Alvita Mullein Leaf Tea - 24 Tea Bags
Native to the cool temperate climates of Europe and Asia, Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a tall, yellow-flowered plant often seen today growing wild in Britain and North America. Mullein is also known as Lady's Foxglove. Velvet Plant, Shepherd's Herb and Old Man's Flannel. It has an interesting history of practical and cosmetic use. Anciently, fresh Mullein stalks were dipped in melted fat, ignited, and carried as flaming tapers in ceremonial processions. The large, soft, hair-covered leaves were used as diapers by some early Indians and the leaves were also stuffed in shoes to keep thinly shod feet warm in the winter.
Today, Mullein can be used as a floral rinse to brighten blonde hair and the leaves and flowers contain mucilage and are valued for their soothing effects. Mullein is usually made into a tea either by itself or with Sage, Marjoram, or Chamomile. It is enjoyed by many boiled in milk and sweetened with honey.
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
The best way to make a good tasting cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag into a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes and remove the bag. Press the bag before removing to enhance the flavor. Add honey to sweeten.
About Alvita In 1922, Alvita introduced america to the wonders of herbal tea. Today they’re still stirring things up. Alvita tea contains the following: • english pillow-style tea bags that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated, and are dioxin free. • no strings, tags, or staples. • each Alvita box is made from recycled paper board. • except for regular green tea, Alvita products are naturally caffeine free.