Lemon verbena was first introduced to Europe at the end of the 18th century. Its homeland is under the South American sun. The lemon verbena belongs to the vervain family and contains fine essential oils.
To this day, the redbush – which is also called rooibos – from the legume family is cultivated exclusively in the cedar mountains of South Africa. Growing to a height of two metres, the plant is only harvested once every year. Its leaves are made into rooibos tea, which is the mild-fruity and slightly sweet tasting national beverage of South Africa.
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.
It was sacred for the Teutons and the flower of Sun God Ra for the Egyptians: the white feathered chamomile with its brilliant yellow petals. Chamomile is an herbaceous plant, the typical fragrance of which everyone knows. Its flowers taste slightly bitter and pleasantly mild.
We can smell it everywhere around the Mediterranean: the tantalising fragrance of lavender. The plant of the mint family is native to these areas, even if it is now cultivated throughout the world because of its beautiful flowers. Lavender tastes tart-spicy and slightly bitter. It contains valuable essential oils.
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.
Pour 250 ml of freshly boiled water over the teabag. Allow to infuse for 5 minutes – or longer for a stronger flavour.
- 250 ml 100°C
- 5 Min