Earthwise Beauty

St. John's Wort Tea

Nervous-system supporting whole stem and flower loose herbal tea.

$28

St. John's Wort Tea is a beloved herb with a strong resonance in many herbal traditions. This herb was named after St. John the Baptist, whose holiday is on June 24th, according to the Catholic calendar. St. John's Wort often blooms around this time of year.

St. John’s wort has long been used by herbalists to treat “winter blues” associated with insufficient sun exposure, as well as general depression. It is also often used in conditions of nerve pain, as well as to speed wound healing. In Eastern European herbalism, St. John’s wort is recommended for a wide range of skin disorders, such as ulcers, eczema, and slowly healing wounds, as well as for bronchitis in both children and adults.

Flavor

Sunny-floral, sweet and green, reminiscent of wildflower honey.

In Europe, it was long considered auspicious to gather St. John's Wort on June 24th, but Earthwise Beauty makes a special effort to collect St. John's Wort Tea on June 24th as long as it has begun to bloom by then. (Some of the tea may come from a little before or after June 24th, depending on the bloom times in different meadows.) They hand-collect the aerial parts of blooming St. John's Wort, leaving the roots in the earth, and they never harvest the whole patch, leaving some of the flowers to go to seed. They wash and shade dry the whole stems and then cut them into smaller pieces by hand. St. John's Wort is caffeine-free.

 


The ingredients that make a difference

ST JOHN'S WORT

Aerial parts in flower of wildcrafted Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort). Gluten free. Caffeine free. Origin Washington or Idaho, United States

How to use it

Morning & Night

Take a small or larger handful 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.

Ava's Tips

The same herbs may be brewed a second time.

Jazmin's Tips

"The most exquisite St. John's I've ever tasted. The quality makes all the difference."