Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest living tree species. It is indigenous to China, Japan, and Korea. The trees are deciduous with a lifespan as long as 1000 years. The Chinese name for Ginkgo, Yinxing, means “Silver Apricot,” and refers to the appearance of the fruit. The Ginkgo has no close relatives in the plant kingdom, and is so unique that it is classified in its own division, the ‘Ginkgophyta’.
The medicinal use of Ginkgo biloba has been traced back to the oldest Chinese materia medica in 2800 B.C. In the western world, ginkgo leaf has been used since the 1960s. It is believed to improve circulation, especially in the lungs and brain.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Ginkgo leaves.
A pale brew yet well-rounded flavor. Autumnal, woodsy aroma with a lingering, herbaceous taste.
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)|