Bilberry has been recognized for its medicinal effects since the 12th century, when women used the berries to promote good health. The berries were once considered a cure for scurvy because of their high vitamin content.
During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots would have a good helping of Bilberry jam just prior to a mission to improve their night vision. It was not until nearly 20 years later that scientists began to study the possibility that Bilberry might actually have a beneficial effect on vision.
- Good water is an essential part of brewing a great cup of tea. We recommend using spring or filtered water.
- Be sure to relax! Some of the most enjoyable aspects of tea are the calmness and ritual that surround it.
- If you desire a medicinal tea: This herb has a tough cellular structure and some heat is required to release all of its medicinal properties and flavour. Use one tea bag per cup of cold water in a stainless steel or glass pot, cover, boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes. This is known as the decoction method. Extra tea can be kept in a covered glass jar for a day or two in the refrigerator.
- If you desire a pleasure tea or quick brew, use one teabag per cup of hot water. Pour boiling water over teabags, cover, and let steep 5 to 7 minutes to taste. Enjoy!
Organic Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus)
All the herbs in this tea are organically grown and prepared, ensuring their natural taste and active properties are enjoyed in every cup of tea. Our organic audit trail enables traceability from the field to your table.