Echinacea is a plant that grows wild in North America and has long been valued by Native Americans. It attains a height of 90 cm and has purple leaves. Echinacea tastes slightly sweetish and tart-spicy.
Bright red: This is the acerola cherry. The finely tart and fruity-fresh tasting fruit primarily thrives in South America and Jamaica – in ravines, on riverbanks and mountain slopes or at the edges of streets. Its fruit pulp is especially juicy and has a fluid content of up to 80%.
A member of the rose family, the rosehip has bright red fruit that contains many little nutlets. It thrives in the wild throughout all of Europe and Asia, preferable in a site with direct sunshine. Depending on when they are harvested, the taste of rosehips ranges from sourish-tart to slightly sweetish
Elderberries were already found in the human diet more than 6,000 years ago. When cooked, the black shiny fruit is excellently suited for desserts and juices. This naturally also applies to tea. They taste tartly sweet and fruity.
This “royal plant,” as the Ancient Greeks called basil, came to northern Europe in the 12th century. It has a wonderfully spicy aroma, which is ideally featured in both Mediterranean cuisine and freshly brewed tea.
Cinnamon is among the most expensive spices in the world and was supposedly already used as a spice in China in 3,000 B.C. Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of the South-Asian cinnamon tree. It has an aromatic-sweetish taste and contains valuable essential oils.
Whether in the Christmas biscuits, as a curry mixture or in lemonade: The bulbous ginger is among the best-known spice plants in the world. For thousands of years, it has been cultivated in the tropical heat of eastern Asia. It gives many of our YOGI TEA®s a fruity-hot and aromatically spicy taste.
Cardamom has been one of the most popular spices for thousands of years throughout the entire Asian and Arabian area. Its subtle, sweetish-spicy aroma predestines cardamom for use in many different foods ranging from sharp curries to spicy Christmas biscuits.
Originally from the Himalayas, the moringa tree is a fast-grower that already reaches the height of 8 metres during the first year. Based on its subtle spicy and slightly pungent taste, it is also known as the “horseradish tree.”
Also called the “king of spices,” black pepper is one of the world’s most important spices in addition to salt. It originally came from the Indian Malabar Coast and tastes intensive-spicy, ranging from slightly spicy to quite spicy.
Hibiscus, which is sometimes given other names such as the rose mallow, originally came from the tropics. In addition to its beauty, it is now also valued for its pleasantly fruity, sweet-sourish tasting flowers. Thanks to its conspicuously large flowers, it can now be found in many European gardens.
The cocoa tree, which originally came from the Latin American rainforest, is primarily famous for its beans – the basic raw material of chocolate. But the shells of the cocoa bean fruit are also bursting with a sweetish-soft aroma and contain much fewer calories.
Fennel belongs to the umbellifer family and has been popular for thousands of years around the globe due to its intensive aroma. It originally came from the Mediterranean region. Its sweetish-spicy taste is slightly reminiscent of anise.
Pour 200 ml of freshly boiled water over the teabag. Allow to infuse for 5 minutes.
- 200 ml 100°C
- 5 Min