Organic Echinacea Root
Echinacea (or coneflower) has been traditionally used in herbalism and folk medicine for centuries, and was studied extensively in Europe before gaining popularity in the US in the 1970s. As its popularity grew so did its cultivation, enabling us to offer yet another high quality, single-origin herbal tea grown in the United States! This organic loose leaf herbal tea is not blended with any other ingredients and includes only the dried root of Echinacea angustifolia. Grown in western Washington State where the soil is rich in volcanic ash and minerals, our echinacea is fed pure glacial water from Mount Adams via the White Salmon River. When brewed, it offers a comforting aroma of warm milk and sweet hay and produces a liquor that is bright and shiny, like pale champagne. Naturally caffeine-free, the cup has a thick and creamy mouthfeel with light notes of red clover, fresh spring wheat and nut milk.
Ingredients: organic USA echinacea root
Origin: Pacific Northwest, USA
The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most prolific and best tasting herbs in the United States. Sometimes referred to as Cascadia, this region includes the states of Oregon and Washington and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Rocky Mountains the east. The various climatic regions (from the mild summers with abundant rainfall in the mountains to the broad, dry plateaus) create the perfect growing conditions for many different types of herbs. Environmentalism is prominent throughout the region resulting in a strong commitment to organic and sustainable farming, and home to one of the original organic certifying bodies, Oregon Tilth. In our efforts to source as many products as possible from right here in the USA, we are delighted to offer herbal teas from this region and plan to continue to increase our selection of domestically grown herbs over the next few years.
At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend herbal and rooibos teas to be steeped for 5 to 7 minutes in water heated to a full rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. If you want a stronger brew, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!
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"This tea is delicate and clean, and tastes a little bit like oats."
"It's soothing and comforting to drink, perfect for a rainy afternoon."
"This tea feels very thick and filling, with a note of clover and milk."
According to some research Echinacea may shorten the duration of colds. One large clinical trial suggested a specific echinacea formulation was as effective as a prescription drug to treat influenza, with fewer side effects, if taken within 24-48 hours of the first symptoms. Additionally, Echinacea has also been found to contain polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and alkylamides - all of which have shown immune boosting properties. Animal models suggest that Echinacea may have wound-healing properties too, but studies have not been conducted in humans.
For more information about health benefits of Echinacea and other types of herbs, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Herbal Tea Health Benefits page!
Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.