Commonly know as ‘coneflower’, Echinacea can be found growing as a wildflower primarily in the prairies, the Midwest states, and as far south as Texas. Today this flower is not only an ornamental in many gardens, but also a cultivated herb with its beautiful flowing rows of purplish blossoms. Of the several varieties of echinacea, the three most popular are purpurea, angustifolia and pallida. They are harvested for their roots, flower-heads, seeds, or juice of the whole plant and can then be made into capsules, extracts, tinctures, and tea. We offer the purpurea flower tops. Echinacea is best known for its use in homeopathy as an immune enhancer. It is caffeine-free and blends easily with other herbs or teas.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Echinacea Purpurea Leaves.
Clear, red-gold brew with a mild, sweet, straw flavor.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|