it brews. Although it is an effective medicinal herb with a wide range of benefits for the kidneys, urinary tract system, and more, goldenrod can be used safely without supervision by an herbalist or naturopath. The brewed tea has a sunny, mellow flavor and is caffeine-free. 

Properties

Goldenrod is known as a kidney balancer and a diuretic. It improves kidney function, maintains the health of the urinary tract system, helps prevent urinary tract infections, and can even clear up bouts of "kidney acne," which is characterized by small, red pimples and irritated skin with reddish dry patches. 

Goldenrod is lightly cooling and is useful for those who suffer from environmental allergies, especially hay fever and cat allergies. It can also help heal conjunctivitis. The tea can help ease the effects of chronic fatigue, physical and emotional depletion, and sun deficiency during the darker months.

Flavor

Sunny-floral, a touch sweet, mellow.

Ingredients

Flowering heads of wildcrafted Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod).

Directions

Take a whole flower head or a section and place inside a teapot, tea mug, or French press. Brew using filtered, freshly boiled water. Steep, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes, then strain. Add honey or agave nectar if desired.

We hand-package each batch of tea in clear bags made of natural cellulose. The bags are made from wood grown in sustainably managed plantations and are certified compostable and recyclable.

Freshness guaranteed for 12 months. Full size 1.3 oz. (37 g).

Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time.



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