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Caffeine-Free

Caffeine-free - it’s a key reason why the western world drinks infusions.

But what is caffeine and why should we be caffeine-free sometimes instead of supercharging?

It's an organic compound. It stimulates the CNS, a cognitive enhancer in fact [& why students drink more coffee at exams]. Proven to enhance physical performance too. But many can correlate insomnia with caffeine taken too late in the day and too much is considered bad for the health.

Here’s a fascinating thing - caffeine's feisty role in nature is unsurprisingly brilliant too - it’s found in leaves, nuts [e.g. cola], seeds and fruits. Why? It can protect a nut from being eaten by a predator. Persuade a bee to pollinate. Stop a competing plant from germinating.

Reason enough to try caffeine-free!

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Rose Buds Herbal Infusion Pouch 50g

Net Weight: 50g

Rose buds have been used through the ages to boost the circulation and provide the skin with a luminous glow. This infusion of natural rose buds has a heady perfume aroma. End the day on a tranquil note.

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We've chosen only the finest Persian Damask Rose Buds available, which will you transport you directly to the awe-inspiring mountains and deserts of its native Iran.

Grown in the temperate foothills of mountainous regions, the rose buds are collected in early summer and dried using traditional methods. These wonderfully fragrant, delicate preserved young rose buds contain a high concentration of vitamin C and like many long-drunk infusions, it is thought to have medicinal benefits, including digestive and calming properties.

Use as a refill for your Kaleidoscope Rose Bud Caddy.
The soothing flavours of whole chamomile and rose flowers are combined in this infusion, an ideal evening blend. A gorgeous perfume-like floral aroma with hints of apple, delicate honey-like sweetness and a golden yellow liquor. A soft and soothing floral blend to regain a deep sense of harmony. Naturally Caffeine free.
Exquisite pink whole rosebuds.

Delicate pink liquor - we recommend a glass cup to enjoy the cup to it’s maximum.

Heady rose perfume-like aroma and deep rose flavour.

Naturally caffeine-free, it’s a luxurious infusion for after dinner.
Quantity

8-10 BUDS PER CUP

Temperature

200ML OF WATER AT 85-90ºC

Brewing Time

3-4 MINS BREWING TIME

Ingredients

Natural Rose Buds

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place avoiding direct sunlight and strong odours.

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The Tisane - or Herbal ‘Tea’

Many of the modern-day fruit and herbals are drunk from what we commonly call a tea bag. Hence the often described ‘fruit teas’ or ‘herbal teas’.

A more accurate description is ‘tisane’. It’s a catch all term - it simply means a drink made by infusing herbs, spices or other plants in hot water. The origin of the word is routed in the preparation - the word tisane in fact dates back to first use in 14th century Anglo-French, derived from Latin 'ptisana' and from Greek ‘ptisane’, meaning crushed barley – from ‘ptissein’, or crush. The barley would have been crushed in a mortar and pestle and then infused in water.

Today, tisane is the common descriptor for herbal and medicinal infusions in many countries. But the practice of creating tisanes for therapeutic or medicinal benefits dates back centuries to ancient Indian Ayurvedic, Egyptian and Chinese practices.
Ayurvedic is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘knowledge of life’ and Ayurverdic remedies have used the leaves of simple herbs like peppermint for centuries to aid digestion and alleviate other ailments.

The Chinese were the first to use ginger medicinally, possibly 5000 years ago, before it spread from southern China to the Spice Islands - the modern day Maluku Islands in Indonesia, made famous in the 1600s by The East India Company trading pioneers - and beyond.

And it was the ancient Egyptians who likely first used Chamomile to help sleep and even prevent colds. [Our whole chamomile flowers come from Egypt, still the best.]

Today tisanes including chamomile, peppermint, ginger and now ‘newer’ discoveries like rooibos [an African caffeine-free plant] and the moringa plant from Africa are consumed by hundreds of millions around the world daily. Whilst the great taste [of most] is undisputed, actual scientific evidence of the benefits of tisanes or infusions of the multitude of herbs, roots and spices is still surprisingly scant. Billions of people over centuries surely can’t be wrong?

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  • FAQ

    I've seen cold brew infusions on the market. Can I cold brew this infusion myself? Yes. Cold brew infusions can be wonderful = healthy and great value compared to the cold alternatives. Although the absence of heat means that the particles have less energy, are less agitated and therefore flavour / chemical infusion is a lot slower, they can often develop more complex flavours over this longer period of brewing. We always recommend starting with just a small amount of boiling water - just cover the tea or the tea bag, leave for 30 seconds and then top up with fresh, cold water and leave to develop for a day in the fridge. A spring of mint, a spoon of honey at the finish can be great. We have chosen the Hario Cold Brew Tea makers as part of our range and we recommend them highly for job.

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